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.


Lenten Practices at the Cathedral

The Lenten Season, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and ends with the beginning of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (April 2), has a two­fold character: to prepare both Catechumens (those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil) and the Faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery (the work of salvation wrought by the death and resurrection of Jesus).

To enter into this holy season with us, please see Lent at the Cathedral 2015, with information on events such as:

*Weekly stations of the Cross* *Eucharistic adoration* *Parish-wide almsgiving* * Parish Lenten Mission* *Bible studies and prayer groups* *Holy Week Schedule*

Save the Date for the Cathedral Lenten Mission – March 2-5

Save the date for our Parish Lenten Mission!

Monday, March 2 – Thursday, March 5

Join us each night at 7:00 p.m. for a different form of prayer, and opportunities for fellowship with other parishioners, as we journey through the Lenten season together.

Childcare will be provided each evening. For more information, see our flyer: Lenten Mission 2015

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 […]

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. For Lent, we will also reflect on our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving together. All are welcome, and refreshments and childcare are provided.

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High School Youth Group – Small Groups, Large Group, and Upcoming Retreat

All high schoolers are welcome to join the St. Matthew Youth Group! Large group gatherings take place the first Sunday evening of the month from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. in the school gym (with an optional dodgeball throwdown following).

All teens are also welcome to join a weekly small group. For more information, please contact Ash & Sarah Scarbrough at 317-426-0295 or ash.scarbrough@nullgmail.com.

High school students – mark your calendar for the IGNITED retreat! Coming to South Bend March 6th-8th. More details to follow! Stay tuned!

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, March 14
Saturday, April 11
Saturday, May 9

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