We are St. Matthew parish. We follow our baptismal promises through faith formation, evangelization, and fellowship. We pledge to fully use the unique gifts that God has given each of us. We will pass on our faith and traditions, and continue to grow as a parish family.
St. Matthew Parish was founded in 1857 when the first church was dedicated, although Fr. E.J. Durbin and Fr. Roman Weinzapfel had been visiting Mt. Vernon since 1840. The present church was constructed in 1879. During the 32-year pastorate of Fr. Francis Liebbermann, the parish grew spiritually and physically, adding a school building that also served as a community center. Today St. Matthew Parish is still active in the community with a K-5 school, religious education for its youth, teens and adults and ministry programs. 2007 marked the 150th year of St. Matthew Parish in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. For a complete history of the Parish click on the following link.