COVID-19 update 7/02/21: We are open for public services and liturgies. 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.
Election time!!! October 17, 2021 is the last day that parish members over 18 years old can self-nominate themselves to run for an open parish council seat. Full details on
Election time!!! October 17, 2021 is the last day that parish members over 18 years old can self-nominate themselves to run for an open parish council seat. Full details on flyer below. Thanks and hope you can be part of the council!
Attend Mass in Person (inside the church)
English and Spanish
Beginning Sunday February 14th, all are welcome to attend Mass indoors again. Please note that Mass will no longer be held
Attend Mass in Person (inside the church) English and Spanish
Beginning Sunday February 14th, all are welcome to attend Mass indoors again. Please note that Mass will no longer be held outdoors, only indoors and online. Join us at 9:30 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). We will be keeping with the recommended practices listed below for everyone’s safety and as per California COVID guidelines. We look forward to seeing you all again inside our beautiful church sanctuary!
Please stay home if you are sick, and join us at church when you are well again.
Please wear a mask that covers both your nose and mouth. We will also be checking temperatures.
Please continue to keep a distance of 6 feet from those not in your household.
We will continue to have our food drive every Sunday.
Watch on Facebook Live English and Spanish
Click on the link below at 9:30am PST (English) or 12:30pm PST (Spanish). Please note that you may need to refresh the page to see the live video.
Recordings will be available on Facebook after the scheduled Mass times on our Videos page.
We will try our best to also have the recording available on our website for this Sunday (later in the day), but as we are still a little new to Zoom, we appreciate your patience with us. We definitely plan to post our recordings on our website, but this may take a bit of time to accomplish. Please continue to check out the website periodically for updates. Thank you!
St. Matthew’s Social Justice and Outreach ministry will begin collecting food and toiletry donations weekly at the 9:30 am and 12:30 pm masses. Donations can be left at the church
St. Matthew’s Social Justice and Outreach ministry will begin collecting food and toiletry donations weekly at the 9:30 am and 12:30 pm masses. Donations can be left at the church door closest to the outdoor-mass tent. Donations needed include healthy canned and dried food, toiletries, sanitizing and cleaning supplies, diapers (adult and children) and baby wipes. This collection supports working-poor families of our community and is distributed by Western Service Workers Association of Santa Ana.
Fr. Art will take pictures of all donations and pass them on to appropriate members of the PC.
Fr. Art will work with volunteers from the 12:30 mass to assure donations are dropped off at WSWA in a timely manner.
In the event there’s a Sunday without volunteers for drop off, Fr. Art will place donations in the confessional until we can find time/volunteers for drop off.
A Little Information About WSWA
Western Service Workers Association (WSWA) is a free and voluntary, private, unincorporated membership association which operates on an all-volunteer basis and does not accept government funds. WSWA serves Orange County’s lowest paid workers; domestic workers, temporary and part-time workers, “workfare” workers, independent contractors, landscapers, and other low-paid service workers.
WSWA members join together to provide a means of survival through a benefit program including emergency food and clothing, non-emergency dental care, preventative medical care, job information and more. To help please call 714-835-9961.
Special Request from WSWA:Western Service Workers Association needs volunteers with cars to help pick up and distribute food donations to hungry people in need who don’t drive. Days/times they need help with include Fridays at around 10:30 am and Sunday mornings to pick up perishable food (no later than 10:30 or 11:00 am) and other volunteers to deliver food to hungry folks in the community Sundays 12-3 pm. Even if people can volunteer once in a while, not necessarily every Sunday, that is helpful. Distribution is done in a no-contact manner. If you can help, please contact WSWA at 714-835-9961.
In Person (Children's Classroom at Saint Matt's) + Online (Zoom)
Our plan is to open up the class in the children’s classroom at 11 AM on Sundays beginning September 19th. We will still be doing Facebook livestreaming during the class.
Our plan is to open up the class in the children’s classroom at 11 AM on Sundays beginning September 19th. We will still be doing Facebook livestreaming during the class. Go to the Facebook ‘Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church Facebook page ‘ But we are encouraging kids from 4-12 to come. We ask that parents permit their children to be in the livestreaming, as we will be integrating them into the lesson. The livestreaming portion lasts half an hour, and in the rest of the class time, we will have activities, prayers, treats. We encourage the Spanish community to come early, bring their kids to Son Shine Club, and then attend the adult education events that are going on simultaneously.
Environmental Stewardship Ministry is sponsoring a series of classes called, Sacred Land: Food & Farming. These classes will meet 8 times and 1 class will be a field trip to a local farm. For information about the Zoom meeting or anything about the class, please contact Mariah Doyle at the above email.
Some of us grew up in religious settings where there was little attention to scripture and now we hardly know where to start. Our usual Bible Studies here at Saint Matthew have explored one book at a time. This time, we are doing something different, that hopefully can impart deeper awareness and a fresh approach both for the ‘newby’ and the ‘regulars’ who participate. We will explore the central themes across our Scripture. Fr. Richard Rohr will guide us in discovering in these ancient texts their overarching ideas, evoking new, and vital meanings. He uncovers what the Bible says about morality, power, wisdom and the generosity of God in a manner that demands a life-changing response from believers. Rohr offers his readers a Christian vision of abundance, grace, and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgment and fear a vision that can revolutionize how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. Weekly handouts will be made available at the Facebook group, ‘Saint Matthew Bible Study.’
This is a six-week study. We recommend reading the book before we start. It is available in paperback and also on Kindle and audio if you prefer to listen rather than read.
AMC 30 at The Block and Saint Matt's Gathering Room
On Wednesday, November 3rd at 7 PM at the AMC Orange 30 Theatre a new film will be opened. We want to invite the whole
On Wednesday, November 3rd at 7 PM at the AMC Orange 30 Theatre a new film will be opened. We want to invite the whole community including any of your resident atheists or agnostics or those among your friends, who will appreciate the genius and educational accomplishments of C. S. Lewis: What he gave to the world in his imagined other worlds in Chronicles of Narnia vividly depicted spiritual conflicts and perspectives which can be appreciated by those of faith as well as those who remain skeptical. This is an event that is appropriate for youths from age 12 up, and we strongly encourage youth as well as others to attend.
The plan is to buy tickets as a group and offer rides from the church leaving about 6:15 PM, and then to return to the Gathering Room for snacks and discussion. Cost is $15 per ticket, but if there folks who want to come who cannot afford it, let us know and we will work it out.
Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church (Parish Hall)
1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14
Learn more about the Parish Council here.
All are welcome to attend the open session (first part) of any Parish Council meeting.
During the Covid-19 crisis, Parish Council meetings are being conducted via Zoom
All are welcome to attend the open session (first part) of any Parish Council meeting.
During the Covid-19 crisis, Parish Council meetings are being conducted via Zoom at with the details below. Please email Parish Council Moderator Bob Moranno at email@example.com to be given access to the meeting.