• Sacred Page - Read, Reflect, Pray

    Bring your Bible each Wednesday evening to dive into the upcoming Sunday's readings with our Dominican seminarians and fellow parishioners! We meet from 7 to 8pm in the West Conference Room.

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    175th Anniversary Memories

    The 175th Anniversary Celebration of our parish is best marked by the inspirations, gratitude, joy, and power of faith. Consider sharing your memory, sharing your faith, as many parishioners and friends are doing.   

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    175th Anniversary Special Events

    St. Matthew's Parish celebrates 175 Years of Sharing the Gospel in the Nation's Capital with a year of special events. Celebrate with us!

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    RCIA at the Cathedral Parish

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process at St. Matthew's is open to newcomers - join us and explore the Catholic faith! We meet Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm in the North Conference Room.

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    Welcome to St. Matthew's

    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. honors the patron saint of civil servants. The Cathedral plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital read more »

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    The Cathedral Great Organ

    The Cathedral has a magnificent French Romantic Lively-Fulcher organ that is played at our liturgies and featured in concerts and recitals that are free and open to the public.

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    God’s House in Words & Photos

    Take an online tour of the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Washington.

What’s New

Ash Wednesday Masses with Distribution of Ashes & Stations of the Cross

  • February 10 (Ash Wednesday) Masses with distribution of ashes - 7:00am, 8:00am, 11:00am, 12:10pm (His Eminence, Donald Cardinal Wuerl), 1:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm (en español). Ashes will not be distributed outside of Mass.
  • Stations of the Cross - 3:00pm (English), 8:00pm Via Crucis (en español)
  • No Confessions - No confessions are scheduled on Ash Wednesday.
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Living Lent at St. Matthew's

View our Lenten brochure for a schedule of all of our liturgies, lectures, music and other Cathedral events during the holy season of Lent through Easter Sunday. Click here (en español), or pick up copies in the Cathedral or at the Rectory later this week. Take an extra for a friend or family member - help us to spread the word!
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Lector Orientation and Training Session

An orientation and training session for prospective lectors at the Cathedral will be held Saturday, February 20 from 9:30am to 1pm. Interested? Find out more.

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Bilingual Mass with Communal Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated during a special bilingual Mass celebrated at 12:10pm on Saturday, February 13Find out more about this sacrament of healing. View the Participation Form.

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