Weekly Bulletin

Lent is a season of preparation, mirroring Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness. This time is an invitation for personal and communal reflection, repentance, and preparation for the celebration of Easter, symbolizing the new life and hope that comes from Jesus' resurrection. Today’s readings convey a sense of divine protection and support through God's promises, Christ's victory over temptation, and the guiding presence of angels. This reassurance is a source of strength and comfort for believers as they navigate their Lenten journey.


WEEKLY COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $5,548.00

THE SECOND COLLECTION this weekend is for Black and Indian Missions. The second collection next weekend will be for Maintenance and Repairs. Please be prayerfully generous.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL: Many thanks to those who have already pledged to support Catholic Charities. There is still time to make a pledge or a donation if you have not already done so. Catholic Charities helps thousands of people in need across our archdiocese. All of the funds collected are distributed to local ministries within the Archdiocese of Mobile. Be sure to note St. Matthew’s on your pledge to help us meet our goal this year.

Our Prayer List

Ruth Allen, Jan Anderson, Chip Andrus, Rick Arguelo, Thomas Bennett, Theresa Brannon, Samuel Branum, Frances Bridges, Peggy Cooper Bridges, Gaylord Brinnon, Lelia Burkes, Eddie Burgess, Infant Donnie Wayne Butler, Cullen Calametti, Mary Ann Calametti, Malcolm Calametti, Janice Calhon, Perry Callier, John Calogrides, Gene Carney, Michael Lambert Collins, Garrett Colvin, Ella Comer, Art Conlon, Deacon Joe Connick, Kevin Connick, Kathy Conwell, Ken Crane, Jeff Crawford, Henry Crist, Bobbie Dansley, Dr. Debbie Davis, Sylvia Dowdle, Mary Beck Drinkard, Duncan Family, Charlie Elliott, Jim Ellis, Carolyn Fairey, Susan Naman Fillers, Linda Fobs, Howard Fowler, Maureen Frost, Spencer Frost, Dell Garner, Shay Schjott Gautreaux, Hannah Gaylord, Ann Geisenheimer, Flora Gilbert, Sheila Green, Patsy Brown Habeeb, Midge Harden, Mat Hartley, Edward Harwell, Mark Haynes, Katie Henley, Amanda Herring, Blakely Herring, Shane Herring, Parker Hollinghead, Slade Hooks, Mary Howell, Robert Howell, Michael Hudson, Kim Hughes, Nancy Hughes, Jerry Ingle, Nelson Iturbe, Charles Jackson, Malia Jarvis, Sharon Jemison, Shelley Judd, Fred Karkowski, Adele Kearns, Coy Kirkland, Joey Knowles, Judy Knowles, Paul Knowles, Emma Koppersmith, Carol P. Kreis, Logan Kynes, Alan Ladner, Russell Ladner, Sam Love, Floyd Laurendine, Angie Leon, Frances Luckie, Marcia Luckie, Sage Lyon III, Betsy Mabry, Joanne Maceluch, Angel Marston, Carolyn Cottrell Marston, Mary Martin, Joyce Masters, Christine Mayhall, Brian McArdle, Herbert McAtee, Herbert McClamy, Marvin McDuffie, Geraldine McGlasker, Kelly McPhillips, David Mercurio, Bender Middlekauff, Franklin Millette, K. P. Mixon, Edna Moffett, Zack Morgan, Claire Morrow, Martha Morrow, Kate Myers, Gerard Neely, Sue Neely, Trinity Neno, Will Nichols, Tony Odom, William McCoy Odom, Betty Patrick, Larry Patterson, Wilford Paul, Emma Perkins, Norman Pitman, Neil Pouliot, Fringella Preston, Walter Haywood Prine, Dixie Pritchard, Louise Pruitt, Carolyn Pryor, Sheri Reddington, James Romano, Jr., David Ryan, Davis Saratt, David Scott, Lucille Scott, James Sealy, Mary S. Seibert, Dell Sharbrough, Carol Shepherd, Bradley Smith, Phil Smith, Eric Speas, Allison Repoll Spillman, Caroline Stapleton, Paul C. Staley, Mary Steber, Maureen Stevens, Dawn Stockton, Rose Story, Cindy Strahan, Jim Summersell, Nita Sutton, David Taylor, Penny Townsend, Irene Troy, Abbie Vaughn, Margie McKay, Bert Wainwright, David Wainwright, Artemise N. Walker, Bill Watkins, Isabella Watson, Eliana Watson, Johnny Watts, Bob Wetzel, Darlene Pennington Wilson, John Paul Wilson, Norman Wilson, Taylor Wright, Jenny York.

Please inform the church office of any additions to or deletions from this list.


Lenten Services

Weekday Masses: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m./Rectory Chapel
Stations of the Cross: each Friday following Mass/Chapel
Sacrament of Reconciliation: each Saturday 3:30p.m. or by appointment


MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, February 17 Rita Kalifeh Rabon (D) Wednesday, February 21 Michael Kilcullen (D)
Sunday, February 18 Alice “Lavellle” Langan (D) Thursday, February 22 Diane Vella (D)
Monday, February 19 Mary Connick (D) Friday, February 23 Joyce Haigwood (D)
Tuesday, February 20 Jason Stapleton (L) Saturday, February 24 Jeb Downing (D)

A Lenten Prayer

Heavenly Father, as I enter another week of my Lenten journey, guide me to the path that leads to you.
Fill my heart with gratitude, patience, strength and peace as I strive to become the-best-version-of-myself.
Help me to honestly admit my shortcomings and sins.
As I renew my resolve each day to become a better person, let me hear your voice in the deepest reaches of my heart. Give me rest in you.
Help me accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment.
Heavenly Father, please stay with me through the busy days this week and remind me that when I need comfort, solitude, wisdom or guidance,
I can always turn to you.
In your Name I pray.
Amen.

2024 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

January 14 Living Faith Booklets July 28 Maintenance and Repairs
January 28 Maintenance and Repairs August 4 Church in Latin America
February 18 Black and Indian Missions August 18 Home Missions
February 25 Maintenance and Repairs August 25 Maintenance and Repairs
March 3 Easter Flowers September 8 Seminarians
March 10 Catholic Relief September 15 Catholic University
March 24 Church in Central/Eastern Europe September 29 Maintenance and Repairs
March 29 Holy Land/Good Friday October 13 All Souls Offering
March 31 Maintenance and Repairs October 20 Propagation of the Faith
April 28 Maintenance and Repairs October 27 Maintenance and Repairs
May 5 Catholic Week November 17 Campaign for Human Dev.
May 19 Catholic Communications November 24 Maintenance and Repairs
May 26 Maintenance and Repairs December 1 Christmas Flowers
June 30 Maintenance and Repairs December 8 Retired Religious
July 7 Peter's Pence December 29 Maintenance and Repairs
July 14 Missionary Co-op