Spiritual Growth

Deepen your faith and connect with other followers of Christ

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.

“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

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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