All in-person church events are cancelled until further notice. See the latest information about recorded masses, sacraments, and pastoral care in this letter from Bishop Peter.
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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.
Mother Jetty Van Den Berghe, Associate Pastor- Director of Religious Children’s Education.
moc.liamg@yttejtseirpcce (714) 343-8274
The new school year begins on the Sunday after Labor Day weekend. A calendar for the year will be sent to all families whose children are enrolled. Each class runs during the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass, before the Liturgy of the Word until the Sign of Peace [about 45 minutes]. Then the children return to participate in the Mass with their families.
Our teachers are trained volunteers, working as a cohesive team, under Mo. Jetty+. They 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.