matts1We are a people called by God. We are called by virtue of our Baptism, Confirmation and Ordination to share in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We are a community gathered around the table of the Lord for our nourishment and share an abiding concern for all humanity by our response to the Word in prayer and action. As a pilgrim church, we acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit among us and... 

smalldot  EVOKE a response to the Spirit through Stewardship,

smalldot  ENCOURAGE a response to the Spirit through Education and Challenge,

smalldot  EMPOWER a response to the Spirit through Ministry and Sacrament, and

smalldot  EFFECT a response to the Spirit through Personal Conversion



 The Knights of Columbus Squires are seeking new members. 
 To be eligible to become a Squire, one must be a Roman Catholic male, between the ages of ten and eighteen. One should also display qualities of leadership and Christly devotion.The Columbian Squires is a great way for young men to give back to one’s community through acts of community service and response to Christian morals. Within our circle, we will diligently work to participate and conduct different events that will benefit our communities. To become a member of our circle, please contact us by visiting our website (see contact tab)

We are also currently organizing a Squire Rose Circle-More information coming soon! 

St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church

555 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield NJ 07657
Rectory: (201) 945-3500
Fax: (201) 945-3796
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday - Friday at 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Wednesday - 7:00 PM Miraculous Medal and St. Jude Novena Mass. Beginning January 2015, The Novena prayers will be done at the 7:30am and 11:30am Masses. The 7:00pm mass will be discontinued.
Saturday Morning at 9:00 AM
Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:30 PM
Sunday Morning at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12 Noon
Holy Days to be announced 

The third Sunday of the month at 10:00 AM Mass or 1:30 P.M. The Pre-Baptismal instructions are held on the announced date and time sent out in a letter. Arrangements for Baptism are made by calling the rectory. 

Preparation programs for these sacraments are supplemental to the CCD or Interparochial School religious education programs. All eligible parish children participate in these programs regardless of their place in schooling. 

The Bishops of New Jersey have directed that all sacramental preparations for the celebration of Marriage are to begin, with a staff priest, one year prior to the date of marriage. Engaged couples themselves are expected to call the rectory to make the proper arrangements. 

Please notify the Rectory of a family member who is ill. Urgent calls will be attended any time day or night. 

Saturday: 1:00 to 1:30 P.M.
Confessions will be heard anytime upon request.

Knights of Columbus Winter Festival! December 12, 2015

Lots of Food - Fun-n-Games for the kids!

Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing of Crib following the 5:30 pm Mass.

Christmas Concert - by the St. Peter Prep Boys Choir.

Let us Keep Christ in Christmas!

St. Matthews Church


Drawing on Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:00 PM At the Knights of Columbus Winter Festival

Donation $50.00 each Ticket Winner need not be present to win.

Raffle to benefit our noes Lighting and Sound System.

Only 400 Tickets will be sold! If all 400 tickets are sold, winner will receive $10.000.00

St. Matthew's Parish is Served By: 

Very Rev. Steven Conner, VF, Pastor 
Rev. Bill Halbing, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Gerard Graziano, Retired - In residence

Mr. Drew Dickson, Permanent Deacon - Parish Council Chairperson
Keith Guthrie, Music Minister/Organist
Julia Heaney, Leader of Song
Francine Dowd, Office Manager
Maria Bernard, Receptionist / Religious Education Secretary

Sam Griglio, Plant Maintenance Manager
Ray Kerrison, Trustee
Lauren Larkin, Trustee

St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church

555 Prospect Avenue, Ridgefield NJ 07657
Rectory: (201) 945-3500
Fax: (201) 945-3796
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.