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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.

2023 ‘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

Happy 147th Birthday, Cathedral Organ!

Sunday . 4 June . 3.00 pm

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross celebrates 147 years since the dedication of its principal organ, the 101-rank E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings opus 801, on February 23, 1876.

To honor the instrument’s birthday, several of New England’s notable organists will perform variety of works by on the historic pipe organ of 5,298 pipes.
Performers include Leo Abbott, Cathedral Director Emeritus; Rosalind Mohnsen, Immaculate Conception Parish, Malden; Thomas Mellan, International Performing Artist; Brink Bush, International Performing Artist; and Richard J. Clark, Director of Music of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

» Works by Bach, Reger, Rheinberger, Franck, Jongen, Barnekow, and Mushel

Suggested Donation is $25
$15 for Seniors and Students
Tickets available online and at the door.
Children 17 and under are free!

You may also make a donation of any larger amount to the Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund.

» Click here for the flyer.

Daily Mass Schedule

The current schedule of daily masses is:

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

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


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.

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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