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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
COVID-19 Coronavirus Precautions

Very important changes have been made as precautions to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus including the suspension of all public Masses. Please see our Coronavirus Precautions page for further details.

90-Days Now Campaign

The desire to take care of one another during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 and the inability to join together at local Catholic churches for Masses 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 while Churches are temporarily closed but while the need for parish services continues.

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 when the public are unable to attend the Masses being said daily, we encourage you to unite yourself in prayer by praying with a pre-recorded or live-streamed Mass available online 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

New Reporting System for Bishop Abuse

In response to the apostolic letter by Pope Francis in May 2019 Vos Estes Lux Mundi, (“You are the Light of the World”), a new independent third-party reporting system is in place to receive allegations of sexual misconduct by U.S. bishops. The Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, went live on March 16, 2020, and is now available for individuals who wish to file an allegation of misconduct involving a Bishop or Cardinal. Get information on this new reporting system at BostonCatholic.org or ReportBishopAbuse.org.

Stations of the Cross

While we are unable to welcome the faithful into the Cathedral for our traditional Lenten devotion of following the Stations of the Cross, you can enjoy our newly-restored paintings of the stations in this Stations of the Cross devotion with Bishop Reed from CatholicTV filmed in the Cathedral.

Community Notes
Holy Week & Easter Masses

Masses from the Cathedral will be streamed/aired on the following schedule.

Palm Sunday: April 5

Holy Thursday: April 9

Good Friday: April 10

Easter Vigil: April 11

Easter Sunday: April 12

Message from Father Pablo

Saludos a todos los hermanos y hermanas de la comunidad hispana. En este Link podéis encontrar vídeos en español para vivir las celebraciones De la Iglesia y profundizar en la fe.

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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