• Welcome

    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. honors the patron saint of civil servants. The Cathedral plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital read more »

  • God’s House in Words & Photos

    Take an online tour of the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • The Cathedral Great Organ

    The Cathedral has a magnificent French Romantic Lively-Fulcher organ that is played at our liturgies and featured in concerts and recitals that are free and open to the public.

  • That All May Be One in Christ

    Our 175th Parish Anniversary Celebration began with an Ecumenical Prayer Service with a rousing guest preacher, a musical Gospel reflection, and the voices of our Schola Cantorum.

  • Sharing the Joy of the Gospel

    Celebrate our 175th Parish Anniversary by taking a deeper look into our Patron Saint’s Gospel!

What’s New

Holy Week at the Cathedral

Palm Sunday, March 29 

  • 5:30pm (March 28 Vigil) - Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson (cantor)
  • 7:00am - Rev. Ismael N. Ayala
  • 8:30am Mass - Rev. John J. Hurley (cantor)
  • 9:45am Blessing of Palms - Donald Cardinal Wuerl
  • 10:00am Mass (English) - Donald Cardinal Wuerl
  • 11:30am Mass - Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson (Schola Cantorum)
  • 1:00pm Mass - Rev. Rafael Barbieri (en español)
  • 5:30pm Mass - Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS (Contemporary Choir)

Monday of Holy Week, March 30

  • 7:00am: Mass
  • 7:30am: Morning Prayer, St. Anthony Chapel
  • 8:00am: Mass
  • 11:00am to Noon Confessions (English & Spanish)
  • 12:10pm: Mass
  • 1:00pm to 6:00pm: The Cathedral is closed & reopens at 6:00pm
  • 7:00pm: Chrism Mass & Blessing of Oils, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, celebrant, concelebrated by the priests of the Archdiocese (choir)

Tuesday of Holy Week, April 1

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 2

  • 7:00am: Mass
  • 7:30am: Morning Prayer, St. Anthony Chapel
  • 8:00am: Mass
  • 11:00am to Noon: Confessions 
  • 12:10pm: Mass
  • 5:30pm: Mass
  • 6:15pm to 7:15pm: Confessions 
  • 7:30pm: Tenebræ (choir)

The Paschal Triduum

Holy Thursday, April 2[title]

  • 9:00am: Morning Prayer, St. Anthony Chapel
  • 11:00am to Noon: Confessions (English & Spanish) )
  • 12:10pm: Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, V.F. (Contemporary Choir)
  • 5:30pm: Solemn Mass Of The Lord's SupperDonald Cardinal Wuerl (Schola Cantorum)
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10PM
  • 9:45pm:  Night Prayer

Good Friday, April 3

  • 9:00am: Morning Prayer, St. Anthony Chapel
  • 11:00am to Noon: Confessions (English & Spanish) 
  • Noon: Reflections on the Lord's Passion (Rev. Timothy P. Kesicki, SJ, Schola Cantorum)
  • 1:00pm: Liturgy of the Lord's PassionDonald Cardinal Wuerl (Schola Cantorum)
  • 4:00pm: Liturgia de la Pasión de N.S. Jesucristo, Adoración de la Santa Cruz, Y Santa Comunión, Rev. Rafael Barbieri
  • 7:30pm: Stations of the Cross (in English)

Holy Saturday, April 4

  • 9:00am: Morning Prayer, St. Anthony Chapel
  • 11:00am to Noon: Confessions (English & Spanish)
  • Noon to 7:00pm: No Masses during the day. The Cathedral is closed & reopens at 7:00pm
  • 8:00pm: Easter Vigil Mass, Donald Cardinal Wuerl (Schola Cantorum)

Solemnity of the Resurrection of The Lord,
April 5

  • 7:00am Mass - Rev. Ismael N. Ayala
  • 8:30am Mass - Rev. John J. Hurley (cantor)
  • 10:00am Mass (English) - Donald Cardinal Wuerl (Schola Cantorum)
  • 11:30am Mass - Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson (interpreted for the deaf)
  • 1:00pm Mass - Rev. Rafael Barbieri (en español)
  • 5:30pm Mass - Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS (Contemporary Choir)
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St. Matthew's Annual Women's Weekend Retreat ~ Come Away with the Lord!

All women parishioners and friends are invited to St. Matthew’s Annual Women’s Retreat on the weekend of April 24 - 26 at the Washington Retreat House in Northeast Washington, DC. 

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The Taj Mahal, and A Life Examined - Thanks for the Memories!!

St. Matthew's is a place of encounter—with the Lord, with self, and with others. Our two currently featured St. Matthew's memories make that clear. Read on to find out how the Taj Mahal comes into the picture, and how the Cathedral figured into one man's introspection.

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