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    A New Way to Experience the Beauty of the Cathedral

    Enjoy a 360° virtual tour of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Nation's Capital! 

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    Music for Ash Wednesday

    Read about and listen to arrangements of the sacred music you will hear at the 12:10pm Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 1, with Cardinal  Donald Wuerl as celebrant. 

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    Pentecost Confirmation for Adults

    Adult Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Matthew's at a special Mass at 3pm on Pentecost Sunday, June 4. You may register now for spring 2017 preparation classes.

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    We Pray Thee, O God!

    Let us join in prayer for our country, our new president, and one another this Inauguration Day.

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    Wednesday Night Study of the Upcoming Sunday's Readings

    Beginning again on January 11, bring your Bible each Wednesday evening to dive into the upcoming Sunday's readings with our Dominican seminarians and fellow parishioners!

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    Married Couples Small Group

    Married couples of all ages are invited to join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

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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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    Single Servings of Service

    Interested in volunteering in a meaningful way without making a long-term commitment? Check out current service opportunities with fellow parishioners.

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    Advent and Christmas at St. Matthew's Cathedral

    "What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."  (John 1:4-5)

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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

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 scheduled on Ash Wednesday.

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Music for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the end of the Winter Ordinary Time hiatus for St. Matthew's Schola Cantorum. Read about and listen to arrangements of the sacred music you will hear at the 12:10pm Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 1, with Cardinal Wuerl as celebrant. 

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Lenten Journey Soon Begins

Early Lenten Highlights

The Lenten season described by Pope Francis as "so favorable a time for conversion" is almost upon us! 

  • Our Lenten brochure lists the liturgies and events to add to the calendar as we approach Ash Wednesday, March 1. Click here (en español) to view the brochures, also available at Cathedral entrances.
  • View the Ash Wednesday schedule.
  • Fr. Ray Kemp on Thursday, March 2 talks about "Everyday Spirituality" to kick off our Lenten series that explores Catholic spiritual traditions.
  • Fr. John Crossin, OSFS on Saturday, March 4 leads our Lenten Day of Recollection focusing on praying for Christian unity.
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St. Matthew’s Women’s Retreat ~ Come Away with the Lord this Lent!

All women parishioners and friends are invited to St. Matthew’s Annual Women’s Retreat on the weekend of March 24 - 26 at the Washington Retreat House in Northeast Washington, DC, led by Father Ron Beauchamin, a priest of the Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette. You may download the information sheet and registration form

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