Matt Marcheschi

@mdmarches

Hello! My name's Matt and I have been a missionary with FOCUS for over 13 years serving the majority of my time at George Mason University in Virginia, and the most recent years in a regional leadership position overseeing our Midwest campuses. Now, I am eager to help launch a new initiative of bringing the FOCUS model to the parish.

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Where we serve

God has called me to serve the parishioners at St. James in Arlington Heights, IL.

Our Story

"I think what you are doing is the most important work in this country!"

These were the encouraging words we heard over the phone from a beautifully faithful couple who joined our support team after hearing us speak about FOCUS at their parish. This affirmation resonated deeply with us as we thought about how FOCUS played such a profound role in our own conversions. Both of us were independently outreached to by FOCUS missionaries who loved us, introduced us to the person of Christ and challenged us to live lives of heroic virtue. Perhaps most importantly, they taught us that the gift of faith is not something to be hidden, but rather shared! We are wholly committed to the mission of FOCUS because we know first-hand the power of relational evangelization. Thank you so much for visiting our personal funding page and considering becoming our mission partners by supporting us financially and praying for us and the mission! Please send us your prayer intentions so we can pray for you as well! To fulfill Christ's Great Commission (Mt 28: 19-20) and bring the Gospel to young people and young families who are hungering for Truth, we are serving in a new initiative of FOCUS called Parish Outreach. We invite you to partner with us in this vital work by ADOPTING US AS YOUR MISSIONARIES.

Here’s How: By allocating a mere 2% of your monthly tithe to our missionary work with FOCUS, you can participate in the most vital Catholic outreach in the United States. We look forward to answering your questions. Feel free to call or e-mail ([email protected]) with any questions. God bless you and yours!

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all men and women to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …