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St. Matthew's Homeless Ministry

Every Saturday in the parish hall, parishioners offer the homeless community of East Stroudsburg a meal, shelter from the elements, and companionship. If you would like to visit with our homeless brothers and sisters or help prepare a meal, please contact Lisa Hoey:

Bereavement and Funeral Ministry 

Members of the bereavement and funeral ministry greet and assist families as they arrive to St. Matthew's Church for the funeral services of their loved ones. 


St. Matthew's Friendship Club

Volunteers coordinate social activities, information sessions, and fun gatherings for senior parishioners throughout the year. This group meets on a monthly basis. 

Knights of Columbus, Council # 11434

This international fraternal organization of men is committed to the values of service, faith, and brotherhood. The local council at St. Matthew's Parish particiaptes in numerous parish ministries and social events.



[Contact the Parish Office ( if interested in any of these liturgical ministries:]


Lectors and Announcers

Lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. Announcers greet the assembly before Mass and read the Universal Prayers of the Faithful at the liturgy when a deacon is not present. 

Altar Servers

Beginning in third grade, boys and girls are invited to assist the priest at the altar during the celebration of Holy Mass. Please contact the Parish Office in order to schedule a training session.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist priests and deacons in the distribution of Communion at Mass. These ministers also bring Communion to the hospitalized and homebound. 



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