Serving Our Neighbor
The Saint Matthew's Parish Community operationalizes its mission of being a visible expression of God's love by providing support to those needing it. It partners with the following organizations to help ensure everyone has access to adequate food, medical care and housing. In addition to hosting on its campus the organizations highlighted below, Saint Matthew's parishioners also donate approximately 1200 pounds of food each year to the Food Shelf at Neighborhood House.
Your participation and support for our ministries is always welcome. Contact us at the parish center for more information or learn how to get involved.
The following ministries are sponsored by St. Matthew’s:
St. Matthew's Partners with Loaves & Fishes
The mission of Loaves and Fishes is to provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest, and to develop joint ventures/partnerships with like-minded organizations assisting guests with additional basic needs key to becoming self-sufficient. READ MORE
St. Matthew's Partners with St. Mary's Health Clinics
Saint Mary's Health Clinics (SMHC) provide free medical care, outreach and education to low-income, uninsured families and individuals who are not eligible for government programs. It was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet, Saint Paul Province, upon the belief that healthcare is a basic human right.
St. Matthew’s Partners with Casa Guadalupana
Casa Guadalupana has entered into a partnership with The Family Place and Interfaith Action – two longtime local programs that serve homeless families. The partnership is focused on growing an innovative effort to help families move and stay out of the homeless system in the future. Families attend skill building classes and stay at Casa for four months. READ MORE
Visiting the Homebound
Volunteers pay regular visits to those who can’t leave their home.
Children Are Our Priority
The majority of St. Matthew’s resources go towards ministries that serve children. Click here to learn more about our school programs.
St. Matthew’s Contributes to Other Ministries via Special Collections
Our Lady of Good Council Cancer Home – Providing end of life care to cancer patients with limited financial resources.
School Sisters of Notre Dame Retirement Fund – For over 100 years the SSND taught at St. Matthew’s and many other schools and received only a small stipend in payment. Every year St. Matthew’s invites a member of the order to speak and invite our congregation to support their former teachers in their retirement.