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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

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

Veterans’ Day: Parish Office Closed
In observance of Veterans Day, the Cathedral parish office will be close on Friday, November 9 at 1 p.m. and will remain closed through Monday, November 12. The office reopens Tuesday, November 13. The Mass schedule remains unchanged.

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
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.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Cathedral is collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving foods (such as stuffing, cranberry sauce or jelly, canned vegetables, etc.) in order to provide Thanksgiving dinner turkeys and dinner packages to families in need in our parish. To contribute, please place your food gifts before or after Sunday Mass in the marked bins, or drop them off in the parish office during regular office hours.

» To request a turkey and dinner kit for Thanksgiving, call the parish office at 617.542.5682

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking for Cathedral parishioners and volunteers is available on-street and in the paid parking lots (parking information is available here). Additionally, the Cathedral is on the MBTA SL4 and SL5 Silver Line busses at the Union Park Street stop and is a short walk from Back Bay Station on the Commuter Rail and Orange Line.

The rectory parking lot directly behind the Cathedral can only be used by residents of the rectory going forward. Cars not belonging to rectory residents may have to be removed and towed. Please make appropriate parking arrangements or use the available public transportation options to visit the Cathedral of the Holy Cross going forward. We thank everyone in advance for your cooperation and understanding. 

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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