October 11, 2020
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday Masses

7am (English) | 10am (English) | 1pm (Spanish) | *5:30pm (English)
*5:30pm Mass interpreted for the deaf

The Cathedral opens 30 minutes before each Mass and closes immediately after each Mass. See the guide to participating at Mass.
"You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." (Ps 23:5)
Sunday Mass Livestreams
10am (English) 
Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, celebrant

1pm (español)
Fr. John Benson, celebrant
Fratelli Tutti, a New Encyclical by Pope Francis

On Saturday, October 3, the eve of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis in Assisi signed his third encyclical, titled “Fratelli Tutti” ("Brothers All"), encouraging fraternity amid challenge. In it he describes a "way of life marked by the flavor of the Gospel" - words borrowed from St. Francis himself.

Archbishop Gregory last Sunday issued a statement on this new papal writing, describing it as "an encyclical about the human family, our belonging to each other and our need for each other."

He writes, "I believe that this document has come to us at precisely the right time. ... Many have spoken about 'a new normal' when the virus will have abated. Rather I think that we should make this tragic pandemic an opportunity to think about 'a new different' in terms of what we value, who we value and that we are all in this together. Pope Francis repeatedly speaks to the renewal of 'common good' language and 'common good' actions."

"The pope .... invites us to build a 'culture of encounter' with pride in expressing how we are Catholics and also how we are enriched by dialogue with all people of good will."

Fr. Tom Ryan, CSP on "Fratelli Tutti"
Save the date - Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm - to join us online with Paulist Father Tom Ryan as he shares his insights on Pope Francis' new encylical. Read more.
Schedule Notes

On Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, Mass will be celebrated at 12:10pm. The Cathedral will open at 11:40am and close immediately after the 12:10pm Mass.

St. Matthew's rectory office phone (202-347-3215) is answered Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm, though not on Monday, October 12 due to the federal holiday. Please leave a message if you call outside these hours.
Daily Readings

Monday, October 12
Tuesday, October 13
Wednesday, October 14 (St. Callistus I)
Thursday, October 15 (St. Teresa of Jesus)
Friday, October 16 (St. Hedwig & St. Margaret Mary Alacoque)
Saturday, October 17 (St. Ignatius of Antioch)
Dr. Jem Sullivan Returns on Zoom

Join us online for A Conversation with Jem Sullivan, Ph.D. on Tuesday evening, October 20. Theresa Prymuszewski, St. Matthew's Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, speaks with Dr. Sullivan on the New Directory for Catechesis. Read more.
Two Groups Forming Now for Virtual Study of Gospel of Mark

St. Matthew's will host a new fall Bible Study by Little Rock Scripture Study on The Gospel According to Mark. Register now for either of two groups that will meet virtually - one on Sunday afternoons beginning October 25, and one on Monday evenings beginning October 26. Read more.
October Music Treats
Music events are open to the public and livestreamed on the Cathedral YouTube Channel. Social distancing and face masks are required in the Cathedral.
Admission is free.
Sunday Afternoon All-Liszt Concert for Organ and Piano
Organist Sandro Russo gives a recital on organ and piano at 3:30pm on Sunday, October 25. Come, bring a friend, and enjoy this 50-minute program in person, or watch live or later. Read more.
Wednesday Midday Organ Recital
Plan to be downtown on Wednesday, October 28? Please join us for Mass at 12:10pm and stay as we welcome to the Cathedral organist Matthew Cates for a 40-minute organ recital at 12:40pm, also livestreamed. Read more.
Serving our Homeless Neighbors
Want to help with our Monday morning ministry to the homeless? Donate gently worn men’s clothing items: cargo shorts, casual pants, jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, sneakers, and work boots. Please contact Norma Canedo, Coordinator for Social Justice, for more information or to schedule a drop-off. 
Join the Young Adult Slack Group for Coffeehouse Link

Cathedral Young Adult Coffeehouse is a peer ministry for those in their 20s and 30s that meets virtually on Sundays at 7:30pm. Want to join in, catch up with one another, and reflect on the Sunday Gospel? Click here to download and join the CYA Slack group where there's always a conversation. A link to join the Google Meet or Zoom session is sent out via Slack each Sunday.
Cathedral Book Club on Zoom

The Cathedral Book Club resumes with a virtual discussion on Tuesday, October 20 from 7 to 8pm of "The Overstory," the popular Pulitzer Prize winner by Richard Powers. It's a fascinating look at how several strangers with their own stories are brought together by trees, in an effort to save the continent’s decreasing virgin forest. To join, contact the Zoom meeting host, Fr. Jack Hurley.
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