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October 13, 2013
esus, Master! Have pity on us! (Luke 17:13)
Until recently, a diagnosis of leprosy was a death
sentence—a long, slow sentence marked by physical
deformity, social isolation, poverty, and despair. Until
recently, lepers were shunned by their families and communities
for fear of contamination. It was assumed that their disease was a
mark of spiritual impurity.
Before his conversion, when Francis of Assisi would pass the
house of a leper, he would hold his nose in disgust. But one day
upon seeing a leper, he dismounted his horse and ran to embrace
the man. “What had previously nauseated me,” he wrote, “was
turned into sweetness of soul and body.” According to Pope
Benedict XVI, “Jesus healed Francis of his leprosy, that is, his
pride,” on that day.”
While leprosy is now treatable, there are so many
“conditions” today—illnesses, lifestyles, habits, or addictions—
that can leave people isolated. And like Francis, our pride can
keep us at a safe distance from them. Perhaps we fear that by
getting too close, we’ll be seen as accepting their stigma, or we
will be associated with “those kind of people.” But very often it’s
“those kind of people” who reveal the kind of people we are.
Jesus reached out not only to lepers but to every other person
who lived on the margins. He saw them as treasures, as people
created in God’s own image. Despite the customs and norms of
the day, he sought out such people and treated them with dignity
and kindness. And he did this as an example to all of us.
Look around today. No doubt at least one opportunity will
arise for you to do likewise: to welcome the foreigner, to feed the
poor, to visit the sick, or to show kindness to the outcast. As you
do, you too will see your own version of “leprosy” turned into
sweetness of soul.
“Lord, give me your heart of humility so that I too may embrace
the outcasts among us.”
an generoso es Cristo que sanó a los
diez leprosos del Evangelio de hoy,
pero uno solo reconoció el milagro
que había recibido y volvió a darle gracias al
Señor. En retribución, Jesús le dio además la
salud completa y la salvación.
Por lo general, los fieles no nos damos
cuenta cabal de todo lo que Dios hace por
nosotros, y menos aún le damos gracias
como es debido. Sí, fuimos creados para
tener comunión y vida junto a Dios, pero
muchas veces preferimos hacer nuestra
voluntad y nos desentendemos de sus
mandamientos; nos parece que nuestro
propio entendimiento y nuestros planes son
mejores y no nos importa vivir separados de
Dios por los pecados que cometemos. Esto
sucede porque no pensamos que un día
tendremos que dar cuenta de todos nuestros
actos y que de eso dependerá nuestro futuro
Pero Dios nos ama tanto que envió a su
Hijo para salvarnos de nosotros mismos.
Cristo soportó el castigo que merecíamos y
nos purificó derramando su Sangre preciosa.
Las puertas del cielo se abrieron para que
entráramos a la presencia del Padre, ya
limpios de toda mancha, culpa o vergüenza.
¿Qué significa esto? Que en Cristo, el Padre
nos acepta como hijos adoptivos para que un
día lleguemos al cielo.
Si realmente nos damos cuenta de lo que
Dios hace por nosotros, lo que debemos
hacer es dejar de lado nuestros propios
razonamientos y planes y poner la atención
en Dios, en Jesús y en lo que él hizo por
nosotros. Cuando se nos abran los ojos y
veamos la luz, nos sentiremos agradecidos
por la inmensa compasión, amor y bondad
que el Padre todopoderoso tiene con
nosotros. Elevemos, pues, la mente y el
corazón a Dios en alabanza y acción de
gracias por su grandeza y generosidad.
“Amado Jesucristo, te doy gracias por todo
lo que me has dado, principalmente la
salvación y la posibilidad de ir al cielo.
También te doy gracias por mi esposa o
esposo y mis hijos, por mi trabajo, por la salud
y todos los bienes que me has concedido.”
