Overview of Activities

Always God’s Children

AGC is a Cathedral ministry that fosters Christian community and spiritual growth among persons who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, as well as their friends and family members. This occurs primarily through regular meetings for discussion of issues, and other activities. It affirms the teaching of the Catechism that all “enjoy an equal dignity” (1934); that persons who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity” (2358); and that “all Christ’s faithful are called to lead a chaste life in keeping with their particular states of life” (2348). AGC welcomes everyone who is seeking to engage in a respectful dialogue on these subjects, with the goal of deepening their awareness of Christ’s love for them.

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. Before they leave, guests are offered toiletries, new socks and underwear and brown bag lunches made by volunteers.

Ministerio de Justicia Social y Servicio Comunitario

El Ministerio de Justicia Social y Servicio Comunitario ayuda a movilizar a la comunidad y promueve el voluntariado para atender y ofrecer acompañamiento a los necesitados de nuestro parroquia y sociedad; para dar testimonio de nuestra fe en Jesucristo por medio de actos concretos de amor y servicio, superando el egoísmo y la indeferencia hacia las necesidades humanas.  Para participar en este ministerio puede comunicarse con su Director el Padre Evelio Menjívar al (202.347.3215) o por correo electrónico (

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.

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.

After a training session, volunteers will visit with parishioners at least twice monthly. Currently about 10 volunteers are involved in weekly visits to parishioners. We also provide transportation for those unable to make it to Mass on their own.

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. Matthew’s to outreach and serve a wider community since recipients of single servings of service are a variety of nonprofit service agencies that serve different populations within the Washington, D.C. area.