Parish News and Updates - February 12
Parish News and Updates
Stations of the Cross Begin February 28th
The parish will once again be having the Stations of the Cross in each church on the Fridays of Lent beginning February 28th. The stations will begin at 7 PM.
This traditional devotion retraces the steps taken by Jesus as he was led to Golgotha to be crucified and then ultimately laid in the tomb.
All parishioners are encouraged to participate in the stations this Lenten season! To learn more about the Stations of the Cross, please
Will you attend the Stations of the Cross during Lent?
Yes, every Friday!
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Yes, at least once.
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Update to Envelope Mailing System
In an effort to reduce administrative costs and go green, and in recognition of the fact that many parishioners have switched to electronic giving, the parish reviewed the offertory list and removed those who did not make use of the envelope system in 2019. Please be assured that all parishioners will still receive mailings for Christmas and Easter. In addition, those who use the envelope system will continue to receive them via U.S. Mail. This change is expected to save the parish between $1500 and $2000 each year.
This is also a good time to remind all parishioners about the
electronic giving system. We encourage all parishioners to sign up for electronic giving and help us further reduce mailing and postage costs! Please inform the rectory if you switch to electronic giving, so we may update our records.
Join Our Parishioner Facebook Group
A reminder to all parishioners who are on Facebook - please join our parishioner-only Facebook group. We like to post information on this group about parish funerals, updates to the parish prayer list, reminders of events and more.
Parishioners Facebook Group
Cardinal's Appeal 2020
On this 40th anniversary of the
Cardinal's Annual Stewardship Appeal
, we are focusing entirely on keeping parishes healthy and vibrant. This means making sure underfunded parishes can afford to keep their doors open. It means training your future priests at Saint Joseph’s Seminary and caring for your beloved former pastors at the St. John Vianney Center for Retired Priests. it means supporting our Catholic schools, 128 of which are part of or located at parishes and provide a top-notch, Christ-centered education to almost 36,000 young people.
Please join your fellow parishioners in stewardship and help us achieve our parish goal of $78,000.
If you choose to donate online, please ensure that you select your gift to go to St. Matthew and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. If you choose to mail in your payment, please note on the check memo our parish ID #391. Thank you!
Donate to the Cardinal's Appeal
Sign Up for FORMED!
Have you signed up for FORMED yet? The Parish receives a free subscription to FORMED (AKA Netflix for the Catholic Church) through the Archdiocese.
FORMED is an important resource that offers great full length movies, catechetical books and videos to strengthen your faith and fun videos for kids.
Sign up by clicking the button below. When registering, enter St. Matthew as your parish (they do not have OLPH listed separately).
Register for FORMED!
Those Were the Days: Why All in the Family Still Matters - Feb. 23rd
Between 1971 and 1979,
All in the Family
was more than just a wildly popular television sitcom that routinely drew 50 million viewers weekly. It was also a touchstone of American life, so much so that the living room chairs of the two main characters have spent the last 40 years on display at the Smithsonian. How did a show this controversial and boundary-breaking manage to become so widely beloved?
Come join St. Matthew/OLPH parishioner Jim Cullen for an overview, screening and discussion of his new book, Those Were the Days: Why All in the Family Still Matters.
The discussion will be held on Sunday, February 23, from 3 to 5 PM in the OLPH Church Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served.
Copies of Jim Cullen's book will be available for purchase!
4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Party - Sunday, March 8th!
The parish's annual St. Patrick's Day party will be held on Sunday, March 8th, at OLPH School, from 4 to 7 PM. Enjoy a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with entertainment from the O'Sullivan School of Irish Dancing and the Westchester Police Emerald Society!
Pricing will remain the same as last year: $15/adult, $12/senior citizen, $10/child and $40/family (up to 5 persons).
Evening for Vocations - March 19th
Join Cardinal Dolan and the seminarians of the Archdiocese at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers for an Evening for Vocations on March 19, 2020.
All young men of the parish ages 15 to 25 are invited to visit for tours of the seminary, evening prayer led by Cardinal Dolan and a buffet dinner.
For more information or to RSVP, please call 914-968-1340 or email
by February 17th.
Day of Reflection for Young Adults - March 1st
Day of Reflection Registration Link
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That is it for this week's edition! See you next week!
on Wednesday, February 12 at 11:00AM