We at St. Matthew’s take our baptismal covenant seriously - we firmly believe in the importance of this sacrament in the lives of families and individuals. We offer this sacrament to our current congregation members and their immediate family. What does that mean for you? It means that, if you have been attending St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church regularly for at least four months and are actively involved in giving of your time, talent and treasure, then you or your family member would be eligible for baptism at St. Matthew’s.
The intent of this policy is to keep and uphold the sanctity of the promises made by our congregation during the liturgy, which asks the entire congregation to make solemn promises to the newly baptized and their family to uphold and sustain them on their Christian journey. The Baptism Liturgy for the Episcopal Church is contained in our Book of Common Prayer.
If you are interested in discussing baptism and what that means in your life, please contact either Fr. Dominic or Mthr. Deby in our office.
We are an open and welcoming community of people at St. Matthew’s, and we welcome all into our parish family! We believe in the sacredness of marriage. We offer the sacrament of the blessing of a marriage to our current congregation members. We are required by National and Diocesan Canon Law to conduct pre-marital counseling sessions in advance of any marriage service. The Episcopal Church Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage liturgy is contained in our Book of Common Prayer.