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of the
Holy Cross
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston


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!

We glorify God by being peace makers, by being people of reconciliation and mercy. We all have opportunities to be peace makers in a world where there are so many divisions, so many tensions, so many conflicting interests. As we journey together with Christians around the world, Jesus invites you and me to become a seeker and become the best version of ourselves. May God bless you!

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

Important Announcements

Holy Week and Easter Schedule
The schedule of Masses and events for Holy Week and Easter is now available on our Mass Times page.

Expanded Lenten Horarium
The Cathedral has an expanded schedule of daily Masses and confessions throughout the season of Lent. See our Mass Times page for the full schedule.

Please note that the main space of the Cathedral is currently closed for renovation and restoration. All Masses, adoration, confessions, and other events, unless otherwise noted, will take place downstairs in Our Lady’s Chapel. One exception: all Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) take place in the ground-floor Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Both chapels have separate entrances along Union Park Street; please follow the signs to the appropriate chapel entrance.

Community Notes
Launch of the 2018 Catholic Appeal
The Archdiocese of Boston is launching this year’s Catholic Appeal on March 3rd. Each of us is responsible not only for the wellbeing of our parish, but also for the wellbeing of the Church throughout our Archdiocese and throughout the world. Our parish’s share of this responsibility and goal is $61,452. In preparation, we invite you to prayerfully consider making a gift or pledge of your future gift online by visiting BostonCatholicAppeal.org. Thank you.
Stations of the Cross
Make a spiritual pilgrimage through following the Stations of the Cross devotion every Friday in Lent at 3.00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Saint Patrick’s Day Mass
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Boston with Cardinal O’Malley on Saturday, March 17 at Noon in Our Lady’s Chapel. Mass will include the blessing of shamrocks; a reception will follow in the high school with entertainment, Irish bread and tea. Guests may park at the public lot at 540 Harrison Avenue at their weekend rate of $10 per day (cash only).
Free Flu Shot and Blood Pressure Clinic
Come to Deacon Rosa Hall on the lower level of the Cathedral for a free flu shot and blood pressure check on Saturday, March 17 from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. Must be 18 or older.
Come and Listen!: An Announcement of Christ’s Love for You
Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30 pm in Our Lady’s Chapel, starting February 13th through April 3rd. For details, please visit our calendar or contact Fr. Pablo Gomis.
First Reconciliation for Religious Education Students
Sunday, March 11th at the 11.30 am Mass. For details, please visit our calendar.
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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