St. Matthew School

December 2020 Newsletter

Happy Advent

As we await the coming of our Lord, Jesus, let us remember that the excitement of His coming doesn't stop at his birth- it continues every day of the year.

The excitement at St. Matthew continues every day- despite the obstacles occurring in our society. One thing is certain, God is here for us and we are trusting in Him.

Our Christmas blessing extends to each of you for a safe holiday as we celebrate Jesus. Enjoy some time being still, and being with those you love.

Click here for a video message from the St. Matthew School family. You don't want to miss this one!

Merry Christmas!

Angie Palmer


Class spotlight- 4th grade- Ms. Harper

Student of the Month

Showing his Cardinal Pride, Connor Stronck in PK was chosen as the December Student of the Month. Connor is a helpful young man who has been working so hard in Pre-K this year! Congratulations, Connor!
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Knights of Columbus Soccer Shoot out Champions

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Students in grades 4-8 competed in a joint Parish and School event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Winners competed at the district level as well.


Dorian Seki

Jocelyn Seki

Marc Eby

Taylor Anderson

Ethan Mabbitt

Eli Mabbit

Emmy Toledo

Riley Oas

Landen Gomez

Jesse Tree

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Each day during Advent students learned about the family tree of Jesus- the Jesse Tree. Ornaments were hung on the tree in our commons for all to see!

Advent Baby Shower

Thanks to all our students and parishioners who donated baby items for our local Pregnancy Service Providers. We are amazed at the generosity of everyone and so proud of the care and concern each of you showed through this gesture!


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Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12 is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Students at St. Matthew celebrated this feast on December 15 at our all school mass.

The celebration began with an opening story telling about the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Next, a representative from each grade processed in with a rose to present to the statue of Our Lady. At the closing of mass a prayer to our lady, written by Saint John Paul II was read to conclude the celebration.

Celebrating the 12 days of Christmas

Staring on Dec. 2, students and staff dressed in festive themed attire. It was not hard to feel that Christmas was in the air.

Spending Time with Jesus

Students were able to spend some time in the new chapel for our first monthly Eucharistic adoration.

Each class has a scheduled time to come spend time with Jesus in silence to hear His voice. It's a perfect time to slow down and just be with God.

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First Reconciliation

Our Second graders have been preparing for their fist reconciliation with the help of their teacher Mrs. Gahl. Advent is a great time to remember that God calls us all back to the Sacrament to join back in union with him and turn away from sin.

Congratulations 2nd graders!

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Let the Hoops Season Begin!

It's that time of year for basketball, and St. Matthew season is in full swing. While the COVID guidelines are restricting the amount of fans that can attend, we are all still supporting our teams, even if we all can't be there physically!

Go Cardinals!

Padre Pio Window

All our St. Matthew and world-wide Life-runners are working together to fund the Padre Pio Stained Glass window in our church. Padre Pio was the inspiration for Pat Castle's formation of Life Runners. Even our St. Matthew students got involved by purchasing items from Mr. Eversole's auction totaling over $230! We still have about $20,000 to go. Every little bit helps. If you'd like to help, you can send a check to Liferunners to Janice Todd- Janice Todd at 8441 S. 64th Ave, Omaha, NE 68157