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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

Welcome to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a spiritual home for millions of Catholics in New England. Scroll down and explore the many beautiful ways God works in our community and visit us in the South End!

This year, Pope Francis invites each of us to become “merciful like the Father” as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. As we journey together with Catholics around the world come, make a pilgrimage, pass through our Holy Door of Mercy and worship the Lord Jesus who tenderly loves each of us. May God bless you!

Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap. | Very Reverend Kevin J. O’Leary, Rector
 

Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Door
Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Door

Learn about the Jubilee of Mercy

Make a Pilgrimage to the Holy Door
Organ Birthday Concert
Organ Birthday Concert

Come support our music program 19 June at 3 p

Organ Birthday Concert
Pentecost Vigil with Cardinal Seán
Pentecost Vigil with Cardinal Seán

Click to see photos from the event

Pentecost Vigil with Cardinal Seán
Congratulations
Congratulations

2016 First Holy Communion Class

Divine Mercy Vigil
Divine Mercy Vigil

View photos from our jam-packed procession

Divine Mercy Vigil
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer Opportunity

Serve with us at Pine Street Inn

Volunteer Opportunity
Support the Catholic Appeal
Support the Catholic Appeal

Learn about our critical ministries

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us
God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us

Cardinal Seán's Pastoral Letter in the Jubilee of Mercy

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us
Important Upcoming Events
His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley ordained the Most Rev. Paul F. Russell, titular archbishop of Novi and apostolic nuncio to Turkey and Turkmenistan, to the episcopacy on 3 June 2016, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Please pray for the Archbishop in his new work.
The Parish Community needs volunteers to serve as greeters and eucharistic ministers. This opportunity affords everyone the opportunity to serve, learn about our faith and helps to welcome those who come to reengage their life in the Church. Please call the Parish Office or email mcguirkt@rcab.org for more information.
The Order of Malta Boston Auxiliary will lead Malta Walks on the following upcoming Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm (please note the hour time change for the summer months): 8 & 22 June, 6 & 20 July, 3 & 17 August and 14 & 28 September. Participants go out from the Cathedral’s Deacon Rosa Room, distribute critical resources including food and clothes and, as Pope Francis challenges the Church, engage those who the program serves. Please meet in the Parish Hall and enter via the Union Park Street entrance.
Community Notes
This month, our music program will host two wonderful concerts. On Sunday 12 June at 3 p, Paul Murray, a Dorchester native who now serves as director of music at the Church of Our Saviour on Park Avenue in New York City, will offer a recital. His program features the works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne and others. Click here to see the program.
On Sunday 19 June at 3 p, we will celebrate the Annual Organ Birthday Concert to honor the 140th anniversary of the Hook & Hasting Dedication and Mr. Leo Abbott’s 30th year of service at the Cathedral. Please click here to see the concert flyer.
Congratulations to the Ordination Class of 2016 now serving in the Archdiocese of Boston! On Saturday 21 May, Cardinal Seán ordained 9 men to the priesthood: Rev. Christopher W. Bae, Rev. Matthew J. Conley, Rev. Patrick J. Fiorello, Rev. J. Thomas Gignac, Rev. Stephen R. LeBlanc, Rev. Huan D. Ngo, Rev. Thomas M. Olson, Rev. Kevin Staley-Joyce and Rev. Thomas R. Sullivan. Please continue to pray for them and for vocations in our Church!
Congratulations to members of our Parish Community who received first holy communion this year! Please continue to pray for: Alisha Contrera; Laisha A. Contrera; Melissa Cuevas; Ashanty De la Cruz;
Crysmel De La Cruz; Jaylene Estrella; Kayla Fretor; Genesis Garcia; Jenesis Mendez; Jomayri Nunez; Maya A. Tapia; Gabriela Garcia; Alvin R. Brea; Noah Brooks Garcia; John E. Alvarado; Saul I. Henriquez; William G. Lopez; Harlet B. Nunez; Christopher J. Obando; Eduardo E. Rivera; Brian R. Young; Brandon A. Young; Will Achtemeyer; Jack Babka; Carolina Domenech; Neve Flynn; Jack Olinto; Summer Phelan; Nolan Russell; Caroline Romano and Hank Shertenlieb.
Important Mass Time Change ~ Beginning on Sunday 7 February 2016, the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) will begin at 10.00 am in the Lady Chapel in the lower level rather than 11.00 am.
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Help Get Us to World Youth Day! A group of Youth and Young Adults from the Cathedral Parish need our support for their trip with 3 million young Catholics from around the world to see Pope Francis in Krakow. They will sell Easter Baskets, religious items and raffles after Sunday Masses downstairs or outside. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime! Please direct all questions to Janet at 857-413-9697 or janet_gonzalez@live.com. More events will be coming as the pilgrimage approaches.