Fr. Matthew searches for the right laundry detergent for his scheduled laundry day. "Living in a group house means everyone is accountable, therefore no one is," Fr. Matthew says about the lack of basic household duties.
Fr. Matthew Palkowski starts out the morning meditating and praying in the friary where he lives next to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Washington DC. "I try to get 45 minutes to an hour of meditation each morning"
Fr. Matthew gives communion to Ms. MacAdoo at her apartment in Columbia Heights, Washington DC. Ms MacAdoo is 99 years old and due to her declining health she is not able to go to Mass every week, so Fr. Matthew visits when possible.
Fr. Matthew and his "brothers" joke around while having lunch at their home next to the church. Fr. Matthew says "It's a good life, but I think it would be very difficult without my brothers".
Altar boy, Isaac Sellers, 11, rings bells as Fr. Matthew conducts Mass at Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, DC. Fr. Matthew holds the English Mass.
Jane Holt hugs Fr. Matthew after reprimanding him about his announcements during Mass. "The older ladies in the Parish aren't afraid to tell me what I'm doing wrong."