• 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 »

  • Sharing the Joy of the Gospel in Our Nation's Capital for 175 Years

    St. Matthew's Parish celebrates its 175th Anniversary as a parish with a year of special events. Celebrate with us!

  • Acts of the Apostles at St. Matthew's

    Fr. Jack Hurley's latest Bible Study series focuses on the Acts of the Apostles, coinciding with the NBC series on the early Church, "A.D. The Bible Continues."

  • 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.

  • God’s House in Words & Photos

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

  • Our Holy Father’s Apostolic Visit

    The Vatican announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia.

What’s New

Independence Day Observed - Federal Holiday Schedule

On Friday, July 3, the Cathedral will open at 7:30am and close at 1pm in observance of Independence Day (which falls on Saturday, July 4). Masses will be celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm with no Confessions, and there will be no First Friday Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (and no First Saturday Devotions on July 4). The parish offices will be closed.

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Vatican Announces Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit Schedule

The Vatican announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. Details of the Holy Father’s visit to Washington, D.C. are listed on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington at http://www.adw.org/papalvisit/.

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Young Adult Retreat at Georgetown Prep

All young adults (college-late 30s) are invited to a day-and-a-half of spiritual renewal led by young Jesuit priests and seminarians, Friday evening and Saturday, July 10 - 11, at Georgetown Prep High School, sponsored by DCCatholic, 270Catholic and the Archdiocese of Washington Young Adult Ministries. View the flyer.

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No DC Suicide Mobilizing on Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

The D.C. Catholic Conference is working with No DC Suicide, a coalition including disability advocates, medical professionals, suicide prevention advocates, and other allies to oppose legislation recently introduced in the D.C. City Council (B21-38) that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the District of Columbia. View the flyer on this effort.

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