The Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts is a powerful plea for the light, strength and love that we all need! We can prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit by praying the Novena at home beginning on Friday, May 22 and ending Saturday, May 30, the Vigil of Pentecost.
Saturday, June 20 is the first day of summer and National eGiving Day. During the summer months we depend most heavily on online giving to continue our many ministries. With the suspension of public Masses in Washington, DC for the past three months, our income is way down and our need greater than ever. We invite you to use electronic giving to set up a recurring donation or make a one-time gift.
If you haven’t yet enrolled in FaithDirect, our electronic giving program, you may do so at St. Matthew's Faith Direct page (Church code DC284). To make an online gift now using PayPal or your credit or debit card, click here. For those who have used the QR code in our music leaflet to make a donation, the PayPal and debit/credit options are the same payment options offered via the QR code.
Thank you for your continued support. Let us remain united in Christ, one in the Spirit. Let us help and pray for one another until we gather again.
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As the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist - draws closer for our RCIA members, we invite you to join us for the celebration of one of the RCIA Scrutinies at the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, July 12.
On Thursday, July 16, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the patroness of the Carmelite order. Did you know that the Institute for Carmelite Studies located in Northeast Washington, DC, publishes translations of the Carmelite classics, including works of Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Lawrence of the Resurrection, Thérèse of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, and Edith Stein?