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Welcome to St. Matthew's Church & Missions

 Mass times for St. Matthew's


Saturday, 5:30 PM / Sunday, 9:30 AM



Daily Mass, Tuesday - Friday, is in the main church at 9:00 AM. Please enter by the ramp doorway.

  • Confessions are available at 5 PM before the Saturday 5:30 PM Mass.


It is not clear when the first Catholic homesteaded in the area. By 1900 there was a large enough population to warrant a priest traveling twice yearly to celebrate Mass. From 1900-1909 these Masses took place in the homes of the Obergfells and O’Briens in the Sidney-Fairview area. In 1909 Rev. J.H. Manhussier was stationed in Fairview and asked to minister to Catholics throughout Richland County. In 1915 the Sidney community became a mission of the Catholic Church in Fairview.

St. Matthew’s was originally dedicated to St. Philomena in 1917. As the Catholic population grew, so did the educational needs of the people. By 1949 plans were complete for a Catholic School building which still stands today. The school continued until 1971 through the efforts of the Sisters of Humility and the generosity and dedication of parishioners as teachers and volunteers. By 1962 the Church community had grown so large that a new worship facility was needed. Upon completion, the entire parish complex was rededicated to St. Matthew, the Gospel Evangelist, from whom the present Church and Parish Center take their names. 

Currently, St. Matthew’s serves as the Mother Church to four missions. St. Bernard’s, Charley Creek; St. Catherine’s, Fairview; St. Michael’s, Savage; and St. Theresa’s, Lambert.

Fr. Jim O'Neil is the resident Pastor and assisting him is Associate Pastor Fr. Callistus Igwenagu.

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St. Matthew's Church

219 7th Street SE
Sidney, MT  59270
Rectory: 406-433-1068 

St. Matthew's Parish Center

310 7th Street SE
Sidney, MT  59270
Parish Office: 406-433-2510
Parish Fax: 406-433-2509
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ST. MICHAEL'S of Savage                      9:00 AM
ST. MATTHEW'S of Sidney                     5:30 PM
ST. CATHERINE'S of Fairview                 8:00 AM
ST. MATTHEW'S of Sidney                     9:30 AM
ST. BERNARD'S of Charley Creek          10:30 AM
ST. THERESA'S of Lambert                   11:30 AM

SIDNEY ONLY:                                     9:30 AM
      (No 5:30 PM Services the Saturday Evening                         BEFORE the 5th Sunday )
MISSION PARISHES: Celebration in the Absence of a Priest (Word & Communion)

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