Social Justice and Community Service Committee


The Social Justice and Community Service Committee mobilizes the parish community by promoting opportunities to serve those in need and to give witness of our faith in Jesus Christ through concrete acts of love and service that overcome our selfishness and indifference.

Committee Chairmen

Co-Chairmen: Channing Pejic and Andrea Daly
Vice chairman: Chris Maher

Staff Liaisons: 

Ricardo Tobar
Fr. John Benson


Update: Meetings will return to in-person beginning on April 25, 2022. The meeting will be held in the North Conference Room (entrance on right hand side of the Cathedral, through the entryway of the garage. Ring doorbell when arrive). To sign-up to be sent a reminder email or to be sent details on calling-in if you cannot attend in person, email the chairmen or Fr. Benson.

Interested parishioners are invited to attend committee meetings on the last Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the North Conference room



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Recipient of The Archdiocese of Washington 75th Anniversary Medal

Our parish Social Justice Ministry was awarded The Archdiocese of Washington 75th Anniversary Medal in 2014, in recognition of service to the Church of Washington in promoting the Gospel, upholding the faith and manifesting the Kingdom of God.

Make a Donation to the Social Justice Ministry

Your gift to the Social Justice Ministry at St. Matthew's Cathedral will help to bring God's mercy to our brothers and sisters in greatest need. By giving your time, talent, and treasure, you are helping to build the Kingdom of God here in Washington, DC. Please follow the directions below to make a gift to the Social Justice Ministry.

  1. Choose “Donate” to the right.
  2. After filling out the form with your address and credit card information, click “Review Donation and Continue.”
  3. Choose “Comments” and in the comments window, indicate how you would like your gift to be used. If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, please indicate that as well. For example, you may choose the following:
    • Adopt a Family Program (Specify: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or Back to School Drive)
    • Emergency Assistance Fund (utilities, rent)
    • Homeless Ministry
    • Respect Life Ministry
    • Social Justice Advocacy and Education Ministry
    • Special Projects (specify project) 
  4. If you would like to confirm that your donation is applied to a specific ministry or drive, you are welcome to write and/or forward your email receipt to Norma

Many thanks for your support!