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

No Religious Education December 7th

In honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we are having no religious education (RE) courses. Instead, attend one of two masses offered for this holy day of obligation: December 7th and 8th at 6:00 PM.

Room Requests

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

Women In the New Evangelization

Journey with us to celebrate an Epiphany evening with hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, fun, and much more. Wednesday, January, 4th. 6:15 PM - Social, 7:00 PM - Program.

Study Group for Adults

Join us--anytime--for a monthly study group. Mornings at 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM in the Doran Center. BYOC (Bring your own coffee). Meeting dates are November 19th, December 10th, January 14th, February 11th, and more to come.

Religious Education

Wednesdays from 6-7pm, Grades K-12

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you, or someone else you know, interested in preparing for and learning more about the Sacraments of the Church? The OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a weekly program that meets each Tuesday evening at 7PM in the Rectory Basement meeting room for classes about the Catholic Christian faith in preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) as well as the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The cycle this year will begin on Tuesday, September 13th, and will be completed at the Feast of Pentecost in 2023. If you have any questions or wish for more information, please contact Deacon Charlie Harball through the parish office, at 406-752-6788.

Education for Children

Elementary | Grades k-5

Elementary Faith Formation is held on Wednesdays evenings from 6 - 7:00 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 - 7:00 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.