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of the
Holy Cross
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston

Seán Cardinal O’MalleyVery Reverend Monsignor Kevin J. O'Leary

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Boston, the seat of Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, and a parish to the historic and vibrant South End of Boston.

Led by our Rector, Very Rev. Msgr. Kevin J. O’Leary, and the pastoral staff, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross serves a large and diverse population with regular Masses and sacraments offered in English, Spanish, the Extraordinary Form in Latin, and the Ethiopian-Eritrean Rite in Ge’ez.

Dedicated in 1875, the Cathedral endures as spiritual home and community resource for thousands of Bostonians.

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

Important Announcements
Re-Opening the Cathedral

The Cathedral has re-opened for public Masses with precautions and restrictions in place. Advanced registration is required to reserve a seat to weekend Masses. Please see our Re-Opening the Cathedral information page for details on precautions and how to reserve a seat.

90-Days Now Campaign

The desire to take care of one another during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 has inspired a grassroots movement for parishioners to rally around their local parishes. “90 Days Now – For Your Parish” is a newly launched three-month campaign spearheaded by a member of the laity to help support parishes during these difficult times.

This 90-day program offers support now by providing a way to make a daily commitment that will go directly into their parish’s savings account and will be promptly available for their parish’s needs. Make your commitment online via BostonCatholic.org.

Mass Online

During this time of precaution, those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, who have been exposed to those with COVID-19, those recently arrived from out-of-state, and those in vulnerable populations are asked to refrain from entering the Cathedral for the safety of all God’s people. We encourage you to unite yourself in prayer by praying with our Masses available online. Daily and Sunday Masses are available on the Cathedral Facebook Page. Sunday Masses are available through CatholicTV at  WatchTheMass.com. The faithful from our Latin Mass community can follow Masses offered daily in the Extraordinary Form by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) at LiveMass.net

Community Notes
Thirty-first Annual Cathedral Organ Benefit Concert

3:00 pm, Sunday, October 25, 2020
Live-streamed Concert from the Cathedral

The concert will feature the World Premiere of Lebanese-French organist/composer Naji Hakim’s Variationen uber “Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele” performed by Leo Abbott, FAGO, ChM on the 101-rank 1875 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Organ, Opus 801.

Also featuring works by Hakim, Langlais, Vierne, Boulanger, Alain, Messiaen, Dupré, Joulain

Performers: Leo D. Abbott, Rosalind Mohnsen, Rodger Clinton Vine, Dr. Xuan He, Richard J. Clark

YouTube: RJC Cecilia Music | Facebook: Cathedral of the Holy Cross | RJC Cecilia Music: RJC Cecilia Music

» View the poster.

Kindly donate online to the Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund here.
You will receive an automated letter for your tax records. Or write a check made out to the “Cathedral of the Holy Cross” with the memo “Organ Restoration Fund.” Your donation is tax deductible! This Fund was established by Leo Abbott in 1987 in memory of his father, Arthur J. Abbott.

Daily Masses

We are able to begin inviting the faithful back in-person to the celebration of Holy Mass on weekdays, beginning with Mass in English on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and in Spanish on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Advanced reservations are required because of the small capacity.
» Make a reservation online via Eventbrite

Cardinal’s Statement on Massachusetts Roe Act Legislation

Cardinal Seán has asked that we share the following statement with our parishioners regarding the ROE Act legislation currently pending in the Commonwealth.
» Read His Eminence’s Statement

Message from Cardinal Seán on Racism

Cardinal Seán shares this message on racism.

Watch the video & read the message in English

En Español.

The Cathedral Food Pantry remains open to all in need every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Located on Msgr. Reynolds Way on the lower level. Please call +1 617.506.6600 for more information. Please bring photo ID.
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