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Fr. Steve Mateja is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on May 26, 2012 by Archbishop Allen Vigneron. He currently serves in Macomb County MI at St. Francis-St. Maximilian in Ray Twp and St. Mary Mystical Rose in Armada.

Dec 30, 2013

Why are we so afraid to pray with our loved ones?  Authentic, Christian family life is essential for our culture--we need families of prayer.  We must break down those walls we have put up in order to allow God to reign in our homes.  It isn't just going to happen!  We have to begin, and we begin by just praying with...

Dec 27, 2013

The Crib. The Cross. The Eucharist. We cannot separate Bethlehem from Calvary. God has given us the greatest of gifts, we must respond. 

Dec 24, 2013

Fr. Steve leads us through a meditation on the birth of Jesus. We can use our imagination for bad things why not for good also? God has given it to use. Let's use it to imagine we are there at Jesus' birth. 

Dec 16, 2013

You're worth it!  Just as NFL coaches have a game-plan for their game on Sunday, God has had a game-plan for us since the fall.  He has sent prophet after prophet, and spoken to His people time after time assuring them He would redeem them.  Alas, every prophecy is fulfilled with Jesus.  All of this shows that we're...

Dec 3, 2013

Time matters! Father Steve explained how at Thanksgiving this past week he reflected on the past, present and future realities of what Thanksgiving was like and will look like. Then using that understanding explained how advents also has past, present, and future realities.

Time matters! Jesus came and took flesh in...