Letters & Bulletins

Announcements, updates, and weekly church bulletins

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peter – December 7, 2018

Greetings to all the brothers, sisters, and friends of Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church! It has been my privilege and pleasure to have served as your pastor from the beginning of the founding of our parish community in November of 1985. In the first few years I did this as a volunteer minister for the parish community, but the pastor of Saint Matthew Church became a paid position in the summer of 1996. I have served in this position to the present day. Early on I realized that the pastoral needs of Saint Matthew Church…

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A New Identity

We’re pleased to announce that Saint Matthew Church has a new identity—in the form of a new logo and website. When thinking about our church, it feels a bit odd to bring up design and marketing, almost profane… aren’t we showing the world our devotion through words and actions? Isn’t our message enough? Maybe it should be, but we live in a modern world and word of mouth is only a single way to reach it. The PR & Communications ministry recently embarked on a rebranding project to integrate the core values and history of…

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A Letter from the Parish Council

Good Morning Friends of Saint Matthew Church! It is another marvelous Sunday in Southern California and we enjoyed celebrating the mass with all of you. Everyone probably noticed the elegant new chairs! We know you will agree that they really brighten up our spiritual home. Bishop Peter continues to recover from his stroke and is getting better day by day. We understand that his recovery will be slow but with continued prayers we know that he will return to preside for us again. Many people have asked about financial donations to help with medical bills….

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A Homily by Bishop Peter While Recovering

As we gather here today, remember what was spoken to our ancestors of old. We remember the same words He addressed to us and spoke to us. They were not merely for people long ago or people in recent times but these are the words of God. To people of all time and in all places these are the words spoken to the prophets by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. You’re not merely of this world that you belong to but to that world which is yet to come, a new world filled with…

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A Letter of Inquiry Concerning the Ecumenical Catholic Communion

Bishop Hickman: My name is Claire, and I am a sophomore in high school. I recently stumbled upon your website and was immediately intrigued. I first sent this email to your associate pastor, but he never replied. I have never heard of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, so, as you probably understand, I have a few questions. Please note that I do not intend for any of these questions to imply disrespect. I am on a sincere search for the truth, and your answers will provide a great deal of information for me. Thank you in…

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Latest Weekly Bulletins

Upcoming Events

Sun16Dec12:00 pmBereavement Ministry MeetingEvery third Sunday in the classroom12:00 pm

Sun16Dec7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingEvery Sunday at the home of Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Wed19Dec5:15 pmPray the RosaryEvery Wednesday in the church (unless not listed in the Calendar)5:15 pm

Sun23Dec3:00 pmHelp Decorate the ChurchSun 12/23 for Christmas, Sat 1/12 help take down3:00 pm

Mon24DecAll DayChristmas LiturgiesCelebrating Masses at 4:00pm and 11:00pm(All Day: Monday)

Fri04Jan6:00 pmSacred Heart of Jesus NovenaFirst Friday of each month6:00 pm

Sun20JanAll DayObservance of Martin Luther King, Jr.During all Masses(All Day: Sunday)

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