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Liturgy & Music
Great Organ 2019 - 2020 Inaugural Series
Nearly 25 years after its initial installation, the Cathedral Great Organ is now complete. Time to celebrate, beginning with a Dedicatory Recital on Friday, September 20, the Vigil of the Feast of St. Matthew (see below)! The series schedule also lists choral events and liturgies with our Schola Cantorum, and guest concerts during Advent.
Eucharistic Holy Hour
Monday, September 16
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration on the main altar at a Holy Hour from 6 to 7pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in English and Spanish during the hour.
Great Organ Dedicatory Recital with Nathan Laube
Friday, September 20
St. Matthew's Great Organ Inaugural Concert Series begins on the Vigil of the Feast of St. Matthew with a 7:30pm recital by Nathan Laube, one of the finest young organists in the world. A reception follows in the Great Hall.
Feast of St. Matthew
Weekend of September 21 - 22
We celebrate our patronal feast at the 8am and 12:10pm Masses on Saturday, and on Sunday at the 11:30am and 1pm (Spanish) Masses. Civil servants, for whom St. Matthew is patron saint, are blessed at the 11:30am Sunday Mass!
Bilingual Mass for Migrants and Refugees
Sunday, September 29
Bishop Mario Dorsonville celebrates a bilingual Mass in prayer for migrants and refugees at the Cathedral at 1pm on World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019.
First Friday & First Saturday
October 4 & 5
On Friday following the 12:10pm Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel until 5pm Benediction. First Saturday Devotions are held Saturday following the 12:10pm Mass.
67th Annual Red Mass
Sunday, October 6
The John Carroll Society hosts the 67th Annual Red Mass for its members and guests at 10am. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is principal celebrant and homilist. The 8:30am Mass is cancelled on Red Mass day.
Lunchtime Organ Recital with Andrew Vu
Wednesday, October 9
Andrew Vu, Assistant Organist at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, kicks off our Lunchtime Series with a 12:45pm recital.
Communal Anointing of the Sick
Sunday, October 13
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is celebrated at the 11:30am Mass. Watch our bulletin and website for an informational flier and participation form.
Afternoon Organ Recital with Paul Hardy
Sunday, October 20
Principal Cathedral Organist Paul Hardy gives a recital at 3:30pm featuring works of Richard K. Fitzgerald and Maurice Duruflé .
Cathedral Young Adults
Cathedral Coffeehouse
Sunday, September 8
The Cathedral Young Adults (CYA), a peer ministry for those in their 20s and 30s, invites all young adults for Coffeehouse with seminarian Phil Catalanotto in the West Conference Room after the 5:30pm Mass. Watch our bulletin and website for future dates and hosts.
Theology on Tap at Public Bar Live
Second Tuesdays
CYA co-sponsors DCCatholic "Theology on Tap" events. Join young adults from around the city for 6pm happy hours and 7pm talks.
September 10 - "My Truth? Your Truth? Does 'the Truth' Actually Exist?" with Mike Tenney
October 8 - "Suffering God's Timing: Christian Vocation & Waiting Well" with Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.
"Into the Deep" - A Weekend Retreat
Friday & Saturday, September 27 - 28
DCCatholic offers a retreat for young adults at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine in Brookland o n prayer, discernment, and how to listen to the voice of God.
Faith Formation
Landings at St. Matthew's
Are you a Catholic who has been away, or “used to be Catholic”? Landings offers a place for listening and being heard, and for asking questions and reconnecting with your faith.
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) Inquiry
RCIA is an ongoing process of conversion and faith formation for adults who want to prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Drop in on a weekly Inquiry session!
Registration for Sunday Children's Faith Formation Classes Now Due
Time to do it! Registration forms for Sunday Children's Faith Formation are due. Classes in grades 1 - 8 begin Sunday, September 15.
Volunteer as a Catechist
Catechists are still needed for Grades 1 and 6. Classes meet Sundays from 9:45 to 11am except on holiday weekends. Contact Theresa Prymuszewski at
Parent-Child-Catechist Orientation Meeting
Sunday, September 8
Orientation for parents, children and catechists in Sunday Children's Faith Formation is held from 9:45 to 11am in the North Conference Room.
