Join Us

Welcome to St. Matthew’s! All have a place here, whether for a brief visit and prayer in one of the Cathedral chapels, for a concert or lecture, or for more sustained and committed participation as a registered parishioner.

If you are attracted to our Cathedral parish community and attend Mass here, we welcome you to register as a parishioner. While most parishioners reside in the District of Columbia, many live in northern Virginia or Maryland and choose to worship at St. Matthew's. To the many people who attend Mass at the Cathedral but haven't registered with us, we invite you to register and to participate in parish life through our many ministries, parish organizations and volunteer activities. You will find that there is always something, more likely many things, going on at St. Matthew's! Click here for photos from our recent Volunteer Appreciation Reception, attended by more than 130 people.

If you belong to another parish but work nearby, join us for daily Mass or Eucharistic Adoration. We welcome our regular weekday Mass attendees to assist us at the liturgy as Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Altar Servers, Ministers of Hospitality (ushers/greeters) or Cathedral Tour Guides.

For those at at distance, becoming a Friend of the Cathedral is a good way to stay in touch. Each year, Friends receive one or two letters from Msgr. Jameson with news of life at St. Matthew’s.

To one and all, check our News & Events page often to remain abreast of holy day and other special liturgies, lectures, concerts and other events.