Taken from The Word Among Us, October 2013, Vol. 33, Number 9: Used with
Sunday 13
2 Kgs 5:14-17 / 2 Tm 2:8-13 / Lk 17:11-19
Monday 14
Rom 1:1-7 / Lk 11:29-32
St. Callistus I
Tuesday 15
Rom 1:16-25 / Lk 11:37-41
St. Teresa of Jesus
Wednesday 16
Rom 2:1-11 / Lk 11:42-46
St. Hedwig & St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Thursday 17
Rom 3:21-30 / Lk 11:47-54
Friday 18
2 Tm 4:10-17 / Lk 10:1-9
St. Luke
Saturday 19
Rom 4:13,16-18 / Lk 12:8-12
St. John de Brébeuf, St. Isaac Jogues & their companions
Sunday 20
Ex 17:8-13 / 2 Tm 3:14—4:2 / Lk 18:1-8
Escogida con el permiso de La Palabra Entre Nosotros, Vol.
32, Número 9: octubre 2013.
SUPPORT RFV – Run for Vocations raises funds to
assist seminarians with unanticipated expenses.
Laypeople, religious and clergy from around the
Archdiocese of Washington have teamed up to Run
for Vocations in the Marine Corps Marathon/10K. St.
Matthew’s Team has committed to raising at least
$250 per person ($500 for the marathoners). Please
support this mission by donating after Mass (or
dropping off a donation at the Rectory) or online
at https://
vocations _donate.asp (specify St. Matthew’s Team).
Contemporary Choir, which sings at the Sunday
5:30pm Mass, has an opening for a volunteer bass.
The choir rehearses at 4:30pm on Sundays, right
before Mass. A pleasant voice and rudimentary sight
reading ability are required. If interested, contact the
director, Jennifer Goltz, at [email protected]
or introduce yourself to her after the 5:30pm Mass.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Come as you are – All
are invited to the Cathedral’s monthly Eucharistic
Holy Hour on Monday, October 21 from 6 to 7pm.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available
during the hour. Deacon James Garcia will preside
and give a short reflection.
Charles Bridge
Prague, Czech Republic
Dear Friends,
It is with great joy that the Cathedral of St.
Matthew the Apostle will be embarking on a 12-day
pilgrimage to Vienna, Salzburg and Prague, April 23
- May 4, 2014. We would like to personally invite you,
your relatives and your friends, to join us on this
special trip, which promises to be an exciting,
enjoyable and spiritually uplifting experience for all.
A visit to the Alpine Region of Europe has a
wonderful mix of history, breathtaking views, Marian
shrines, and musical venues. I hope you will join me
in strengthening our relationship with Mary in
prayer and fellowship by visiting so many blessed
churches in this region.
Join us for what promises to be a memorable
experience to cherish. We look forward to having you
with us!
Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, Rector
Visitors to the Cathedral, we want you to know how
welcome you are—whether you have come from
another part of the country, from across the world, or
from another parish here in the Archdiocese or across
the river. Thank you for praying with us. Thank you
also for your generosity, which helps us to celebrate our
liturgies in a fitting and beautiful way, and to offer a
wide range of services to needy people in the
Washington, DC area. Enjoy your visit!
October 13 – 20
SUNDAY 13—Spanish Heritage Month receptions are
held in the North Conference Room after the 8:30am,
10am, 11:30am & 1pm Masses.
Las clases de Catequesis, Catecumenado y Catequesis
Familiar continúan a las 11:00 de la mañana.
Habrá Confesiones en español después de la misa de
1:00 de la tarde.
The Cathedral Club meets at 1pm in the West
Conference Room.
Always God’s Children meets in the West Conference
Room at 3:30pm.
MONDAY 14—Columbus Day, a federal holiday. Masses
are at 8am and 12:10pm with no Confessions. The
parish offices are closed.
The Liturgy Committee meets at 6:45pm in the East
Conference Room.
