Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church1111 W. Town and Country Road, Unit 14
Orange, CA 92868Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.saint-matthew.org
Celebrating Christ's love in all people for 30 years!Mission Statement: We are a loving andinclusive faith community, following Jesus, honoring the dignity and equality of each person through the work of the Holy Spirit in our authentic Catholic tradition.
Mass Schedule:Sundays: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Adult Study: Selected Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Pray the Rosary: Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.
Bible Study: To be announced
Anointing of the Sick: Upon request
Pastoral Staff Contacts:Bishop Peter Hickman, Pastor (714) 401-7650 email@example.comMother Jetty van den Berghe, Associate Pastor (714) 343-8274 firstname.lastname@example.orgMother Diane Smith (707) 567-2742 email@example.comMother Martha Rogers (714) 606-4365 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hispanic Ministry:Fr. Arturo Querijero, Associate Pastor (714) 647-1773 email@example.comFr. Ben Madriaga (714) 392-4699 firstname.lastname@example.orgKelly Querijero (714) 808-8983 email@example.com
Parish Deacons:Deacon Michael Hoopes (909) 225-8010 firstname.lastname@example.orgDeacon Nancy Sladack (714) 602-2297 email@example.comDeacon Steve Smith (714) 403-0218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Staff Contacts:Mirella Morra-Hickman, Music Director (951) 285-2655 email@example.comKathryn Tuma, Business Office Manager (714) 401-7184 firstname.lastname@example.orgAngelica Tronco, Webmaster (714) 801-4572 email@example.com
Religious Education Schedule:Contact: Mother Jetty van den Berghe (714) 343-8274 firstname.lastname@example.org 10:30 a.m. Mass Year-Round Children ages 4-12 - Dismissed during the Liturgy
Simbayan Ecumenical Fellowship:Fr. George Florendo (213) 595-5379 email@example.comFr. Julian Gomilla (714) 401-1529 firstname.lastname@example.orgFr. Ronald Ruanto (949) 562-9751 email@example.comFr. Toting Tronco (714) 801-5230 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Matthew Church is a founding member community of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC), the national ecclesial body representing independent Catholic faith communities.
Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic ChurchWelcome! We are glad you are here to worship with us.
December 11, 2016 Third Sunday of Advent TODAYS Liturgical Ministers:
8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Presider/Homilist Bp. Peter Hickman Bp. Peter HickmanDeacons Michael Hoopes
Steve SmithServers Meredythe Hutchinson Lydia Tronco
Angelica TroncoGabirel Hudierez
Ushers Mary Stacey Michael HodgesVeronica Taufa
Proclaimers Victoria Greene Michael HodgesLou Clancy Tammy Fuqua
Eucharistic Meghan Domer Karen BradleyMinisters Ned Bradley
Doris HandNEXT SUNDAYS Liturgical Ministers:
8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Presider/Homilist Bp. Peter Hickman Bp. Peter HickmanDeacons Michael Hoopes Michael Hoopes
Steve SmithServers Mike Mitchell Liz Wessel
Devonte AdamsTony Questel
Ushers Winkie Sonnefield Jason AdamsWoody Wessel
Proclaimers Wendy Rollins Tony RussoLydia Russo
Eucharistic Lou Clancy Irene BronsonMinisters Joe Karam
Todays ReadingsIsaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Gospel SummaryJohn the Baptist had disciples of his own and while in prison he sent some of them to Jesus. At Johns request,
the disciples asked Jesus if he was the Messiah or were they to wait for another. Jesus did not answer them directly, but pointed to the miracles he had performed in the name of Gods love. If John himself did not wonder, it was likely that his followers did. Jesus did not fit the image of Messiah, and so it was possible that
people began to doubt their original perception. (RCLB)+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
If you would like to participate in one of the ministries (altar server, proclaimer, Eucharistic Minister, or usher) during our Sunday liturgy, please let Kathryn know.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
A prayer intention jar is available so you have the option of placing prayer intentions in the receptacle. Each week these prayer intentions will be presented to the presider and placed on the altar.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
We here at Saint Matthew Church have recognized that the altar here in this place is not ours but the Lords Table. As such, we realize that Jesus is the host of the Eucharistic meal. It is Jesus who invites all to come to His table, a table that has a place for everyone. It matters not what church or denomination you belong to for there is a place for you at this table of Jesus. All that is necessary is
that your heart responds to the invitation of Jesus to receive His life from Him in this Eucharistic meal. As a Catholic community, we understand that in the gifts of bread and wine of the Eucharist we actually receive the risen life of Christ Himself. That is why we refer to these gifts as the body and blood of Christ. In this Holy Communion we receive the body and blood, soul and divinity of Christ. Remember that Holy Communion is not a reward for any moral achievement or accomplishment of our own. Holy Communion is Gods gift in Christ freely given in order that our lives may be transformed by the life of Christ that we now receive in this Eucharistic meal. Therefore, you are most welcome to receive this Blessed Sacrament with us at this liturgy.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
As we enter the church, we remember that we are entering a house of prayer and worship, a place of solace and grace.
This is sacred space so enter reverently, pray quietly, sing joyfully, listen attentively, give cheerfully, and come back gladly. We look forward to getting to know you so we invite you to join us in the Parish Hall immediately following Mass for conversation.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Come and celebratethe joy of Christmas with us!
Saturday, December 244:00 p.m. Christmas Vigil
Sunday, December 25Regular Sunday liturgies: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Stewardship Pledge Forms are still available. Please ask Kathryn for
Copier paper (white): 8-1/2 x 11 and 8-1/2 x 14
Toilet Paper and Tri-Fold Paper Towels (from Costco or Smart and Final)
To receive emails from Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church, please send an email to the churchs email, email@example.com, to get on the distribution list. Please let Kathryn know of any snail mail address changes.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Our parish hall is now available for rent for your special occasions. If interested, please
contact our Hall Coordinator, Daniel Ayala, for information and/or any questions: (714) 624-
2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Happy December birthday wishes to:
Leslie Emery Fr. Frank MunozMatthew Hickman Tony RussoJustin Gomilla Mo. Diane SmithCindy McCardwell Angelica TroncoJonathan Morfin Lydia Tronco
Happy December anniversary wishes to:Fr. George and Emmie Florendo
Fr. Chinnappa Madanu and Anitha Doma
(When is your birthday/anniversary? Please let Kathryn know.)+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
December 15-22 Prayer/Meditation @ 7 p.m. (Hall)December 24 Decorate Church for Christmas @ 9 a.m.
December 24 Christmas Vigil @ 4 p.m.December 25 Regular Sunday Mass Schedule
January 1 Building Fund SundayJanuary 4-11-18-25 Bible Study @ 7 p.m. (Hall)
January 5 Bereavement Group @ 7 p.m. (Bp. Peters Office)January 5-12-19-26 Prayer/Meditation @ 7 p.m. (Hall)
January 6 Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena @ 6 p.m. (Church)January 6-13-20-27 Inquiry Class @ 7 p.m. (Classroom)
January 8 Stewardship Meeting @ 9:30 a.m. (Classroom)January 14 Parish Council Retreat @ 9 a.m. (St. Junias House)
February 1-8-15-22 Bible Study @ 7 p.m. (Hall)February 2 Bereavement Group @ 7 p.m. (Bp. Peters Office)
February 2-9-16-23 Prayer/Meditation @ 7 p.m. (Hall) February 3 Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena @ 6 p.m. (Church)
February 3-10-17-24 Inquiry Class @ 7 p.m. (Classroom)February 5 Building Fund Sunday
February 11 Annual Auction
March 1 Ash Wednesday March 2 Bereavemen