Hope is real.
      Peace is possible.
             Life is worthy.
                     Prayer is powerful.
~ by Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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

18th Anniversary Memorial Mass

Mattie’s YES to God

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 7:00 pm

St. Rose of Lima

11701 Clopper Rd

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Who was the ‘Mattie behind the fame’? He was a child with deep love and reverence for the Sacraments, especially Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation.

Mattie talked with God about his purpose. And Mattie shared God’s messages to the world.

Mattie strove to say YES. As the hymn goes, “Here I am Lord.” May He help each of us say YES more often. 

18th Anniversary Mass Card

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