News & Announcements

Installation of Archbishop Gregory

Schedule Changes at the Cathedral Today, Tuesday, May 21
Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 26 at the Cathedral 

The Mass of Installation of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as the 7th Archbishop of Washington will be offered at 2pm on Tuesday, May 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The liturgical procession will begin at 1:30pm. Sections of the Basilica will be open to the public; these are expected to fill up quickly. Pope Francis named Archbishop Gregory as seventh Archbishop of Washington on April 4, 2019. Archbishop Gregory will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral on Sunday, May 26 at 10am. All are most welcome. 

Please note that in recognition of today's Mass of Installation, the Cathedral will close today at 1pm and reopen at 5pm, before its regular closing time of 6:30pm. There is no change to the Cathedral Mass schedule. The rectory office will close at Noon and will reopen at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22.

Prayers for Sri Lanka

St. Matthew’s Cathedral Parish community joins its prayers with those of people and communities around the globe for our brothers and sisters who died or suffered injury in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, for their loved ones, and for the first responders and rescuers. We pray also for the conversion of heart of the perpetrators and of all who may be on the brink of committing violence. May the peace of the Risen Christ reign in hearts and communities around our world. Our Lady, help of Christians, pray for us!

Holy Week and Easter

You are most welcome to join us as we celebrate the Easter Vigil and The Resurrection of the Lord!

Holy Saturday, April 20 

  • 8am: The Cathedral opens.
  • 9am: Morning Prayer, St. Anthony Chapel
  • 11am to Noon: Confessions (English & Spanish)
  • Noon to 7pm: No Masses during the day. The Cathedral closes at Noon and reopens at 7pm.
  • † 8pm: Easter Vigil Mass (Cardinal Donald Wuerl) (Schola Cantorum)  Reception following in the North Conference Room

Easter Sunday, Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 21 


7am, 8:30am (cantor), 10am (Cardinal Donald Wuerl) (choir),
† 11:30am (choir), 1pm (en Español), 5:30 (contemporary choir)

The rectory office is closed Easter Sunday, April 21, and Easter Monday, April 22.

† Interpreted for the deaf


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