Single Servings of Service

Single Servings of Service allows parishioners to volunteer in a meaningful way without making a long-term commitment. This service program allows St. Matthew’s to reach out in service to a wider community, since recipients of single servings of service are a variety of nonprofit service agencies that serve different populations within the Washington, D.C. area. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to

Details about each event are announced in the parish bulletin, on the parish website calendar and on the parish Facebook page as the event date approaches. The Social Justice's newsletter and the Young Adult Ministry email list also are used to announce events.

If you would like to lead a group for any event, please contact Franz Kuo at Leaders serve as the point of contact for participants. 

Past Service Events

Casey TreesA St. Matthew's group helped out at the Common Good City Farm and Casey Trees. We were able to care for the earth and benefit the community. 

We also prepared meals for patients at Christ House in Columbia Heights. Christ House provides 24-hour personal care for sick, homeless people to help break the cycle of homelessness.

A group from St. Matthew's has prepared food at another local charitable organization, the soup kitchen at DC Marthas TableCentral Kitchen

At right is a Single Servings of Service group at Martha's Table

Upcoming Service Events

  • October 5, 9am to Noon - Common Good City Farm - Help with farm tasks at this farm in Ledroit Park
  • October 19 & 20 at the Vigil and all Sunday Masses - Collection of cookies to be served at a Kairos Prison Retreat. Instructions for home made cookies and prayer can be found here

Two regular and very popular events in our program is the Fall Feast of Treats and the Summer Supper, both for St. Matthew’s homeless friends. Volunteers help to set up, serve the meal, provide hospitality to our guests, and clean up afterwards; make or purchase food for the dinner; and/or give a donation towards food and supplies. Watch for these events in the parish bulletin and our website features, or contact Nancy Lutz at

The Adopt-a-Family program has single service opportunities for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2019, and for Easter and Back-to-School 2020.


For more information, contact Norma Canedo at