Giving

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“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (Paul, the Apostle, 2 Corinthians 9:6)

The Saint Matthew Stewardship team encourages the members of the community to grow as stewards of God’s resources, with a special concern for deepening our financial support, time commitments, and use of our God-given talents in the service of the community.

In today’s world, many of us are not comfortable talking about money or our time commitments, especially in the context of church.

Saint Matthew is “a new expression of the Catholic Faith in our time.” We want to share that new expression of Catholicism not only with the community today, but with future generations seeking an authentic Catholic faith experience. That takes time and money.

The only income our church has is what each of us provides from our own abundance. When we give to the church it is an opportunity to make a difference today, as well as for generations to come. It’s not about us; it’s about those we feel compelled to reach.

Offering our gifts to God is not a casual process. In fact, it is an act of worship; and so our commitment is a type of sacrificial sacrament. When we make a financial or time commitment to the church, it is a type of sacrifice—a giving of ourselves, in a sense.

Regular sacrificial giving is an important spiritual discipline. While our giving is a sacrificial act of worship it is also private, between you and God.

Ways to Give


Send a check or setup Bill Pay through your bank (preferred)

Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church
1111 W. Town and Country Road, #14 Orange, CA 92868

Most banks offer a simple way to pay bills automatically—and it ensures that 100% of your donation goes to the church!

If you have questions, get in touch with our office manager Mirella Morra Hickman at  or (951) 285-2655.


Send money from your bank through Zelle

We have a new way to donate to Saint Matt’s. We are excited to announce that the church now has a Zelle account! If you happen to have a bank account that supports sending money through Zelle, we welcome you to use Zelle when giving.

Zelle is free to use with a supported bank (click here to check if your bank offers the Zelle service).

Here is the address to use when sending your tithe/offering/donation: 64meems@gmail.com — you will see the name Saint Matthew Ecumenical Church.

Learn more about Zelle here: Zelle website


Online using a credit or debit card securely here:

Online Donation

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Purchase a 2024 “Your Lucky Time” New Year Resolution Raffle Ticket

2024 “Your Lucky Time” Ticket

$50

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Note: There is a small $2 processing fee for using this method to purchase your ticket. 

Join in our “Your Lucky Time” Raffle for the chance to win! We will be selling 100 tickets at $50.00 each. The first drawing will be on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Each winner’s ticket will be re-entered for subsequent months’ drawings.

All drawings will be held on the last Sunday of each month.

All winners will be announced after the 9:30 am mass.

Please remember that each winner’s ticket with be re-entered for subsequent months’ drawings. This means there will be multiple chances to win $100!

Important Note: ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD. Hurry and get your tickets NOW–do not wait! We will sell out FAST!

Event Coordinator: Jennie Guida

Please see the event page for other options for purchasing a ticket.


Check Out Our Calendar for Fundraising Events

Throughout the year our Community Life and Fundraiser Committee puts together exciting events that provide folks with opportunities to give back to the church while enjoying a fun event. Please see our calendar for the latest events.

With RaiseRight, we can raise money by using gift cards instead of cash or credit to pay for everyday purchases at 750+ retailers (groceries, gas, dining out, coffee, travel). Sign up by downloading the RaiseRight app to your phone or going to RaiseRight.com on your computer. The Saint Matthew Church enrollment code is: CF128AC997976.

With gift cards from RaiseRight, you automatically earn 2-20%. No extra money spent. No extra time wasted. No selling needed. It’s that easy.

There are physical plastic gift cards, reloadable plastic gift cards, and eGift cards (which can be used immediately). Safely link your bank account to pay. You will be charged $0.29 per order.

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Create a free fundraising account on the RaiseRight mobile app or at RaiseRight.com.
Saint Matthew’s enrollment code is: CF128AC997976
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Questions? Ask Kath Wenzel 714-317-5170.

People are often curious about a very simple question: How much should I give?

In consideration of all God has given to us and the sacrifice that Christ made on the Cross for us we want to give sacrificially so that it has meaning in our daily lives. Ultimately, the answer is between you and God, but we at Saint Matthew use the Biblical guideline of a 10% tithe as a standard to strive for.

Granted, 10% of our income seems like a high standard, but many of our people—not rich folks, but regular people like you and me—have come to a tithing relationship with God. They did it in the same way that all large goals are accomplished in life, in small steps.

Here is an example:

  1. By using the chart below, we identify our current percentage of giving.
  2. Let’s say we make $50,000 per year and we give $20 per week.
  3. We can see from the chart that is about 2% of our income.
  4. If we were to increase from $20 per week to $30 per week (the difference being about the cost of a couple lattes and scones) we could make a jump from 2% to 3%
  5. Well done good and faithful servant!

The point is that over time a tithing relationship with God can be done…or at least we can get ourselves moving in that direction.

So there you have it. To summarize, at Saint Matthew we believe that what each person gives (not only money, but time as well) is between the person and God.* We believe that sacrificial giving is important. And we believe the Biblical standard of a 10% tithe on income is the giving goal to strive. And we know regular folks can grow into that. It doesn’t mean you have to it. It’s just our approach.

*In full disclosure, please know that the church Finance administrator(s) may be aware just because they handle checks, etc.

You might enjoy listening to a couple of homilies offered by two of our laypeople to get a sense of our approach:

Sunday Services:
9:30 a.m. - English Mass
12:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass
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