Get Involved

Plenty of ways to share your time and talents!

COVID-19 update: 11/17/20 - Due to the latest mandatory guidelines, we will not be congregating at the church; however, we will continue to livestream all Masses via Facebook Live. Other church events will continue online. Stay up to date by visiting our homepage, our Facebook page or joining our email list.

“It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life… use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.” (Galatians 5:13)

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the ministry teams at Saint Matthew. Consider one of these!

Building & Property Maintenance

Help keep our church spick and span!
But there’s more to it, because this team ensures the proper maintenance, repair and protection of all the property of Saint Matthew. We also provide both long and short-term plans for property maintenance, repair and improvement.

Meetings:
Suspended until further notice
(For inquiries, contact Bob Morano)

Communications, Public Relations, Membership

Media, website, social networks
Through a diversity of media, the PR team creates an awareness of Saint Matthew Church on local and national levels and to assure appropriate communication within our community. Thanks for finding our website—you are making us look good!

Meetings:
2nd Wednesday monthly @ 6:30 PM
(Meeting via Zoom online until further notice)

Education

For those that love to learn and teach
This Team is all about encouraging and nurturing the Christian education of all members of Saint Matthew, including adult education (Sunday morning classes and forums), Bible study; young adult education; confirmation classes and children’s religious classes. If the intellectual side of life is your thing, come and teach us!

Meetings:
1st Thursday monthly @ TBA
(Meeting via Zoom online until further notice)

Community Life, Fund Raising

Calling all social butterflies
If you like to create and enhance social life you’ve found your niche! This team provides venues for interaction, welcomes visitors on Sundays and plans ongoing group opportunities to raise funds for the benefit of the church. If you thing is fun, then this is your thing!

Meetings:
2nd Tuesday monthly @ 5:30 PM
(Gathering Room)

Finance/Stewardship

Helping to manage church money
Calling all number crunchers! This team creates the annual church budget and monitors income and expenditures. They also advise Parish Council on the purchase, encumbrance and disposal of real property. If you have a head for numbers and love wearing pocket protectors, we have just the spot for you!

The team also encourages members of the community to grow as stewards of God’s resources, with a special concern for deepening their financial support, time commitments, and use of God-given talents in the service of the community.

Meetings:
2nd Monday monthly @ 6:30 PM
(Meeting via Zoom online until further notice)

Liturgy, Environment, Music

Our quality assurance team
We at Saint Matthew highly value Mass that is celebrated in accordance with the highest quality standards and in accordance with the correct liturgical methods. This is, essentially, the QA Department for worship. These folks assure the liturgies and celebrations are done right and that the church and vestments are properly prepared for seasonal changes of the church (especially during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter). If you are a perfectionist and you like things done right, welcome to your world!

Meetings:
Suspended until further notice
(Live streaming handled by clergy)

Social Justice & Outreach

Serving people in need
This group creates and supports ministries that serve our brothers and sisters in need, including, but, not limited to, designated Outreach Ministries of the church and community social justice ministries. If you have a heart for those in need, this is your spot.

Meetings:
3rd Thursday monthly TBA
(Meeting via Zoom online until further notice)

Prayer and Meditation Group Meeting

Hosted by Dr. Eleanor Zatyko
Meetings:
Sundays weekly @ 7:00 pm
(See website calendar for Zoom details)

Environmental Stewardship Ministry

Creating awareness for our earthly home

This group’s purpose is to create awareness in our congregation about caring for our earthly home.  This ministry will be providing information on energy efficiency, decreasing consumption and waste within our church campus and what we can do in our own homes.  We will give practical information on the three R’s:  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  We will also look at the spiritual aspect of environmental stewardship as a call from our Creator to care for the Earth.

Meetings:
2nd Thursday monthly 6:00 pm
(Meeting via Zoom online until further notice)

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sun29NovAll DaySunday Masses Live Via Video9:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sun29Nov5:00 pmGetting to Know Xela Aid5:00 pm

Sun29Nov7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingSundays on Zoom hosted by Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Mon30Nov7:00 pmBible StudyMondays on Zoom hosted by Mo. Martha7:00 pm

Wed02Dec5:15 pmPray the RosaryWednesdays on Zoom hosted by Deacon Tammy5:15 pm

Fri04Dec6:00 pmFirst Friday Mass / Sacred Heart of Jesus NovenaEvery first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm PDT6:00 pm

Sun06Dec9:30 amFood Drive1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 9:30am until 1 p.m.9:30 am

Tue08Dec6:30 pmParish Council Meeting2nd Tue. of each month6:30 pm

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14, Orange, CA 92868 714-647-1770 714-647-1773 (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: Online via Facebook Live
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