Letter from Bishop Peter: Welcome Home!

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 update: 9/13/20 - Church now open for in-person Mass attendance within county guidelines. Other in-person church events continue online. Stay up to date by visiting our homepage, our Facebook page or joining our email list.

June 16, 2020

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus!

To all the brothers, sisters, and friends of Saint Matthew Church,


It has been much too long since we last gathered as a church. I wish to thank all of
the volunteers and ministers who enabled us to continue to celebrate the liturgy via
live streaming on Facebook, through Zoom and on our website.

Now we are ready to fulfill what Saint Paul the apostle wrote, “Forsake not the
gathering of yourselves together.” So are we called to gather again.

For the past few months, for the first time in the history of the church, we have
been denied the opportunity to gather for public worship. Now, some of us are
ready to gather. We are taking every precaution in our reopening to assure your
safety. Please read the guidelines found on our website and follow accordingly. We
can celebrate this liturgy that comes from Christ together as a community of faith!
May the celebration inspire you, lift you up and heal you!

This comes with love,

+Peter Elder Hickman

Upcoming Events

Sun27SepAll DayWe're Open for Sunday WorshipEnglish 9:30 am | Spanish 12:30 pm | Telugu 3:00 pm(All Day: Sunday)

Sun27SepAll DaySunday Masses Live Via Video9:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sun27Sep10:30 amDrive in to Receive Holy CommunionIn the parking lot outside the Gathering Room doors until 11:30am10:30 am

Sun27Sep7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingSundays on Zoom hosted by Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Wed30Sep5:15 pmPray the RosaryWednesdays on Zoom hosted by Deacon Tammy5:15 pm

Fri02Oct6:00 pmFirst Friday Mass / Sacred Heart of Jesus NovenaEvery first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm PDT6:00 pm

Sun04OctAll DayBlessing of the AnimalsCelebrating the Feast of St. Francis(All Day: Sunday)

Sun04Oct11:00 amFood DriveEvery 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month until 1 p.m.11:00 am

Mon12OctAll DayThe Holy Synod 2020Access the linked PDF for full schedule.(All Day)

Mon12Oct7:00 pmBible StudyMondays on Zoom hosted by Mo. Martha7:00 pm

Tue13Oct6:30 pmParish Council Meeting2nd Tue. of each month6:30 pm

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14, Orange, CA 92868 714-647-1770 714-647-1773 (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: In person and online