Please contact the Rectory at 289-5539 for additional contact information.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization inspired by Gospel values. The Society leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering.  We serve Jesus by serving the less fortunate through home visits, delivering food, financial assistance, and prayer.  Contact: Tony Kramer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 574-849-6039.

St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community and Our Lady of the Road Center

Donations: monetary donations for our utilities and mortgage; a good used truck, laundry soap, coffee, cooking oils, personal hygiene products, socks, underwear, used clothes, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, used plastic grocery bags.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • preparing breakfast at Our Lady of the Road Drop-In Center, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 a.m.-12 noon.
  • preparing dinner at St. Peter Claver House at 515 South St. Joseph Street, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. every night.
  • anyone with special skills such as carpentry will always find a project that needs to be done!

Catholic Peace Fellowship

Guided by a personalist philosophy, the Catholic Peace Fellowship works for peace before, during, and after war through education, counseling, advocacy, and accompaniment.  The Catholic Peace Fellowship (CPF) offers practical and pastoral support to military and veterans who are struggling with the contradiction between their personal participation in war and their consciences. For more information on the services provided by the CPF contact the staff by telephone at 574.339.1100 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can be found at or at

Right to Life

St. Joseph County Right to Life actively seeks participation from St. Matthew parishioners through the following yearly events:

  • National Life Chain
  • Mother’s Day flower sale,
  • Annual Right to Life membership dinner
  • Educational pro-life signature ad reaching the wider Michiana community around Roe v. Wade January 22nd Anniversary
  • March for Life in downtown South Bend
  • High school and college Life Defenders Boot Camp
  • Ongoing volunteering opportunities and collaboration with the Gabriel Project, Women’s Care Center, Hannah’s House and Project Rachel

Contact: Tony Stein