Mass Schedules

This Week

Saturday Vigil
5 p.m.

Sunday
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday: 8 a.m.

December 24, Christmas Eve:
4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.

December 25: Christmas Day:
11 a.m.

Communion Service Friday & Saturday, December 26-27: 8 a.m.

  * Subject to change

The Word from Fr. Mark

Proclamation of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Twenty-fifth Day of December, when ages beyond number had run their course from the creation of the world,
when God in the beginning created 
heaven and earth, and formed man in his own likeness;
when century upon century had passed
since the Almighty set his bow in the clouds after the Great Flood, as a sign of covenant and peace;
in the twenty-first century since Abraham, our father in faith, came out of Ur of the Chaldees;
in the thirteenth century since the People of Israel were led by Moses in the Exodus from Egypt; 
around the thousandth year since David was anointed King ...
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Mission Statement: We, the parish family of St. Matthew Catholic Church, centered in the Eucharist and guided by the Holy Spirit, are called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. We invite, welcome, love and support all of God's people.

Diocese of Nashville: St. Matthew Church & School are part of the Diocese of Nashville. For information about the Diocese of Nashville please visit: www.dioceseofnashville.com.

Parish News & Events


Christmas at St. Matthew Church
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Vigils
4 p.m.  No incense,  Nursery Open
Musical Prelude at 3:30 p.m., the Quarto Family & Friends -- Contemporary Music Ensemble
6:30 p.m.  Incense will be used,  Nursery Open ...
Camino de Santiago — Hear the Pilgrimage Story
Come hear about the pilgrimage by Fr. Mark Beckman and fellow peregrinos who walked the 500+ miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain this past summer.  This is a great opportunity to hear about this special journey if you were not able to make the presentation earlier this Fall. Fr. Mark will share stories and photos from their pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James— Santiago de Compostela ...
Jesus of Nazareth: His Person and Mission
Fr. Mark Beckman will be offering a new class on Jesus: His Person and Mission beginning Monday, Jan. 5, 7-8 p.m., in the Parish Conference Center. Classes will continue on Monday evenings for a number of weeks. The class is open to everyone, and child care can be reserved in advance. (Call the church office, 646-0378, to reserve care by Friday noon the preceding week.) We will be exploring ...
Financial Peace University at St. Matthew
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to St. Matthew in January. Financial Peace University covers getting out of debt, budgeting, insurance, saving and other personal finance concepts in an easy-to-learn format. The class will be offered in nine weekly sessions on Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 18 through March 22 (no class Feb. 1). If you are interested but would like to learn more, come to a 30-minute preview on Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Conference ...
Contributions Note From the Business Office
Do you plan to donate stock or to make an IRA distribution to St. Matthew during the calendar year 2014? If so, now is the time to begin the process. IRA distributions, especially, require time to complete. Please contact Vince Winterland in the Business Office at vwinterland@churchofstmatthew.org or 550-5113 for more information about how to get started. Please note that ...
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