June 2019

Sun16Jun9:30 amFr. Gianni "Meet and Greet"9:30 am


(Sunday) 9:30 am


Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church (Parish Hall)

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14

Event Details

Join us between the Masses to get to know Fr. Gianni!

As many of you know, with the blessing of Bishop Peter, the Parish Council is beginning the process of a succession plan. Therefore, we will be undertaking the task of looking for a successor pastor to work alongside and learn from Bishop Peter as they prepare to become Pastor of Saint Matthew Church.

This does not mean Bishop Peter is leaving us; it means that he knows he cannot work forever and has wisely chosen to begin the process now to find the right fit to replace him when the time comes.

The Holy Spirit has quickly sent us a candidate in Fr. Gianni (pronounced “Johnny”) Passarella. Fr. Gianni comes to us from Italy, where he was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. Along with being a very learned priest, Fr. Gianni is very well traveled, is a published author, holds two Master Degrees, and has a Doctorate in Spirituality. The best part is he is looking to make California his new home.  

While he is visiting from Italy, there are a few events where you can get to know him:

Sunday 6/16: We will be having a “Meet and Greet” between the Masses this Sunday, and Fr. Gianni will be giving the homily at both Masses.

Thursday 6/20: There is a movie night planned at the home of Mother Martha and Mother Jetty. 

We hope that one of the above events will give many Community members an opportunity to spend time with and get know Fr. Gianni.

If you have questions, please reach out to any Parish Council Member.

Not often can we say this, but for more on Fr. Gianni, you can Google him!

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14, Orange, CA 92868 714-647-1770 714-647-1773 (Spanish)
Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)