TUESDAY 15—The Communications and Evangelization
Committee meets at 6:45pm in the North Conference
The Faith Formation Committee meets at 6:45pm in the
East Conference Room.
El Grupo de oración continúa con las reflexiones en este
Año de la Fe a las 7:00 de la tarde en el salón de
conferencias del Oeste.
WEDNESDAY 16—A lecture on the articles of the Nicene
Creed, focusing on “Jesus Christ,” is given at 12:45pm in
the North Conference Room, the third in our fall series.
Breaking Open the Word meets at 7pm in the West
Conference Room.
THURSDAY 17—Legión de María se reunirá a las 6:30 de
la tarde en el salón de conferencias del Este.
Wednesday’s lecture is repeated at 7pm in the North
Conference Room.
The Knights of Columbus meet at 7:30pm in the West
Conference Room.
SUNDAY 20—Las clases de Catequesis, Catecumenado y
Catequesis Familiar continúan a las 11:00 de la mañana.
Cardinal Wuerl celebrates the White Mass at 11:30am.
October 13, 2013
Social Justice & Community Services Committee is hosting a
dinner for our homeless friends on Sunday, October 27 at
3:30pm. Contact Paulin Leonida at [email protected] or
703-717-9704 to help with any of the following:
- Set up, serve, and provide hospitality to our guests
- Make or purchase food for the dinner
- Give a monetary donation towards food & supplies
These biannual dinners are a huge success because of
YOU! We look forward to hearing from you.
RCIA SPONSORS NEEDED – Are you looking for
a way to grow in your faith? Consider being an
RCIA sponsor, and share your faith with
someone who is discerning full initiation in the
Catholic Church. A sponsor is a companion, a
representative of the faith community who
models how to live the faith in daily life, meets
with the person s/he is sponsoring to discuss
their faith journeys, prays for the person s/he is
sponsoring, and participates in the stages and
rituals of the RCIA process. Around fifteen
women and men have begun the RCIA process
this summer, and each needs a sponsor. We
typically pair women in RCIA with female
sponsors and men in RCIA with male sponsors.
We currently have more women in need of a
sponsor. To learn more, please contact Heather
Kinney at [email protected]
Stewardship Committee will hold a recruiting meeting on
Monday, October 21 from 6:45 to 8:15pm. Would you like to
help encourage others recognize their gifts and devote more
time to God? Are you interested in helping with next year’s
ministry fair? Do you have a development or fundraising
background that you would like to share with the parish? Can
you write newsletter articles acknowledging our parishioners’
many talents and encouraging participation in parish events?
See the parish website for details, or email
[email protected] Join us—all are welcome!
Homeless Ministry is in urgent need of more volunteers to
make bagged lunches for the homeless and poor who come to
our Monday morning program. Every Monday, the parish
provides breakfasts, lunches, and other services to more than
60 people! To sign up to bring lunches monthly, every other
month, or as a one-time service, please contact Olivia Crosby,
[email protected] or at 301-806-1292. Thank you!
C†YA at Mass – Weekly on Sundays – 5:30pm –
Cathedral – Don’t sit alone at Mass! Celebrate with other
young adult parishioners. Please join us in our section in
the first few rows on the right of the nave, in front of the
pulpit near the choir – look for the “reserved” signs on the
pews. Contact: Lara at [email protected]
Wine and Wisdom – Monday, October 21 – 7 to
8:3pm – Cathedral East Conference Room – Please join
the young women of Wine and Wisdom for faith sharing
and a discussion the seven deadly sins and the seven
opposite virtues. If you have any questions or would like
to RSVP, email [email protected]
Stay up to date - check out
/cya, and join our listserv. To learn more, email
[email protected]
BECOMING CATHOLIC – Throughout the year,
adults come forward seeking to learn about the
Catholic faith. For those who are interested in
learning about the Catholic faith or thinking
about becoming Catholic, St. Matthew’s offers
Inquiry, a casual, ongoing conversation about
the Catholic faith, once a month. Inquiry is the
first step in the process of discerning one’s
commitment to full initiation in the Catholic
Church. Inquiry meets on the second
Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30pm
in the East Conference Room. A brief overview
of the entire adult initiation process (RCIA),
which begins formally in June each year, can be
presented after Inquiry for those who are
interested. The next Inquiry will be held
Wednesday, November 13. For more
information, contact Heather Kinney at
[email protected]
We remember our deceased loved ones in a
special way throughout the month of
November. Each day a special Mass is offered
at the Cathedral for this intention. Special
envelopes are provided in the pews so that
you can list the names of the deceased to be
remembered at these daily Masses. The
envelopes, which can be dropped in the
collection basket or at the rectory, will be
placed on the altar in the Wedding Chapel.
