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

" 'When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.' "
Luke 14:12-14)

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 Rafael Barbieri 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.

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 reach out in service to 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.