A blessed and joyful Easter season to all our parishioners and friends, from Msgr. Jameson and all the the priests, deacons and staff of St. Matthew's Cathedral! We continue our prayers for those from St. Matthew's who would have been baptized or received into full communion with the Church during the Easter Vigil - our four Catechumens and ten Candidates - and for all Catechumens and Candidates throughout the Church of Washington and around the globe. As Msgr. Jameson wrote to parishioners and friends, we will celebrate with them soon. "When we do, it will indeed be a celebration!"
St. Matthew's Creation Care Team co-chairs, Phil Downey and Simone Seym, will host the LaudatoSi’ Online Study Series, a 7-week web-based series, on Sundays from 3 to 4pm, starting April 5 and ending May 24 (no session on Easter Sunday). Connect via Zoom
Take a look back, and a listen, with Tom Stehle at the Cathedral's longstanding tradition of the 'Seven Last Words' with our Schola Cantorum, absent from this year's Good Friday liturgies.
Our Lenten Penance Service traditionally is celebrated on Tuesday of Holy Week. While we are not offering open confession hours during the Covid-19 pandemic, you are welcome to call the rectory office at 202-347-3215 to make an appointment for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The Cathedral and rectory office may be temporarily shuttered, but we continue to pray and work with and for you, our dear parishioners, friends and supporters!
Thomas Stehle, St. Matthew's Director of Music Ministries, reflects on Holy Week without the celebration of the Liturgy of Tenebrae, a beloved musical and prayer tradition at the Cathedral. Tom also shares video recordings of several pieces of music that would have been sung by our Schola Cantorum at Tenebrae 2020.
The Cathedral and rectory office may be shuttered, but connections continue! On Palm Sunday, after the livestream 10am Mass with Archbishop Gregory, three additional virtual events are on the calendar: