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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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    Our Holy Father’s Apostolic Visit

    The Vatican announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia.

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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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    Sharing the Joy of the Gospel in Our Nation's Capital for 175 Years

    St. Matthew's Parish celebrates its 175th Anniversary as a parish with a year of special events. Celebrate with us!

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    Welcome, as We Celebrate 175 Years!

    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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    That All May Be One in Christ

    Our 175th Parish Anniversary Celebration began with an Ecumenical Prayer Service with a rousing guest preacher, a musical Gospel reflection, and the voices of our Schola Cantorum.

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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

A Memorable 175th Anniversary Memory!!

Featured Memory

Singer Kate Smith is one of the many celebrities with a connection to St. Matthew's Parish. Find out how she figures in one long-time parishioner's memory.

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Adopt-a-Family School Supply Drive (Colecta de Útiles Escolares del Programa Adopte-Una-Familia)

St. Matthew’s parishioners are helping fellow parish families in need to prepare for the coming school year by donating school supplies. Supplies can be donated at any Mass on July 25 and 26 or August 1 and 2. Help also by volunteering to collect donations, assemble backpacks of supplies, or distribute the backpacks and supplies. View the flyer (English and en español).

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Health & Wellness Fair (Feria de la Salud y el Bienestar)

St. Matthew's annual Health & Wellness Fair will take place on Sunday, September 13, 9:30am - 3:30pm. (La Feria de la Salud y el Bienestar de San Mateo se llevará a cabo el domingo, 13 de septiembre, de 9:30 de la mañana a 3:30 de la tarde.)

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Book Club Reading New Biography on Pope Francis

The Cathdedral Book Club returns in the fall, with its first meeting on September 14 to discuss a biography of Pope Francis by Austen Ivereigh entitled "The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope." Add this title to your summer reading list, and learn more about our eagerly awaited September visitor!

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