News & Announcements

Prayers for Diaconal Ordination

Jonathan Demma and Maurice Moon are seminarians for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, studying for the priesthood and currently assigned to St. Matthew’s. Both men will be ordained to the transitional Diaconate at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller, TX on Saturday, April 29 by the Most Rev. Michael Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth. Let us pray for these men as they begin their diaconal ministries and continue to prepare for their ordinations to the priesthood of Jesus Christ!

Volunteers Needed for Summer 2017 ESL Program: Teachers, Tutors & Persons of Hospitality

We are looking for volunteers to serve as teachers, tutors, and persons of hospitality one night per week (Tuesday or Wednesday) in the Summer 2017 Semester of the ESL Program. 

While volunteers are not required to have formal training in teaching English as a second language, we expect their native language to be English. Also, volunteers are expected to have at least one university degree. Classes for the Summer Semester will be taught only in English.

Summer Clothing Donations for Homeless Ministry (Donaciones de ropa para el Ministerio de personas sin Hogar)

The Social Justice Committee is looking for new or lightly worn men’s sleeveless t-shirts, shorts, jeans, and sneakers. (El Comité de Justicia Social busca donaciones de ropa nueva o ligeramente usada para hombres: camisetas de mangas cortas, pantalones cortos, jeans y zapatos de tenis.) 

The Resurrection of the Lord

Easter Sunday, Solemnity of the Resurrection of The Lord, April 16 


  • 7:00am - Rev. Ismael N. Ayala
  • 8:30am - Rev. John J. Hurley (cantor)
  • 10:00am (English) - Donald Cardinal Wuerl (Schola Cantorum)
  • 11:30am - Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson (interpreted for the deaf)
  • 1:00pm - Rev. Rafael Barbieri (en español)
  • 5:30pm - Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS (Contemporary Choir)

Journeying Together this Lent

The Lenten season described by Pope Francis as "so favorable a time for conversion" is still with us! View our Lenten brochure (en español) and pick up copies at Cathedral entrances. This week's highlights:

Reminder ~ Lenten Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday, March 1, and Good Friday, April 14, 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.

Lenten Brochure

The season described by Pope Francis as "so favorable a time for conversion" is almost upon us! Our Lenten brochure lists the full schedule of Cathedral and parish liturgies, lectures, music and other events from Ash Wednesday, March 1, through Easter Sunday. Click here (en español) to view the brochures, which also are available at the Cathedral entrances.

Advent and Christmas at St. Matthew's

St. Matthew's Advent and Christmas brochure listing the special liturgies and events marking these holy seasons is available online (English) (en español). As we enter this special time of preparation for the coming of Christ, let us focus on the "intermediate coming" of the Lord spoken of by St. Bernard of Clairvaux - an invisible coming in which Christ becomes our rest and consolation. To read St. Bernard's powerful and inspiring homily on the three comings of the Lord, click here.


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