Letters & Bulletins

Announcements, updates, and weekly church bulletins

The Feast of Saint Nicholas Tavalec and His Martyred Companions

Greetings in the name of the Lord, Jesus to all the sisters, brothers, and friends of Saint Matthew Church. It is with deep gratitude that I extend my thanks to all those who were able to attend the community meeting last Sunday, 3 November 2019.  Your presence at this meeting was a great sign of your love and support for our church. As was mentioned then, this meeting was the first in a series of subsequent meetings that will soon follow. The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 1st, following the 10:30 mass. Lunch…

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Pastoral Invite: Community Meeting on Sunday November 3rd

Since we will be serving food at the community meeting, we request that you RSVP by Wednesday, October 30. Please fill out the form below only if you plan to attend. Thank you! Updated 10/25/2019 — Greetings and best wishes to all the sisters, brothers, and friends of Saint Matthew Church: 9Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good;  10 love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor.                      11 Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.             13 Contribute to the needs…

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Congregational Meeting to Discuss Relationship of Saint Matthew Church with the ECC and the ECC Diocese of California

Greetings to all the Sisters, Brothers and Friends of Saint Matthew Church! Congregational meeting this Sunday, September 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is invited to attend! We will also be joined by Bishop Armando Leyva. We will be discussing the relationship of Saint Matthew Church with the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) and the ECC Diocese of California. Your feedback and thoughts are important to us. So please come! Every time we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, we do so as an intentional Catholic community of faith. Whenever we do this, we…

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peter – August 27, 2019 – The Feast of Saint Monica

Greetings to my dear brothers and sisters of Saint Matthew Church: As you know, in April of 2018 I had a stroke. This stroke caused me to be absent from Saint Matthew Church for nine months. When I returned, I discovered that the Parish Council, as well as the priests and deacons of Saint Matthew Church, had stepped up to continue the sacramental ministry of our church during my recovery. The first plan was that I would return and assume my pastoral duties as before with the assistance of the other priests. Another plan under consideration…

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Peter – December 7, 2018

[The following letter was originally published to announce the appointment of a Vicar General position at Saint Matthew Church. While that position no longer exists, the letter may prove valuable reading for background and history of some of the ministers, both lay and ordained, at Saint Matthew Church.] 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…

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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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Sun17Nov12:00 pmBereavement Ministry MeetingEvery third Sunday in the classroom12:00 pm

Sun17Nov7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingEvery Sunday at the home of Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Wed20Nov5:15 pmPray the RosaryEvery Wednesday in the church (unless not listed in the Calendar)5:15 pm

Sun24NovAll DaySunday Masses8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English, 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Fri06Dec6:00 pmSacred Heart of Jesus NovenaFirst Friday of each month6:00 pm

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