Spiritual Growth

Deepen your faith and connect with other followers of Christ

COVID-19 update 2/11/21: All are welcome to attend Mass indoors again. We will continue to broadcast the Mass online via Facebook. Stay up to date by visiting our homepage, our Facebook page or joining our email list.

“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 Monday 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

2021 New Year Resolution DrawingYear Around Event (2021)

Sun25AprAll DaySaint Matthew Youth and Adult Education SurveyPlease respond to this important survey within the next two weeks. We are looking forward to your feedback!(All Day)

Wed05May5:15 pmPray the RosaryWednesdays on Zoom hosted by Deacon Tammy5:15 pm

Fri07May6:00 pmFirst Friday Mass / Sacred Heart of Jesus NovenaEvery first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm PST6:00 pm

Sun09MayAll DaySunday Masses In Person Indoors and Live Via Video9:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sun09May9:30 amFood DriveEvery Sunday at the 9:30 am and 12:30 pm Masses9:30 am

Sun09May10:30 amMother's Day Plant Sale10:30 am

Sun09May7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingSundays on Zoom hosted by Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Mon10May7:00 pmBible StudyMondays on Zoom hosted by Rev. Martha Rogers and Fr. Jon Connor7:00 pm

Tue11May6:30 pmParish Council Meeting2nd Tue. of each month6:30 pm

Sun20Jun10:30 amSpecial Donation Collection for Seniors / Food DriveFood Drive is every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.10:30 am

1111 W. Town and Country Rd, Unit 14, Orange, CA 92868 714-647-1770 714-647-1773 (Spanish)
Sunday Masses: 9:30 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
In Person + Online via Facebook Live
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