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.


Summer Discussion Series – Why Catholic?

Deacon David Violi will continue offering the summer discussion series on Wednesdays, facilitating conversation on timely issues and how our faith speaks to our lives., July 1 and Wednesday, July 8.

Wednesday, July 29 - Exploration of general Catholic moral theology regarding human sexuality, primarily based in John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.”

Meetings take place at 6:15 p.m. in the Cathedral. All are welcome!

Pray and Play on Thursday, August 6

Join us for our last Pray and Play of the summer!
What? Playground playdate and with hang-out and prayer time for families.
When? Thursday, August 6 from  11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m..
Where? Kids Kingdom at Patawatomi Park (the wooden playground next to the pool)
Pack your kids up and join us. Pack some food and make a picnic out of it. We’ll play, hang-out, and pray mid-day prayer together. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Mary Ann Wilson at saintmatthewcathedral@nullgmail.com.

Help us Care for Creation at our Parish Garden on Mon, Aug 10

This is the second year of our St. Isidore the Great Garden. The plants are growing and we can use your help!
Join us for one of our Garden dates to come and work in the garden and have a chance to learn and spend time with fellow parishioners. We meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Garden, and there is a story on stewardship for young children in attendance.
Our last Garden dates is Monday, August 10. Questions? Contact Stephanie Storer at stephaniestorer@nullgmail.com.

Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Begins August 10

Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes for children ages 3 thru 12 years old will be available on line at the parish website beginning August 10.


Registration for parish families enrolled in the program last year will be accepted on or after August 10. Registration for parish families not enrolled last year will be accepted on or after August 12.


Registration for non-parishioners enrolled in the program last year will be accepted on or after August 14. Registration for non-parishioners not enrolled last year will be accepted on or after August 16.

The registration fee is $45 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. Registrations will […]

Children’s Religious Education Classes Begin in September


Led by caring catechists, REP classes offer children ongoing formation in their Catholic faith. The classes provide an opportunity to experience Christ’s love for them as expressed through Church teaching, scripture, prayer and the encounter with God through life giving sacraments. All children not enrolled at SMC parish school are encouraged to enroll.

For children entering 1st through 8th grades, registration will be available online in August.  Registration will also be available after all Masses August 15 and 16.

Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:30. First class and parent meeting September 13 at 10:15 Registration fee is $45 for the first child and […]

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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Daily Readings


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

 You can register at the cathedral parish online or by visiting or calling the church office. We look forward to welcoming you!

Online Giving

Online giving is now available! Simply click the link to set up an account.