Parish News and Updates - February 26
Parish News and Updates
Today is Ash Wednesday - the Masses remaining for today are:
St. Matthew: 7 PM
OLPH: 7 PM
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence. All Catholics aged 18 to 59 years old are permitted to have one full meal, with two smaller meals that together do not equal one full meal. All Catholics aged 14 years and older are also required to abstain from all meats and poultry on Ash Wednesday. For more on the rules of fasting and abstinence, please
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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
Lenten Activities for Children
Under the Children's Corner on our parish website, we have added a number of activities for children. These include word searches, crossword puzzles and coloring pages for Lent. Check them out at the link below.
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).
Parish Council Meeting - February 27th
The parish council will be meeting on February 27th at 8 PM at St. Matthew's Church Rectory. To read past meeting minutes and see who sits on the parish council, please click below.
Parish Council Website
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 #359. Thank you!
Donate to the Cardinal's Appeal
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
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That is it for this week's edition! See you next week!
on Wednesday, February 26 at 11:00AM