The Mission of Saint Matthew Catholic Church
is to announce the Good News of the Kingdom of God, celebrate the Sacraments, and foster a family-friendly environment that will serve the needs of the community in the name of Jesus the Lord.
The moral pathway for the followers of Jesus
The great British intellectual, G.K. Chesterton, once said “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” In other words, there are many people who call themselves Christian. After all, it is a fairly easy thing to become baptized either as a Catholic or in any other denomination. What is difficult is to live the Christian ideal. But just what is the Christian ideal? One sure place to find it is in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as given to us in Matthew’s Gospel, chapters 5 through 7.
Christian spirituality has always revolved
around the three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Prayer’s purpose is to grow in intimacy with God through honest conversation, much as we would do with a friend. Fasting is a way of being in solidarity with those who go hungry each day, reminding us to appreciate the blessings that we have. But why give alms?
Why does God give us freedom to choose?
On a water safari in Africa, you can see how a mama hippo is surrounded by her babies which she keeps in a separate group in the river, away from a marauding male who might try to harm one of them. The mother sparrow brings worms to the nest to feed her young.