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Seven 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 an indication of how we hope to fulfill them. 


February 25th * Drink for the Thirsty

A collection of baby formula will take place at all Masses to help Carolyn’s place.


March 4th* Feed the Hungry:

We will have a special food drive to collect food for Mother Theresa Food Pantry.


March 11th * Care for the Needy:

A collection of toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, single bed sheets and pillowcases will take place at all Masses to help the St. Vincent De Paul Shelter.


March 18th* Bury the Dead

A Memorial Mass for all parishioners who died in 2022,  Saturday March 18th , 4:00 p.m. All family members are invited to attend. Candles of Remembrance will be given to each family to be placed before the Altar. *If you are planning to participate, please call the Rectory office at  860-583-1833 .


March 25th* Visit the Prisoners and Welcome the Strangers

Collection to buy new Bibles for residents living in local half-way houses and prisons.


Refreshments after all weekend Masses will be available to welcome new parishioners to our St. Matthew family and to visit with old friends.


April 1st * Care for the Sick:

A communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick within Mass on Saturday, April 1st , 4:00 p.m.  This will be the Anointing of the Sick within the regular Saturday vigil for the 6th Sunday of Lent.