Pope Francis gives us a great gift in his 2014 series of catecheses, or instruction, on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Read a short teaching from Pope Francis' on each gift.
May 18, 2020 marked the centennial of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II, the longest reigning pope in modern history. The milestone has brought to memory the Pope's visit and celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on October 6, 1979, when he preached to 1,500 diocesan priests. Read the Washington Post article covering this historic event, scanned from the Cathedral archives.
Fr Jack Hurley speaks about St. Rita of Cascia, the Saint of the Day for Friday, May 22.
Our May celebrations include the May 1 Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, and these special Marian prayers:
On Sundays, especially in Easter Time, you may witness and experience the sprinkling of water as a memorial of Baptism. After inviting us to renew our baptismal promises, Msgr. Jameson celebrated this rite at the 11:30am Mass last Sunday. The Mass was celebrated in the St. Anthony Chapel. To see more of the Cathedral, take our virtual tour. Watch the entire Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 26.