Rally & Mass for Life

Fri., January 22, 2016 9:00am ·

The Archdiocese of Washington and the Association of Ecclesial Movements and the New Communities will sponsor the Adult and Family Rally & Mass for Life on the morning of the National March for Life on Friday, January 22, here at St. Matthew’s Cathedral. Register to attend at www.adw.org/jan22.

The Rally & Mass will mark the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. Gather in prayer for an end to abortion and a renewed recognition that "[m]an has been given a sublime dignity, based on the intimate bond which unites him to his Creator: in man there shines forth a reflection of God himself.” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n. 34) For more information, contact the Department of Life Issues at 301-853-4555 or prolife@adw.org.

The 9am Rally features keynote speaker Mark Pickup. Mass begins at 10am and will be celebrated by Bishop Mario Dorsonville with Fr. Dan Leary as homilist.

Join St. Matthew’s at the March for Life

The Respect Life Ministry invites parishioners and friends to join us at the Rally for Life on the National Mall on Friday, January 22. We will gather in the St. Anthony Chapel, following the 10am Mass. Contact Justin Silvers at stmatthewsrespectlife@yahoo.com if you plan to attend, or call Fr. Rafael or Norma Canedo at the rectory at 202-347-3215.

Eucharistic Adoration for Life

Can't make the Rally? Stop in to St. Matthew's between 2pm and 5pm for an opportunity to adore our Eucharistic Lord. On January 22, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the Cathedral main altar at 2pm until Benediction at 5pm. Come, and adore Him!