Commissioning of Catechists
Catechetical Sunday, September 15
Sunday Faith Formation Catechists, members of RCIA, Landings, and RENEW teams, and of our Consortium of Faith Formation Ministries are commissioned during the 11:30am Mass.
"Healing our Church"
Sunday, September 29 (1st session)
Franz Kuo and Theresa Prymuszewski lead a 6-session series that responds to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. Preregister with Theresa Prymuszewski.
"A Catholic Survivor of Clergy Sex Abuse: Why Stay Close to the Church?”
Thursday, October 10
We welcome to the Cathedral Teresa Pitt Green, national speaker, author, and abuse survivor. Ms. Green, who addressed the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their November 2018 meeting, speaks at 7pm. 
Social Justice and Community Service
Late Summer Food Drive for Horton's Kids
Weekends of September 7-8 & 14-15
Help to restock the emergency food pantry of Horton's Kids. Donated items are collected by the Knights of Columbus at Masses both weekends.
 Volunteer Orientation for English and Spanish Language Classes
Monday, September 9
Volunteer orientation is at 6:30pm at St. Matthew's Education Center. Volunteer teachers, tutors and persons of hospitality are still needed in our language programs one night/week - Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
 Registration for English and Spanish Language Classes
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 10 & 11
Students may register from 6:30 to 8:30pm at St. Matthew's Education Center. Classes meet Tuesday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30pm from September 12 to December 12.
 Health & Wellness Fair
Sunday, September 15
Free blood pressure, cholesterol, HIV/AIDS and vision screenings are among this year's offerings, from 9:30am to 3:30pm. To volunteer on fair day, email David Scalzitti at
Rosary for Life
Saturday, September 28
Pray a Rosary for Life with Respect Life Ministry members in the Cathedral at 11:30am, just before the 12:10pm Mass.
Social Justice & Community Service Committee Meeting
Monday, September 30
Help with planning and organizing committee activities at the 6:45pm meeting in the East Conference Room.
A Morning at Common Good City Farm
Saturday, October 5
Interested in a morning at the Common Good City Farm in Ledroit Park (334 V St NW)? A parish group helps with farm tasks from 9am to Noon. 
Dinner with L'Arche Community
Saturday, October 5
Join a small parish group who brings and eats dinner with residents of the Adams Morgan L'Arche houses. Email Franz Kuo at
Kairos Cookie Drive
 Weekends of October 12-13 & 19-20
Support Kairos Prison Ministry by baking cookies for a men's retreat at the Greenville Correctional Center, Jarratt, VA. Pick up cookie instructions at Masses on October 12-13 and drop off cookies the next weekend.
Monday Homeless Breakfast Ministry
Donations of soft fruit, wheat bread, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs and lunch meat are needed. You may donate once or weekly. Contact Jim Walsh at to donate or to serve on Monday mornings.
Call for Adopt-a-Family Christmas Sponsors
Last year 66 families, 100+ guests of our Homeless Ministry, L’Arche community residents, and children from DC General family shelter received gifts through this communal effort. Find out how you can “adopt” a family or individual.
Parish Life and Organizations
Always God's Children
Sunday, September 8
Always God's Children, the Cathedral's ministry to gay and lesbian persons and their families and friends, meets at 3:30pm in the West Conference Room. 
Parish Pastoral Council
Mondays, September 9 and October 7
The Parish Pastoral Council meets at 6:45pm in the North Conference Room. All parishioners are welcome.
Cathedral Book Club - "The Underground Railroad"
Monday, September 16
Fr. Jack Hurley leads a discussion of this work by Colson Whitehead, “America’s Storyteller,” in the East Conference Room at 6:45pm.
Hospitality for the Feast of St. Matthew
Sunday, September 22
It's hospitality for our feastday with receptions in the North Conference Room following the 7am, 8:30am, 10am (Latin), 11:30am and 1pm (Spanish) Masses!
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Sunday, October 13
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin American food and music at receptions following the 8:30am, 10am (Latin), 11:30am and 1pm (Spanish) Masses in the North Conference Room!
Watch for Msgr. Jameson's September e-letter to Parishioners -
"New Year - New Faces - New Challenges"!
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