• 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.

What’s New

Memorial Day - Federal Holiday Schedule

Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, a federal holiday. Masses will be celebrated at 8am and 12:10pm only, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be celebrated. The Cathedral will close at 1pm and the Rectory offices will be closed. read more »

175th Anniversary Memories of St. Matthew's

Our Lady and St. Anne figure in a memory shared by our own Fr. Jack Hurley on "The Women of St. Matthew's." A second featured memory of a happy wedding day was triggered by the author's visit to the Cathedral. Won't you please take a few moments to share a memory with us?   

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Pre-registration for English and Spanish Conversation Classes

Pre-registration for the Summer Semester of English Conversation classes and Spanish Conversation classes begins Thursday, June 4, from 6 to 8pm, in St. Matthew's Education Center on 1726 N Street, NW. (Pre-inscripción para el Semestre de Verano de las clases de conversación en inglés empiezan este jueves, 4 de junio, de 6 a 8 de la tarde, en el Centro de Educación en 1726 N Street, NW.)

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The Catholic Standard on Cardinal O'Malley's Return to St. Matthew's

The Catholic Standard in its May 10, 2015 issue covered Cardinal Sean O'Malley's recent 175th Anniversary Address at the Cathedral, calling St. Matthew's a place "close to the heart" of the Boston Cardinal. View the article.

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