Fr. Matt was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 2016, and is serving his first assignment here at St. Monica. He came to love Christ and His Church after serving 8+ years in youth ministry (LifeTeen) at St Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Santa Clarita after a 20-year absence from the Catholic Church. He was raised in the northeast part of San Fernando Valley where he attended St. Didacus Elementary in Sylmar and Alemany HS in Mission Hills. He has 25+ years of experience in the grocery industry working for Safeway, Weber’s Bread, Snapple, and various start-up beverage companies. He is a sports enthusiast and his favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Kings, and UCLA Bruins. He’s also known to appreciate a cold IPA beer from time to time (in moderation, of course).
Fr. Matt can be reached by phone at (310) 566-1505.