Religious Education & Faith Formation

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.

—Proverbs 3:5-6

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

If you are someone or do you know someone who: • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? • Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist? • Would like to learn more about the Catholic faith? Call the Parish Office at 752-6788

Marriage Encounter

For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” The Marriage Encounter experience helps you listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.


This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples. Retrouvaille is for any couple who would like to rediscover their marriage and improve communication. Our next program begins February 25, 2022.

Thirty-Minute Theology

Thirty Minute Theology is designed for those curious about the basic theological, moral, and spiritual teachings of the Catholic Church.

Religious Education Registration

Religious Education for grades Kindergarten through 12th will begin on September 29th. Registration forms are in the parish office and at the back of the church. If you have any questions please call John Bacon, Director of Religious Education, at 752-6788.

Education for Children

Parents are the first teachers of the faith and should begin teaching their children in the earliest years. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families. Faith Formation at St. Matthew’s Church begins in Kindergarten and continues through adulthood.

If you’re interested in signing up for Faith Formation Classes, please download the registration form and return it to the Church Office. If you would like to learn more about classes for children, please contact Kim Maes at the Church Office.

Elementary | Grades k-5

Faith Formation is held on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:15 PM.  To sign up, fill out the registration form below.

Youth | Grades 6-12

Faith Formation is offered for youth on Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 8:15 PM. To sign up, fill out the registration form below.

Registration Form

Confirmation: Confirmation will occur at the discretion of the Bishop. In order to be confirmed, students must be rigorously engaged for a minimum of two years in parish faith formation, as well as engaged in intentional acts of charity.

Registration Forms are at the back of the church and in the Parish Office
Registration is $50 per student, or $80 for a family.
Cash or checks—made to “St. Matthew’s”—are accepted at the Parish Office or by mail:

602 South Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901

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Education & Support for Adults

Adults are welcome and encouraged to help us in any of the following groups. Call the Parish Office if you’re interested in leading a discussion or sitting in a class.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Have you received all the sacraments? (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation are the sacraments of initiation.) If not, consider joining RCIA and become formed in the Catholic Faith. Call the Parish Office to learn more.

Women’s Formation

St. Matthew’s offers various small-group women’s studies. Contact the parish office if you have interest in connecting with one.

Other Resources

Parish Missions

Mission dates are announced in the bulletin.

Catholic/bible studies

Opportunities are announced in the bulletin.

Divorce care

To receive support or to start the annulment process, contact the parish office.