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Mattie J.T. Stepanek

July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004

Message from Mattie

“One day, for all to know, our legacy will simply be the shape of the life we leave behind, for eternity…

We are created by God – with purpose – in God’s image. God is all-goodness. God is great. God is love.

We, then, are created with purpose – to be good and great and love.

Let us remember this, and move forthward knowing and believing and living this truth, as we shape our lives and our legacies, and our eternity with God.”

– Mattie J.T. Stepanek

About Mattie’s Guild

The mission of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild is to gather, organize, and share information and testimony about the life, virtues, writings, ministry, and inspiration of the late teen poet and peace ambassador, Mattie J.T. Stepanek to advance his possible Cause of Canonization in the Catholic Church.

The vision is of Mattie’s Guild is that through formal recognition by the Church, Mattie will be granted the opportunity serve as a more recognizable and visible source of inspiration and intercession for youth, families, leaders, and communities seeking hope, peace, and purpose for generations to come.

The Directors and members of Mattie’s Guild value the support of all global neighbors and encourage prayers for the advancement of Mattie’s Cause, for living a devotional life, and for the realization and celebration of God’s purpose within and among all global neighbors and communities.

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Holy Week Reflections from Mattie

We must do more than pray. We must meditate on being faithful. And we must share our faithfulness with others.”                – Mattie J.T. Stepanek Reflections for Holy Week “Ponder, Praise, and Prayer”Excerpts from the 1999 Lenten meditation booklet offered...

Mattie Matters – Guild e-Letters

Keep up to date with information and inspiration being shared by Mattie's Guild... Join our secure mailing list for monthly updates here... Read our recent e-Letters here... News -- Mattie's 16 Year Anniversary - Mass & ToastJune 2020 --...

16 Year Anniversary Mass

Join us in a celebration of Mattie's life and legacy of hope and peace, as we gather (virtually) to commemorate the 16th anniversary of his passing. MORNING MASS (virtual)Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9 am ESTALL ARE WELCOME HOW: Facebook Live -- CUA Campus Ministry page...

Mattie Matters News

January, 2020From Kathy Dempsey,President - Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild Click here to view this issue of Mattie Matters News in your browser... After Christmas, we sometimes think of January as a lull month, but what a faith-filled month we see!We have World Day of...

2019 Peace Day Celebration

Learn more:     What:     Celebrating Mattie's birthday and peace legacy with recreation, information, food, and fun -- for people of all ages and abilities and aspirations! Peace Day proclamations from the Governor of Maryland, the Montgomery...

EWTN Interview: Mattie Matters

EWTN Interview: Mattie MattersTune in Thursday, June 20 (first airtime 8 pm EST) to watch Raymond Arroyo's EWTN The World Over interview with Dr. Jeni Stepanek (Mattie's mom) and Cheryl Kerwin (Mattie's Guild).  Video link will be posted when available.  More...

Mattie’s 15 Year Anniversary Mass

For Immediate Release: 15th Anniversary Memorial Mass of Mattie Stepanek –   famous and faith-filled young poet from the Archdiocese of Washington  All are invited to the 15th Anniversary Memorial Mass for Mattie J.T. Stepanek on Saturday, June 22 at 11...

Devotional Life

Mattie was a young child and teen when he received and shared messages of hope and peace, both from God and from his own heart. The Guild encourages all people to learn more about Mattie’s life and the messages he shared, but offers special materials for youth, families, and educators as they seek to live a devotional life.

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About Mattie here…

View Guild Messages &
Monthly Activities here… 

Mattie’s Prayer

Mattie’s Prayer was created with youth, families, and for those who lead and teach children, to support them as they pray to live with purpose and faith as Mattie did. The prayer also invites people to pray in support of Mattie’s cause of canonization, so that his heroic virtues may be formally recognized by the Catholic Church.

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Mattie’s cause here… 

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Mattie’s Prayer here…

Your Support

Join us on this journey:
Prayer –
 for living with purpose and faith as Mattie inspired, and to further Mattie’s cause of Canonization.
Share – reflections on Mattie’s life and virtues, and his impact on your life and faith.
Care – support the Guild with membership, donations, and inspirational materials.

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Prayer & Purpose here…
Share Reflections here…
 Guild Support here…

Mattie’s Guild

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild
PO Box 674
Kensington, MD 20895

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the Founder & President,
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and Guild Membership —

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