In addition to the lay ministries and volunteer opportunities available at St. Matthew's, these historical parish organizations are open to new members.
Always God’s Children (AGC) is a Cathedral ministry that fosters Christian community and spiritual growth among persons who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, as well as their friends and family members. This occurs primarily through regular meetings for discussion of issues (next meeting: October 13), and other activities. It affirms the teaching of the Catechism that all “enjoy an equal dignity” (1934); that persons who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity” (2358); and that “all Christ’s faithful are called to lead a chaste life in keeping with their particular states of life” (2348). AGC welcomes everyone who is seeking to engage in a respectful dialogue on these subjects, with the goal of deepening their awareness of Christ’s love for them. For more information, contact Msgr. Jameson at the rectory (202.347.3215 or firstname.lastname@example.org). View more
This longstanding parish group brings together members of our community in their 40s and above for a variety of spiritual and other activities. It normally meets after the 11:30am Mass on the second Sunday of the month. View more
Cathedral † Young Adults
Young adults of the parish community in their 20s and 30s gather for purposes of spiritual, social and service activities to broaden and enrich their faith experience and life in our parish community. View more
Are you recently married (within 3 years) and interested in meeting other newly married parishioners for fellowship and service projects? Please join members of St. Matthew's "JustMarried" group for dinner the second Sunday of each month after the 5:30 Mass (next meeting: September 8) or for fellowship and service projects, including volunteering at Thomas House on Sundays at 11:30am. If you are interested in finding out more about the group, email email@example.com.
The society, founded in 1946 in response to the pleas of Our Lady of Fatima, was established to offer prayers asking Mary to help repair a world saddened by sin and suffering and on behalf of world peace. The parish chapter of this society meets on the first Saturday of each month and participates in the regular 12:10pm Mass, after which a special service is held during which the rosary is prayed and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is given. For more information, contact Milo Sandoval (202.332.6287).
School of Community is a weekly moment of formation and fellowship offered to the public by Communion and Liberation, an Ecclesial Lay Movement in the Catholic Church. School of Community aims at being a true school which, through the reading and discussion of texts helps participants develop the awareness that the Catholic Christian Faith is a personal encounter with the Risen and Living Christ; and that it is this ongoing, continuous, “encounter with Christ” which enriches and gives new meaning to every aspect of life. For more information, contact Luisa Mimmi.