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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

Public Safety Announcement

In accordance with Boston Public Health regulations and out of abundance of caution, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross is notifying you that individuals who attended the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses at the Cathedral on Sunday, December 6 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Following Centers for Disease Control guidelines, persons who attended the Mass should monitor their health and contact their physician or health care provider if not feeling well or with regard to other concerns.

Please know that the Cathedral of the Holy Cross rigorously follows all public health safety protocols and directives for the protection and well-being of all. If you have any questions about this matter please contact the Cathedral staff by email: Cathedral2@rcab.org or by telephone during business hours at: 617-542-5682.

Re-Opening the Cathedral

The Cathedral has re-opened for public Masses with precautions and restrictions in place. Advanced registration is required to reserve a seat to weekend Masses. Please see our Re-Opening the Cathedral information page for details on precautions and how to reserve a seat.

90-Days Now Campaign

The desire to take care of one another during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 has inspired a grassroots movement for parishioners to rally around their local parishes. “90 Days Now – For Your Parish” is a newly launched three-month campaign spearheaded by a member of the laity to help support parishes during these difficult times.

This 90-day program offers support now by providing a way to make a daily commitment that will go directly into their parish’s savings account and will be promptly available for their parish’s needs. Make your commitment online via BostonCatholic.org.

Mass Online

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

Community Notes
Religious Education Registration Open! Register Now

Religious education and faith formation for youth at the Cathedral parish will run from January to May 2021 as a hybrid online learning with one monthly in-person class. Please register by Dec 31 to reserve your child’s spot. Orientation will be January 21, 2021. Register Now for Religious Ed.

Daily Masses

We are able to begin inviting the faithful back in-person to the celebration of Holy Mass on weekdays, beginning with Mass in English on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and in Spanish on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Advanced reservations are required because of the small capacity.
» Make a reservation online via Eventbrite

Message from Cardinal Seán on Racism

Cardinal Seán shares this message on racism.

Watch the video & read the message in English

En Español.

The Cathedral Food Pantry remains 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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