Parish Celebration of Our Patronal Feast
St. Matthew's will celebrate its patronal feast as a Solemnity at all Masses on Thursday, September 21, with a cantor and organist at the 12:10pm and 5:30pm Masses! The Philippine Madrigal Singers also join us for a 5:30pm Feast Day Eucharist and Concert.
St. Matthew's Cathedral Parish also celebrates its patronal feast with special prayers and readings at the 11:30am and 1pm Masses on Sunday, September 17.
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!