Friends, neighbors and visitors are welcome to attend the special events planned for our 175th Anniversary Year Celebration. In our 175th year we look now, as always, to the living stones of St. Matthew’s—our parishioners and clergy, friends and benefactors—and invite all to join us in celebration, and further anticipation, of our parish’s graced growth into a vibrant and diverse community alive in Christ.
This year the St. Matthew's community celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the parish. Msgr. Jameson invites your participation in a very special way: as a financial patron. Make your leadership gift by mail using the reply form, or online by clicking here. (Este año la comunidad de la Catedral de San Mateo Apóstol celebra el 175 Aniversario de la fundación de la parroquia. Mons. Jameson nos invita a participar de una forma especial – a través de su apoyo financiero. Puede donar por medio del correo, usando el formulario, o puede hacerlo a través de la página digital, haga un clic aquí. )
Join Msgr. Jameson, the Cathedral staff and clergy, and parishioners and friends for St. Matthew's 175th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 17 at the National Press Club. For online reservation of seats, click here. (Únase a Mons. Jameson, Personal de la Catedral y clérigo, feligreses, y amigos en la Gala del 175 Aniversario de San Mateo el sábado 17 de octubre en el Club Nacional de Prensa. Para reservaciones de asientos en la página digital, haga un clic aquí.)
Are you called to pray for our priests? St. Matthew's priests will be included in the prayer intentions at St. Andrew Apostle's upcoming 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration at these hours: Fr. Ayala and Fr. Barbieri - Oct 12, 11am to Noon; Fr. Hurley, Oct 13, Midnight -1am; Msgr. Jameson - Oct 13, 1-2am;. Sign up to pray at Adoration, or commit to pray for them and other priest of the archdiocese at home or work.
Congratulations to Cathedral Rector, Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, the Catholic Business Network of Washington, DC’s 2015 Clergy of the Year Awardee! Msgr. will receive the award at the 2nd Annual CBN-DC Gala on October 1.
View Cathedral and Rectory schedule changes during the Papal Visit.
Check our parish Facebook page for more news and information on Pope Francis' visit.
♦ Schedule for Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the U. S. - http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/2015-papal-visit-schedule.cfm
♦ Parade route for Pope Francis in Washington, DC - http://adw.org/2015/09/10/archdiocese-of-washington-announces-parade-route-for-pope-francis-in-washington/
♦ Road closures and detours during Pope Francis' visit to Washington, DC - http://ddot.dc.gov/page/road-closures-and-detours-during-papal-visit
♦ Prayers for a Virtual Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/francis/papal-visit-2015/upload/papal-visit-2015-virtual-pilgrimage-prayer-english.pdf
The Cathedral closed at 1pm on Tuesday, September 22, in preparation for the Mid-Day Prayer Service with Pope Francis and the U. S. Bishops on Wednesday, September 23, and will reopen to the public on Thursday, September 24. There is no 5:30pm Mass on September 22, and no Masses or Confessions on September 23.
The Archdiocese of Washington announced in June 2015 the elimination of all fees for the annulment process. The decision was made in anticipation of the Jubilee of Mercy announced by Pope Francis to begin on December 8, 2015, and as we prepare to welcome our Holy Father to Washington.
La Arquidiócesis de Washington anunció en junio de 2015, la eliminación de cualquier gasto para el procedimiento de anulaciones. La decisión viene en anticipación del Jubileo de Misericordia anunciado por el Papa Francisco que empieza el 8 de diciembre, en preparación de la venida del Santo Padre a Washington en septiembre.