Rafael Barbieri y el comité Hispano de la Catedral de San Mateo,
les invita cordialmente a la celebración de nuestra Herencia
Hispana, este domingo 13 de octubre. Tendremos comida
típica, música y algunos bailes culturales, después de las misas
de 8:30, 10 y 11:30 de la mañana; especialmente después de
nuestra misa de la 1 de la tarde.
DÍA DE CRISTÓBAL COLON – Este lunes 14 de octubre, es el
Día de Cristóbal Colon. La Catedral abrirá a las 7:30 de la
mañana y cerrará a la 1:00 de la tarde. Las misas serán a las
8:00 y 12:10 del mediodía. No habrá confesiones ese día. La
rectoría estará cerrada.
ESTA ES NUESTRA FE – Continúa la serie de reflexiones en este
Año de la Fe, auspiciadas por el Ministerio Hispano. Este martes
15 de octubre el tema es: “La oración. Revelación y Salmos”
La oración es la elevación del alma hacia Dios o la petición a
Dios de bienes convenientes. La oración del Pueblo de Dios
acompaña toda la historia de salvación como una llamada
recíproca entre Dios y el hombre. Los salmos constituyen la
obra maestra de la oración en el Antiguo Testamento. ¿Cómo
oraba Abrahán, Sarah, Moisés, Noemí, Elías, Job, David y
Salomón? ¿Cómo nos ayudan los salmos y la Sagrada Escritura
en nuestra vida de oración? La reflexión comienza a las 7:00 de
la tarde en el salón de conferencias del Oeste durante el grupo
de oración.
EL PRÓXIMO DOMINGO – Por favor tengan presente que el
próximo domingo 20 de octubre puede que la misa de 1 de la
tarde esté un poco atrasada, debido a la misa especial de las
11:30, que celebrará el Cardenal para las personas con
necesidades especiales (o discapacitadas).
lunes 21 de octubre después de la misa de 5:30 de la tarde, a
que se unan en adoración al Santísimo, de 6 a 7 de la tarde. El
Sacramento de Reconciliación estará disponible durante la hora
de la adoración.
Comité de Justicia Social y Servicio Comunitario está
organizando una cena para nuestros amigos sin hogar el
domingo, 27 de octubre, a las 3:30 de la tarde. Póngase en
contacto con Paulin Leonida a: [email protected] o llame
al 703-717-9704 para ayudar con lo siguiente:
- Organizar los salones, servir comida, y proveer hospitalidad
para nuestros invitados
- Cocinar o comprar comida para la cena
- Contribuir una donación monetaria para comida
¡Estas cenas cada seis meses, son un gran éxito por SU ayuda!
Esperamos oír de ustedes.
Ministerio de los Desamparados de San Mateo
está en necesidad de voluntarios que provean
almuerzos en bolsas para más de 60
individuos pobres y sin hogar quienes vienen
los lunes para desayunar, participar en la
charla sobre el Evangelio, y recibir una bolsa
de almuerzo y artículos de higiene personal. Si
puede proveer almuerzos una vez al mes, cada
dos meses, o una sola vez, por favor póngase
en contacto con Norma Canedo al 202-3473215 o [email protected]
¡Muchas gracias!
