Service Ministries

Altar Linen Care

Volunteers clean and press the linens used during Masses. Once a week during the assigned month, linens are picked up from the sacristy. Cleaned and pressed linens must be returned to the sacristy by Friday morning in preparation for Masses the following week. Volunteers are scheduled one month during the year.

Hispanic Ministry Group

A Hispanic committee that meets once a month to coordinate the celebration of Hispanic traditions and holidays, such as February 14, Cinco de Mayo (Hispanic independence from the French), September 16th (Independence Day), and December 12th (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe). The committee also organizes events to raise funds to donate to those in need.

Hospice Volunteers

"Time to spare? Show that you care. Both men and women, young and old, we have hands for you to hold. We have jobs, big and small. Why don't you give us a call?" Share the love in your heart by volunteering for this worthwhile Ministry.

Office Volunteers

Routine and special projects handled by the Parish Office Staff often require the assistance of office volunteers. The stuffing of flyers into the bulletins each week requires approximately one to two volunteer-hours every Friday morning. Special projects are addressed on an as-needed basis.

Pastoral Council

Ministers serve as an advisory group to the Pastor and assist in the visioning and planning for Parish growth and development. Members represent the diversity of needs in our Parish. View their web page.

Repair, Maintenance and Gardening Assistance

Our Parish buildings and property receive heavy use with all of our programs, services and ministries. Occasionally help is needed with simple repairs and maintenance. Garden areas around the patio also need regular care. If you are talented in fixing things or if you have a green thumb, please consider sharing your talents.

Prison Visitation Ministry

Teams of volunteers visit a local prison to share God's love and to bring hope to prisoners who are interested in hearing the Word of God.

Social Concern Committee

The Social Concern Committee focus on the variety of social ministries in St. Matthew and surrounding area. The group started last year with meetings for learning, discernment, and discussions. At first, the group focused on awareness of social justice in the parish and society at large. Also, the group helps to carry out the social justice values of the Gospel within the parish with concrete actions.

Welcoming Ministry

Anyone with an outgoing friendly personality and a willingness to represent the vitality of our faith community is invited to be a part of this Ministry. Volunteers extend hospitality and warm welcome to new Parishioners by greeting people as they arrive at Mass, contacting new Parishioners, and facilitating welcome activities. The goal of this Ministry is to provide personal attention to new members and a sense that our Parish is a place where all are recognized and valued.