Proyect to build  a Chapel 

for

Our Lady of  The Pillar on the

Basilica of the

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, DC

En la Catedral de Mateo



La Misa Solemne del 12 de Octubre de 2013, ya es oficial que se celebrará en la Magnifica Catedral de San Mateo de Washington DC, segun nos ha confirmado su Rector Monsignor Jameson y nuestro Executive Chairman Don Jose Alberto Sanchis.

 

La celebración comenzará ese sábado a las 7 de la tarde y en su momento comunicaremos el nombre del Celebrante principal.

 

Origins

The parish of St. Matthew the Apostle was the fourth established in the District of Columbia, on the northeast corner of 15th and H Streets, NW. It was dedicated on November 1, 1840 and served its parishioners through the 1890s.



In 1947, Pope Pius XII separated Washington from Baltimore and made Washington an independent Archdiocese. At the same time, St. Matthew's was named the Cathedral and Mother Church of the new archdiocese. In 1974, the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.



On November 25,1963, the funeral of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy was celebrated in the Cathedral and is memorialized by a marble plaque imposed in the floor immediately before the gates of the sanctuary commemorating the place where his casket was placed for the funeral Mass and rites.
In 1999, the Cathedral underwent a major restoration with major repairs to the exterior dome, along with extensive work on the interior to refurbish the mosaics and other artwork in the interior, to upgrade the lighting and sound systems and other functional parts of the interior. The extensive effort was completed in 2003 with a grand celebration on September 21st, the feast of St. Matthew. A plaque commemorating the Stewards who gave generously to the restoration is located at the entrance to the Baptistry.