– La Oficina de Vida Familiar de la
Arquidiócesis de Washington está ofreciendo
talleres de Preparación Matrimonial en
español en el Centro Cardenal McCarrick
(12247 Georgia Ave. en Wheaton) en los
siguientes sábados: 16 y 23 de noviembre.
Horario: 8:30am-5pm. Costo: $125 por pareja;
las parejas necesitan recomendación de su
párroco. Para inscribirse llame a la Oficina de
Eventos al 301-853-5334 Angela Rubio o
mandar correo electrónico a [email protected] Si
tienen preguntas llamen a Mary Hamm,
Directora de Asuntos Familiares Hispano al
301-980-3350 o [email protected]
Domingo 13
2 Re 5:14-17 / 2 Tim 2:8-13 /
Lc 17:11-19
Rom 1:1-7 / Lc 11:29-32
Lunes 14
Santa Calixto I
Martes 15
Rom 1:16-25 / Lc 11:37-41
Santa Teresa de Jesús
Miércoles 16
Rom 2:1-11 / Mt 11:42-46
Santa Eduvigis y santa Margarita María de
Jueves 17
Rom 3:21-30 /Lc 11:47-54
San Ignacio de Antioquía
Viernes 18
2 Tim 4:9-17 / Lc 10:1-9
San Lucas
Sábado 19
Rom 4:13,16-18 / Lc 12:8-12
San Juan Brébeuf y san Isaac Jogues y
Domingo 20
Éx 17:8-13 /
2 Tim 3:14—4:2 / Lc 18:1-8
October 13 – 20
To arrange a Mass intention,
speak to our receptionist in the
Rectory. There is no fee but an
offering is customary.
Sunday, October 13
7am – Lucy Budiman (living)
8:30am – Eileen M. Dumm
10am – Father Larry Swink (living)
11:30am – Frantiska Lyskova
1pm – Modesta Castro
5:30pm – John F. Bovello
Monday, October 14
8am – Lucy Budiman (living)
12:10pm – Sarah de Rosa
Tuesday, October 15
7am – Richard Maniscalco
8am – Robert Cronin
12:10pm – Hank Thomas
5:30pm – George Bork
Wednesday, October 16
7am – John Kekeh
8am – Pureza de Jesus
12:10pm – Dorothy MacNaughton
5:30pm – Clarrissia Harrington
Thursday, October 17
7am – Rolando Enriquez
8am – Rosie Grimm
12:10pm – Ethan Alperstain
5:30pm – Mary A. Walsh
Friday, October 18
7am – Norma Sengson
8am – David P. Mora & family
12:10pm – Terese Placious
5:30pm – Movimiento de
Schoenstatt (living)
Saturday, October 19
8am – Carolina Urribarri
12:10pm – Felix Castellon
5:30pm – Raymond W. Carpenter
Sunday, October 20
7am – All Parishioners
8:30am – Maria de Almeida
10am – William Heffron
11:30am – Hannah Teresa Bianco
1pm – Alejandro Alvarez
5:30pm – Tween Nguyen & family
October 13, 2013
Couples who are interested in
celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage
at the Cathedral are encouraged to
visit the parish website to review our
guidelines for weddings. The next step
is to call the Rectory at 202-347-3215
and ask for the priest of your choice or
the priest on duty, who can speak to
you about marriage preparation and
the possibility of scheduling your
wedding ceremony at the Cathedral.
Couples are expected to contact us at
least nine (9) months in advance of
the date on which they hope to
celebrate their wedding.
For wheelchair access to the
Cathedral, enter the driveway to
the parking garage next to the
Cathedral. Ring the buzzer at the
Conference Center door at the
bottom of the driveway to enter.
