Welcome to St. Matthew Cathedral

St. Matthew Cathedral Parish is a welcoming Roman Catholic church in South Bend, Indiana serving as the co-cathedral for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend under Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.  We are rooted in worship of the Father, through the Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through honoring the Eucharist in Holy Mass.  As we open our hearts to growth in holiness we in turn reach out in charitable service to the poor.


Little Angels Music Program Offered for Lent and Easter

Little Angels Music Program will offer six week sessions of music classes for young children. The classes provide a foundation of music education through singing and movement, to variety of songs, including traditional children songs, folk songs, and liturgical music.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult.  Each six week session will reflect the liturgical season.  Each family will receive a CD with music for that session to take home.
The sessions will meet on Saturday mornings in the basement of the church at 10am and will last 45 minutes to an hour.
Session 1 -  Music in Lent  will run […]

Calling All Men! Rekindle the Fire – Sat, Feb 7

Men are invited to participate in an event that will re-energize and strengthen their Catholic faith. The day will feature international Catholic speakers, the sacrament of Reconciliation, fellowship with other men of faith, a special young adult session, and mass with Bishop Kevin Rhoades.

February 7, 2015 in the Century Center building. Register online at http://rekindlethefire.net/.

February Parish Potluck on CS Lewis and Asceticism – Wed, Feb 11

Join us for our next Parish Potluck on Wednesday, February 11! Professor David Fagerberg from the University of Notre Dame will be speaking about C.S. Lewis and asceticism, just in time for Lent. The evening will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the school gym. The parish will provide the main dish for the meal; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Childcare will be provided during the presentation. Questions? Contact Mary Ann Wilson at faith@nullstmatthewcathedral.org.

Parish Fish Fry – Fri, Feb 20

On the first Friday of Lent, St. Matthew Cathedral hosts our annual fish fry, featuring fish from Dan’s Fish Fry. The event takes place in the school gym, February 20, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Tickets will be sold in advance following Mass on the three weekends prior to February 20; they will also be sold at the door. Ticket prices: Adults: $7 (advance purchase), $8 (at door); Children (4 -12 yrs): $6 (advance & at door); Children 3 and under eat free.
We welcome volunteers to help with this event: please call Ellen Dettmer @ 

Theology on Tap Winter Series – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

The diocese’s winter series of Theology on Tap begins Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 p.m. at Villa Macri in Granger (225 Toscana Blvd). The theme for this series is the Living Church. Check out the topics and come with a friend!

Tuesday, January 20
     Understanding Sacred Architecture – Duncan Stroik

 Tuesday, January 27
     The Power of the Saints – Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, OP

Tuesday, February 3
     Living the Liturgy – Tim and Kara O’Malley

Tuesday, February 10
     Mary, Mother of the Church – Bishop Kevin Rhoades

Tuesday, February 17
     Mardi Gras Party!

For more information, see http://www.diocesefwsb.org/tot-sb.

Rosary for Peace – Second Saturday of the Month

On the second Saturday of each month members of the Catholic Peace Fellowship host a recitation of the rosary for peace to pray for an end to war, terrorism, violence, and oppression, especially for those persecuted members of the Body of Christ, for their persecutors and for the disarming of our own hearts, lives and communities. You are invited to join this prayer at 12:10, following the Cathedral Holy Hour.

Below are the dates for the upcoming rosaries for peace:

Saturday, February 14
Saturday, March 14
Saturday, April 11

Join us for Hearts on Fire Bible Study – Sunday mornings at 10:10 a.m.

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)

Come join us for the Hearts on Fire Bible Study where we share the words of  the disciples on the road to Emmaus, seeing how Christ speaks to us through the Scriptures and the journeys of our daily lives. We meet Sunday mornings after the 9 a.m. Mass in the music room of the school and delve into the Mass readings of the day. All are welcome, and refreshments and childcare are provided.

Questions? Contact faith@nullstmatthewcathedral.com. We hope to see you there!

Mass Schedule

Sunday Liturgies:
Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am & 5:30pm
Weekday:  7:00am & 5:30pm
Saturday:  7:00am

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Weekdays: Following 7am Mass
Saturdays: Following 7am Mass and 11:00am – 12:00 noon