News & Announcements

Cathedral Young Adults Kayaking Trip

Did you know that the Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA) webpage has its own calendar of C†YA events? Click here, or on the Young Adults box in the right-hand column of this website's front page. Coming up on August 23 is a day of kayaking on the Shenandoah! Read “Cathedral Young Adults Kayaking Trip” »

Summer Weekday Mass Schedule

Beginning Monday, June 30, there will be no 7am weekday Mass until Tuesday, September 2. During this period, weekday Masses will be at 8am, 12:10pm and 5:30pm, with confessions from 11am until Noon. The 7am Mass will resume on Tuesday, September 2, the day after the Labor Day holiday.
 Read “Summer Weekday Mass Schedule” »

New Faith Formation Director Sought

Position Description
The parish of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC, a Roman Catholic community of 2,800 households, seeks an experienced Director of Faith Formation to prepare and provide catechesis and other instruction in our year-round RCIA, adult Confirmation preparation and religious education and sacramental preparation programs, working closely with the coordinator of Spanish children’s religious and sacramental preparation instruction. In addition, responsibilities include: planning and coordinating parish lecture series, faith-sharing groups and Scripture studies, retreats and parish missions, and other faith formation events and programs for the parish and staff; developing a Friends of RCIA program; and coordinating parish compliance with the Child Protection Program of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Qualifications and Requirements
Master’s degree in Divinity, Pastoral Ministry/Studies, Religious Education, or Theology and three to five years’ professional experience in Catholic adult faith formation required. Excellent communication, organizational and administrative management skills needed to succeed. Knowledge of Spanish helpful. Desired start date is September 15, 2014.

How to Apply
To apply, submit by mail or email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references by August 15, 2014 to:

Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, Rector
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
rjameson@stmatthewscathedral.org

 Read “New Faith Formation Director Sought” »

National NFP Awareness Week

"To live with our bodies, and not in spite of them, is a discovery our ‘civilized’ world is just now making. An old Asian wisdom maintains that perfection is only acquired through the mastery of the body. The more one is able to live with his or her own body and master its nature, the freer is one’s mind and the wider the horizons.” (Ingrid Trobish, NFP author in, Mary Shivanandan’s Natural Sex, 1979, Foreword) This week, July 20-26, is National Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The theme for this year is: Natural Family Planning: It's woth it! Join the RevolutionRead “National NFP Awareness Week” »

A Note from Msgr. Jameson: Farewell to Heather Kinney

I recently accepted the resignation of our Faith Formation Director, Heather Kinney, who has faithfully served me and our parish community since 2009. I thank Heather for the dedication, focus and good humor that she has brought to her work. After July 18, Heather will return to her campus ministry roots as a chaplain-in-residence at Georgetown University. Please keep Heather and her future ministry in your prayers. Read “A Note from Msgr. Jameson: Farewell to Heather Kinney” »

New Faith Formation Director Sought

                         DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION

Position Description
The parish of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC, a Roman Catholic community of 2,800 households, seeks an experienced Director of Faith Formation to prepare and provide catechesis and other instruction in our year-round RCIA, adult Confirmation preparation and religious education and sacramental preparation programs, working closely with the coordinator of Spanish children’s religious and sacramental preparation instruction. In addition, responsibilities include: planning and coordinating parish lecture series, faith-sharing groups and Scripture studies, retreats and parish missions, and other faith formation events and programs for the parish and staff; developing a Friends of RCIA program; and coordinating parish compliance with the Child Protection Program of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Qualifications and Requirements
Master’s degree in Divinity, Pastoral Ministry/Studies, Religious Education, or Theology and three to five years’ professional experience in Catholic adult faith formation required. Excellent communication, organizational and administrative management skills needed to succeed. Knowledge of Spanish helpful. Desired start date is September 15, 2014.

How to Apply
To apply, submit by mail or email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references by August 1, 2014 to:

Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, Rector
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
rjameson@stmatthewscathedral.org

 Read “New Faith Formation Director Sought” »

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

On Wednesday, July 16, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the patroness of the Carmelite order. Did you know that the Institute for Carmelite Studies located in Northeast Washington, DC, publishes translations of the Carmelite classics (including Kindle, NOOK and iBookstore editions), including Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Lawrence of the Resurrection, Thérèse of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, and Edith Stein? Read “Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” »

Let Us Worship God, Wonderful in His Saints!

[title]Monday, July 14 is the Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. St. Kateri is pictured to the right of the central figures, between St. Isaac Jogues and St. Rose of Lima, in the mural above the Cathedral main entrance, entitled "Saintly and Eminent Personages of the Americas." Perhaps St. Kateri is meant to intercede with God on your behalf today - why not speak to her on her special day? Read “Let Us Worship God, Wonderful in His Saints!” »

St. Matthew’s Parishioner Among the 2014 Ordinandi

St. Matthew’s parishioner Kenneth J. Gill will be ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ by Donald Cardinal Wuerl at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, June 21 at 10am. Read “St. Matthew’s Parishioner Among the 2014 Ordinandi ” »

Morning Prayer

As morning breaks I look to you, O God, to be my strength this day. (Psalm 63) Morning Prayer is prayed in the St. Anthony Chapel on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Mass. Feel free to join this small group – prayer leaflets are available each morning. Read “Morning Prayer” »

New Sunday Latin Mass Celebrants

We bid a fond farewell to our two regular 10am Latin Mass celebrants, Msgr. Thomas P. Olszyk, who retired last month, and Fr. Shane Kirby, who will leave us at the end of July. Beginning in August, we will welcome four new celebrants of our 10am Sunday Latin Mass: Dominican Fathers Leo Checkai (St. Dominic’s) and Albert Trudel (Dominican House of Studies), and Benedictine Fathers Gabriel Myers and Christopher Wyvil (both at St. Anselm’s Abbey). Read “New Sunday Latin Mass Celebrants” »

Sunday Hospitality Update

We hope you enjoyed the recent sidewalk Hospitality gatherings! Find out what the Hospitality Committee is up this summer and how you can help for the fall season of Hospitality.  Read “Sunday Hospitality Update” »