Take the elevator to the Cathedral
A sign language interpreter is
present at the Sunday 11:30am
Mass and special liturgies
throughout the year. An induction
loop is provided for the benefit of
hearing aid users. Those desiring
to take advantage of the induction
loop should sit in pews B1, B3, A1
or A3 and switch their hearing
aids to "T."
Parents who wish to have their child
baptized at the Cathedral should
contact the Baptismal Coordinator at
the Rectory at 202-347-3215 x555 or
[email protected]
Parents are encouraged to make
contact with us at least six (6)
months in advance of a desired
baptismal date, at which time they
may ask for the priest of their choice
to perform the Baptism. This early
contact enables parents to be
scheduled for the necessary
sacramental formation session before
the child’s baptism and allows time for
sponsors to obtain letters from their
parish pastor.
FAITHS – Walking Together to
Restore Dignity, Justice and
Prosperity” – The Holy Land
Christian Ecumenical Foundation
will hold its 15th International
Conference & Awards Banquet on
Friday, October 18 (Reception/
dinner at 6pm) and Saturday,
October 19 at the Washington
Marriott (1221 22nd Street, NW).
Cardinal Wuerl is among this year’s
HCEF award recipients. Register at
St. Matthew's is pleased to offer a
48-page souvenir book on our
beautiful Cathedral church. It
features the Cathedral's history,
art and architecture vividly
portrayed through photographs
by local photographer, Neil
Greentree. You may purchase the
book and other gift items in the
Rectory during office hours
(Monday - Thursday, 9am - 8pm
and Friday – Sunday, 9am - 4pm).
You also may order items by
contacting us at [email protected] or 202347-3215. MasterCard and Visa
are accepted.
Fall Lecture Series
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
As the Year of Faith continues, St. Matthew’s annual Fall Lecture Series
will focus on the articles of the Nicene Creed, the faith we profess at Mass on Sundays.
What do the words of the Nicene Creed mean?
What do the truths expressed in these words mean for how we live our lives?
Our Fall Lecture Series continues this week with a talk on the second article of the Creed:
Join us Wednesday, October 16 or Thursday, October 17
Our speaker is
Rev. Frank Donio, SAC, DMin
(Director, Catholic Apostolate Center).
Father Frank Donio, SAC serves as Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center, which develops formation programs for
the New Evangelization, First Consultor (Vicar Provincial) and Director of Formation of the Immaculate Conception
Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines), and Rector of Pallottine Seminary at Green Hill in West
Hyattsville, MD. He is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph's College of Maine in the online Theology program and
at Fordham University in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Father Donio is currently
collaborating with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the development of a print publication and
online resources called the “New Evangelization Toolkit.” He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Adult Spiritual
Formation from The Catholic University of America.
Wednesday lecture: 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Thursday lecture: 7pm to 8pm
Both lectures will be held in the
North Conference Room.
Follow the directional signs to the lectures.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
No RSVP necessary.
Questions? Email [email protected] or
call 202-347-3215, x530.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW ▪ Washington DC 20036
202-347-3215 ▪
Metro: Red Line to Farragut North (L Street exit) or
Dupont Circle (South exit)
Parking: limited metered street parking or
public garage next to Cathedral
($10 per hour before 4pm-$16 daily max or
$5 flat fee after 4pm)
Time: 10:30 to 11:45am
(Consider staying for our 12:10pm Mass afterward.)
Dates: Saturdays, November 2, 9 & 16
Place: East Conference Room
Facilitator: Father Jack Hurley
Part 1: Why Is This Gospel Different?
November 2 – Introduction & Prologue
November 9 – The Miracle Signs
November 16 – The Word’s Significance
Father Hurley will lead part 2 of this study on the Gospel of John
during Lent – Saturdays, March 15, 22 & 29.
Mark your calendars now!
Please bring a Bible and your own morning beverage.
Homemade coffee cake will be provided.
Contact: Heather Kinney, Director of Faith Formation,
[email protected]
Looking for a convenient way to support our parish offertory?
