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  • Saint Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church1111 W. Town and Country Road, Unit 14

    Orange, CA 92868Email:

    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 bishoppeterelderhickman@gmail.comMother Jetty van den Berghe, Associate Pastor (714) 343-8274 eccpriestjetty@gmail.comMother Diane Smith (707) 567-2742 edianesmith@gmail.comMother Martha Rogers (714) 606-4365

    Hispanic Ministry:Fr. Arturo Querijero, Associate Pastor (714) 647-1773 artdfquerijero@yahoo.comFr. Ben Madriaga (714) 392-4699 madriagam@aol.comKelly Querijero (714) 808-8983

    Parish Deacons:Deacon Michael Hoopes (909) 225-8010 mthoopes@gmail.comDeacon Nancy Sladack (714) 602-2297 nsladack@aol.comDeacon Steve Smith (714) 403-0218

    Parish Staff Contacts:Mirella Morra-Hickman, Music Director (951) 285-2655 mirellahickman@sbcglobal.netKathryn Tuma, Business Office Manager (714) 401-7184 kathryntuma@sbcglobal.netAngelica Tronco, Webmaster (714) 801-4572

    Religious Education Schedule:Contact: Mother Jetty van den Berghe (714) 343-8274 10:30 a.m. Mass Year-Round Children ages 4-12 - Dismissed during the Liturgy

    Simbayan Ecumenical Fellowship:Fr. George Florendo (213) 595-5379 georgemf2001@yahoo.comFr. Julian Gomilla (714) 401-1529 gomilla.segundo@gmail.comFr. Ronald Ruanto (949) 562-9751 nadz89pr@ymail.comFr. Toting Tronco (714) 801-5230

    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

    Jeanne Blum+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    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.,d.amc&psig=AFQjCNGYikcIBr-rnB8lE0N2d_K1F3OUyQ&ust=1480634161348594,d.cWc&psig=AFQjCNFZmekRDx25OrMZilgmAiuvU9hi6g&ust=1432085492892416

  • Stewardship Pledge Forms are still available. Please ask Kathryn for

    the form.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    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,, 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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++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


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