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

Welcome!
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
Presbyteral Ordinations: August 1

On Saturday, August 1 at 10 a.m., Cardinal Seán O’Malley will ordain six deacons to the Sacred Priesthood with the conferral of Holy Orders at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Mass will be streamed live on CatholicTV at CatholicTVLive.com. Unfortunately, due to pandemic precautions, the Mass is NOT open to the public in-person. Follow Mass with the Worship Guide.

Chrism Mass: August 4

On Tuesday, August 4 at 11 a.m., Cardinal Seán O’Malley will celebrate the rescheduled Chrism Mass. Mass will be streamed live on CatholicTV at CatholicTVLive.com. Unfortunately, due to pandemic precautions, the Mass is NOT open to the public in-person. Follow Mass with the Worship Guide.

Message from Cardinal Seán on Racism

Cardinal Seán shares this message following the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers and a week of protests. His Eminence speaks on the specific issue of racism which needs to be addressed by the Church and wider society.

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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