The Social Justice Committee mobilizes the parish community by promoting opportunities to serve those in need and to give witness of our faith in Jesus Christ through concrete acts of love and service that overcome our selfishness and indifference.
The Adopt-a-Family program provides gifts and material assistance to low-income families in our community for Easter, Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Through partnership with neighboring businesses and the parish’s generosity, this program has provided thousands of gifts to hundreds of families over the past several years. These families received clothing, household items, furniture, toys and food.
St. Matthew’s supports Catholic social justice issues that include poverty, access to healthcare, and affordable housing, and environmental justice among others.
Enjoy a taste of the choral music you will hear at the 10am and 11:30am Masses on the coming Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, courtesy of St. Matthew's Office of Music Ministries.
Our 7-week Summer Semester of English Classes begins June 13 at 6:30pm. Register in person on Wednesday, June 7
El semestre de Verano, con una duración de 7 semanas, será del 13 de junio al 27 de julio. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en persona a partir del miércoles 7 de junio.
Our mission is to serve our guests, working to meet their material and spiritual needs, as an expression of our love of God and neighbor.
El Ministerio de Justicia Social y Servicio Comunitario ayuda a movilizar a la comunidad y promueve el voluntariado para atender y ofrecer acompañamiento a los necesitados de nuestro parroquia y sociedad; para dar testimonio de nuestra fe en Jesucristo por medio de actos concretos de amor y servicio, superando el egoísmo y la indeferencia hacia las necesidades humanas. Para participar en este ministerio puede comunicarse con su Director el Padre Rafael Barbieri al (202.347.3215) o por correo electrónico (
The Respect Life Ministry is concerned with promoting and cultivating a culture of life and witnessing to the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.
We provide home and nursing home visits – both with Communion and social companionship visits – to the sick and homebound in our parish.
Your gift to the Social Justice Ministry at St. Matthew's Cathedral will help to bring God's mercy to our brothers and sisters in greatest need. By giving your time, talent, and treasure, you are helping to build the Kingdom of God here in Washington, DC. Please follow the directions below to make a gift to the Social Justice Ministry.
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