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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

Presidents’ Day
In observance of Presidents’ Day, the parish office will be closed Monday, February 18. Daily Mass will still be held as scheduled at 9 a.m.

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
Learn about the Neocatechumenal Way

Do you sometimes feel tired and discouraged? Do you feel God far from your life? Do you sometimes suffer and do not understand why? Do you want to have a deeper experience of faith? The Gospel of John says “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

“Come and Listen! An announcement of Christ’s love,” a catechesis on the Neocatechumenal Way, starts February 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. Free babysitting is available. For more information, email Father Pablo Gomis or call 617.542.5682.

For the Soul Hour

For those who want to discuss or listen about mental illness in a faith-based setting, For The Soul meets on the first Thursdays of the month in Deacon Rosa Hall on the lower level of the Cathedral. For more information, contact the parish nurse, Carol.

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. 

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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