St. Matthew’s Parish has gathered the people of San Mateo in worship and in service since 1863.  Our parish offers many prayer and worship opportunities to express our Catholic faith.  Parish programs help deepen spiritual lives, instill Christian values and offer compassionate support for those in need.

Through our strong Catholic grammar school and catechetical program, we provide a deep and lasting foundation in Christ. All are welcome, here, as we embrace and celebrate our diverse community by honoring unique cultural traditions that nourish us as Catholics. 

We strive to grow in love of God and our neighbor and devote ourselves to following Christ’s path. 

My soul finds rest in God, alone. My salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation.
~ PSALM 62: 1-2


Centered in Jesus and lived out in the Roman Catholic tradition, our faith is at the core of all we do.  St. Matthew Catholic Church believes in sharing and expressing our faith with everyone we encounter.


St. Matthew Catholic Church and our leaders strive to exemplify love in all our actions and events just as Jesus taught us. Through worship, social gatherings, and by outreach to our community, we remember the unconditional love God has for us.


As a diverse Catholic Parish, we honor, respect and welcome the cultures of all God’s children and, together, we work towards strengthening the bonds of our community.


We commit our lives to Christian education of the young, outreach to the poor and justice for the oppressed.