Saint of the Month
Our September saint of the month is St. Matthew! St. Matthew was once a tax collector who collected money for the Romans, even though he himself was Jewish. Being a tax collector was not a popular job. Many Israelites hated Matthew for helping the Romans.
One day, a man came by and asked Matthew to leave his job as a tax collector and follow him. It was Jesus! Jesus didn't care that Matthew worked for the Romans. He saw the good in Matthew and called him to come be one of his 12 apostles. And guess what? Matthew immediately left his old life behind and began following Jesus!
According to tradition, St. Matthew is the author of the Gospel of Matthew, the very first of the Gospels in the Bible! He is also the patron saint of bankers.
We celebrate the feast of St. Matthew on September 21.
St. Matthew, pray for us!