St. Matthew's Advent and Christmas brochure listing the special liturgies and events marking these holy seasons is available online (English) (en español). Copies also are available at Cathedral entrances and in the pew racks--please take extra copies for family, friends and coworkers. View the schedule of Masses for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (English and en español).
Join members of our parish community in praying the Holy Rosary for the Healing of the Victims of Sexual Abuse and the Purification of the Church. View the prayer (English, en español). / Únanse a miembros de nuestra comunidad parroquial que rezan el Santo Rosario para la Sanación de las Víctimas de Abuso Sexual y la Purificación de la Iglesia. Pueden ver la oración (English, en español).
On October 23, 2018, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia announced that his office would be investigating the Archdiocese of Washington and its record on child protection. Read the statement issued on the same date by the Archdiocese of Washington regarding that investigation.
In a letter dated October 12, 2018, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and asked him to remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the appointment of his successor. See the links below for the text of Pope Francis' letter to the Cardinal, Cardinal Wuerl's statement in response to the Pope's letter, and a letter from Cardinal Wuerl to the faithful of the Church of Washington.
- Pope Francis' Letter to Cardinal Wuerl
- Cardinal Wuerl's Statement on the Holy Father's acceptance of his resignation
- Cardinal Wuerl's Letter to the Faithful
Pope Francis calls us to solidarity with the victims, and prayer and penance in the face of "the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons." View the full text of the letter. (Photo credit: Vatican News)
The Homeless Ministry needs additional volunteers to provide donations of breakfast food for the poor and homeless who visit our parish on Monday mornings for breakfast, Bible study, a bagged lunch, and toiletries.
All are welcome to attend our monthly committee meetings to learn more about service opportunities and upcoming events. Help us with planning and organizing activities that assist those in need and engage us to live the Gospel message.
Did you notice more times of silence in the liturgy at St. Matthew's this past weekend ? Find out what's behind these deliberate periods of reflective silence - Deacon Bart Merella enlightens us with an explanation!