Church Services

Sunday Service
10 am - 11 am Eucharist with "Coffee and Conversation" following in Parish Hall.

5pm Eucharist with Anointing of the Sick

For additional information, please call the St. Matthew's Church Office at 985-872-5057, use our request form, or visit us at 243 Barrow Street, Houma, La 70360.
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Digital Order of Service

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St Matthew's Episcopal Church and School

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is a parish of the Episcopal Church in Houma, Louisiana, in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.  The parish was chartered in 1855 and has served the Houma community over 165 years.  St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School was begun in 1970, and serves children from Pre School through 7th grade.

Worship Team

Eucharistic Ministers:  Alex Ostheimer, Hildegard Blanchard, Bruce Jenkins
Lectors:  Sinclair Buquet, Keith Hampton
Organist/Choirmaster: John Barrilleaux
Ushers: Sharon Pontiff, Keith Hampton
Vestry Member on Duty: Rob Alexander
Altar Guild: Gail Duhe’
Flower Guild: Debby Fortier
Hospitality: Debby Fortier, Shirley Use’


Children’s Sunday School
We are excited to announce that Godly Play, our new children’s program, will begin on Sunday October 1st.  Children in Pre-K – 4th grades are going to love this opportunity to learn the Bible Stories!    All families are encouraged to invite our children back to our church as we  open wide our arms to let the children come to Jesus!  For more information on this program, email Karen Barrilleaux
Our Church Nursery will open on Sunday October 1st.  We will once again open our childcare for children 1 – 3 years old in the 1st floor of Tucker Hall. (the church/school office building). Children can be registered each Sunday and parents will be texted if needed.  Children can be received from 9:45am and will be available for pickup immediately after Sunday Eucharist.  Please contact Susan Waldron, for more information 
 “The Lunch Bunch”
This Tuesday we invite you to gather with Fr. Jim for a fun lunch in the Parish Hall at 12 noon.  We Have 12 spots available, please sign up at the church reception or send a message to Fr. Jim.  This Tuesday we will serve roast, potato salad, carrots.  Plates are $6 and all proceeds support our school. 
Hurricane Season
Stay prepared! Gather needed supplies, review your evacuation plans for you and your pets, and prepare your important documents.  Please let me know if you need assistance.  Fr Jim. 504-491-8686.  
Wednesday Healing Mass
All are invited to gather for a brief healing service at 5pm every Wednesday in the church.  The 30 min service includes a brief Bible passage, a word of encouragement, informal Eucharist, and an option for the Anointing of the Sick. 
Go Green Tips
Target recycles—plastic bags, MP3 players, cell phones and ink cartridges
Youth Group Meetings:
SMEC Youth Group meetings will kick off on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 6 pm-7:30 pm. We will begin the series titled "I Am Statements" in which youth will explore Who is Jesus? It often seems like a simple question at first, but can you imagine all the ways to answer that? He was a carpenter. He was a rabbi. He was divine. His birth changed the world calendar from BC to AD. There are many ways to describe Jesus, so let’s go right to the source. In these four sessions, we will journey through the Gospel of John to learn about Jesus in His own words.

To sign up for this event, please sign up by utilizing the signup sheet at the back of the church. For any questions, please contact Mr. Brandon at or 985-262-9575. 5th-12th grade youth are encouraged to attend! If you are interested in helping chaperone the youth meetings, please speak to Mr. Brandon at the end of the service.
Youth Group Bowling Event
October 7, 2023, 1PM—2PM
$10 per person
Speak with Mr. Brandon to sign up after church.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal School Fishing Rodeo
Tickets available today—See Tom Soudelier
Adults—$30, Children—$15
Fishing only Friday
Weigh in and Jambalaya Cook-off Saturday—Noon—3PM