The Parish of St Matthew’s and St Cecilia’s
St Matthews belongs to the parish of St Matthews and St Cecilia’s and we work closely with Canon Conor and Deacon Ronnie, our parish clergy. We are welcomed into the church, a place where we feel at home and close to God as often as we like, using the building for collective worship, class assemblies and other events we have in school.
We are guided by the clergy and catechists as we prepare our children for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, and we are supported by the parish, and the Archdiocese with the delivery of the Come and See Program.
We celebrate our faith as the St Matthew’s Family throughout the school year, through mass, or with visits from clergy into school.
Matthew was one of the twelve apostles and writer of the gospel that bears his name. According to his own account he was a tax collector for the occupying Romans (9:9 & 10:2) and therefore despised by his fellow Jews. He was also called Levi, the son of Alphaeus, in Mark 2:14. Tradition has it that he preached the gospel to the Jews in Israel for 15 years after Jesus’ death and then went to other countries, possibly Persia and Ethiopia. He is believed to have died a martyr’s death.
According to Papias (early 2nd century) Matthew wrote his gospel in the “Hebrew tongue” – probably actually Aramaic. However we only have the Greek version, which may have been translated by Matthew himself. As a tax collector he would have been fluent in both Aramaic and Greek.
9:10am – St Matthew’s
7:00pm – St Cecilia’s
7:00pm – St Matthew’s
10:00am – St Matthew’s
11:30am – St Cecilia’s
External Link: St Matthew’s Parish Website
External Link: Archdiocese of Liverpool