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of the
Holy Cross
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston


Seán Cardinal O’MalleyReverend 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. 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 Kevin J. O’Leary, Rector

Important Announcements

August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On Wednesday, August 15 we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is a holyday of obligation. The Cathedral is offering Masses throughout the day in English, Spanish, and in the Extraordinary Form (Latin). See the schedule on our MASS TIMES page.

Please note that the main space of the Cathedral is currently closed for renovation and restoration. All Masses, adoration, confessions, and other events, unless otherwise noted, will take place downstairs in Our Lady’s Chapel. One exception: all Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) take place in the ground-floor Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Both chapels have separate entrances along Union Park Street; please follow the signs to the appropriate chapel entrance.

Community Notes
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Join us for our RCIA classes covering the history of salvation, from creation to redemption with a special emphasis on the sacramental work of salvation. Classes are held Saturdays, 11 a.m. to Noon, starting September 15 through April 13, 2019. For more information, email Father Pablo Gomis.

Confirmation Preparation Starts September 7

Preparation and catechesis for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins on Friday, September 7. To register and for more information, email Father Pablo Gomis.

Marriage Preparation Registrations Open

Engaged couples, register for our marriage preparation classes at the Cathedral! Classes will be held Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting November 29 in Deacon Rosa Hall at the Cathedral. For more information, email Father Pablo Gomis.

2018 Catholic Appeal Update

Three months into the 2018 Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Appeal and our Cathedral parish is nearing our goal for the year!

Thanks to your generosity, we have reached 85% of our parish’s goal of $61,452. If you haven’t participated yet this year, we invite you to prayerfully consider making a gift or a pledge of your future gift online by visiting BostonCatholicAppeal.org. Thank you!

The Cathedral Food Pantry is 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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