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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 an abundance of caution, we share with you that an individual who attended the 10:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral on Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) and the 9:30 AM Mass in Spanish on Sunday, November 29 has tested positive for COVID-19.

De acuerdo con las regulaciones de Salud Pública de Boston y por precaución, compartimos con usted que una persona que asistió a la Misa de las 10:00 a.m. en la Catedral el jueves 26 de noviembre (Día de Acción de Gracias) y a la Misa de las 9:30 a.m. en español el domingo 29 de noviembre dio positivo por COVID-19.

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
Thanksgiving Day Mass/Misa del Día de Acción de Gracias

Begin your Thanksgiving with Mass! Cardinal Seán O’Malley will celebrate a bilingual Mass on Thanksgiving Day in the Main Cathedral on Thursday, November 26 at 10 a.m. Please make reservations in advance online.

The Giving Tree Returns—In a New Format

This year, our Cathedral parish will continue to help less fortunate families celebrate the Nativity of Christ through our traditional giving tree. Due to the pandemic, we will not have a physical tree with gift tags. Instead, please consider gifting a $50 Target gift card by December 16th. Gift cards can be dropped off at the parish office or mailed to Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 75 Union Park Street, Boston MA 02118.


No se mostrará este año debido a Covid, con muchas oportunidades de generosidad. Cuando el Adviento comienza el próximo fin de semana, recordemos a los menos afortunados entre nosotros: las personas sin hogares, los desfavorecidos, los refugiados, las personas que luchan e son ignorado por la sociedad, tanto aquí como en el extranjero. El Niño Jesús, cuyo nacimiento nos estamos preparando para celebrar, vino a salvar a todos los pueblos de todas las generaciones; la bondad que mostramos a “lo menos” entre nosotros es la bondad que le mostramos. Gracias por su generosidad y cuidado

Por favor, si usted puede contribuir con una tarjeta de Target de $50. Se los daremos a las familias que han solicitado ayuda. Todas las tarjetas regalo deben estar DE VUELTA antes del 16 de diciembre de 2020. ¡Se aceptarán tarjetas de regalo tardes, pero queremos asegurarnos de que las tarjetas de regalo lleguen a las familias a tiempo!

Por favor envíe tarjetas de regalo a: Catedral de la Santa Cruz, 75 Union Park Street, Boston, MA 02118

November Book of Remembrance

During the month of November, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross will be praying for departed loved ones. Due to pandemic precautions, we ask everyone to submit the names of your departed loved ones online or call our parish office at 617-542-5682 and we will inscribe their names into the Book of Remembrance for you. You can submit your names on our Book of Remembrance page.

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

Cathedral High Open Houses

Open your door to Cathedral High School, Boston’s only coed Catholic school serving grades 7 through 12. Get a sense of our historic South End campus, our strong academic curriculum, championship athletics, and 90+ year legacy of successful alumni during our Admissions Open Houses.

Attend either virtually or in-person depending on what works best for your family. Reserve your spot for in-person open houses on Thursday, November 12 or Sunday, Novemner 15 or for our virtual events on Thursday, December 3 or Wednesday, December

» Learn more and reserve your spot here.

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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