Letter From Bishop Peter + Message From Bob Morano

December 10, 2020

COVID-19 update 2/11/21: All are welcome to attend Mass indoors again. We will continue to broadcast the Mass online via Facebook. Stay up to date by visiting our homepage, our Facebook page or joining our email list.

Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Christ!

As we all well know this has been a difficult year for all of us due to Covid-19. Everyone has had to make great sacrifices and this has shown itself in many ways. We have prayed and continue to do so as we navigate through this very strange time.

But fear not! Jesus is with us and soon we will be celebrating His birth. Christmas is a time that we can remember the promise made to us so long ago. It is a time for giving. In the Christmas story God is portrait as giving a gift to the world. That gift would be his son, Jesus. As we recall the story of our Lord’s Nativity we are actually receiving the gift that was given to celebrate Jesus is to celebrate the newborn child who slept in a manger.  2000 years ago divinity gave itself for the sake of humanity.  We acknowledge this gift every time we tell the Christmas story.

In the darkness that surrounds us may we find the light of our Lord Jesus in this Christmas Season.

This comes with love and gratitude,

+Peter


A message from Bob Morano, Chair of our Financial Ministry Team…..

As the year 2020 closes we are looking forward to 2021.  At the end of October 2020 Saint Matthew’s had a loss of $38,843.  We survived this year by drawing down our savings. If Saint Matthew Church is to survive, we need to generate more giving.  To you and me this means tithing as much as possible.  So as part of our Christmas 2020 message this year we are asking each and every one of you to pledge as much as you can to Saint Matthew Church.  Our goal is to have a monthly tithing income equal to or greater than $15,000.  That would be an improvement of over 30% in 2020.  The goal is set high.  In this the Christmas season of giving we are asking you to give to Saint Matthew Church in 2021.


Here’s a simple, quick way to submit your pledge. However, if you want to make a pledge via credit card, you can use the pledge form and send it back US Mail.

Send an email to Saint Matthew Office Manager, Mirella Hickman at 64zrrzf@tznvy.pbz  with the following information:

  1. Email subject: Saint Matthew 2021 Pledge Commitment
  2. Body of email:
    • Your full name
    • Your mailing (physical) address
    • Your preferred email address
    • Your commitment pledge expressed as: “I pledge $xxx weekly or $xxx monthly.” (substitute xxx for your dollar amount)
    • Indicate if this is a “Family” pledge or an “Individual” pledge.
    • Supply an answer to this question: “I will make weekly/monthly donations
      • At church
      • By mail, or
      • Automatic online banking, or
      • Saint Matthew’s website “Giving” page

If sending by mail, here is the form to print out. We have included both .doc and .PDF files for your convenience.

Pledge Form for Printing:

PDF: Pledge Form 2021 (PDF)

Word Doc: Pledge Form 2021 (DOC)

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

2021 New Year Resolution DrawingYear Around Event (2021)

Sun07Mar(Mar 7)9:30 amSpring Clean Up of Heart & Soul of Saint Matthew(March 7) 9:30 am

Mon19Apr7:00 pmBible StudyMondays on Zoom hosted by Rev. Martha Rogers and Fr. Jon Connor7:00 pm

Wed21Apr5:15 pmPray the RosaryWednesdays on Zoom hosted by Deacon Tammy5:15 pm

Sun25AprAll DaySunday Masses In Person Indoors and Live Via Video9:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sun25Apr9:30 amFood DriveEvery Sunday at the 9:30 am and 12:30 pm Masses9:30 am

Sun25Apr7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingSundays on Zoom hosted by Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Fri07May6:00 pmFirst Friday Mass / Sacred Heart of Jesus NovenaEvery first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm PST6:00 pm

Tue11May6:30 pmParish Council Meeting2nd Tue. of each month6:30 pm

Sun20Jun10:30 amSpecial Donation Collection for Seniors / Food DriveFood Drive is every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.10:30 am

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14, Orange, CA 92868 714-647-1770 714-647-1773 (Spanish)
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