Ash Wednesday Masses with Sprinkling of Ashes
Wednesday, February 17
7am, 9:30am, 12:10pm (Cardinal Gregory), 5:30pm & 7:30pm (Spanish)
Spanish Language Offerings
- Grupo Diario de Oración en español por teléfono | Cada día a las 3pm y 8pm (Nota; No hay oración a las 8pm el Miércoles de Ceniza) – Para participar, marque su teléfono llamando al 1 347-378-0694, PIN 283 201 937#
- Retiro de Cuaresma con Padre Benson (en español, en persona, en la Catedral) - Sábado, 20 de febrero de 1pm a 4pm
- Vía Crucis (en persona, en la Catedral) - Domingos, 21 & 28 de febrero, 7, 14 , 21 y 28 de marzo, a las 2pm (después de la Misa en español a la 1pm)
- Sábado, 27 de febrero de 10am a 4pm | Retiro de Confirmación con Padre Benson (en persona, Sala de Conferencia Noreste)
- Domingos, 28 de febrero; 14 y 21 de marzo a las 2pm (durante el Vía Crucis) | Confesiones (en la Catedral)
- Martes, 16 de marzo a las 7:30pm | Charla de Cuaresma con Padre Benson (en persona, en la Catedral)
English Language Offerings
- Virtual Stations of the Cross (videotaped in the Cathedral) - Available on the Cathedral YouTube channel beginning at 1pm on Ash Wednesday
- Saturday, February 20 from 10am to Noon | Lenten Retreat, “Walking in the Dark of Life, Living in the Light of Easter,” led by the Redemptorist Evangelization Team (via Zoom)
- Tuesdays, February 23, March 9 & 23 from 7 to 8pm | Lenten Lectures on Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving by Theresa Prymuszewski ("Prayer as Awesome Glory"), and guest speakers Doug Lawrence (Fasting for Faith & Fitness") and Msgr. John J. Enzler ("The Treasure You Share is the Treasure You Receive" (via Zoom)
- Monday, February 25 at 7pm | Cathedral Book Club Discussion of “To Heaven and Back" (via Zoom)
- Sunday, February 28 at 3:30pm or Monday, March 1 at 7pm | Gospel of Mark Study (final session via Zoom).
- Tuesday, March 2 at 7pm | Lenten Prayer Service cosponsored with National Association of Pastoral Musicians (livestreamed on the Cathedral YouTube channel)
- Mondays, March 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7 to 8pm | Lenten Bible Study on St. Joseph with Dominican Seminarians (via Zoom)
- Spiritual Direction – Contact Theresa Prymuszewski for a referral.
- Sundays, February 21 & March 7 at 3:30pm | Organ Recitals by David Lang & Lynn Trapp (in-person and livestreamed on the Cathedral YouTube channel)
- Fridays of Lent, February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 | Simple Lenten Meals with the opportunity to donate to guest charities Horton’s Kids, Brothers of Charity, Kairos, Community Resources, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Martha’s Table (via Zoom). Details available shortly. – Donate to any of these organizations via check (payable to Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with organization name on memo line) or via PayPal or FaithDirect.
- Sunday, March 7 - Saturday, March 13 | Adopt-a-Family Easter Gift Card Drive – Donate via check (payable to Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with "AAF Easter" on memo line) or via PayPal or FaithDirect, or contact Norma Canedo or Fr. Benson to schedule a delivery of $25 Safeway or Giant gift cards.
- CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Rice Bowl – Donate anytime via check (payable to Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with "CRS Rice Bowl" on memo line) or via PayPal or FaithDirect.
- Lenten Food Drive with Knights of Columbus – Details available shortly.
- St. Matthew’s Social Justice Ministries – Donate anytime via check (payable to Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with “Social Justice Ministries” or the name of a particular Social Justice Ministry on memo line) or visit the Social Justice giving webpage and scroll to the bottom for options to give online to individual ministries.
Ongoing Parish Events during Lent
- Mass Times:
Sunday | English at 7am, 10am and 5:30pm, and Spanish at 1pm (10am & 1pm Masses livestreamed on the Cathedral YouTube channel)
Weekday | 12:10pm, Monday – Friday
Saturday | 8am Saturday
- Weekday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament | 11:30am to Noon, Monday - Friday
- Young Adult Coffeehouse via Zoom or Google Meet | Sundays at 7:30pm
- Sidewalk Ministry to the Homeless | Mondays at 8am. Donate lunches or clothing, or serve on, Monday mornings.
- RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) via Microsoft Teams - Wednesdays at 6pm. Visit www.stmatthewscathedral.org/RCIA2021.
- RCIA Lectio Divina via Microsoft Teams | Sundays following 10am Mass Livestream
- Rosary for Life by phone | Saturdays, February 27 & March 27 at 12:30pm - Join by phone: +1 469-965-2556, using Conference ID: 690 592 656#.
- First Saturday Devotions | Saturdays, March 6 & April 3 – Join by phone at +1 469-965-2556, using Conference ID: 556 362 584#.
- Always God's Children Online Meeting | Sunday, March 14 at 3:30pm.
For more information, you are welcome to email our staff members or call the rectory office at 202-347-3215 between 10am and 3pm, Monday – Friday. After hours, please leave a voice mail message.
- Lenten Retreat, Lectures & Bible Study, RCIA, Spiritual Direction: Theresa Prymuszewski, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
- Music Events & Special Liturgies: Thomas Stehle, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Director of Music Ministries
- CRS Rice Bowl, Lenten Food Drive, Easter Gift Card Drive, Sidewalk Ministry: Norma Canedo, Coordinator for Social Justice, or Fr. John Benson, Parochial Vicar
- Hispanic Liturgy & Ministries: Fr. John Benson, Parochial Vicar, or Fatima Aybar, Coordinator for Spanish Faith Formation
- FaithDirect, PayPal, Offertory giving: Pam Erwin, Business Manager