• Welcome

    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 »

  • God’s House in Words & Photos

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sharing the Joy of the Gospel

    Celebrate our 175th Parish Anniversary by taking a deeper look into our Patron Saint’s Gospel!

  • Holy Week at the Cathedral

    Holy Week includes a blessing of palms by Cardinal Wuerl on the Cathedral steps on Palm Sunday, and the annual Chrism Mass on Monday of Holy Week.  View the schedule.

What’s New

Mass of Episcopal Ordination

Cathedral Schedule Change - On Monday, April 20, the Cathedral will close after the 8am Mass and reopen at 12:30pm for the 2pm Mass of Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Mario E. Dorsonville. There will be no confessions and no 12:10pm Mass that day. The 5:30pm Mass will be celebrated as regularly scheduled, followed by our monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour from 6 to 7pm, with Confessions in English and Spanish. 

Bishop-elect Mario E. Dorsonville will be ordained as auxiliary Bishop of Washington at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Monday, April 20 at a Mass of Ordination beginning at 2pm. View a related story.

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Eucharistic Holy Hour & Sacrament of Reconciliation

All are welcome to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Monday, April 20 from 6 to 7pm. Br. Gabriel Torretta, OP will preside and give a reflection. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during the hour.

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Happy and Blessed Eastertide!

A blessed and joyful Easter season to all our parishioners and friends, from Msgr. Jameson and all the the priests, deacons and staff of St. Matthew's Cathedral! Congratulations to the newest members of our Catholic family! 

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175th Anniversary Address by Cardinal Seán O’Malley

An address in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s Parish will be given by His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley on Sunday, April 26 at 3pm at the Cathedral (Sign Language Interpreted). All are invited to attend this free event and the reception following the address. View the flyer.

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