News & Announcements

Encounter and Conversion of Heart - Thanks for the Memories!!

The anniversary celebration of our parish is best marked by the inspirations, gratitude, joy, and power of faith. St. Matthew's as a place of encounter, and of life-changing conversion of heart, is the theme of our currently featured memory. Read on, and consider sharing your best memories and reflections on St. Matthew's Cathedral Parish with us. Catch the Anniversary Spirit!

Last Friday's Simple Lenten Meal

On Friday, February 20, the Social Justice and Community Services Committee provided our Simple Lenten Meal. Norma Canedo, St, Matthew's Social Concerns Facilitator, spoke to attendees about St. Matthew's Emergency Assistance Program, the designated beneficiary of that evening's almsgiving. View more photographs of the event on our Facebook pageFind out more about the next Simple Lenten Meal, this Friday, February 27.

175th Anniversary Celebration Begins!

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Msgr. Jameson and the Cathedral clergy, staff and hospitality volunteers welcomed many parishioners and friends for Choral Vespers, an Ecumenical Prayer Service, with Msgr. Jameson presiding, music by our Schola Cantorum, a Gospel reflection by Rev. Cheryl Sanders, Pastor of the Third Street Church of God, and a musical reflection by Evelyn Simpson Curenton. Enjoy some photos of this beautiful opening event of our parish's 175th Anniversary celebration.

Confessions During Holy Week

St. Matthew's Lenten Communal Penance Service, Come Home For Easter (en español - Vuelve a Casa por Pascua) - 12:10pm on Tuesday, March 31. Confessions available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and American Sign

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available throughout Holy Week. Experience the mercy and love of Christ in preparation for his Resurrection!

11am­ to Noon—Monday of Holy Week, March 30; Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1; Holy Thursday, April 2; Good Friday, April 3; Holy Saturday, April 4

6:15 ­to 7:15pm
—Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16 (Confessions before the 7:30pm Tenebræ service).



Reminder ~ Lenten Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday, February 18, and Good Friday, April 3, are days of fast and abstinence. All Catholics who have reached their 18th birthday and are less than 60 years old are bound to observe the fast, by which they are limited to a single full meal during the course of the day. All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday must observe days of abstinence, during which no meat may be eaten. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

Memories Wanted! - Help Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s Parish!

Your help is needed to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Parish of St. Matthew the Apostle, now the Cathedral Parish, and since 1939, the seat of the Archdiocese. You are invited now and into the 2015 anniversary year to share stories and memories of how your Catholic faith has shaped your life, your faith and your family.  

Ordination of Our Dominican Seminarian

Bro. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., a Dominican friar studying for the priesthood currently assigned to St. Matthew’s, will be ordained a Transitional Deacon in the Crypt Church of the National Shrine on Saturday, March 14 at 9:30am by the Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop of Covington. He will serve as deacon and preach for the first time at St. Matthew's 5:30pm Mass on Saturday, March 14, and will give a reflection as he presides at our monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour on Monday, March 16 from 6 to 7pm. All are welcome!