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of the
Holy Cross
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston


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!

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, Jesus invites you and me to become a seeker and become the best version of ourselves. May God bless you!

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

Important Announcements

Schedule for the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

a Holy Day of Obligation

Christmas Eve: Sunday . 24 December
4.30 pm — English (Our Lady’s Chapel)
9:30 pm — Extraordinary Form (Latin) — Blessed Sacrament Chapel
12.00 am — Midnight Mass — English (Our Lady’s Chapel) — Chorale Prelude begins at 11.30 pm

Christmas Day: Monday . 25 December
8.00 am — English (Our Lady’s Chapel)
9.30 am — Spanish/Español (Our Lady’s Chapel)
10.00 am — Extraordinary Form in Latin (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
11.30 am — English (Our Lady’s Chapel)

Please note that the Upper Church is now closed for a yearlong renovation project.  All Masses, with the exception of the Extraordinary Form (Latin) Mass, will be celebrated in the Lower Church in Our Lady Chapel, beginning May 13th, 2017. Details may be found here.

Community Notes
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.
Giving Tree
The Cathedral invites you to help families in need from our community celebrate Christmas. The Giving Tree is located at the front of Our Lady’s Chapel and has tags with needed gifts. We encourage you to take tags with gift requests and return them with a presented (wrapped or in gift bags) no later than December 11, 2017. You may drop off gifts at the Parish Office Mon-Thur 9.00 am to 4.00 pm or Fridays 9.30 am to 3.00 pm We thank you for your generosity.
Christmas Concert at the Cathedral
Join us on Friday, 29 December at 7.00 pm for our Christmas Concert at the Cathedral with the Choir of the Redemptorist Mater Seminary of Boston. A reception with hot chocolate and light refreshments will follow.
Catholic Appeal
Thanks to your generosity, the Cathedral is at 90% of our goal for the 2017 Catholic Appeal which helps sustain the important ministries that make Cathedral a vibrant parish. If you haven’t joined in yet, make your pledge today here or pick up a pledge form in Our Lady’s chapel.
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