Pulse of the Parish: Kevin Adamar, St. Matthew

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Kevin Adamar, a parishioner with an unwavering faith, serves as a beacon of commitment. He not only portrays Jesus in the Stations of the Cross but also fulfills crucial roles at St. Matthew Church in Crown Heights, inspiring us all with his dedication.

“It’s a nerve-racking process,” Adamar said. “It’s tiring to only imagine what Jesus went through. It’s painful, but it’s also a great way of remembering the sacrifice that was made for us.”

Adamar was born in St. Lucia but grew up in Brooklyn. His single mom raised him in this church, even though they never lived in Crown Heights.

“There was something there from the time I was young,” Adamar said. “Already attracted me to religion and faith, and as I got older, I started to understand more about it. I realize that it is the thing that keeps me grounded. I think that’s the reason why I’m so connected to my faith and my religion.”

On Good Friday and every other day of the year, Adamar is the head usher. Since his day job is in the finance industry, he’s also the treasurer of St. Matthew’s Group of Hope, the church’s homeless ministry.

Father Black says he’s an excellent example for other young Catholics.

“As he’s gotten more and more involved,” Father Black said. “He literally would reach out to younger men and women from the mass and say, hey, you have to be part of this, you have to be active in your church, and he’s become like a symbol for a lot of them. If he can do it, I can do it too.”

While Adamar’s church duties take up much of his time, he’ll be the first to tell you it’s time well spent.

“It re-energizes me, right? So this is sort of my break from the office and the job,” Adamar said. “This gives me the energy that I need on Monday morning to go back and sit through seven meetings and meet with all these clients, so I get to come here, I get to connect with friends, I get to connect with people I saw grow up in this community and it’s just a phenomenal time to be in the church.”

Kevin Adamar from St. Matthew Church makes up the Pulse of the Parish.