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


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.

Welcome John Bacon

I am so honored and excited to serve Saint Matthews as the Director for religious education in the parish and the teacher of religion in the middle school! With the help of God in your prayers, I will oversee the catechetical formation of our parish youth.

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: We will be confirming junior & seniors students in high school in Spring of 2021. Youth Must be active in youth ministry program at least one year prior to their Confirmation year per Diocese requirements. This year’s sophomores should sign up Now for Confirmation/IMPACT Course.

Registration is $50 per student, or $90 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

Classes meet in the St. Matthew’s School Cafeteria.

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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.