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Words from the Wise

This Zenit article caught Msgr.'s eye:  Francis' Dialogue with Engaged Couples. A memorable quote: "It’s an art to live together, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey. It doesn’t end when you have won each other. Instead, it’s really then that it begins! This daily journey has rules that that can be summarized in the three phrases ... :permission – that is, “may I,” ... thank you and excuse me." (Pope Francis)

Sacramental Life at St. Matthew's

[title]August is the month for parishes to share statistics with the Archdiocese regarding their finances and sacramental life. Msgr. Jameson offers some of these figures (right). The number of marriages this past year is of particular interest—99 weddings took place here, but that figure does not include the many couples who our clergy prepared for marriage but were wed elsewhere. Msgr.

A St. Matthew's ESL Success Story

We recently received great news from one of the students in St. Matthew's ESL (English as a Second Language) program, Brazilian Mariana Zanona Guandalini, who is currently a Level 5 student in the program! Mariana (pictured below in the center, with a friend from the ESL program an another from the SSL program) recently sat for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam and received an excellent score, much higher than the minimum score needed to pursue the Master's degree program she is aiming for.

Ministry to the Sick, Seniors and Homebound

St. Matthew’s Ministry to the Sick, Seniors and Homebound, in conjunction with our Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, works to provide home and assisted living visits with Communion and companionship to seniors, the sick and homebound of our parish. A dozen residents of Thomas House (the Residence at Thomas Circle) typically attend the Sunday Communion Service with Deacon Work. Two additional residents receive visits because they are unable to attend the service. Another three homebound parishioners are visited in their homes.

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