To spread the Gospel message, and if necessary, to use words.

                                                            ~St. Francis of Assisi.

FRANCISCAN Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

Welcome to our Catholic Scripture Study on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.  Using a variety of sources, including, but not limited to: the New American Bible (Saint Joseph Edition), the Navarre Bible, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Commentary, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the presenter, Sister Kathleen, has dedicated many hours and much prayer in preparing these weekly Scripture Studies. 


In our study we will discover that the history of Israel (that is, the Old Testament) … its events, people and places … form and shape the background for everything we will read in the New Testament. 


We will pay close attention, not only to the direct quotes from Old Testament sources, but also to echoes, allusions, and other more subtle references to the Old Testament recorded by Matthew.


We pray that the Holy Spirit will inflame your heart as you deepen your knowledge of the Scriptures and fall deeper in love with Christ’s most precious gift to us, the Holy Mass and so one day enter into His Kingdom that He has prepared for you from the beginning.

If you would like to listen to our St. Matthew Scripture study click on the link.  If you would like to listen to it later, you can download it to your computer by right-clicking on the link and selecting “Save target as…” (in Internet Explorer) or “Save link as …” (in Netscape).





Life of Prayer

Scripture Study

Youth Choir Songs


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3, part 1

Chapter 3, part 2

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapters 5 cont., 6

Chapters 7, 8

Chapters 8, 9

Chapter 10

Chapters 11, 12

Chapters 12 cont., 13

Chapters 14, 15

Chapter 16

Chapters 17, 18

Chapters 19, 20

Chapter 21

Chapters 22, 23

Chapters 23 cont., 24

Chapter 24 cont.

Chapters 25, 26

Chapters 26 cont., 27

Chapters 27 cont., 28

Saint Matthew being inspired by an angel.   ~Rembrandt