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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
 

Venerate the Heart of St. Padre Pio
Venerate the Heart of St. Padre Pio

Thursday and Friday 22-23 September 2016

Venerate the Heart of St. Padre Pio
Blessing of the Animals and Pets
Blessing of the Animals and Pets

4 October at 6.00 pm on the Union Park side of the Church

Blessing of the Animals and Pets
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
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross

» Documentary video created by Baker Liturgical Art, LLC

Learn about the Ordination of Boston's New Bishops
Learn about the Ordination of Boston's New Bishops

24 August 2016 at 2p

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

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
On Friday 23 September 2016, the feast of St. Padre Pio, the Capuchin Friars who run the Shrine of Saint Padre Pio will transport the Saint’s heart form San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy to the Cathedral for day long veneration. We will share more logistical information as we learn more. Together, we will have the opportunity to venerate his relic and pray for his intercession.
On October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish will bless all animals and pets at 6.00 p.m. The blessing will take place on Union Park Street side (handicap ramp entrance) of the church in the garden area. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission will be handing out reusable pet disposable bags and information. Please join us for this special ceremony.
The Order of Malta Boston Auxiliary will lead Malta Walks on the following upcoming Wednesday evenings at 6.30 pm (please note the hour time change for autumn): 28 September; 12 & 26 October; 9 & 23 November; 7 & 21 December. 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.
The Annual 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass with His Eminence, Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley will take place on Sunday 25 September 2016. All couples who wish to register should visit the Archdiocese’s registration here.
On Saturday 22 October 2016, we will celebrate the Jubilee Pilgrimage and Mass for Youth and Young Adults We will share more logistical information as we learn more.
Community Notes
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.
His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley ordained Bishops-elect Robert Reed and Mark O’Connell, JCD to the episcopacy on 24 August 2016, the Feast of St. Bartholomew, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Please pray for the new Bishops in their responsibilities in the Archdiocese. For more information, please visit the ordination information site here.
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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