Spiritual Growth

Deepen your faith and connect with other followers of Christ

“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

Wed14Nov5:15 pmPray the RosaryEvery Wednesday in the church (unless not listed in the Calendar)5:15 pm

Wed14Nov7:00 pmFeaturedBible StudyJoin us in the Parish Hall7:00 pm

Thu15Nov6:30 pmMen's Group Small Group LaunchJoin us in the Gathering Room to help plan these gatherings6:30 pm

Sat17Nov8:30 amAdvent Retreat8:30 am PST

Sun18Nov12:00 pmBereavement Ministry MeetingEvery third Sunday in the classroom12:00 pm

Sun18Nov7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingEvery Sunday at the home of Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Wed21Nov7:00 pmEcumenical Thanksgiving CelebrationAll are welcome!7:00 pm PST

Fri07Dec6:00 pmSacred Heart of Jesus NovenaFirst Friday of each month6:00 pm

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