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

Room Requests

As you are planning your bible classes and other ministries, remember to reserve your rooms. Stop by the office to complete a request form for room space.

Vacation Bible School

June 24th - June 28th. PreK (potty trained) through 5th Grade. Free--thanks to Daughters of Isabella! Pre-registration required by June 17th.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

At the invitation of Bishop Vetter, Sr. Mary Michael Fox, OP will visit the diocese to offer introductions to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She will offer talks in Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula March 4-6th, 2024.

Legendary Lodge

Legendary Lodge camps seek to engage, equip, and serve the young disciples of Montana and beyond. Located on Salmon Lake near the southern end of the gorgeous Seeley Swan Valley, campers embark on a 5 day summer camp experience filled with prayer, fellowship, and outdoor adventure where they will make memories that will last a lifetime. For students entering 5th thru 12th grade in the 2024/2025 school year. Current 4th graders are eligible!

Education for Children

Elementary | Grades k-5

Elementary Faith Formation is held on Wednesdays evenings from 4 - 5:15 PM.  To sign up, call the parish office at 752-6788.

Youth | Grades 6-12

Faith Formation is offered for youth on Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 7:30 PM. To sign up, call the parish office at 752-6788.

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.

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

Have you received all the sacraments? (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation are the sacraments of initiation.) If not, consider joining OCIA 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.