Happy and Blessed Eastertide!

April 4, 2021

A blessed and joyful Easter season to all our parishioners and friends, from Msgr. Jameson and all the priests, deacons and staff of St. Matthew's Cathedral! Congratulations to the newest members of our Catholic family! 

At the April 3, 2021 Easter Vigil, we welcomed new life into the Body of Christ! Sixteen people received Sacraments of Initiation and were welcomed into the Church.

  • Celebrated Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist: Matthew Eichner; Megan McArdle; Roberto Rios; and Jillian Shen
  • Received into Full Communion, celebrating Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist: Gayahtu Fahnbulleh; Cory Garcell; Kirsten Gearheart; Autiyonna Johnson; Scott Leath; Elizabeth McDonough; Kyle Noyes; Sadie Sherrill; and Matt Szambelan
  • Celebrated Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist: Francisco Bonilla; Alena Ramirez; and Dabie Tsai

The Catholic Standard's coverage of Easter and Holy Week 2021 includes stories on two of the newly baptized, Jillian Shen and Matthew Eichner, and on Autiyonna Johnson, who was received into Full Communion. El Pregonero, the Spanish language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington, also covered the Easter Vigil.Find more photos (courtesy of RCIA Team member Chad Stover) of the Easter Vigil on Facebook or Instagram posts that include a brief reflection by Theresa Prymuszewski, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation. She begins,

"Each newly baptized and received demonstrated tremendous poise and reverence during the Easter Vigil. For many of them, Palm Sunday Mass 2021 was the first time to be physically present in the Cathedral!" Please pray for these brothers and sisters in Christ as the continue their journeys of faith."