Our parish is participating in Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl program as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in the world. (Nuestra parroquia participará en el programa de Plato de Arroz de Catholic Relief Services (CRS), como una forma de encontrar a Jesús mediante los demás, especialmente entre los más vulnerables del mundo.)
La inscripción para el Semestre de Primavera 2016 de las clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma para adultos seguirá abierta hasta el 18 de febrero. (Registration for the Spring 2016 semester of English as a Second Language classes for adults remains open through February 18.)
Are you curious about the origins and history of St. Matthew’s as a parish? A new book featuring historical narrative, stories, and images from the past 175 years is now available. Purchase a copy at the Rectory, or order your copy for delivery! View the order form.
On June 29, 2015, Cardinal Donald Wuerl decreed that a Holy Door of Mercy be opened at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, in accord with Pope Francis' proclamation of a Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning on December 8, 2015. The Door of Mercy will be opened at the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 7, to be celebrated by the Cardinal.
On Monday, December 7 at the 5:30pm Vigil Mass, Cardinal Wuerl will open a Holy Door at the Cathedral in celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Read more about the Holy Door and how to make your own Pilgrimage to the Holy Door during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
John Carr, Director for the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, has made available the PowerPoint presentation that he used during his recent talk at St. Matthew's, entitled "A Moral Challenge to Washington: Message and Impact of Pope Francis’ Visit on Public Life." View the presentation.
Soul, Mind, and Heart: Personal Reflections on Saint John Paul, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is available compliments of Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Publishing Company. At only 40 pages, this ebook is a great read and introduction to these 3 Popes from Cardinal Dolan’s inimitable perspective.