La Arquidiócesis de Washington, en colaboración con el Centro de Apostolado Católico, invita a jóvenes a participar en un programa de liderazgo bilingüe de evangelización que se ofrecerán los lunes por la tarde del 16 de septiembre al 2 de diciembre.
The Archdiocese of Washington, in collaboration with the Catholic Apostolate Center, invites young adults to apply for a bilingual leadership program in evangelization that meets on Monday evenings from September 16 through December 2. Apply by August 15, 2019 at www.apostlesonmission.org/en/washington.
On Friday, July 26, the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the two people chosen to be the parents of the Virgin Mary. Images of these two saints are found in the Cathedral—take a moment and take a look!
"Let us not waste this season of Lent, so favorable a time for conversion!” (Pope Francis) Get all the details on our Lenten, Holy Week and Easter liturgies and events, and let us journey together to Easter Sunday!
Five seminarians who served at St. Matthew's during the 2018-2019 academic year were ordained to the diaconate in March or April. In addition, two transitional deacons who have served at St. Matthew's during the past two academic years will be ordained to the priesthood in May or June. We are grateful for the ministries each has pursued here at St. Matthew's. Let's keep them in our prayers as they prepare for to begin their diaconal or priestly ministries. View the flier.
On Thursday, July 4, Independence Day, and Friday, July 5, the Cathedral will open at 7:30am and close at 1pm. On both days, Masses will be celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm only, and there will be no confessions. On July 5, there will be no First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The rectory office will be closed both days. Enjoy the holiday!
A treasure chest full of St. Matthew's memories was collected during our 175th Anniversary Year, in 2015. We share during this Independence Day weekend of 2019 a memory from a parishioner who descended from Msgr. Thomas Sim Lee, the builder and first pastor of St. Matthew's Church on Rhode Island Avenue. Note also the special relationship, through Msgr. Lee, between St. Matthew's and the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence!