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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
Clergy Trust: Healthier Priests. Stronger Communities.

» Click here to watch the informational video.

From the Pandemic Response Team:

In the light of the continued growth in the numbers of new COVID cases, Cardinal Seán is extending the current mask mandate. This is an extension of the mandate currently in effect, and expires on Thursday, March 3, 2022, which is the day after Ash Wednesday.

Children under the age of five are not required to wear masks. Children under the age of two should not wear masks.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated Mass Attendance Protocols

This week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommended that in communities with a substantial occurrence of the Delta variant, all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in any indoor setting. In recognition of recent increases in Suffolk County, as well as the extra protection provided by wearing a mask, effective Saturday, July 31 the Cathedral of the Holy Cross recommends persons wear a mask while in the Cathedral. Masks will be available at the entrances during Masses and other events. Thank you for your assistance in our efforts to stop the spread and protect one another’s health. Please see the Cathedral’s Reopening page for more information and updated details.

Catholic Appeal 2021 Launches

The Boston Archdiocese has launched the year’s Catholic Appeal. Each of us is called to care for the wellbeing of others and also to the wider church. This funds 51 central ministries in the
Archdiocese. Our parish’s goal has been set at $60,455. If you haven’t yet participated this year, we invite you to prayerfully consider making a gift pledge online by visiting bostoncatholicappeal.org. Thank you.

Worship During the Pandemic

During this time of precaution, any persons who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed, have recently arrived from out-of-state, or are members of vulnerable populations are asked to refrain from entering the Cathedral in order to ensure the safety of God’s people. We encourage you to unite yourself in prayer by praying online. Thank you for your cooperation.

Community Notes
Become a Parishioner

Please consider registering as a parishioner at the Cathedral by completing a form here.

5:30 pm Mass

Beginning Sunday, November 28th, the first Sunday of Advent, an additional 5:30 Mass will be celebrated in English in the Main Cathedral.

‘From the Bell Tower’

Boston Cathedral Singers release their first album!
» Click here for more information.

Sunday Masses

Sunday Masses continue both in-person and via live-streaming. See times and full schedule for English, Spanish, Latin [Extraordinary Form], and Ethiopian-Eritrean rite. Reservations are no longer required to attend Mass.

Daily Mass Schedule

The current schedule of daily masses is:

» Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m. (Main Cathedral)
» Tuesday, Thursday: 7 p.m. Spanish (Blessed Sacrament Chapel).

Advanced reservations are not required at this time, but precautions are observed.

Message from the Cardinal on Racism

Cardinal Seán O’Malley shares his message on racism. Watch the video in English or en español.

Food Pantry

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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