"The saints are our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their heart and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own 'hue.' But they were all transparent; they fought to remove the stains and the darkness of sin, so as to enable the gentle light of God to pass through. This is life’s purpose: to enable God’s light to pass through; it is the purpose of our life too." (Pope Francis)
Parish Life
Hospitality - Sun Nov 3
Our Hospitality Committee welcomes all at receptions in the North Conference Room following the 8:30am, 10am (Latin), 11:30am and 1pm (Spanish) Masses.
Parish Council Meeting - Mon Nov 4
All parishioners are welcome to our Parish Pastoral Council meeting at 6:45pm in the North Conference Room.

Lector Training and Orientation - Sat Nov 9
Interested in lectoring at Mass? The next training session is coming up. Read more

Always God's Children - Sun Nov 17
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. Read more

Cathedral Book Club - Mon Nov 18
Join a discussion of "Living Buddha, Living Christ" in the East Conference Room at 6:45pm. Read more
Schedule Notes

7am Weekday Mass Cancelled - Wed & Thurs, Nov 6 & 7
 The 7am Mass is cancelled while our rectory priests attend the Archdiocesan priest convocation.   

Veterans' Day -  Mon Nov 11
Masses are celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm with no confessions, and the rectory office is closed. 

Day after Thanksgiving -  Fri Nov 29
Masses are celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm with no confessions, and the rectory office is closed.
Cathedral Young Adults
CYA Coffeehouse - Sundays following the 5:30pm Mass
CYA holds Sunday night Coffeehouse in the North Conference Room after the 5:30pm Mass with talks by our seminarians and a chance to meet fellow journeyers. Newcomers welcome!

Theology on Tap at Public Bar Live - Tues Nov 12
Join young adults from around the city for a 6pm happy hour and a 7pm talk by Fr. Dan Leary & Jessie Tappel  on a psychological and spiritual approach to healing.  Link to Facebook event
Liturgy and Music
Solemnity of All Saints - Fri Nov 1
 Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation are celebrated on October 31 at 5:30pm (Vigil), and on November 1 at 7, 8, and 11am, 12:10pm ( Archbishop Gregory ), 5:30pm, and 7pm (Spanish). Confessions & First Friday Exposition cancelled .
All Souls' Day - Sat Nov 2
The regular Saturday Mass schedule is observed, with All Souls' Masses at 8am, and at 12:10pm ( Archbishop Gregory ), followed by a Blessing of the Tombs of the Deceased Archbishops. First Saturday Devotions cancelled
Concert of Remembrance - Sun Nov 3
 Our 7:30pm concert by the Schola Cantorum is an opportunity to remember family and friends who have gone before us. You may have the name of a deceased loved one included in the concert program. Contact Tom Stehle by Noon on Tuesday, October 29 . Read more
Lunchtime Organ Recital w/Russell Weismann - Wed Nov 6
 Russell Weismann , Director of Chapel Music and Organist at Georgetown Univeristy, gives our next Lunchtime Organ Recital at 12:45pm recital. Read more . View A Year of Music at the Cathedral!
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral - Thurs Nov 14
 Join us as we celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew as a solemnity at all Masses.   Read more
Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra - Sat Nov 16
Come at 7:30pm to hear the CUA Symphony Orchestra perform the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saënsand and more, with Simeone Tartaglione , Conductor, and Ronald Stolk , Organist.  Read more
Commissioning of Parish Volunteers - Suns Nov 17 & 24
At the 11:30am Mass on November 17 and at the 1pm on November 24, we celebrate and publicly thank those who serve Christ in our ministries with a special Commissioning rite.  
Virgen de la Paz del Salvador - Sun Nov 17
Our Lady of Peace, Patron Saint of El Salvador, is honored at the 1pm Mass, followed by a reception in the North Conference Room. All are welcome.
Blessing of Engaged Couples - Sun Nov 24
At the 11:30 am Mass Msgr. Jameson and other St. Matthew’s clergy confer a blessing of engaged couples after the homily. Read more
Eucharistic Holy Hour - Mon Nov 18
 The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration on the main altar from 6 to 7pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available during the hour. Read more
Thanksgiving Day 10am Bilingual Mass - Thurs Nov 28
 Join us for the only Mass of the day - a bilingual celebration at 10am with Msgr. Jameson as celebrant and homilist. The Cathedral opens at 9am and closes after the Mass.
Faith Formation
Bible Study on the Book of Daniel - Sats Nov 2, 9 and 16
Join Fr. Jack Hurley for an exciting Old Testament presentation of much more than Daniel in the Lion’s Den! Read more
RCIA Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming - Sun Nov 3
At the 11:30am Mass our Catechumens and Candidates celebrate the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming.
RCIA Rite of Dismissal - Sun Nov 10 & 24
The Rite of Dismissal is held at the 11:30am Mass.
Rev. John O'Malley, SJ, PhD - "Who Runs the Church? The Crisis. Pope Francis. You." - Thurs Nov 21
We welcome Jesuit Father John O'Malley, renowned historian, theologian and author, for a talk from 7 to 8:30pm in the North Conference Room.   Read more
Spanish Adult & Children's Advent Retreats - Sun Nov 30
An Advent Retreat for adults is held in the North Conference Room from 9 to 11am, and an all-day Advent Children's Faith Formation Retreat is held in the East Conference Room. Contact: Fatima Aybar at faybar@stmatthewscathedral.org
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. Read more
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) Inquiry - Weekly on Wednesdays
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 7pm Inquiry session! Read more

Sacred Page Scripture Study - Weekly on Wednesdays
Our Cathedral seminarians lead a discussion of the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings  from 7 to 8pm in the West Conference Room. Read more

Celebration of the Word Weekly on Thursdays
Join Fr. John Benson at 7:30pm in the East Conference Room for a very simple liturgy: readings, a homily by Fr. John Benson, and prayers. Read more
Social Justice and Community Service  
Dinner with L'Arche Community - Sat Nov 2
Join a small parish group who brings and eats dinner with residents of the Adams Morgan L'Arche houses. Read more
Adopt-a-Family Thanksgiving Drive - Weekends of Nov 2-3 & 9-10
 After all Masses v olunteers gratefully collect your donations of $25 Safeway or Giant gift cards to distribute to families in need for Thanksgiving. Read more

Catholic African-American History Month: Our Lady of Kihebo - Sun Nov 10
Come and hear the story of the apparition and enjoy rosary making and rosary prayer in the North Conference Room at 2:30pm. Read more
Social Justice & Community Service Committee Meeting - Mon Nov 18 (rescheduled from the usual 4th Monday)
Help with planning and organizing activities at our 6:45pm committee meeting in the East Conference Room. Read more

Rosary for Life - Sat Nov 23
Pray a Rosary for Life with Respect Life Ministry members in the Cathedral at 11:30am, just before the 12:10pm Mass. Read more
Homeless Ministry Thanksgiving Celebration - Mon Nov 25
Donations of cranberry sauce, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, dinner rolls, butter, cider, pies, or other Thanksgiving accompaniments are welcome . Contact Jim Walsh at jameswalsh1530@gmail.com to donate or to help serve.
Call for Adopt-a-Family Christmas Sponsors
Find out how you can “adopt” a family or individual in need, or volunteer your time in collecting, inventorying, wrapping, tagging or distributing gifts.
Looking Ahead to Advent & Christmas?
Watch mid-November for our Advent and Christmas brochure in Msgr. Jameson's
e-letter to Parishioners. For now, see our December calendar .
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