Fr. Matthew MacDonald

Fr. Matthew MacDonald is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He is the eldest of three children. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2006. Ordained by Cardinal Timothy Dolan in 2014 he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Theology (STB), Masters in Divinity (MDiv), and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Theology from Saint Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), in Yonkers, New York. He is currently assigned as parochial vicar at Saint Mary’s Church in Washingtonville, New York. He has written articles on topics dealing with Theology, History, Spirituality, and Current Events for Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, and As a priest he desires to draw people and himself close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary through understanding and living out the basic teachings of the church on prayer and living out the interior life.

Articles By Fr. Matthew MacDonald

Prayerfully Climbing Mount Carmel

As we climb in faith the mountain of Carmel and the mountain of the Cross, we ask Jesus through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel that we may be given the grace to fight the battle of prayer with fidelity and trust.


The Marian Nature of the Extraordinary Form

Why the fascination in the Mass of Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite not only by the Catholic elite but by those of simple faith? What does the Mass in the Extraordinary Form tell me not only about how to pray the mass in general, no matter what Rite or language I attend it in, but how to live my faith in Jesus? 

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