Serving the Ville Community since 1893 ▪ A Jesuit Parish since 1959
Like our people, St. Matthew's Church is complex, beautiful, and very Catholic. Diverse like its parishioners, its architecture is a hybrid of French and English Gothic with Romanesque flourishes.
Our stained glass windows, statues, icons, Stations of the Cross serve first and foremost as pedagogical tools: telling our history and teaching us our Catechism.
Here, for example, are several of the Bible stories depicted in the windows: Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden; Abraham and his son Isaac; the Joyful and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, like the Nativity scene in Bethlehem.
A complete description and walking tour of the art and architecture of St. Matthew's is available here.