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SAINT MATTHEW: September 21

Tha apostle Matthew has two names in the Gospels: Matthew and Levi. Since only the name Matthew is entered to any scriptural mention of the 12 apostles, it is commonly held that his name was Levi until Jesus called him to be a disciple, then he was called  Matthew which means ‘gift of God’ in Aramaic.

Mark and Luke record that Levi, the son of Alphaeus, was sitting in the tax office when the Lord called him. A Jewish tax collector for the Romans, Matthew would have been considered impure and socially unacceptable by the Jewish community.

After Pentecost, Matthew worked in a church made up mostly of Jews who believed that Jesus was the Savior. The Gospel bearing his name was composed around AD 85 and was written for Jewish-Christians. In it, Jesus is shown as the fulfillment of God’s Old Testament promises of a Messiah. Notice how often Matthew says, “As it is written,” or “This is the one of whom the prophet spoke,” or “All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet.”

Tradition holds that after the Resurrection, Matthew preached in Ethiopia, where he was martyred. He is a patron saint of customs officers and accountants.

-Living with Christ, September 2019



MINI BAZAAR will be held at the Father Dowd Home, 6565 Hudson Rd., Cote des Neiges, on SEPTEMBER 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

There will be a main raffle, jewelry table, baked goods table, a 50/50,  a white elephant table and the ever popular Tea Room.  Hoping to see many of you there.  ALL proceeds go towards Christmas presents for the residents’


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There will be silent adoration on a regular basis every Tuesday evening, following the 7 pm mass (from 7:30pm to 8:30pm). Also, Adoration every Friday throughout the year, following the 9:00 am mass. Come and spend some time with the Lord!

“Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace.” -St. Alphonsus Ligouri




Food for Oasis


Please remember to bring non-perishable food and leave them in the bins at the doors of the church…Thank you








RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, and prayer. Participants in the RCIA program undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. For more information contact Fr. Jason Piper





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