Advocacy & Education

St. Matthew’s supports Catholic social justice issues that include poverty, access to healthcare, and affordable housing, among others. 

Washington Interfailth Network (WIN)

WIN invites advocates for Circulator and Streetcar drivers to attend the DDOT confirmation hearing. Details are not available. For more information email

ADW Legislative Network

Fr. Jacek Orzechowski is leading Catholic Charities efforts for immigration advocacy.  The current effort is supporting the extension of the DREAM Act. Click here for details.

Good Faith Communities Coalition

Good Faith is promoting an email campaign against the Homeless Services Amendment Act.
More information on the Good Faith Communities Coalition go to: 

St. Matthew's ad hoc Environmental Justice Committee

The Environmental Justice Committee, inspired by the thought of Pope Francis in Laudato Si' is devoted to encouraging deeper awareness of our duties to care for God's creation. Our mission is to promote change with individual parishioners, our parish community as a whole, the District of Columbia, and our nation. If interested, please contact Norma at

Check out the Catholic Climate Coalition for links to learn more and pledge your support.

Just Faith

Just Faith is an extended educational and spiritual formation program. Just Faith provides an opportunity for parishioners to study and be formed by the justice tradition articulated within the Scriptures, the Church’s historical witness and Catholic social teaching. The next session is not yet scheduled.

If interested, contact Tyler Martin (  

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