Father Matthew's Page
Welcome to the faith community of Little Flower Church and thank you for visiting our website. It is my hope that together we can help one another grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and God the Father. Rooted in Jesus Christ and the gift that is the Sacramental life of our Faith, the Little Flower faith community lives her mission of discipleship by forming the faithful in and celebrating these mysteries. The rich tradition of our Catholic faith and the Little Flower community desire to be your companion on this journey. With the daily celebration of the Eucharist, catechetical programs, bereavement ministries, social gatherings and more, Little Flower gathers a welcoming family of faith, fraternity and friendship. WELCOME!
A little about me...
I am one of five sons to Dr. and Mrs. Charles Dooley, raised in Mountainside, NJ.
I attended Jonathan Dayton Highschool and Providence College. I completed my seminary formation at the Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange. I was ordained to the priesthood for service to the Archdiocese of Newark in 2009. Prior to this I facilitated a faith based service program in Eastern, KY for one year and had worked as a licensed funeral director for 12 years.
In my twelve years of Priesthood I have been blessed with ministry at St Peter the Apostle Church in River Edge, while also involved with college campus ministry. Prior to arriving here at Little Flower I served the Director of the Office of Family Life and some time as the Director of Vocations as well.
God is Good.