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Support Our 175th Anniversary Celebration! (¡Apoye a Nuestra Celebración del 175 Aniversario!)

This year the community of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the parish. Msgr. Jameson now invites your participation in a very special way: as a financial patron. Read Msgr. Jameson's invitation letter. (Este año la comunidad de la Catedral de San Mateo Apóstol celebra el 175 Aniversario de la fundación de la parroquia. Mons. Jameson nos invita a participar de una forma especial – a través de su apoyo financiero. Lea la carta de Monseñor Jameson.)

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.  

175th Anniversary Special Events

Friends, neighbors and visitors are welcome to attend the special events planned for our 175th Anniversary Year Celebration. In our 175th year we look now, as always, to the living stones of St. Matthew’s—our parishioners and clergy, friends and benefactors—and invite all to join us in celebration, and further anticipation, of our parish’s graced growth into a vibrant and diverse community alive in Christ.

Tickets to the Papal Mass

St. Matthew's Cathedral Parish has been given a very limited number of tickets to the Papal Mass on September 23, 2015, at 4:15pm at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the grounds of The Catholic University of America. For information on how to request a ticket, please see the insert in the parish bulletin available on the weekends of August 9 and August 16. 

More 175th Anniversary Memories

Featured Memories

Can you guess which of the persons pictured in the mural above the Cathedral main entrance has submitted a memory of St. Matthew's for us to enjoy? Paired up with this memory from St. Matthew's early days is one from a new parishioner who, along with her husband, already has found our parish - their parish - to be a home. 

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