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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
Updated Mass Attendance Protocols

This week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommended that in communities with a substantial occurrence of the COVID delta variant all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks at any public indoor setting. With recognition of recent increases in cases of the variant in Suffolk County and the extra protection provided by wearing a mask, effective Saturday, July 31 the Cathedral of the Holy Cross strongly recommends that all persons wear a mask while attending Mass or any activity at the Cathedral. Masks will be available at the entrances of the Cathedral at all Masses and other events. Thank you for your assistance with our efforts to stop the spread of the COVID variant and protect one another and the public health.

Please see our Reopening the Cathedral information page for updated details.

Year of Saint Joseph

Pope Francis has declared the celebration of a special Year of Saint Joseph through Dec 8, 2021. See our Year of Saint Joseph page for information about what this year means, how to enrich your spiritual life with devotions and prayers, to join our parish consecration to the saint from March 30 to May 1, and to learn more.

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.

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. Sunday Masses are available on the Cathedral Facebook Page. 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
Holy Day of Obligation

The Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, 7 December and
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
» Please click here for Mass times.

5:30 pm Mass

Beginning Sunday, November 28th, the First Sunday of Advent, we will add a Mass at 5:30 pm to be celebrated in English in the Main Cathedral.

‘From the Bell Tower’ — Boston Cathedral Singers Release First Album

» Click here for more information!

Christmas Concert Featuring The Copley Singers, Directed by Andrew E. Clarkson

» Sunday, December 12th at 3 p.m. in the Main Cathedral. To purchase tickets in advance, click here. More information here.


» Click here for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times.

Sunday Masses

Sunday Masses continue in-person and via streaming online. See our Mass Times page for a full schedule of weekend Masses in English, Spanish, Latin (EF), and Ethiopian-Eritrean Rite.

Reservations are no longer required to attend Mass. Watch Sunday Masses streamed from our Cathedral Facebook Page.

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.

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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