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    175th Anniversary Memories

    The 175th Anniversary Celebration of our parish is best marked by the inspirations, gratitude, joy, and power of faith. Consider sharing your memory, sharing your faith, as many parishioners and friends are doing.   

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    Advent Lessons & Carols

    On Sunday, December 13 at Lessons and Carols, the Cathedral continues its tradition of splendid choral music, Gregorian chants, hymns and carols interwoven with proclamations of the Scriptures that anticipate the birth of Christ, the promised one of the ages.

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    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    On Tuesday, December 8 and Monday, December 7 at the Vigil Mass, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.

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    175th Anniversary Special Events

    St. Matthew's Parish celebrates 175 Years of Sharing the Gospel in the Nation's Capital with a year of special events. Celebrate with us!

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    RCIA at the Cathedral Parish

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process at St. Matthew's is open to newcomers - join us and explore the Catholic faith! We meet Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm in the North Conference Room.

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    Welcome to St. Matthew's

    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 »

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    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.

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    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.

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    God’s House in Words & Photos

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

What’s New

Thanksgiving Day Mass (Bilingual in English & Spanish)

Join us in celebrating a bilingual (English and Spanish) Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at 10am, with Msgr. Jameson as celebrant and St. Matthew's priests concelebrating.

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Opening of Jubilee Year of Mercy

On June 29, 2015, Cardinal Donald Wuerl decreed that a Holy Door of Mercy be opened at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, in accord with Pope Francis' proclamation of a Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning on December 8, 2015. The Doors of Mercy will be opened at the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 7, to be celebrated by the Cardinal.

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Advent Day of Recollection

Our Advent Afternoon of Reflection on Saturday, December 5 features Dr. Susan Timoney speaking to us on preparing for the Year of Mercy by becoming an everyday evangelizer. Join us from 1:30 to 3:30pm in the Great Hall. View the flyer.

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Saint Matthew’s Festival Singer Auditions

Each year, we invite experienced singers of the parish to join the Schola Cantorum for our Advent Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve Choral Prelude and Mass at the Cathedral. Find out what we're looking for, and how to audition.

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