Advocacy & Education

St. Matthew’s supports Catholic social justice issues that include poverty, access to healthcare, and affordable housing, among others.  

Washington Interfaith Network (WIN)

Wards 1 & 4 door-knocking campaign March 3, 2018 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at a location to be announced. RSVP with Areleen at

Benning Heights jobs and community safety meeting. March 3, 2018 at 6pm at a location to be announced. Please contact Rafael at to RSVP.

March to Make Chronic Homelessness History March 8,2018, 8:30am at New York Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW. Hear from individuals with lived experience of homelessness , then march to the Mayor's office.  RSVP at

WIN Action Team meeting for planning for upcoming door-knocking campaign, house meetings, and organizing WIN's 2018 jobs campaign. March 22, 2018 at 7pm atHoly Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 New York Avenue, NW.

Three-day spring training Thursday, May 3 at 7pm to Saturday, May 5, at 1pm at a location to be announced in the DC metro area

ADW Legislative Network

Fr. Jacek Orzechowski is leading Catholic Charities efforts for immigration advocacy.  The current effort is supporting the extension of the DREAM Act. 

Good Faith Communities Coalition

Good Faith is promoting an email campaign against the Homeless Services Amendment Act.
More information on the Good Faith Communities Coalition go to: 

St. Matthew's ad hoc Environmental Justice Committee

The Environmental Justice Committee, inspired by the thought of Pope Francis in Laudato Si' is devoted to encouraging deeper awareness of our duties to care for God's creation. Our mission is to promote change with individual parishioners, our parish community as a whole, the District of Columbia, and our nation. If interested, please contact Norma at

Check out the Catholic Climate Coalition for links to learn more and pledge your support.

Just Faith

Just Faith is an extended educational and spiritual formation program. Just Faith provides an opportunity for parishioners to study and be formed by the justice tradition articulated within the Scriptures, the Church’s historical witness and Catholic social teaching. The next session is not yet scheduled.

If interested, contact Tyler Martin (