Welcome to St. Matthew Cathedral

St. Matthew Cathedral Parish is a 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.


Msgr. Michael to Share Vocation Story at Parish Potluck – Wed, Sept 9

Join us for our first parish potluck of the school year as Msgr. Michael shares his vocation story: The Kid from St Thomas:  My Completely Un-dramatic Vocation Story.

Potluck is Wednesday, September 9 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the School Gym. All are welcome! Childcare will be provided during the presentation; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We hope to see you there!

Laudato Si Discussion Series Held in September

Pope Francis has decided to annually celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1st.  All are welcome to come and celebrate this with a five-week discussion group on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter LAUDATO SI’ On Care For Our Common Home.
The first session will occur on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Center.  Dates and times for the following session will be chosen by the group.
Copies of the encyclical can be found here.  In addition, the group will have several copies available.
If you have any questions, please contact […]

Registration for Religious Education Program (REP) Classes for Grades 1 through 8  

For all children of the parish not currently attending a Catholic school.

  • REP classes meet on Sundays from 10:15 to 11:30, beginning Sunday September 13.
  • Parents, students and catechists will meet at 10:15 in the south cafeteria of the school.
  • Parent meeting will be held after students have been dismissed to class.
  • Children will be dismissed from class at 11:30 from the south cafeteria doors.
The registration fee is $45 for the first child and $10 for each additional child enrolled. Payment can be made on Sept. 13, following the parent meeting, or can […]

Msgr. Michael’s Summer Reading List

What I Read This Summer: A number of folks wondered what I have been reading this summer, as summer is often affords extra time for reading. So here’s the list of some of the books I read this summer:

David Gwynn, Athanasius of Alexandria: Bishop, Ascetic, Theologian, Father

Douglas Farrow, Ascension Theology

Adam Cooper, Naturally Human, Supernaturally God: Deification in Pre-Conciliar Catholicism

Bryan Hollon, Everything is Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac

Ian Ker, Newman on Vatican II

John Henry Newman, Lectures on the Doctrine of Justification

John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith

Robert Wilken, The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity

Joseph […]

Thinking of Becoming Catholic?

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic or just learning more about Catholicism, please call Lisa Marino at 246-1794 or lmarino@nullstmatthewcathedral.org for more information about RCIA.  RCIA is a program of study, prayer, discussion and discernment designed to help people explore all major aspects of the Catholic faith.  Lifelong Catholics are also welcome and encouraged to attend – all sessions are open.

Learn more about RCIA.

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.