Bilingual Mass for Solemnity of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Parish Celebration of Our Patronal Feast

All are most welcome on Sunday, September 17, 2023, when our parish family and friends of the Cathedral gather to celebrate our patronal feast at a bilingual Mass at 11am, celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, and accompanied by our combined choirs, livestreamed at:

See our full Sunday Mass schedule.

11am Mass programDownload

Feastday Hospitality

Plan to come by the North Conference Room for Hospitality after the 11am Mass.

Feastday Proper

On our patronal feast (proper), Thursday, September 21, 2023 we also will celebrate the day as a solemnity at all Masses, with a cantor and music at the 12:10pm and 5:30pm Masses.  

The Calling of St. Matthew

Jesus’ calling of Matthew to discipleship, which is the subject of the Gospel reading for the Feast of St. Matthew, is depicted in the mural in the west transept of the Cathedral entitled The Calling of St. Matthew (below).

In the mural scene, Christ calls St. Matthew, who appears astounded by the Master’s words. St. Peter, with his keys, stands to the left of Christ. On both sides of the central figures are a man and a woman. The couple on the left looks scornfully at the scene, while the other stands by in veneration. The setting is a portico beyond which are the Lake of Galilee and the distant hills. Above, a choir of six angels offers incense. Take a moment when you are in the Cathedral, and take a look!

St. Matthew, pray for us!