St. Matthew the Apostle Mission

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

St. Matthew the Apostle Mission

Founded 2010

Status:

Serviced by clergy of the Southcentral Deanery.

Diocese: Diocese of the South

Deanery: Mississippi River Deanery

Address

8775 Jefferson Hwy Suite E
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

http://www.stmatthewbr.org

Office: 225-241-2926

Parish Contacts

Dean, Southcentral Deanery
St. Barbara Mission
5201 Altamesa Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Home: 817-346-6879
Office: 214-522-4149

Directions

General Location
The Church is located in Country Club Shadows at 8775 Jefferson Highway, between Drusilla Lane and Essen Lane near the Baton Rouge Country Club and Drusilla Shopping Center.

From the East
Take I-12 towards Baton Rouge.  Exit at Drusilla Lane.  Turn left on Drusilla and then right on Jefferson Highway.  The Church is in Country Club Shadows on the right.

From the South
Take I-10 towards Baton Rouge.  Exit at Essen Lane.  Turn right on Essen and then right on Jefferson Highway.  The Church is in Country Club Shadows on the left.

From the North or West
Take I-10 towards New Orleans.  Exit at Essen Lane.  Turn left on Essen and then right on Jefferson Highway.  The Church is in Country Club Shadows on the left.

Schedule of Services

5:00 PM Great Vespers followed by Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:45 AM Third Hour; 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website.

Parish Background

With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri, St Matthew the Apostle was established as a diocesan mission station during Great Lent 2006. Under the guidance of Fr Theodore Pisarchuk, Missions Director for the Diocese of the South, several priests from around the
diocese began visiting on a monthly basis for services in English.  This schedule was supplemented by weekly Reader services beginning that summer when the mission rented a store-front on Hewwood Avenue.

In 2007 and 2008, Fr Sergius Clark served liturgies for Holy Week and Pascha.

During the summer of 2008, a mission team from St Athanasius Mission in Nicholasville, Kentucky led by Fr Justin Patterson assisted the mission’s relocation to its present home on Jefferson Highway.

In February 2009, Fr Mark Christian was ordained and appointed as priest-in-charge after completing the OCA Late Vocations Program.

Catechetical classes for children and adults are held on a regular basis.