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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

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.

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.

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
Lenten Practices

Three pillars guide our practices as Catholics during the season of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. For the guidelines of how we live out those pillars in practical ways, see our primer on “How to Lent” via Twitter.

Daily Masses Resume

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.

Black History Month: February 2021

Black History Month offers us the opportunity to explore and celebrate the more than 400 years of achievements, contributions, and historical journeys of Black or African Americans. Explore the rich legacy of Black and African American Catholics in the United States:

» Learn about several Black Catholics from America who are in the process of becoming saints

» Explore the timeline of U.S. Black Catholic history from the National Black Catholic Congress

» Read one of the books about inspiring African Americans recommended by the USCCB

» Listen to a podcast or speaker recommended by the National Black Catholic Congress

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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