Coronavirus Precautions

of the
Holy Cross

Boston . Massachusetts

Coronavirus Precautions

Last Updated: April 1, 2020
In response to growing public concern about the COVID-19 coronavirus, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, has issued several decrees for the Archdiocese of Boston which includes the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The changes which will have the most impact on our Cathedral parish include:

The celebration of public Masses is suspended effective Saturday, March 14. Masses will be live-streamed as announced but will not be open to the public. See our Mass Times page for the live streaming schedule, including for Holy Week and Easter.
The Cardinal has dispensed all Catholics within the Archdiocese—which includes all Cathedral parishioners—from the obligation to attend Holy Mass.

Additionally, the following precautions will be observed at the Cathedral:

The Main Cathedral space is closed due to current restrictions in place. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel, via the entrance on Union Park Street, will remain open for private, individual prayer during its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No more than a few people may be inside at any time. Inside the Cathedral, all Holy Water fonts/stoups will not contain any Holy Water.
All religious education and faith formation classes, meetings, and gatherings are suspended until further notice.
The Parish Office will remain open during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to Noon from Monday through Thursday. If your parish business, requests, or questions can be handled instead by phone or email, we strongly encourage you to do so. Call the parish office at 617-542-5682 or email
Cathedral High School will be closed until at least May 4. More details on the school closure are available on the school website.

» For further information on these policies and procedures, please contact the Parish Office at +1 617.542.5682.