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Cathedral
of the
Holy Cross
Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Boston

Welcome!
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
Special Notice

The elevator is currently experiencing mechanical trouble. We apologize for the difficulties this is causing our physically-challenged parishioners.

Clergy Trust: Healthier Priests. Stronger Communities.

» Click here to watch the informational video.

From the Pandemic Response Team: Mask mandate for public Masses to be lifted on February 28

As of February 28, masks will no longer be required at public Masses in the Archdiocese of Boston. Priests, Deacons, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are no longer required to wear masks during the distribution of Communion, but the pastor may continue to require it if he wishes to do so. Masks will also not be required in Parish Faith Formation programs as of February 28. If a pastor decides that it is not yet time in his community for a dropping of a mask requirement, based on his knowledge of the needs of his particular community, he may continue to require the wearing of masks in his parish. If the local municipality continues to require the wearing of masks in public places, the parish must comply with those regulations. Parishes are still required to maintain, mark, and communicate a portion of each worship space as being reserved for those who wish to wear masks and social distance. Parishes are also encouraged to continue to exercise and encourage caution in all parish activities.

2022 ‘Faith in Action’ Catholic Appeal

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 $70,651. 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
Organ Recital Presented by Maurice Clerc
Sunday . 23 October . 3.00 pm

Titular Organist Emeritus, Cathédrale de Dijon, France

Mssr. Clerc will perform works by Franck, Vierne, Widor, Tournemire, Langlais, and Cochereau.

» More info

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 is closed until further notice.

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