The Social Justice and Community Services Committee mobilizes the parish community by promoting opportunities to serve those in need and to give witness of our faith in Jesus Christ through concrete acts of love and service that overcome our selfishness and indifference. Read “Committee” »


This program provides gifts and everyday necessities to low-income families in our community throughout the year.   Read “Adopt-a-Family” »

Advocacy & Education

St. Matthew’s supports Catholic social justice issues that include: poverty, access to healthcare, and affordable housing, among others. Read “Advocacy & Education” »

Clases de Ingles (English Language Classes)

El Programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL, por sus siglas en inglés) es un programa de voluntariado que proporciona enseñanza del idioma Inglés para adultos (de 18 años de edad en adelante) durante tres semestres al año: Otoño, Primavera y Verano. Read “Clases de Ingles (English Language Classes)” »

Homeless Ministry

Every Monday morning, teams of volunteers gather to serve 45-60 homeless adults to provide for their material and spiritual needs in a welcoming environment. The program begins with a light breakfast, followed by a discussion of the Gospel for the following Sunday. Read “Homeless Ministry” »

Respect Life

The Respect Life Ministry is concerned with promoting and cultivating a culture of life and witnessing to the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.  Read “Respect Life” »

Sick & Homebound Ministry

The Social Justice & Community Services Committee and the Cathedral’s Extraordinary Ministers of Communion work together to provide home and nursing home visits – both with Communion and social companionship visits – to the sick and homebound in our parish. Read “Sick & Homebound Ministry ” »

Single Servings of Service

Single Servings of Service allows parishioners to volunteer in a meaningful way without making a long-term commitment. Single Servings of Service events typically are scheduled throughout the year. This service program allows St. Read “Single Servings of Service” »

Social Justice Resource Links

For your reference, we list several websites. Except those designated as official, these sites are offered for interest and not otherwise endorsed. Read “Social Justice Resource Links” »

Spanish Language Classes

The Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) Program is an all-volunteer program that provides Spanish language instruction to adults during three semesters each year: Fall, Spring and Summer. Read “Spanish Language Classes” »