Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Second Name
Meeting Location1400 Washington St, Boston
Meeting Location Note
Boston NeighborhoodSouth End
Organization Phone(617) 542-5682
Denomination TypeCatholic
Denomination NameRoman Catholic Church
Main LanguageEnglish
Other LanguagesLatin;Spanish;Other
Majority EthnicityHispanic/Latino
Majority Nationality
Organization DescriptionThe Cathedral of the Holy Cross is the "Mother Church" for Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston. The Archbishop of Boston is its Pastor. The 1st public mass in Boston was offered at a church (Holy Cross) on School Street in 1788.
Year Founded1788

Note: Meeting Location may not be the mailing address as many churches meet in rented space and receive mail elsewhere. Check the church’s website.

Pastors and Staff


The Most Rev. Sean Patrick O'Malley O.F.M. Cap Archbishop
Very Rev.. Kevin J. O'Leary VF Rector
Mr. Leo D. Abbot FAGO, ChM. Music Director
Ricardo Mesa Deacon
Luciano Herrera Deacon

Worship ServiceDayStart TimeLanguageNote
Sunday Mass Sun 11:30 a.m. English Main Cathedral
Sunday mass Sun 10:00 a.m. Latin lower church
Sunday Mass Sun 9:30 a.m. Spanish Main Cathedral