STORIES

At the first meeting of volunteers to discuss this book, we all kept circling back to the same words – pathways, journey, life of a church community and how it changes.  As we started compiling the names of people, events, and ministries, the list seemed endless.  We knew we could only capture a glimpse of this beautiful mosaic.  This book is a snapshot of the personal and shared journeys that capture our community’s diversity, our will, and the varied ways we profess and walk our faith every day.

We hope the stories in this book, though just a fraction of the stories we could tell, testify to how this faith community has impacted each of us, the Baltimore community and our world, and how each one of us can make a positive change in the world with our “all are welcome” spirit!

Thank you to all who answered the call to write or edit, be interviewed, or share a photo.  Your creativity and character are the embodiment of who we are at St. Matthew.  A special thanks to Kathleen O’Toole who put in time above and beyond and to our fundraising team who made sure we had the funds to publish this book.

Kelley Ray, Anniversary Book Chair

Mychelle Farmer, 70th Anniversary Chair

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A JOURNEY BEGINS

Jane Vaeth

Joan Nugent

Dominic and Teresa Brocato

A JOURNEY OF CHANGE

Barbara Reid

RCIA

Wannetta Thompson

AN EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Oblate Sisters of Providence

Fametta Jackson

A JOURNEY OF TRANSITIONS

Roman and Gloria Clark

Myrtle Stanley

Pete McIver

Seder Meal

A JOURNEY OF INSPIRATION

Fr. Joseph Muth

A JOURNEY OF COURAGE

Immigration Outreach Service Center

Ilona Diaz and Rhody Tumanon

Dave and Nathalie Piraino

Peter Wanjihia Njaû and Family

Thammy Etienne

The Woman with the Blue Head Tie

A JOURNEY OF RECOGNITION

BUILD moments

Dick Ullrich

Kathy Sprague

Catholic and Muslim women

A JOURNEY FOR ALL

Aaron DeGraffenreidt

Jahid Carr

Perry Family

Surcel-Debes Family

Comboni Missionary Sisters

Benedictine Sisters

Rev. Michael Schleupner

The Labyrinth

Financial Peace University

IN OUR WORDS

Sesay Family

Zeb and Sarah Lohnes

Faith Donerson

Ted Miles

Kristi Szczepanski

Jordan Differding and Pat Cassidy

Diane McCray and Tyrese

Sir Austin and Lady Dominica Ejelonu and Family

Drew and Colleen Conkey

Kathleen Muth

Joe Koubek

Jack and Linda Murphy

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