Mass Schedules

This Week
Easter Sunday

8 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m.

Wednesday: Chrism Mass at Cathedral, 6 p.m. (No service at St. Matthew this day)

Holy Thursday: 7 p.m.

Good Friday: 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil: 7:45 p.m.


  * Subject to change

The Word from Fr. Mark

The Mystery of Holy Week
Holy Week is the annual celebration of the central mystery of the Christian faith: the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
Palm Sunday
We begin with Passion or Palm Sunday. In a way it serves as a “prologue” to Holy Week. We begin outside as we commemorate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. This begins in a festive spirit. At the Gospel, the Passion of Matthew is proclaimed this year, and the tone of the Liturgy becomes more somber.
Holy Week Begins
In the first days of Holy Week (Monday through Wednesday)  the focus is on the approaching death of Jesus ...

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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.

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Notes For Holy Week at St. Matthew
Easter Vigil: The Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday will begin on the steps outside the church’s main entrance at 7:45 p.m.
 Three Masses on Easter Sunday: Please note that Easter Sunday Masses will ...

Time to Return Those Library Books, Videos
Calling all patrons of our St. Matthew library: Please take a moment to see if there are any books or videos that need to be returned to the parish library! We have a number of items that have been checked out but not returned. You can drop these off at the basket in the library or at one of the church staff desks nearby. Thanks for your support!
Funeral Luncheon Ministry Seeks Volunteers
St. Matthew has a bereavement luncheon ministry that  coordinates and serves meals to parishioners following funerals of loved ones at St. Matthew. The ministry relies on volunteers for different aspects of the service, including preparing and delivering salads or desserts to the church kitchen, and teams to set up and clean up the dining area. We are glad to provide this refreshment and comfort for grieving family and friends. To get involved, contact Olga Olenick, 646-7505.
Don’t Forget: Put Worship Aids Into Hymnals After Mass
Please don’t forget to put the laminated prayer cards with the new Mass translation back into the maroon Gather books at the end of each Mass. The prayer cards continue to be a great help as we become accustomed to the changes. A special thanks to Mrs. Mary Denson’s fourth-grade class at St. Matthew School. The students inserted the new seasonal worship guides and organized the other inserts in all the hymnals in the church and training chapel.
A Reminder About Parish Nursery Eligibility
Please keep in mind that the parish nursery is available to young children who are walking, up to those who turn 3 by Sept. 30. Children who are age 3 by that date are eligible for enrollment in our Religious Education pre-school classes, which are held during the Sunday Masses. Questions about the nursery can be addressed to coordinator Jamie Vallecorsa, 662-0617.
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