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.

Visit the Cathedral

Come by the Cathedral and experience for yourself “a hidden gem,” filled with saints, angels, and other wonders of creation depicted in brilliant mosaics, murals and statues. Find quiet spaces for prayer and reflection, and community in worship. Pick up a one-sheet bulletin at the Cathedral entrance and subscribe to our weekly parish update by clicking on the "Sign Up for Email Updates" on our homepage

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

If you are interested in exploring the Catholic faith, St. Matthew's Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will interest you. RCIA is a gradual process of spiritual formation that includes prayer, sharing, and study and occurs in the context of the parish community. 

Register and Update Us

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. 

If you are registered and have recently moved, changed your phone or email address, or added members to your household, please update us so we can stay in touch. 

Ministry and Service

We invite you 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! We welcome our parishioners and 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 as Cathedral Tour Guides.

Become a Friend

For those at at distance, becoming a Friend of the Cathedral is a good way to stay in touch. Each year, Friends receive a letter from the Rector with news of life at St. Matthew’s.