Parish Celebration of Our Patronal Feast
Happy Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, which St. Matthew's celebrates as a Solemnity at all Masses today, September 21, and with a cantor and music at the 12:10pm Mass. St. Matthew's Cathedral Parish also celebrated the Solemnity on Sunday, September 18 with special prayers and readings at the 11:30am and 1pm Masses.
The Calling of St. Matthew
Jesus’ calling of Matthew to discipleship, which is the subject of the Gospel reading for the Feast of St. Matthew, is depicted in the mural in the west transept of the Cathedral entitled The Calling of St. Matthew(below).
In the mural scene, Christ calls St. Matthew, who appears astounded by the Master’s words. St. Peter, with his keys, stands to the left of Christ. On both sides of the central figures are a man and a woman. The couple on the left looks scornfully at the scene, while the other stands by in veneration. The setting is a portico beyond which are the Lake of Galilee and the distant hills. Above, a choir of six angels offers incense. Take a moment when you are in the Cathedral, and take a look!
St. Matthew, pray for us!