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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
30th Annual Organ Benefit Concert: October 27th

Guest organists from around Boston will perform a variety of works on (and for the upkeep of) the Cathedral’s historic Opus 801 pipe organ on Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 p.m. » Concert Details

Confession Times Changed

Please note that the regular schedule times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Confession) have changed at the Cathedral. The updated schedule is on our Mass Times page.

Cathedral Reopens After Restoration
After an extensive, two-year restoration of the main Cathedral, the sacred space reopened in time for Palm Sunday and Holy Week. The main Cathedral sanctuary is now open to the public and regular Masses have resumed there. To learn more about the project, visit our restoration project page.

Community Notes
Blessing of the Pets

Animals are a special part of God’s creation and pets often have a very important part in our lives. This week the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, who was known for reverencing God in all his creatures and is the patron saint of pets. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross will offer a Blessing of Pets on Sunday, October 6 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass.

Pets of all kinds, both big and small, are warmly welcomed to come for a special blessing in the garden on the Union Park Street side of the Cathedral (near the statue of Our Lady).

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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