Service Ministries


Our parish has an active group that offers assistance to htose in need of clothing, food, or other emergency help.  Funds to support the work of this group are collected indoantion boxes in the church and through the collection.  Members provide personal care and financial when warrented on behalf of Saint Matthew parishioners.  The group meets on teh second and fourth Wednesday of each month.  Members usaully serve once a month as "first reponders" to thoe in need of assistance.

Prayer Shawl

Shawl makers gather on teh second Wednesday of each month.  Intentions for those in need of prayer are kept in mind during the knoitting or crocheting of hte shawl.  Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way to those in nned of prayer, comfort, and hope.  Instruction is provided.

Funeral Luncheon

Providing comfort and support to grieving families by providing a meal following the funeral liturgy is the purpose of this ministry. This ministry has a variety of opportunites to become  invovled:

  • Funeral Meal Team Leader

      The team leader is responsible for coordinationg details for the luncheon with the                        parish office and for collaborating with members of the team to facilitate the                                luncheon.​

  • Funeral Team Member

      team members are responsilble for the set-up and serving of the lucheon, as well as the            clean-up after the meal.​

  • Funeral Meal Donors

      Meal dodnors are asked to provide a hot or cold dish or dessert for the luncheon.​

Rosary Makers

A dedicated groupof men and women gather once a month the hand craft bead rosaries for distribution to anyone who is in need of one,  as well as to send to the mission countries.  This is a practical work of evangelization, publicizing an important Catholic custom, assisting those in need of prayer, and reaching out to other peoples to share he Word of God thorugh the ministry of prayer.