• Living the Jubilee Year

    Find resources for living this Jubilee Year in light of the Lord’s words: “Be merciful just as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36).

  • Returning and Inactive Catholics - Welcome!

    Landings is an eight-week series beginning June 19 that offers “a safe place to land,” a place for listening and being heard, asking questions and reconnecting with the faith as an adult.

  • Corpus Christi Procession

    Join us in procession of the Blessed Sacrament following the 1pm Mass on Sunday, May 29, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.


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    Catholic Health Care - A Response

    Read a Catholic Standard response to a Washington Post online post, "Report: 1 in 6 hospital beds in U.S. is in a Catholic institution, restricting reproductive care"

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    Married Couples Small Group

    This group for married couples at St. Matthew's will meet biweekly on Tuesdays beginning April 26. Begin the journey from where you marriage is to where God wants it to be!

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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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    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

Memorial Day - Federal Holiday Schedule

On Monday, May 30, the Cathedral will open at 7:30am and close at 1pm in observance of Memorial Day, a Federal holiday. Masses will be celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm, with no confessions, and the parish offices will be closed. 

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Ordination to the Diaconate

Anthony Amato is a seminarian for the Diocese of Rochester (NY) studying for the priesthood and currently assigned to St. Matthew’s. He will be ordained a Transitional Deacon in Rochester on Saturday, May 28 and will return to St. Matthew's to serve as a deacon this fall. Let us keep Anthony in our prayers as he prepares for ordination!

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The Mass through New Eyes

On Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm, join parishioners and friends in the St. Anthony Chapel as Tom Stehle leads us on a discovery of the essentials of the Eucharist as celebrated by Roman Catholics, an experiene that could change you forever. View the flyer.

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In Thanksgiving for Ordination

Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., who was ordained a priest on Saturday, May 21, celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral on Sunday, May 22 at 10am. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his priestly ministry. Read on for photos of First Mass!

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