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Riccardo Gemelli
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Altar Service Opportunities
Male Catholics are invited to consider serving on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis at Cathedral liturgies, particularly at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays. Training will be provided. Please contact Reverend Kevin O'Leary, Rector, at 617.542.5682. Or, stop by the sacristy following the Sunday 11:30 a.m. Mass.
“Those Who Sing, Pray Twice”
... Choir Members Wanted
If you’re blessed with a
pleasant singing voice, consider
using it to glorify the Lord!
The acclaimed Cathedral Choir
rehearses two Thursday
evenings per month, with
warm-up rehearsals on Sunday
mornings before the 11:30 a.m.
Mass (usually at 10:15 a.m. in
the choir room). Prior
experience in singing with a
choir is helpful. Contact
Cathedral Music Director Leo
Abbott at 617.542.5682 or
email him at
Proclaim the Word of the Lord
Interested in becoming a Cathedral lector? Please contact Reverend Kevin O’Leary, Rector, or Pastoral Associate Robert Travers at 617.542.5682. Training will be provided.

There is no greater event we can offer you than the Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
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The Rite of Election scheduled to take place this upcoming Sunday, February 22nd, has been canceled out of concern for the safety and well-being of those who would be traveling to the Cathedral for this beautiful liturgy.  The region has been hit by a number of snowstorms in recent weeks, impacting travel and parking conditions in and around the City of Boston.  The streets around the Cathedral are barely passable by small passenger vehicles, and it would be impossible for school buses to travel near the Cathedral.  In addition, the Cathedral parking lot is temporarily closed because of construction, and there is extremely limited on-street parking in the neighborhood due to the snow banks and neighborhood vehicles. 
We appreciate how much the Rite of Election means in the lives of the individuals who are on their journey to the Easter sacraments, and we understand that many will be disappointed.  In keeping with the norms provided in the ritual for RCIA, especially no. 120, Cardinal Seán will grant delegation to priests who request delegation to celebrate the Rite of Election in their communities for the catechumens who are preparing to receive the Easter sacraments this year (2015). 

•  To request delegation, please e-mail:  officeforworship@rcab.org
•  Include the names of the catechumens who will enroll their names in the parish’s Book of the Elect.
•  Include the name of the priest who will celebrate the rite, as well as the date of the intended
    celebration of the Rite of Election.

Please note that whether the Rite of Election is celebrated or not does not affect the validity of the Sacraments of Initiation.  Thus, any catechumen who has not been elected can (and must) still celebrate the three scrutinies of the Lenten season. 
The Cardinal’s delegation also obliges the priest to follow the proper liturgical form and the texts provided in the Ritual for RCIA: “Rite of Election or Enrollment of Names” (nos. 118-137).  For parishes who desire to celebrate the additional “Call to Continuing Conversion” of adult candidates who have been baptized but not previously catechized, the combined rite for candidates and catechumens may be used.  This rite may be found in Appendix I, 3:  “Rite of Election and Call to Conversion”. 
The Cardinal wishes to assure the candidates and catechumens of his prayers during this season of Lent, and he extends a special invitation for them to join him at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the Pentecost Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 23, 2015.



Red River High School Concert Orchestra | Grand Forks, North Dakota
Performing works by Mendelssohn, Clemens, Reed, Albinoni, and Grieg
Are you a Catholic who hasn’t yet received the Sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation? An unbaptized adult? An adult baptized in another Christian tradition? Then do consider taking the RCIA journey! The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a period of formation by which we walk together on a journey of faith to help us understand and appreciate Catholic beliefs, values, and traditions. Interested? Call the Cathedral office — 617.542.5682 — or give your name and contact information to any of our priests. May God continue to bless you!