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

Sun23Sep7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingEvery Sunday at the home of Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Wed26Sep5:15 pmPray the RosaryEvery Wednesday in the church5:15 pm

Wed26Sep7:00 pmHealing ServiceEach 4th Wednesday of Summer to pray for healing of Bishop Peter7:00 pm

Wed26Sep7:00 pmFeaturedGreat Figures of the Bible: Good Samaritan and Prodigal SonSummer Series every Wednesday through September7:00 pm

Thu27Sep6:00 pmFeaturedFamily Movie Night and Potluck DinnerGreat food and discussion with friends6:00 pm

Sun30Sep9:15 amFeaturedAnnual Community ForumWhere we are and where we're going9:15 am

Wed03Oct5:15 pmPray the RosaryEvery Wednesday in the church5:15 pm

Fri05OctAll DaySun07Women’s Retreat in Lake ArrowheadSold out — Enjoy a special weekend with the ladies of Saint Matthew in Lake Arrowhead(All Day)

Fri05Oct6:00 pmSacred Heart of Jesus NovenaFirst Friday of each month6:00 pm

Sun07Oct4:30 pmPeace Project 2: The Hope of LovingA concert outing in Long Beach4:30 pm

Sun07Oct7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingEvery Sunday at the home of Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Sun14Oct9:00 amSun3:00 pmGarage SaleGreat deals and antojitos (small food) for sale9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sun28OctAll DaySunFeaturedMass of All Saints and All Souls(All Day: Sunday)

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)