Faith Activities

Altar Servers

All Catholic students in 4th to 8th grades are welcome to be altar servers for our school and parish masses. Through this unique ministry, young people can share their faith with the St. Matthew community by their actions and words. Students who choose to serve the parish in this capacity must attend a special training session.

Catholic Schools Week

This annual national celebration, held in late January, honors our Catholic faith and of the privilege we have in attending St. Matthew’s school. We share our pride in our high-quality, values-driven Catholic education which we feel stands out among the school choices available to our students and families.

First Reconciliation and First Communion

Catholic 2nd graders spend the year preparing to receive the sacraments of first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion in the spring. This memorable year offers both students and parents’ wonderful opportunities to grow in faith together and to deepen their relationship with God and with one another.

May Crowning Mass

At this special Mass in May, our school gathers to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a special day for our 8th grader and their families as the oldest students at our school have the privilege to host the liturgy and ceremonially crown Mary's statue to signify her as Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God.

8th Grade Caritas Creek Experience

For five days our eighth graders are engaged in an inquiry-based program to explore the natural world where they build community with others while developing self-reflection and communication skills. One of the unique aspects of the program is the faith community-building experience, where focus is placed on recognizing the individual's unique gifts and strengths.

St. Matthew Catholic School
910 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA  94402
(650) 343-1373

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