Social Justice and Outreach

We're called to share our time, talents, and resources

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.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Interfaith Shelter Network

This is a moving shelter for the working homeless of Orange County. The residents of the shelter move about every two weeks to a hosting church, where they stay and receive meals and assistance in locating jobs. Other items needed are: soap, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bathroom tissue, shampoo, conditioner, combs, and brushes. Items can be placed underneath the offering table in the church.   For more information, see Meredythe Hutchinson.

Western Service Workers Association

Saint Matthew Ecumenical Church is collecting food items that will be donated to WSWA to help with real problems of the working poor including poverty, low wages and lack of job benefits. Donations can be placed underneath the offering table in the church. For more information please see Bea Tiritilli.

During the Covid-19 crisis, donations can be dropped on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 11am – 1pm (NEW TIME) at the church.

Greatest needs include peanut butter, jelly, rice, beans, tuna, mayonnaise, pasta and sauce, soups, canned fruits and vegetables, beverages, and hot and cold cereal.

For the food drive on August 2nd, we ask that our community donate school supplies, as this will be a “Back-to-School” drive to assist children in need of materials for the upcoming school year.

Please see our Calendar for the latest information.

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.

Pop Tabs

Pop tabs from canned drinks are collected and given to Children’s Hospital of Orange County who will turn them into cash and donate the amount to the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. After you save your tabs, also remember to save your can to bring in to church for our recycling program!

Xela Aid

Founded in 1992, Xela Aid, a non-profit, non-denominational, humanitarian organization, responds to requests for assistance from economically-disadvantaged communities of Guatemala in ways that restore health and well-being to the people and the environment, promote cultural understanding, and preserve dignity. For additional information, e-mail Leslie Baer Dinkel at kryn_nvq@rneguyvax.arg or find out more at Xela Aid’s web site.

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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