I used to think that December was the busiest time of the year, but I have had second thoughts. I think May has to be with First Communion, Mother’s Day, Baccalaureate Mass for the eight grade Catholic Schools over the whole city, May Procession and crowning of Mary, Marian High School Baccalaureate and our grade school graduations and the ending of the school year, retirement parties for teachers and staff and on and on. It is a good time, but a busy time.

Bishop Rhoades will be here at the Cathedral for Adult Confirmation on Saturday evening June 15 at the 4:00 PM Mass. If you are an adult and have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation but have been Baptized and received Reconciliation and Eucharist and need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 574-289-5539 to receive the forms to be filled out and important information concerning the details of the Mass for the Sacrament on that Saturday. All forms and reservations for the Sacrament must be made and sent in before Friday May 24.
Summer 2019 Calendar of events for the St. Matthew Cathedral Youth Group:
May 16 - Summer Kickoff, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Ash & Sarah's Home
May 23 and 30 - Sunday Small Group, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
May 29 - River Rafting, 1:00 - 3:00pm, East River Rapids

I want to personally invite you and your families, to any and all of the different events, we have coming up. Now that Lent is behind us, the normal 1st Friday Fish Fry is back, along with the 3rd Friday Spaghetti dinners. There is something for everyone. Please consider coming to at least one of the events, and speaking with myself, or another Knight about becoming a member.

Moving with Blazer Speed! Track and Field Runs Circles Around Competition
The St. Matthew Track and Field athletes impressed everyone throughout the season. Our Varsity Girls Team finished as Runners-Up in the ICCL Championship, while several individual students broke ICCL records and achieved their personal best records.

Please join us Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Mass at noon, luncheon immediately following in the church basement

Presentation: Mary. Many Names, One Woman, Our Mother
Mrs. Tami Goy, Pastoral Ministry – Saint Joseph High School
Did you know that there is a Catholic Cemetery less than 7 miles from St. Matthew?
Did you know that Cemetery is named Mount Calvary Cemetery?
Did you know that the Cemetery is a part of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish near Lakeville?
Did you know that in addition to regular plots, the cemetery has a new Columbarium for cremains?

Saint Matthew’s Junior Youth Group is hosting bake sales after the Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:00 PM mass and the Sunday, May 19, 2019 masses at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM to help raise funds for our Footsteps of the Saints Badges and our end of the year trip.
St. Matthew Cathedral Boy Scout Troop 111 will have a Nelson's Port-A-Pit Chicken Sale from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 18 at American Kitchen and Bath 323 E. Ireland Road just east of Michigan Street.  Help a scout earn his way to summer camp.