This week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommended that in communities with a substantial occurrence of the COVID delta variant all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks at any public indoor setting. With recognition of recent increases in cases of the variant in Suffolk County and the extra protection provided by wearing a mask, effective Saturday, July 31 the Cathedral of the Holy Cross strongly recommends that all persons wear a mask while attending Mass or any activity at the Cathedral. Masks will be available at the entrances of the Cathedral at all Masses and other events. Thank you for your assistance with our efforts to stop the spread of the COVID variant and protect one another and the public health.
Please see our Reopening the Cathedral information page for updated details.
Year of Saint Joseph
Pope Francis has declared the celebration of a special Year of Saint Joseph through Dec 8, 2021. See our Year of Saint Joseph page for information about what this year means, how to enrich your spiritual life with devotions and prayers, to join our parish consecration to the saint from March 30 to May 1, and to learn more.
Catholic Appeal 2021 Launches
The Archdiocese of Boston has launched this year’s Catholic Appeal. Each of us is called to care for the wellbeing of our parish and also for the wellbeing of the wider Church. The Catholic Appeal funds the 51 Central Ministries of the archdiocese. Our Cathedral parish’s goal is set at $60,455. If you haven’t yet participated this year, we invite you to prayerfully consider making a gift or a pledge of your future gift online by visiting BostonCatholicAppeal.org. Thank you.
During this time of precaution, those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, who have been exposed to those with COVID-19, those recently arrived from out-of-state, and those in vulnerable populations are asked to refrain from entering the Cathedral for the safety of all God’s people. We encourage you to unite yourself in prayer by praying with our Masses available online. Daily and Sunday Masses are available on the Cathedral Facebook Page. Sunday Masses are available through CatholicTV at WatchTheMass.com. The faithful from our Latin Mass community can follow Masses offered daily in the Extraordinary Form by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) at LiveMass.net
Sunday Masses continue in-person and via streaming online. See our Mass Times page for a full schedule of weekend Masses in English, Spanish, Latin (EF), and Ethiopian-Eritrean Rite.
Reservations are no longer required to attend Mass. Watch daily and Sunday Masses streamed from our Cathedral Facebook Page.
We are pleased to resume the Cathedral’s previous daily Mass schedule and welcome in-person attendance for these Masses. The daily Mass schedule now is:
» Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. — Mass in English (Main Cathedral)
» Tuesday & Thursday: 7 p.m. — Mass in Spanish (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
Advanced reservations are not required at this time, but pandemic safety precautions will be observed.
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