Bro. Thomas Davenport, O.P., a Dominican friar studying for the priesthood and currently assigned to St. Matthew’s, was ordained a Transitional Deacon on Saturday, March 5. He will serve as deacon and preach for the first time at the Cathedral’s 11:30am Mass on Sunday, March 6, and will preside at our monthly Eucharisitc Holy Hour on Monday, March 14.
The Maryland General Assembly will soon begin hearings on the “End of Life Option Act” (House Bill 404/Senate Bill 418), which if enacted would allow doctors to legally prescribe a lethal medication at the request of a patient who has been diagnosed as terminally ill. For more information on the bill and how to contact legislators, view a bulletin insert from the Maryland Catholic Conference (English) (en español).
Lent is made up of the forty days that the Church dedicates to the preparation for Easter. Before we approach the mystery of the passion, death, and resurrection of the Lord, we must purify our eyes and convert our hearts. The Community of Sant’Egidio in Washington, DC invites you to share their common prayer every Tuesday during Lent at 12:45pm in Saint Anthony’s Chapel.
A Memorial Mass for Jesuit Father Gerry Stockhausen will be held in the St. Anthony Chapel of St. Matthew's Cathedral on Wednesday, January 20 at 3:30pm. Fr. Gerry, a faithful friend of St. Matthew's and a regular Mass celebrant here, passed away last week after suffering with leukemia since last spring. All who knew Fr. Gerry are welcome to attend the Memorial Mass.
The Office of Permanent Diaconate Formation of the Archdiocese of Washington will begin a new cycle of recruitment and preparation of men for the permanent diaconate. View a listing of the “Come and See” events for potential applicants and their wives.
Each year, we invite experienced singers of the parish to join the Schola Cantorum for our Advent Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve Choral Prelude and Mass at the Cathedral. Find out what we're looking for, and how to audition.