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Fr. Steve Mateja's Podcasts

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.

Jan 19, 2023

John the Baptist gives us the perfect model for how to evangelize. He points. He is humble. He gives testimony. But is he pointing, humbling himself, and giving testimony to a cute and cuddly lamb? No, he is not.

Jan 8, 2023

A true amazing site to be seen. We gathered around a makeshift altar and sang Christmas carols to our New Born King. We were joined by people from all over the world—literally! Kenya, Vietnam, Peru and Lithuania were just those I was able to speak with. Many more came and prayed during the Mass. 


Epiphany truly is...

Jan 2, 2023

Rome Pilgrimage—second Mass St. Francis of Assisi tomb (Assisi)


Simple faith is extraordinary faith. The saints had simple faith—focused on Jesus. The story of St. Francis creating the manger scene in context of the feast of Holy Mary Mother of God.

Dec 31, 2022

The group has arrived in Florence and meet up with Fr. Steve. While there was no room at the Inn for Jesus, Mary and Joseph, so too there was no room for the group to have Holy Mass. So they were all cramped into a small conference room with only 10 chairs or so for the 40+ people.

There they became family on the Feast...