What is the Jubilee Year of Mercy?
In the Archdiocese of Boston, Cardinal Seán invites everyone to make a pilgrimage to the Cathedral to pass through the Holy Door and receive a plenary indulgence.
Please fill out the online interest form to receive more information and to book your group pilgrimage today. Click here for the form.
The Cathedral is open daily from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm for individuals wishing to pass through the doors at their leisure. We welcome all to stop by to see the Holy Doors. Mass is at 9:00 am Monday through Saturday, and no reservation is needed to visit the Doors of Mercy for individual reflection. Groups interested in taking a tour should fill our interest form (please see above).
Impressions from the faithful:
“It was indeed a faith-filled experience with Adoration, veneration of the relic of the Holy Cross, Mass, Reconciliation and topped off with an education tour of the Cathedral.”
— Deacon Charlie | St. Irene Parish . Carlisle
“It was fantastic that we were able to participate in the Mass and learn so much about our beautiful cathedral. Walking through the doors, after having been so well prepared, was the frosting on the cake.”
— Patti | Montrose School . Medfield
Beyond the Cathedral, the Cardinal would like to encourage people of good will to perform works of mercy in the Community. Please consider volunteering in the following ministries to enhance your participation in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy:
Harrison Avenue in the
South End of the
This opportunity affords everyone the opportunity to serve the residents and learn about the problems facing people living without a home in the community. Members of the Cathedral Parish serve at Pine Street on a monthly basis. Upcoming dates include: Wednesday 24 February; Thursday 31 March; Tuesday 19 April; and Monday 30 May. Servers meet in at 4.30 pm at the Cathedral Rectory or 5.00 pm directly at the Pine Street Inn.
Boylston Street in
The St. Francis House, located in downtown Boston, is the largest day shelter in the state. It serves more than 600 people in need daily with opportunities for volunteers to work in the kitchen, distribute clothing, or assist in mock interviews.
Cathedral of the
Every other Wednesday evening at 6.30 pm, young men and women (under the age of 40) gather at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to prepare and distributes critical care packages to homeless people in the City of Boston. Aligned with the Order of Malta’s charism to defend the faith and care for the sick, the group seeks to provide for more than material needs accompanying those who the program serves. Responding to Pope Francis’ call to go to the margins and share God’s tender love, Malta Walks allow members of the Order and those who help them to proclaim the joy of the Gospel and provide for the needs of the poor.
Catholic Charities programs address many challenges facing young people in the Greater Boston area. Their afterschool mentoring, food pantry and family oriented programs engage and offer support to some of the most vulnerable in our community.
St. Patrick Parish Parish in the
Feeding the hungry of the Merrimack Region, Cor Unum Meal Center welcomes volunteers to bolster its critical ministry serving meals.
» To arrange a group pilgrimage to the Cathedral,
please contact Shateara Hall
, Pilgrimage Coordinator.
Online Informational Resources »