Growing in our Missionary Spirit
Pope Francis helps us to begin our work this fall with his prayer intention for September:
Pope Francis' September 2017 Prayer Intention:
That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
"Parishes must be in contact with homes, with people’s lives, with the life of society.
They have to be houses where the door is always open so as to go forth toward others.
And it is important that this going-forth follows a clear proposal of faith.
The doors must be opened so that Jesus can go out with all of the joy of his message.
Let us pray for our parishes, that they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen."
Fall Faith Formation Brochure
For a copy of our Fall Faith Formation brochure, click here.
Fall Events and Programs
Whether it's a book club discussion with Fr. Jack Hurley, or a lecture by Dr. Susan Timoney, there's a way for everyone this fall to grow in wisdom, understanding and love of God and neighbor at St. Matthew's. All are welcome; join us!
- Cathedral Book Club - "Vatican Secret Diplomacy"
- Sacred Page - Weekly reflection on upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings with Cathedral seminarians
- Landings - Welcome Returning Catholics (share the flier with someone who might respond to the invitation?)
- The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) - Lecture series with Dr. Susan Timoney
- The Letter to the Galatians, and the "Literary Prophets" - Two new Saturday Bible studies
- Prayer and Spirituality - ADW Faith Foundations course