Seven Corporal Works of Mercy

7 Corporal Works of Mercy

Each year during Lent, we will try to fulfill one of the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy set forth by our Church. Listed below are each of these corporal works and how we hope to fulfill them.

 February 23rd: Feed the Hungry
A collection of  non-perishable food will take place at all Masses in order to help the local food pantry and shelters.

 March 1st: Provide Drink for the Thirsty
A collection of baby formula will take place at all Masses in order to help local women’s shelters and Carolyn’s Place.

 March 8th: Care for the Sick
A Special Mass of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sickwill be held at 2:00 p.m. Parishioners will be asked to invite and provide transportation for individuals who are in need of the Sacrament. A reception will follow this Mass in the Father Blaney Room.

March 15th: Welcome the Stranger
A Parish reception after all weekend Masses will be held to welcome new parishioners to our St. Matthew family and to visit with old friends.

March 22nd: Care for the Need
A collection of toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, single bed sheets and pillow cases will take place at all Masses in order to help the St. Vincent de Paul shelter.

March 29th: Bury the Dead
A Memorial Mass for all parishioners who died in 2019 will be held at 2:00 p.m.  All family members are invited to attend.  A reception will follow this Mass in the Father Blaney Room.

 April 5th: Visit the Prisoners
Money collection to buy new Bibles for residents living in local half-way houses and prisons.