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Deacon Jim McQuade

We are Saddened to Announce the Passing of Deacon Jim McQuade.

We have just received news today ( March 30th) that Deacon Jim McQuade has passed away. He had been diagnosed as suffering from the effects of the Covid-19 virus. We express our deepest condolences to Marie, his wife, and his family.

To anyone who knows St. Matthew’s Parish, his absence will be hard to imagine. He served here as a Permanent Deacon for decades and his style, manner, humor, and humility were one-of-a-kind.

I will miss him deeply.

Due to the public health crisis, public funeral arrangements are not possible at this time.

Fr. Hewes

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Palm Sunday Message

Dear friends,

Palm Sunday has, I may say so, a liturgical “Split Personality”: on the one hand a brief triumph in the Entrance of Our Lord that begins the Palm Sunday Liturgy followed by the rest of the Mass in which Good Friday and the Passion are the focus.

This year, of course, we will not be able to personally share in the ceremonies of Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Continue reading “Palm Sunday Message”

April 5, 2020

Holy Week

As has been already announced, due to the severe restrictions during this public health crisis, all Holy Week ceremonies and scheduled Confessions are suspended. 

There will however be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Good Friday from 12 noon to 3 pm for private prayer.

April 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear friends,

Next Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. In the older calendar, it was known as “Passion Sunday”; marking a change in the Lenten Season. The last two weeks of Lent were known as “Passiontide”. It was and is a dramatic change: symbolized by the veiling of sacred images in the church.  Read more…

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Eucharistic Adoration

The Parish church remains open as before.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church:
Saturday from 3 to 4 pm
and 
Sunday from 9 am to 12 noon

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April 5, 2020

Your Support is Still Needed

As we face the prospect of no regular Sunday Masses until after Easter, this might be a good time to register with Faith Direct Online giving.

Our parish code is NY 368. Your contribution will go directly from your personal checking account to the parish.

Please remember that this “Shut down” is imposed on the parish, and our bills still come in.

God bless!
Fr. Hewes.

Update

Important Updates

Dear friends, 

The following directives were received yesterday, March 16th.  Like you, I find this an occasion of regret and sorrow. 

Bound by the obligation of ecclesial obedience and concern for the public health, I have implemented them immediately. The communication to the priests from the Diocese explicitly cancels all public Liturgies and devotions until Easter Tuesday April 14th.   Read more…