The Gospel of Matthew shows how Jesus fulfills the prophecies of the Old Testament. It also focuses on discipleship and the path we must take to follow Jesus. The Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew particularly points out how disciples must go beyond following the letter of the law in the Old Testament and instead let the heart of Jesus rule their lives.
Background Material for the Gospel of Matthew
A study Bible or a Catholic commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is a good starting point:
If you are looking for resources related to the reading for a specific liturgical date, you can find that on the resources by liturgical date page.
Below are some resources, reflections, and social media graphics for the Gospel of Matthew.
Resources for Matthew Chapter 10
Whoever Loses His Life Will Find It
Jesus said to his apostles: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross…
Resources for Matthew Chapter 13
This lesson plan on the parables of the Pearl of Great Price and the buried treasure help youth consider what is important in their lives.
Resources for Matthew Chapter 16
This youth ministry reflection on Matthew 16:21-27 helps teens understand what it means to “take up your cross” and gives them some concrete ideas of how they can do this. This reflection would work well in conjunction with Stations of…