Spiritual Growth

Deepen your faith and connect with other followers of Christ

COVID-19 update 7/02/21: We are open for public services and liturgies. 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

Sun01AugAll DaySunday Masses In Person Indoors and Live Via Video9:30 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish(All Day: Sunday)

Sun01Aug9:30 amFood DriveEvery Sunday at the 9:30 am and 12:30 pm Masses9:30 am

Sun01Aug7:00 pmPrayer and Meditation Group MeetingSundays on Zoom hosted by Dr. Eleanor Zatyko7:00 pm

Wed04Aug5:15 pmPray the RosaryWednesdays on Zoom hosted by Deacon Tammy5:15 pm

Fri06Aug6:00 pmFirst Friday Mass / Sacred Heart of Jesus NovenaEvery first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm PST6:00 pm

Tue10Aug6:30 pmParish Council Meeting2nd Tue. of each month6:30 pm

Sun29AugAll DayUnity Mass and "Welcome Back to Saint Matthew"(All Day: Sunday)

Sun29Aug9:30 amDinner with Clergy Drawing9:30 am

Sat23OctAll DaySaint Matt's After Dark Multi-Cultural Talent Show and Silent Auction(All Day: Saturday)

Sun31OctAll DayUnity Mass and "Trunk or Treat"(All Day: Sunday)

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)
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