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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

Solemnity of the Assumption (Holyday): August 15
On Thursday, August 15 the church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which in the Archdiocese of Boston is a holyday of obligation for Catholics. We welcome everyone by offering a full schedule of morning, midday, and evening Masses at the Cathedral. See Mass Times for the Assumption.

Leo Abbott to Perform First Concert on Restored Opus 801: September 15
The Cathedral’s enormous E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Opus 801 pipe organ will once again play after two years of silence. More than 2,000 of the instrument’s 5,300+ pipes were removed and stored off-site as the instrument was protected during the renovation. After remaining silent during the two-year interior renovation of the Cathedral, the historic Opus 801 will now sound again as it has never been heard in our lifetimes in this transformed acoustical environment!

Leo D. Abbott, FAGO, Ch.M., Music Director Emeritus of the Cathedral, will perform the first organ concert on Opus 801 following its restoration on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.—the external, patronal feast of the Cathedral. » Details here.

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
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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