This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent
God's plan and purpose are directed toward redemption and life. It involves, for us, self-emptying for the sake of the other. This means that our focus is not on our own wants and needs, but on the Christ who chooses to be intimately present to us.
Bring your Christ child image or statue to Mass for a special blessing the first weekend of Advent as a reminder to stay vigilant for Christ's coming and to know that God will guide our steps and surround us with friendship.
Come and be with Jesus present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is accessible through the church Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Anyone wishing to pray outside of these hours is encouraged to become a regular adorer. Please contact the parish office for more information.
Religious Education for Kindergarten and Grades 1 through Confirmation and Vacation Bible School: Our religious education program is open to all children grades 1 through Confirmation, each year building on the next to provide a strong faith foundation for your child. Sacramental preparation and celebration is included. Classes are held on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays during the school year. We even offer a summer vacation bible school to keep that faith alive in their hearts through the summer.
We welcome parishioners who would like to serve at the Mass to consider the ministry of Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, proclaim the word of God as a Lector, greet and assist our parishioners as an Usher or serve on the altar during the Liturgy.
Baptismal Preparation: Baptisms are held in community several times each month. Parishioners wishing to have their child baptized should call the parish office as soon as possible. Parents of the child to be baptized will meet with our baptismal prep team prior to the baptism being scheduled. This teaching helps the parents to better understand the sacrament and how to continue to share their faith with the child after baptism.
Marriage Preparations: Couples planning their wedding at St. Matthew meet with the Pastor to begin the initial preparations like taking a FOCCUS questionnaire which is reviewed with a leader couple; attend an engaged couple seminar; and then meet again with the pastor or deacon to make final plans as they prepare for their special day.
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Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 AM at Warde Center Chapel, 21 Searles Road.
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Fridays at 8:30 AM in St. Matthew Church.
St. Matthew Church
2 Searles Road, Windham
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM
6:00pm Youth Mass
Sacrament Of Reconciliation
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