Advocacy & Education

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

Washington Interfaith Network (WIN)




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. 

Immigration Rights Resources

Brooklyn Defenders, ACLU and the Immigrant Defense Project has online videos for know your rights

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 Care for Creation Group

The Care for Creation group, 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 email or Norma.

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 (  

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