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Holy Week and Easter Liturgies with Archbishop Gregory

Livestreamed on ADW YouTube Channel

Archbishop Gregory will celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. The faithful are invited to enter into and participate in these celebrations of the Paschal Mystery, which will be streamed online on the Archdiocese of Washington YouTube channel. See a schedule of liturgies below.

April 5 | Palm Sunday: 10:00 am
April 9 | Holy Thursday: 5:30 pm
April 10 | Good Friday: 1:00 pm
April 11 | Easter Vigil: 8:00 pm
April 12 | Easter Sunday: 10:00 am

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

Public Liturgies Suspended 

Amid the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region, beginning on Saturday, March 14, celebration of Masses, Confessions, Lenten Stations of the Cross and other liturgies will be 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.

Rectory Office Closed

The rectory office is closed and phone messages are being monitored by our priests. Staff are working from home.

Other Events Cancelled 

In addition, all other gatherings at St. Matthew's are cancelled untilafterEaster.

Information and Resources

The Archdiocese has a special webpage with the latest updates. On our website find information and quick links to livestreamed Mass and prayer resourcesmental health resources, and ADW and Cathedral responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Blessing & Plenary Indulgence Today / Bendición y indulgencia plenaria hoy

Join Pope Francis at 1pm today, Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi (to the city of Rome and to the world") blessing live from St. Peter's Square. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast on the Vatican News website at 1pm EDT (6pm Rome time). Pope Francis also will grant to all who participate in the livestream a Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing. 

Hoy, a la 1 de la tarde (horario de Roma a las 6 de la tarde), el viernes 27 de marzo, el Papa Francisco dará una bendición especial “Urbi et Orbi” (a la ciudad de Roma y al mundo), con una indulgencia plenaria especial a todos que participan en la transmisión a Hoy, a la 1 de la tarde (horario de Roma a las 6 de la tarde), el viernes 27 de marzo, el Papa Francisco dará una bendición especial “Urbi et Orbi” (a la ciudad de Roma y al mundo), con una indulgencia plenaria especial a todos que participan en la transmisión a https://www.vaticannews.va/es.html.  

As Jesus Walks Before Us, So Does Mary

"In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her as your guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal." (St. Bernard of Clairvaux)

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