St. Matthew’s Parish
78 Ridgeway Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Diocese of Scranton
The Parish Family of St. Matthew, East Stroudsburg, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Scranton, endeavors to provide a welcoming environment to all. Guided by the Holy Spirit, through prayer and worship, and the sharing of our resources, we humbly strive to witness the Good News and to spread the Kingdom of God.
The first Roman Catholic Church in the Stroudsburgs was a frame structure built at the corner of Brown and South Courtland streets on property donated by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Traveling priests served until 1902 when Father Francis Craft, a convert, former soldier, surgeon and chaplain was appointed the first resident pastor.
Father John T. Butler, the second pastor, served until his death in 1943 when Father Harold Durkin became the third pastor. Monsignor Thomas Cawley was appointed as pastor in 1961 and served until his retirement in 1986. Msgr. John A. Bergamo served as pastor from 1986 until his retirement in 2015 and is currently Pastor Emeritus.
Fr. Gerald W. Shantillo serves as our present pastor.
|Rectory – Phone||421-2342|
|Rectory – Fax||421-8414|
|Parish Center – CCD Office||421-0113|
|Notre Dame Convent||421-1132|
|Notre Dame Jr. & Sr. High School||421-0466|
|Notre Dame Elementary School||421-3651|
Rev. Gerald W. Shantillo
Msgr. John A. Bergamo
Rev. Edward P. Lyman
Ms. Ann Marie Onken
Ms. Mary LaBar
Mr. Thomas Clark
Mr. Luis Colon
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Deacon Kevin Scheirer
Lectors: Mrs. Ellen Brown
Cantors & Adult Choir & Young Adult Choir: Mrs. Ann Mullen
Youth Choir: Ms. Melissa Knierim
Folk Choir: Mrs. Mary Pysher
Together with the pastor, the parish Pastoral Council inspires and guides parish life and activities. The council oversees areas of spiritual life and worship, religious education, social concerns and activities, administrative needs and parish social life. Parishioners are always welcome to attend.
The Finance Council is responsible for all budgetary concerns of the parish and aids the pastor in overseeing parish monies, their collection, investment and spending. The Council meets each month, usually on the second Tuesday.
Mrs. Lisa Hoey
Penance & Eucharist: Mrs. Lisa Hoey
Confirmation: Deacon Kevin & Mrs. Rita Scheirer
Coordinator of RCIA: Mrs. Bernadette Masi