Matthew Piedimonte

Hey! My name's Matt and I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

After serving at the University of Maine in "Vacationland," for two years, I am moving to Temple University to serve in the "City of Brotherly Love."  

My Story

I grew up in a Catholic family outside of Rochester, NY along with my three brothers, and attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.  Before heading off to college, my mom asked me to promise her that I would go to mass on Sunday; so, I held up my end of the bargain.  However, that was the extent of my involvement with any Christian faith.  In college, I found myself engulfed in the culture of partying and by the end of my senior year, there was an emptiness in my heart that I had tried to fill with so many of the wrong things.  A few years of working in finance later, I realized this ache I had was for something so much more when I met Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.  My life was changed when I was kneeling down after Mass and I heard Jesus say to me "I Love You."  A month later, it became clear that I needed to resign from my job to become a FOCUS missionary and share the mercy that God had shown me.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to invite college students into the lifelong adventure of following Christ.  

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 truly generous and amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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.

Email:  [email protected]

Cell:  (585)208-1763

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 …