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Installation of Archbishop Gregory

Schedule Changes at the Cathedral Today, Tuesday, May 21
Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 26 at the Cathedral 

The Mass of Installation of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as the 7th Archbishop of Washington will be offered at 2pm on Tuesday, May 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The liturgical procession will begin at 1:30pm. Sections of the Basilica will be open to the public; these are expected to fill up quickly. Pope Francis named Archbishop Gregory as seventh Archbishop of Washington on April 4, 2019. Archbishop Gregory will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral on Sunday, May 26 at 10am. All are most welcome. 

Please note that in recognition of today's Mass of Installation, the Cathedral will close today at 1pm and reopen at 5pm, before its regular closing time of 6:30pm. There is no change to the Cathedral Mass schedule. The rectory office will close at Noon and will reopen at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22.

Ordinations to the Priesthood and Diaconate

Five seminarians who served at St. Matthew's during the 2018-2019 academic year were ordained to the diaconate in March or April. In addition, two transitional deacons who have served at St. Matthew's during the past two academic years will be ordained to the priesthood in May or June. We are grateful for the ministries each has pursued here at St. Matthew's. Let's keep them in our prayers as they prepare for to begin their diaconal or priestly ministries. View the flier. 

Prayers and Welcome, Archbishop Gregory!

St. Matthew’s joins with the Church of Washington in welcoming its new shepherd, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, as the seventh Archbishop of Washington! What's in store? At his April 4 press conference he said, “I seek to reinvigorate a new hope. I have to be in the parishes. I have to meet with our priests.” ......“I want to establish a bond and encounter the people of the archdiocese. I have to be in the field. The best time for any bishop is the time they spend with their people. I want to be in the midst of our people, listening to them, praying with them, dining with them.”

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