The light of the Child Christ continues to shine forth, no matter the darkness we face. Christmas festivities continue at St. Matthew's, although in a slightly different way. See below for the many ways in which you can enter into the joy of this blessed Christmas Season.
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve: 8PM (Vietnamese w/ English Homily) 10PM Dec 25 - Christmas Day: 9AM 11AM 5PM (Vietnamese)
Sat 26 - St Stephen 9AM 5:30PM
Sunday 27 - Holy Family 10:30AM 5PM (Vietnamese)
Mon 28 - Holy Innocents 9AM
Tues 29 9AM (no evening Mass)
Wed 30 9AM
Thurs 31 - New Year’s Eve 9AM 5.30 PM
Jan 1 - SOLEMNITY OUR LADY (New Year’s) - Sunday Schedule 10:30AM 5PM (Vietnamese)
Jan 2 - Saturday 9AM 5:30 PM
Sunday Jan 3 - EPIPHANY 10:30AM 5PM (Vietnamese)
'Curbside Communion' is available 30min after Sunday live-streamed Masses: 5:30PM Saturday, 10:30AM, 5:00PM.
This includes Mass on Thurs, Dec 31 5:30 PM & Fri, Jan 1 10:30AM + 5:00PM (Vietnamese)
Please remember no food or drink 1 hour before receiving the Eucharist (except medicine). Turn off music, and be sure to pull into a parking stall after you receive to make a prayerful silent act of thanksgiving.
Eucharistic Adoration will be livestreamed each night of the Christmas Octave on our YouTube channel. Every night will conclude with Benediction. All are encouraged to join through this special means of prayer.
If you would like to make a special, one-time Christmas offering to St. Matthew’s Parish, we wanted to make it easy for you this year by offering a safe and simple online donation form. We are incredibly grateful to you for standing by St. Matthew’s Parish and our Archdiocese this year, and we hope that this page makes this Christmas a little simpler for you.
On behalf of St. Matthew’s Parish, together with Father Lucio Choi and Deacon Raffaele Salvino, I would like to wish everyone and your family a safe, healthy and Blessed Christmas Season!
No doubt, this Christmas is not the same because of the pandemic. You cannot come to gather as a community of faith in the church to celebrate the Birth of Our Saviour, but we trust that you are gathering as a family to participate in the live-streamed Mass to celebrate Christmas at home. Please don’t forget that you could still come to church to receive Jesus in Holy Communion after the live-streamed Masses on Christmas, New Year's, and Sundays. Do come as a family to welcome Our Saviour to your heart at Christmas and every Sunday in the Eucharist!
We would like to thank all for your patience, perseverance, prayers, and generous support to our parish throughout this difficult time. In particular, we, at the rectory, are very grateful for all the Christmas cards, food, gifts that many have sent us over this holiday.
May the Saving Lord come and stay with you all to bless everyone with the fullness of life, peace, joy, happiness and good health during this Christmas Season and throughout the New Year 2021. Looking forward to seeing you soon at church!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Tien Tran, Fr. Lucio Choi, and Deacon Raffaele Salvino
Thank you for your incredible generosity. We were able to raise over $5,000 for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.