Respect Life Ministry

Promoting a Culture of Life

The Respect Life Ministry is concerned with promoting and cultivating a culture of life and witnessing to the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.

Upcoming Activities

Join us for the March for Life on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Monthly Rosary for Life

On the fourth Saturday of the month we gather at 11:30am to pray the rosary in the Cathedral. All are welcome. 

UPDATE - Rosary for Life by conference call:

During this time, the Rosary for Life will take place by conference call, every fourth Saturday of the month at 12:30pm

You are invited to join the Respect Life Ministry for virtual prayer as we pray our monthly Rosary for Life and litanies to Our Lady and Saint Joseph.

We would love to have you join us, and invite a friend. We will pray for upholding the dignity of all human life, from conception through natural death. All are welcome!

To join on Saturday at 12:30pm, call in by phone: +1 469-965-2556
Conference ID: 690 592 656# 

"There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary." - Sister Lucia of Fatima

Annual Mother's Day Drive

Virtual drive from May 2 - May 9: Make a donation to the good works of The Northwest Center, a pro-life pregnancy center and maternity home located in the DC area. 

Bilingual (English & Spanish) reflection by Fr. Mariano Ruiz, IVE 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Holy Rosary (Bilingual)  

The Respect Life Ministry invites you to an evening of reflection on the sanctity of life. Join us in the Cathedral on Tuesday, May 25 as we pray for conversion of hearts and an end to abortion. Click here for details.


March for Life

In partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington, St. Matthew's hosts a special liturgy on or near January 22, the anniversary of the U. S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v.Wade,at which we welcome groups from across the country who participate in the March for Life along Constitution Avenue. We also host a series of Archdiocesan "Witness to Life" events.

Human Trafficking

Labor trafficking is a real problem in the Washington, DC area .It is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. Learn more about Human Trafficking and how you can help.

HIV/AIDS Support

St. Matthew's ministry hosts a special liturgy for World AIDS Day (December 1), which includes Mass, candlelight vigil, and a reception.

Volunteering with the Respect Life Ministry

Volunteers interested in expanding this ministry in the areas of service, education and witness should contact Justin Silvers or Norma Canedo.