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Grace to you and peace!

Welcome to the website of the parish family of St. Matthew!  It is good to have you visit.  St. Matthew’s church serves the communities of Tyrone, Fairburn, Palmetto, Union City and surrounding area. We seek to serve the Lord in our neighbor by sowing the seed of his word, shining the light of his love and living out the Gospel in word and deed. 

We hope you find this website informative and helpful. Join us in prayer.  Participate in our ministries.  Come and live out the Christian life with us!  If there are ways that we may walk with you on this journey of faith, please let us know.  May the Lord bless you abundantly!

Peace,

Father Kevin


If you are not currently a member of our church -- we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us in our weekly Celebration of Mass. 

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August 2014

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  • Father Kevin's Pilgrimage
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LifeTouch



Continuing Conversion - Growing in Faith

No class after June 1 until August 17.
We will continue with the last section on August 17. Our study is called Catching Fire, Becoming Flame by Albert Haase, OFM. It is a guide to spiritual transformation. Books are available on Amazon for $10.00. Plan to join us in August.
Have a great summer!


Upcoming August, September and October Events!!  Check it out.

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SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM Recap:  

Another very successful summer helping children and families has come and gone.  This summer's program lasted 10 weeks.  We, along with Holy Trinity and St. Gabriel, delivered a grand total of 11,899 lunches with 15,815 sandwiches.  This is 700 more lunches than last summer but we had more teen bags this year so our sandwich count is much higher. In addition, we added 2 neighborhoods in Palmetto, reaching many more families (see photos).  This could not have been possible without the hard work and enthusiasm of over 175 different volunteers from St. Matthew!!!  So, if you helped in any way (setting up, making sandwiches, assembling lunches, cleaning up, driving or delivering, baking, donating supplies/food/money/items for El Mercado, buying bread, donating milk, etc.), THANK YOU and THANK YOU again!  A special thank you to Helen Martin, Ed and Janet Craig, Ken McCarrey, Julie Digby, James Jordan, Diana Gaskins, Cindy Boron, Sharyn Bergin and the Roberts family who went above and beyond helping practically every week this summer!!!  And thank you to Judy Godwin who helped coordinate and plan! I'm in awe of the generosity of this parish and the outpouring of love and prayers that this ministry has received this year.  A nice article was written in the Aug 7th issue of the Georgia Bulletin about our program. Check it out!  Our goal for next summer is to grow even more so we can reach more children in our community.  If you are interested in helping to coordinate this important and rewarding ministry next summer, please consider signing up at the Ministry Fair this fall.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at lrlowther@gmail.com or 678-266-8373.

 A HUGE Thank You as well to Deacon Gayle and Sally, their two grandsons and Ken McCarrey for helping to distribute the supplies.  Also, another round of kudos to the Community Garden for donating peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and okra as well.


  

                


The Prison Ministry is collecting religious/spiritual magazines for our imprisoned brothers and sisters in Christ.  They will be collecting the magazines from August 23rd through August 31st.  There will be containers in the narthex.  Thank you for your support!

El Ministerio de Prisiones esta recolectando revistas de tipo religioso y/o espiritual para nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo.  Ellos reciben revistas a partir de Agosto 23 y hasta Agosto 31.  Habra dispuestos unos recipientes a la entrada de la iglesia.  !Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

Christine Brand

"In everything do to others as you would have them do to you."
-- Matthew 7:12