A Note of Farewell and Appreciation

September 7, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Colleagues and Friends,

Seven years ago, God blessed me with the opportunity to serve St. Matthew’s Cathedral as Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation. As I prepare to leave my position this month, a few memories stand out in particular: hosting Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap, for the Faith Formation component of St. Matthew’s 175th Anniversary celebration; initiating the Paulist Landings program here at St. Matthew's for a parish community approach to welcoming home inactive Catholics; and the experience of presenting the 6-week Renew International's "Healing Our Church" series for more than 30 people who responded to the invitation during a particularly difficult period in the history of the Church of Washington.

I have appreciated the privilege of providing Faith Formation experiences through our Sunday programs for children and parents, sacramental preparation, RCIA, Bible Studies, lectures and days of recollection, and spiritual direction. I am grateful to the many generous and committed volunteers and benefactors who helped me to bring people closer to Christ, and to Msgr. Jameson for entrusting me with this work. I am especially gratified to have continued these ministries without interruption during the pandemic through virtual platforms, engaging people beyond our parish boundaries.

Please pray for me and I will continue to remember all of you in my prayers.

Theresa Prymuszewski
Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
Cathedral of St. Matthew