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Cathedral
of the
Holy Cross
 
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston

 

 
Welcome!
Seán Cardinal O’MalleyReverend Kevin J. O'Leary

Welcome to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a spiritual home for millions of Catholics in New England. Scroll down and explore the many beautiful ways God works in our community and visit us in the South End!

This year, Pope Francis invites each of us to become “merciful like the Father” as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. As we journey together with Catholics around the world come, make a pilgrimage, pass through our Holy Door of Mercy and worship the Lord Jesus who tenderly loves each of us. May God bless you!

Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap. | Very Reverend Kevin J. O’Leary, Rector
 

Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Door
Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Door

Learn about the Jubilee of Mercy

Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Door
Pentecost Vigil with Cardinal Seán
Pentecost Vigil with Cardinal Seán

Saturday 14 May at 4p

Congratulations
Congratulations

2016 First Holy Communion Class

Divine Mercy Vigil
Divine Mercy Vigil

View photos from our jam-packed procession

Divine Mercy Vigil
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer Opportunity

Serve with us at Pine Street Inn

Volunteer Opportunity
Support the Catholic Appeal
Support the Catholic Appeal

Learn about our critical ministries

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us
God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us

Cardinal Seán's Pastoral Letter in the Jubilee of Mercy

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us
Important Upcoming Events
His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley will ordain The Most Rev. Paul F. Russell, titular archbishop-elect of Novi and apostolic nuncio to Turkey and Turkmenistan, to the episcopacy on 3 June 2016, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Please look out for more details regarding the ordination in the bulletin.
The Parish Community volunteers monthly at the Pine Street Inn. This opportunity affords everyone the opportunity to serve the residents and learn about the problems facing people living without a home in the community. Please join us on Monday 30 May. Servers meet in at 4.30 pm at the Cathedral Rectory or 5.00 pm directly at the Pine Street Inn.
The Order of Malta Boston Auxiliary will lead Malta Walks on the following upcoming Wednesday evenings at 6.30 pm: 25 May, 8 & 22 June, 6 & 20 July, 3 & 17 August and 14 & 28 September. Participants go out from the Cathedral’s Deacon Rossa Room, distribute critical resources including food and clothes and, as Pope Francis challenges the Church, engage those who the program serves. Please meet in the Parish Hall and enter via the Union Park Street entrance.
Community Notes
Congratulations to the Ordination Class of 2016 now serving in the Archdiocese of Boston! On Saturday 21 May, Cardinal Seán ordained 9 men to the priesthood: Rev. Christopher W. Bae, Rev. Matthew J. Conley, Rev. Patrick J. Fiorello, Rev. J. Thomas Gignac, Rev. Stephen R. LeBlanc, Rev. Huan D. Ngo, Rev. Thomas M. Olson, Rev. Kevin Staley-Joyce and Rev. Thomas R. Sullivan. Please continue to pray for them and for vocations in our Church!
Congratulations to our First Communion Class! On Sunday 1 May Will Achtemeyer, Jack Babka, Carolina Domenech, Neve Flynn, Jack Olinto, Summer Phelan, Nolan Russell, Caroline Romano and Hank Shertenlieb received the Blessed Sacrament for the first time from Cardinal Seán. Please continue to pray for them!
Important Mass Time Change ~ Beginning on Sunday 7 February 2016, the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) will begin at 10.00 am in the Lady Chapel in the lower level rather than 11.00 am.
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Help Get Us to World Youth Day! A group of Youth and Young Adults from the Cathedral Parish need our support for their trip with 3 million young Catholics from around the world to see Pope Francis in Krakow. They will sell Easter Baskets, religious items and raffles after Sunday Masses downstairs or outside. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime! Please direct all questions to Janet at 857-413-9697 or janet_gonzalez@live.com. More events will be coming as the pilgrimage approaches.