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:
Read Fr. Jack Hurley's summation of the portrayal of Holy Week in Matthew’s Gospel. He suggests that we follow this moving account by reading it ourselves in full, as we accompany Jesus in His last days.
Join either of two small group studies of the gospel of Matthew led by parishioners. Both groups meet by conference call - one on Sunday afternoons at 3:30pm, and one on Monday evenings at 7pm. Email Theresa Prymuszewk to join - newcomers are welcome at any point!