• 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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    Music for the Third Sunday of Advent

    Take a moment to read about and listen to sacred music you will hear at this Sunday's 10 and 11:30am Masses.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

Masses for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

No 11am Confessions December 8

Thursday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Day Masses will be at 5:30pm (Vigil Mass on December 7), and on December 8 at 7am, 8am, 11am (no confessions), 12:10pm, 5:30pm and 7pm (Spanish). Join us for this feast that is so fittingly celebrated during Advent.

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Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe

[title]All are welcome to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, on Sunday, December 11 at St. Matthew’s 1pm Spanish Mass. Come also for refreshments and music in the North Conference Room following the 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am and 1pm Masses. The Archdiocese will celebrate this feast on December 10; see the Walk with Mary flier for more information.

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

On Sunday, December 11 at Lessons and Carols, the Schola Cantorum and the St. Matthew’s Festival Singers join 7 of our finest Cathedral lectors telling the story of the joyful anticipation of those awaiting the Messiah. View the flier.

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"Come Home for Christmas" - Advent Communal Penance Service

No 11am Confessions and no 12:10pm Mass December 20

All are welcome to St. Matthew's Advent Communal Penance Service, "Come Home for Christmas," at 12:10pm on Tuesday, December 20. Come and exerience the power of the sacrament, which restores us  to God's grace and joins us with him in an intimate friendship. Haven't been to confession for awhile? View a Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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