Lent 2021 at the Cathedral

February 8, 2021

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

English Language Offerings

Lenten Music

Lenten Almsgiving

  • 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

Staff Contacts

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 LiturgiesThomas 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

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