Unfortunately, due to the continuing pandemic, we will be unable to hold our 2021 Multicultural Festival.
So this year we are holding a “no festival – festival”. What is that? Many of our parishioners work long hours at the festival and still donate all of their expenses to the festival. Others commit to attending the festival to purchase food and other items in order to help the festival raise money. We are asking our parishioners (and families) to donate to this year’s festival fund. Those who usually attend the festival could donate the amount they would spend (or more). And finally, those that couldn’t normally work or attend the festival could just make a donation. For donation guidance - click here. Please remember to write “Festival Donation” in the notes of your check or credit card donation. We greatly appreciate your understanding and generosity as we continue to be grateful to our Lord Jesus Christ for all of our blessings.
The parish community of St. Matthew enjoys a diverse representation of ethnic backgrounds. As an outreach opportunity to share a variety of cultures with the surrounding community, the parish hosted its first Multi-Cultural Festival in October, 2008. Guests came to experience the free live entertainment, large variety of ethnic foods, crafts, vendors, and children's area. The festival has become a much-anticipated event for both parishioners and the surrounding community.
In more recent years, the Festival weekend began with a Friday Oktoberfest, featuring live polka music and traditional German food, beer, and desserts.