In addition to the lay ministries and volunteer opportunities available at St. Matthew's, these historical parish organizations are open to new members.
Always God’s Children
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. For more information, contact Msgr. Jameson at the rectory (202-347-3215 or email@example.com). View more
Reparation Society of Mary's Immaculate Heart
The society, founded in 1946 in response to the pleas of Our Lady of Fatima, was established to offer prayers asking Mary to help repair a world saddened by sin and suffering and on behalf of world peace. The parish chapter of this society meets on the First Saturday of each month and participates in the regular 12:10pm Mass, after which a special service is held during which the rosary is prayed and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is given. All are welcome to join St. Matthew's Reparation Society's Rosary and prayers for First Saturdays at 12:30pm, using this prayer pamphlet. For more information, contact Justin Silvers.
School of Community
School of Community is a weekly moment of formation and fellowship offered to the public by Communion and Liberation, an Ecclesial Lay Movement in the Catholic Church. View more
Young adults of the parish community in their 20s and 30s gather for purposes of spiritual, social and service activities to broaden and enrich their faith experience and life in our parish community. View more