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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

Parish Office Closed: Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, the Cathedral parish office will be closed on Monday, May 27. Daily Mass will be celebrated as regularly scheduled at 9.00 a.m.

Ascension Thursday: May 30 (Holy Day)
The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord is celebrated on Thursday, May 30, which is a holy day of obligation for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston. A full schedule of Masses in the morning and afternoon will be celebrated at the Cathedral.

Bible Summer Camp: June 29–July 6
Are you ready to camp out in God’s Word? Biblical Summer Camp for children and teens aged 8 to 18 will be offered by Father Pablo Gomis from June 29 through July 6 at the St. Methodius Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The cost is $250, which includes transportation, meals, lodging, and activities. Register at the Parish Office, or contact Father Pablo Gomis for additional information.

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
Congratulations, Newly Ordained Priests!

Monsignor O’Leary, Father Pablo, and the entire Cathedral of the Holy Cross community offer congratulations to the 13 men ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral on May 18th. Ad multos annos!

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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