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Cathedral
of the
Holy Cross
 
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston

 

 
Welcome!
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!

As we anticipate the coming of the Lord Jesus at Christmas, 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, Christmas is an invitation to become a seeker, to journey into the night to go to Bethlehem and discover our hidden God who is in plain sight. May God bless you!

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

Congratulations to all Cheverus Award Winners
Congratulations to all Cheverus Award Winners

Join us for Vespers with the Cardinal 3 pm Sunday 4 December

Christmas and New Year's Schedule of Liturgies
Christmas and New Year's Schedule of Liturgies

24 December 2016- 1 January 2016

Christmas and New Year's Schedule of Liturgies
Haitian Independence Day Mass with Cardinal Seán
Haitian Independence Day Mass with Cardinal Seán

Noontime Mass on New Year's Day

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross

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Support the Catholic Appeal

Learn about our critical ministries

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us
God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us

Cardinal Seán's Pastoral Letter in the Jubilee of Mercy

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us
The Heart of St. Padre Pio
The Heart of St. Padre Pio

Click to see pictures of the historic visit

The Heart of St. Padre Pio
Important Upcoming Events
Thursday 8 Decmeber is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston. Please click here for mass times at the Cathedral. Please click here to learn why we celebrate this day as CatholicTV.
The Order of Malta Boston Auxiliary will lead Malta Walks on the following upcoming Wednesday evenings at 6.30 pm (please note the hour time change for autumn): 7 & 21 December. Participants go out from the Cathedral’s Deacon Rosa Room, distribute critical resources including food and clothes and, as Pope Francis challenges the Church, engage those who the program serves. Please meet in the Parish Hall and enter via the Union Park Street entrance.
Community Notes
The Parish Community needs volunteers to serve as greeters and Eucharistic ministers. This opportunity affords everyone the opportunity to serve, learn about our faith and helps to welcome those who come to reengage their life in the Church. Please call the Parish Office or email mcguirkt@rcab.org for more information.
On Friday 23 September 2016, the feast of St. Padre Pio, the Capuchin Friars who run the Shrine of Saint Padre Pio transported the Saint’s heart form San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy to the Cathedral for day long veneration. Please click here to see photos of this historic visit.
On October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish blessed all animals and pets at 6.00 p.m. The blessing took place on Union Park Street side (handicap ramp entrance) of the church in the garden area. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission distributed reusable pet disposable bags and information.
His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley ordained Bishops-elect Robert Reed and Mark O’Connell, JCD to the episcopacy on 24 August 2016, the Feast of St. Bartholomew, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Please pray for the new Bishops in their responsibilities in the Archdiocese. For more information, please visit the ordination information site here.
Important Mass Time Change ~ Beginning on Sunday 7 February 2016, the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) will begin at 10.00 am in the Lady Chapel in the lower level rather than 11.00 am.
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