Spiritual Growth

Deepen your faith and connect with other followers of Christ

PLEASE NOTE!

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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“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity…” (Hebrews 6:1)

Various Opportunities

Saint Matthew Church offers many different channels for nurturing our spirituality. Most of them are noted on our calendar but we thought we’d give you an overview:

  • Weekly Rosary Devotion
  • Weekly Prayer and Meditation
  • Weekly Wednesday Bible Study
  • Novenas
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), by appointment
  • Retreats
  • Women’s Ministry / Men’s Ministry
See full calendar

Adult Education

During the time between Masses on Sundays we offer adult education presentations or discussions on a wide variety of topics that lead to spiritual growth. Some typical examples:

  • World religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam)
  • Catholic Theology and Beliefs
  • History as it pertains to faith
  • Visits by clergy from other worship expressions (ie., Islam and Judaism)
  • Visiting author lectures including Julie Bryne, author of The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion and Michael Dennin author of Wars Tech, and Ancient Aliens
Saint Cyprian School of Theology

Additionally, Saint Matthew Church is host to the Saint Cyprian School of Theology with a focus on developing the diaconate ministries for the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. If you feel God is calling you to the ministry of the diaconate, please contact the church office. You can read more here: The Diaconal Ministry within the Church (PDF)

Upcoming Events

Wed01Apr5:15 pmPray the RosaryEvery Wednesday in the church (unless otherwise noted)5:15 pm

Wed01Apr7:00 pmBible StudyJoin us in the Classroom7:00 pm

Fri03Apr6:00 pmSacred Heart of Jesus NovenaFirst Friday of each month6:00 pm

Sun05AprAll DayHoly WeekPlease join us! See full description for specific dates and times.(All Day: Sunday)

Sun05AprAll DaySunday Masses8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English, 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sun05Apr7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingEvery Sunday at the home of Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Sun12AprAll DayEaster Sunday(All Day: Sunday)

Tue14Apr6:30 pmParish Council Meeting2nd Tue. of each month6:30 pm

Sun19AprAll DayLast Day of Have a Heart Campaign for Lent(All Day: Sunday)

Sun19AprAll DaySunday Masses8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in English, 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sat09May9:00 amMen's Group Monthly GatheringCoffee, donuts, and fellowship9:00 am

Sun31May9:30 amUnity Sunday9:30 am

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14, Orange, CA 92868 714-647-1770 714-647-1773 (Spanish)
Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
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