Religious Education Program

For youth ages 4-12

We are open for public services and liturgies, and 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.

We at Saint Matthew are committed to our future generations and endeavor to provide a loving, accepting, and stimulating learning environment for every child under our care. Each child and family is important to us! We invite your questions and your participation.

Rev. Jetty Van Den Berghe – Director of Religious Children’s Education. 

(714) 343-8274

“And Jesus matured, growing up in both body and spirit, blessed by both God and people.” (Luke 2:52)
Son Shine Club

We want to continue children’s education classes on the internet by Facebook Live Streaming. Our plan is that half-hour sessions would be available weekly on Facebook or on the Saint Matthew website. Please respond ASAP so we can contact you. You may use the form on the right (or at the bottom of the page if you are on mobile) to submit your child(ren)’s information, or contact

Rev. Jetty using the contact information listed above.

Español: Programa de Educación Religiosa para Niños

Current Class Schedule

There will be a virtual children’s class streaming live to Saint Matthew’s Facebook page every Sunday except the third Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

We also created the “Son Shine Club” Facebook group where we upload the lessons and the craft sheets for parents or grandparents and their children to download and work on them. This class welcomes all kids, including kids beyond our church community.


Rev. Jetty and Rev. Martha.  are committed to this service and include young adults, mid-career adults, credentialed teachers, parents and grandparents.


Based on an excellent published series designed for children from ages 4-7 and 8-12, its content follows the traditional catholic liturgical year. We will use age- appropriate DVD films of scripture stories, along with age-appropriate learning activities or crafts, music, and snacks.


Sunday Services:
9:30 a.m. - English Mass
12:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass
In Person (All Services) + Online via Facebook Live (English Mass only)