News & Announcements

Mass of Thanksgiving in Commemoration of the Inauguration

On Inauguration Day, Wednesday, January 20, Fr. Kevin O’Brien, SJ, president of Santa Clara University and friend of the Bidens, was Presider and Homilist, and Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, Cathedral Rector, was Concelebrant, at a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral for President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, their families and Congressional leaders before Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Read the text of Fr. O’ Brien’s homily.

Sunday of the Word of God and the Path to Unity

Pope Francis in 2019 designated the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (this year, January 24) as Sunday of the Word of God. Deacon Merella in a recent article notes how this action emphasizes the importance of Scripture in our celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which we celebrate through Monday, January 25. Pope Francis wrote, "This is more than a temporal coincidence: the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God has ecumenical value, since the Scriptures point out, for those who listen, the path to authentic and firm unity."

Thomas Stehle on Inauguration Day Mass Prayers and Music for National Catholic Reporter

Thomas Stehle, St. Matthew's Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries, gives us an insider's view of the music, prayers, and readings selections for the January 20 Mass at the Cathedral commemorating the inauguration of President Joe Biden in "An act of faith: the prayers and music of Biden's Inauguration Day Mass" for National Catholic Reporter. He begins, "If the liturgy is a more potent form of evangelization, then we might consider how those who attended the Inauguration Day Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle were evangelized Wednesday morning, Jan. 20." Read the article.

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 18, we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., remembering his words, "Ultimately, a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for 'the least of these.'"

  • The Archdiocese of Washington honors Dr. King on Saturday, January 16, when all are invited to join in the 5pm livestream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with Cardinal Gregory. View the flier.
  • CANCELED: The January 18, 2021 Mass at the Cathedral that was to be celebrated in honor of Dr. King at 12:10pm is canceled as a result of security arrangements made for the Inauguration. See the Schedule Alert.

Revised: Masses for Sunday, January 17, 2021

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

7am (English), 10am (English)

The Cathedral opens 30 minutes before each Mass,
and closes immediately after each Mass.
Upon closing after the 10am Mass,
the Cathedral will remain closed until further notice.
See the Schedule Alert.

Livestreamed Masses

10am (English)
Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, celebrant
YouTube | Facebook | Program | Readings

1pm (Spanish)

Fr. John Benson, celebrant
YouTube | Facebook Program Readings

Online Offertory options:
PayPal with debit & credit options | FaithDirect

Masses for Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord

7am (English), 10am (English)
1pm (Spanish) and 5:30pm (English)

The Cathedral opens 30 minutes before each Mass and closes immediately after each Mass. 
5:30pm Mass interpreted for the deaf

Livestreamed Masses
10am (English) 
Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, celebrant
YouTube | Facebook | Program | Readings
1pm (Spanish)
Fr. John Benson, celebrant
YouTube | Facebook | Program Readings
Online Offertory options:
PayPal with debit & credit options | FaithDirect

Sunday at St. Matthew's

In addition to worship at Mass, Sunday, January 10 is is a day for music, virtual study and fellowship at St. Matthew's! Here are links to this Sunday's activities:

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