The Call of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio.
Saint Matthew's. Founded 1871. Building anew 2022.
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Wisdom of the Desert Fathers
Abba Lot came one day to see Abba Joseph and said to him, “Father, I keep my little rule to the best of my ability. I observe my modest fast and my contemplative silence. I say my prayers and do my meditation. I endeavor as far as I can to drive useless thoughts out of my heart.
What more can I do?”
The elder rose to answer and lifted his hands to heaven. His fingers looked like lighted candles and he said,
“Why not become wholly fire?”
We continue to celebrate 151 years of life in this place. 1871 - 2023. And we continue to pray, to hope, to work, to converse, to love and to live. To believe.
We gather for worship service on Sunday at 10:00 am. Sunday's celebration is in the main church. The 10:00 am Eucharist is simultaneously available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StMatthewsWorcester.
A worship bulletin and accompanying Sunday newsletter are emailed each Saturday to those who so desire. If you would like to be included, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Please send me the Sunday bulletin."
To see what's going on at Saint Matthew's day-by-day on Facebook, search for two pages: @StMatthewsWorcester and @StMatthewPastor.
Let us continue to pray constantly for one another and for all the world.
And please, continue to do the simple things that can help contain the spread of Covid-19 and the coming winter flu. Only together can we find the way forward.
Blessings to you and to all whom you love!