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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

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 $550, 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
Virtus Training for Volunteers: June 10

All who teach or volunteer at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross are required to attend a training session called “VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children.” The training is prevention and awareness for adults at the parish level (called “Protecting God’s Children”) and is administered by the Catholic Risk Retention Group under an umbrella called VIRTUS. The session consists of classroom presentations, printed materials, and videos that focus on the prevention of abuse and the protection of children.

After you attend a session, you will receive a certificate which will be kept on file in the parish office. You only need to attend this training once; you do not need to attend each year. The next training will be held on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Rosa Hall. Contact Bob Travers in the parish office at 617.542.5682 or email him here to sign up for this training session.

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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