We, the parish family of Saint Matthew Catholic Church, centered in the Eucharist and guided by the Holy Spirit, are called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. We invite, welcome, love and support all of God’s people.
“And behold, I am with you always.” -Matthew 28:20
This is the promise of Christ, as told in the Gospel of Matthew, and it is also the promise of Saint Matthew Church and School.
We will embrace you + We will inspire you + We will stay with you always.
Led by Father Mark Sappenfield, our parish community is one of welcoming, faith forward fellowship, a family committed to serving God by serving others, and upholding Christ’s words in the Gospel.
Fr. Mark Sappenfield came to St. Matthew Catholic Church as pastor on August 1, 2015. Fr. Mark graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1987 and enlisted in the Marines after graduation. Following his military service, he attended Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C., and worked for eight years as a Certified Public Accountant. He attended seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 2008, and was assigned to St. Rose of Lima in Murfreesboro. Fr. Mark is one of six children. His parents, Richard and Ann Sappenfield, live in Bellevue. He said he looks forward to meeting the good people of St. Matthew and serving their spiritual needs.