Faith Direct is the innovative solution that allows you to support our parish using electronic
funds transfer from either a credit card or bank account. It is a hassle-free, simple solution for
today’s busy families.
Sign up using the enrollment form on the other side or go online to and use our
parish code DC284 to enroll today!
How does Faith Direct work?
Faith Direct is a secure system that works directly with your bank or credit card–much the
same as other direct payments you may have set up for utility bills or mortgage payments.
When do transactions take place?
Transactions take place once per month on the 4th or the
next business day. The total amount of your gifts for that
current month (both offertory & second/special collections)
will be debited in one monthly total. The Cathedral will
receive the funds 4 business days later.
Can I stop, increase, or decrease my payment at any time?
Yes, by calling Faith Direct at 1-866-507-8757 (toll free)
by emailing [email protected], or by logging in to your
account through
How does the Cathedral benefit from my participation
with Faith Direct?
The Cathedral will see a substantial increase in net revenue, a decrease in administrative costs,
and a clearer picture of cash flow for their needs.
If you have any questions about the Faith Direct program,
please call 1-866-507-8757 {toll free} or send an email to [email protected],
or contact Pam Erwin at the Rectory at 202-347-3215 x537 or
[email protected]
Church Name
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
For Online Enrollment
Use Church Code:
Faith Direct . Attention: Enrollment . P.O. Box 7101 . Merrifield, VA 22116-7101 . 1-866-507-8757 {toll free} .
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.” (Peter 4:10)
(Note: Total contribution amount will be debited on the 4th of the
month or the next business day. The total amount will be determined
by the number of Sundays in the month. Some months have 5 Sundays.)
Weekly Offertory contribution: $____________
You may also choose to give to the following second and special collections.
The amount indicated will be debited in the month listed as part of the regular monthly transaction.
Cathedral Maintenance
Music Ministry
Poor Box/Outreach
Solemnity of Mary
Church Missions within the US
Churches in the Developing World
Ash Wednesday
Holy Thursday
Holy Land
Easter Flowers
Easter Sunday
(In addition to regular Sunday gift)
Catholic Relief Services
$________ March/April
$________ May
Holy Father
Catholic Communications &
Human Development
Catholic University
Propagation of the Faith/
World Missions
All Saints Day
All Souls Day *
Archdiocesan Priests' Retirement
Retirement Fund for Religious
Immaculate Conception
Christmas Flowers
$________ June
$________ August
$________ August
$________ September
* Please call the church at 202-347-3215 with the names of your intentions for this collection.
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Archdiocese of Washington
4 Annual
Renewing Baptismal Promises,
Recognizing the Gifts of Persons with Special Needs
Archdiocese of Washington
Special Needs Ministry
Sunday, October 20, 2013
11:30 AM
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Principal Celebrant & Homilist
His Eminence
Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
Rev. Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson, Rector
The Archdiocese’s Department of Special Needs Ministries will host this annual liturgy,
which honors the gifts of all persons who are Deaf, persons with disabilities or those with
mental health challenges. This Mass has the color designation of white, because in baptism,
all Catholics become equal members of the body of Christ.
Guests are encouraged to wear white
as a sign of their baptismal introduction into the Church.
The liturgy will be ASL Interpreted, Wheelchair Accessible, Low Gluten Hosts Available on Request
Metro: Farragut North/Red Line
Parking available on the street, in the Cathedral garage ($5/car) or Colonial
Parking Gargage, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, across the street ($10/car).
For more information, contact the Department of Special Needs Ministries
at 301-853-4560 or [email protected]
Potomac Community Resources, Inc. is proud to support this initiative of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Young Adult Mass + After-Party
with Cardinal Wuerl
News in our everyday lives. With our hearts transformed by Christ, we can change
Thursday Night
October 24th
15th and V NW/U Street Metro
6:30pm mass + After-Party
*FREE event
*Local live-music & cash bar
All young adults ages 18-35 welcome

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