Cathedral Liturgies Suspended until Further Notice & Other Events Cancelled until after Easter

March 12, 2020

Rector's March 14 2020 eletter, Staying Close to our Lord
as we respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
(English) (en español)

Rector's March 13, 2020 eletter, Response to the Coronavirus
(English) (en español)

Actions Taken

Public Liturgies Suspended -
Amid the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region, celebration of Masses, Confessions, Lenten Stations of the Cross and other liturgies are suspended until further notice. Archbishop Gregory has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Msgr. Jameson and the clergy and staff of St. Matthew's share the feelings of sadness, buoyed by faith and hope, at these decisions: “We are profoundly saddened that we are not able to celebrate our sacraments as a community for the time being, but we know Christ remains with us at all times - specifically in times of worry like this.” (Archbishop Gregory) Read the Catholic Standard article.

Rectory Office Operation -
The rectory office is closed but phone calls are being answered during normal rectory hours.

Other Events Cancelled

In addition, effective immediately, all events, classes, gatherings and group meetings at St. Matthew's are cancelled until after Easter.

Please check back here regularly for updates, and follow your Cathedral parish on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. May God bless and protect us all. 

Information and Resources

Image: St. Anthony performing a cure with the Blessed Mother holding the Christ Child, mural above the entrance to the St. Anthony Chapel from the east transept, by Vincent Aderente