Anointing and Reconciliation

The Sacrament of the Sick is available upon request. Please call the church office at (251)432-4784 with inquiries.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered each Saturday from 3:30-3:45 p.m. prior to the Vigil Mass in the church. Arrangements can also be made by appointment by calling the rectory/office at 432-4784.


Baptisms are held on Saturdays following the 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass. Please call the church office to schedule

Safety at Mass is a priority here at St. Matthew's.

Worshipers are urged to wear a mask during Mass and to socially distance.

Hand sanitizer is provided.

At the turn of the twentieth century, Bishop Edward P. Allen was approached by three gentlemen of his “Down the Bay” district: Messrs. McQuillen, Lee and O’Donnell, to consider the formation of a new parish. Bishop Allen chose Father John Dunne, a New Yorker who volunteered for the Mobile Diocese to be the first pastor of St. Matthew’s Church.

Our Christian vocation is a call to be a disciple of Jesus. Stewardship is big part of that calling. Christians are called to be good stewards of the personal vocations they receive.

Disciples are called to

  • Acknowledge God as the source of all gifts and gratefully cherish and tend to them in a responsible and accountable manner;
  • Share them in justice and love with others, and return them with increase to the Lord
  • Evangelize, to share the Good News with one another;
  • Collaborate with God in the work of creation; and
  • Cooperate with God in the work of redemption.

A Letter From Our Pastor

Dear Friends in Christ,
I would like to welcome you to our Parish and our family of faith. The word "Catholic" literally means "universal". Our parish really is a microcosm of Mobile society, and as such, all are welcome. We are the universal Body of Christ. So, please feel at home here and know that you are as much a part of our community as those who founded it back in 1904.
May God bless you today and always.
Rev. Joseph M. Bolling "Father Joe"

Mission Statement

St. Matthew's is a welcoming community of faith. Our mission is to celebrate the word of Christ through service in the historic, traditional warmth of a growing and diverse parish. We invite all people to experience the living and loving presence of Christ through the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and through daily prayers and a life long study of faith.