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.


Lent at the Cathedral

The Lenten Season, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 10) and ends with the beginning of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (March 24), 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 2016, 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*

February Mercy Challenge: Admonishing the Sinner

Our February Mercy Challenge is Admonishing the Sinner. This work of mercy stands at odds with the modern culture’s exaltation of tolerance and acceptance of others as the highest goods. However, mercy sees the needs of the other and does what it can to attend those needs; the sinful need to be admonished because we all are created for loving relationship with God and others, and sin tears those relationships apart.
For our mercy challenge, we are starting with the sinners we know best: ourselves. This month we are each called to reflect on our sinfulness and take up a Lenten practice that corresponds to that […]

Spanish Mass, Meal and Fellowship – Fri, Feb 5 and Fri, Mar 4

SPANISH MASS, MEAL, and FELLOWSHIP, organized by the Hispanic Community of Saint Matthew Cathedral, is an opportunity to pray together, dine together, and celebrate together.  This group will meet on Friday, February 5 and Friday, March 4, at 6:00 pm at the St John Paul II Center on Dragoon Trail.  Fr Aaron Pidel, SJ, will celebrate the Mass in February, and Fr Bruno Shah, OP, will celebrate the Mass in March.  For information and to RSVP: pcasarel@nullnd.edu (574-383-5541)

Ash Wednesday Parish Potluck – Wed, Feb 10

Come get your ashes and then join us for our Ash Wednesday Parish Potluck! We will have a simple soup supper catered by the Catholic Worker community – please bring a salad or side dish to share. Our speaker is Tim O’Malley who will speak about Lent, Chocolate, and Mercy: How our Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving Can Form us in God’s Mercy. Childcare will be provided for the presentation and night prayer. Join us in the school gym at 6 pm. or after the 5:30 p.m. Mass gets out. We hope to see you there!

Registration for Women’s Lenten Study Group

Lent is right around the corner! All women of the St. Matthew community are invited to join an 8-week study group that will offer an incredible blueprint to grow in intimate friendship with God.  We will be reading The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin. With insight, wisdom and practical advice  from several Doctors of the Church, this guide is for people at every stage of the spiritual journey. All meetings will take place in the St. Matthew Cathedral Center. The cost for the study group, which includes the book and study guide, is $25. Financial assistance is available if needed.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to […]

Access FORMED here!

Our parish has subscribed to a new online catechetical platform called FORMED. Every parishioner now has free 24/7 access to high quality Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, and delve into the Bible from a Catholic perspective. FORMED also includes audio talks, ebooks, and movies on lives of the saints and mysteries of the faith.

To access FORMED , follow three easy steps:

1. Go to www.FORMED.org and click the “Sign Up” box in the in the top right-hand corner.

Mark Your Calendar for the Lenten Fish Fry – Fri, Feb 26

You won’t want to miss the St. Matthew’s Annual Fish Fry!  February 26 4:00—7:00 pm in the School Gym

Advance-sale tickets available after Mass beginning February 6-7. Adults: $8; Children (4-12): $6; age 3 & under Free

Volunteers are welcome for this parish event! If interested, please call Ellen Dettmer @ 574-272-0905. Dessert donations are also welcome – please bring these to the school on February 26.


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
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.