We welcome you to the Church of Saint Matthew!

Whether you are celebrating with us for the first time, visiting our community or have decided to make this your parish home, the Saint Matthew parish family welcomes you!

Monsignor Thomas M. Ginty, Pastor
Reverend Carlos A. Piedrahita, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Kenneth P. Bangs
Deacon James P. McCluskey
Sr. Clare Marsico, Pastoral Associate

Mass Scedule

Monday through Friday - 7:30 AM
Saturday - 8:30 AM
Saturday Vigil - 4:00 PM
Sunday - 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 AM

The food pantry is running out of food!! More donations are needed!!





Events Page: Please see our events page for a list of all Saint Matthew events.

  • Dec 23 2014 Novena
    St. Matthew Church Novena Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is Welcome!
  • Dec 30 2014 Novena
    Knitters, crocheters, and those that sew.   That's right we are looking for those with the gift of sewing.   We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Resource Center from 11-1.  If anyone is interested in meeting at night please contact Natale Barrett 860.582.6344  
  • Jan 6 2015 Novena
    St. Matthew ChurchNovena Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.    
  • Jan 7 2015 Men's Novena
    Men's Novena St. Matthew Church Every First Wednesday Of The Month 1:30 - 2:30  
  • Jan 13 2015 Novena
    St. Matthew Church 120 Church Avenue Every Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Everyone is Welcome!
  • Jan 20 2015 Novena
    Novena every Tuesday St. Matthew Church 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
  • Jan 27 2015 Novena
    St. Matthew Church Every Tuesday   6:30 p.m. Everyone is Welcome!

Christmas Eve
3:00, 4:30, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.

 Christmas Day
8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

 Confession Schedule
Friday, December 19th 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturday, December 20th 10-11 am and 3-3:45 pm
Monday, December 22nd 7-8 pm
Tuesday, December 23rd 6-7 pm
Wednesday, December 24th 9-10 am


A Child is born for us, and a son has been given to us;
His scepter of power rests upon His shoulder, and His
name will be called Messenger of great counsel.”
                                                                                    Isaiah 9:5 

As we celebrate the gift of Christmas and the joy which was born unto this world two thousand years ago, may we also pause to celebrate the gift of our faith, the gift of family and the belief that God did so love the world that he gave us his only son born of a woman yet truly the son of God. 

 To you the dear parishioners of this wonderful parish of St. Matthew, to your family, friends and visitors here present, may the peace of our newly born savior Jesus Christ bring you great joy and help us to continue the good works that are accomplished so beautifully here at St. Matthew Parish, a beacon of light and a beautiful expression of God's love here in the little village of Forestville, Connecticut.

 A Blessed Christmas to everyone! 

Monsignor Ginty and Fr. Piedrahita

Breakfast with Santa and a
Sleigh/Carriage Ride!!!

Sunday, December  21st
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Matthew School Gym

Visit with Santa Claus
crafts for the kids and cookie decorating.

 Eggs - Bacon - Sausage - Hash Browns - Pastries - Coffee - Tea - Juice
 Adults $10/ Children: $6 (ages 3-12) Free (under 3) $12 at door.

 We ask that you purchase tickets in advance to help us plan accordingly.
 For tickets or if your willing to volunteer please contact Maribeth Hanigan at (860) 655-0963 or mbh63@icloud.com.


As a member of the Church of Saint Matthew, please open and print the Confidential Census Data Form or pick one up at a church entrance. Please complete it and drop it in the collection basket.

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