Adult Education

Pre-Jordan Preparation

This is preparation for parents whose children are about to be baptized.  Classes are held on the first Monday in February, April, June, August, October, and December.  Registration is required.  Contact Deacon Bob at the Rectory at 215-333-0585 or email him at

Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) may be what you are looking for if you are: not baptized and would like to learn more about the Catholic Church;. baptized in another Christian faith and would like to learn more about the Catholic Church; a baptized Catholic who has not yet received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation and are now contemplating doing so.
The RCIA offers inquirers an opportunity to learn about the Catholic faith in an informal, discussion based format. The RCIA is a time of inquiry so that those who come can determine whether or not they would like to make the Catholic Church their spiritual home and the Catholic faith their own. You do not have to be certain of what you want to do to take part. We will begin meeting on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 PM in the Rectory Conference Room. If you are interested, or if you have questions, call Deacon Bob at the Rectory at 215-333-0585 or email him at

Adult Faith Formation (Seasonal)

St. Matt’s offers a learning opportunity for adults every Advent and Lent.  In these seasons, we meet on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM at the Rectory Meeting Room (RMR).  Fr. Kevin McCabe presents.  We aim for a presentation and discussion which is stimulating but not overwhelming.  AFF is a good opportunity to get acquainted with new people and with the treasury of the Church’s teaching.  As one participant said, “I go to church but I’ve never come to anything else before.  I wanted to try something out, so here I am.”

Companions in Ministry

We are a group of women of Saint Matthew parish who meet each Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm in the Convent at 3040 Cottman Ave (the entrance to the convent is on Hawthorne St.). We share warm loving companionship, we gather and read the Scripture for Sunday, then faith share how the Scripture relates to our own daily living and loving the Lord. We then go to the Chapel, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar for adoration and prayer. We pray from the Christian Prayer book, which is the reading of the psalms and praying our petitions. We then have quiet moments of prayer with our beloved Savior, then the Blessed Sacrament is reposed in the tabernacle and we depart. If you are interested, call Sister Marita Anthony 215-333-8214, or just come, you are most welcome to join us.