Holy Week & Easter

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All are most welcome to join us in the Cathedral for Holy Week and Easter, or via the livestreams where available. Liturgies are open to the public. See St. Matthew's updated Covid-19 protocols.


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Palm Sunday, April 2

The Cathedral opens at 6:30am and closes at 7:00pm. Masses with the distribution of palms:

  • 5:30pm (Saturday, April 1 Vigil) (Cantor)
  • 7:00am
  • 9:00am (Cantor) 
  • † 11:00am with Blessing of Palms, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington (Schola Cantorum) 
    ADW Livestream | Program 
  • 1:00pm (en español) with Blessing of Palms & Procession, Most Rev. Juan Esposito-Garcia, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington (Coro Hispano) 
    ADW LivestreamProgram
  • 2:00pm Via Crucis (en español) (después de la Misa en español a la 1:00pm)
  • 5:30pm (Contemporary Choir)

Monday of Holy Week, April 3

  • 7:00am The Cathedral opens.
  • 7:30am | Mass
  • 8:30am The Cathedral closes and reopens at 1:00pm.
  •  2:00pm | Chrism Mass, Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Schola Cantorum) 
    ADW Livestream | Program 
  • 5:30pm | Mass  (The Cathedral closes at 6:30pm.)

Tuesday of Holy Week, April 4

The Cathedral opens at 7:00am and closes at 6:30pm.

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 5

The Cathedral opens at 7:00am and closes after the 7:30pm Tenebrae Service.

  • 7:30am | Mass
  • 11:00am - 12 Noon | Confessions
  • 12:10pm | Mass 
  • 5:30pm | Mass
  • 6:15 - 7:00pm | Confessions
  • 7:30pm | Liturgy of Tenebrae (Schola Cantorum) 

Holy Thursday, April 6

The Cathedral opens at 7:00am and closes immediately after Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Good Friday, April 7

The Cathedral opens at 8:00am and closes immediately after Stations of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, April 8

  • 8:00am The Cathedral opens.
  • 9:00am | Morning Prayer in the St. Anthony Chapel
  • 11:00am - 12 Noon | Confessions
  • 12 Noon The Cathedral closes and reopens at 7:00pm.
  • † 8:00pm | Easter Vigil (bilingual in English & Spanish), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Schola Cantorum) (The Cathedral closes immediately after the Vigil.)
    ADW Livestream | Program 

Easter Sunday, April 9

The Cathedral opens at 6:30am and closes at 7:00pm. Masses:

  • 7:00am 
  • † 9:00am, Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Schola Cantorum)
    ADW Livestream | Program
  • 11:00am (Schola Cantorum)
  • 1:00pm (en español) (Coro Hispano)
    Cathedral Livestream | Programa 
  • 5:30pm (Contemporary Choir) 

† Interpreted for the Deaf

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April 2, Palm Sunday, 8:30am – 7:00pm
April 3 & 4, Monday & Tuesday of Holy Week, 7:00am - 7:00pm
April 5, Wednesday of Holy Week, 7:00am - 9:00pm
April 6, Holy Thursday, 7:00am - 8:00pm
April 7, Good Friday, 7:00am - 8:30pm
April 8, Holy Saturday, 6:30pm – 11:00pm
April 9, Easter Sunday, 8:30am – 7:00pm