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April 11, 2019 – On Palm Sunday, Cardinal O’Malley to Celebrate First Sunday Mass in Newly Renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross

 

Cathedral Renovation 

 

 

Annual Blessing of the Boston Marathon runners, staff and volunteers to follow the Mass 

WHAT:
Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley will celebrate the first Sunday Mass on Palm Sunday in the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Cathedral interior has been completely restored following a two-year renovation that was led by Suffolk Construction in collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architects.  

At the conclusion of the Mass, Cardinal Seán will offer his annual blessing for the Boston Marathon runners, staff and volunteers in advance of Marathon Monday, April 15.

WHEN:
Sunday, April 14, 2019 

WHERE:
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington St, Boston, MA 

TIME:
11:30am 

WHO: 

  • Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
  • Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary, Rector, Cathedral of the Holy Cross
  • Parishioners, priests, deacons, religious, staff and lay members

Music:
Cathedral Choir lead by Richard J. Clark, Music Director and Organist 

INFO:
The completion of the 2,000 seat upper Church, after being closed for two-years, is a crowning moment in the life of the Cathedral parish and the Archdiocese. The work has been made possible by private donations from generous benefactors. 

Earlier renovations included the restoration of the exterior in 2015 and the lower Church in 2009. The previous restoration was to the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in 1995.

Media Notes: 

MEDIA GUIDANCE:
WITH CHANGES TO THE CONFIGURATION OF CERTAIN AREAS MEDIA SHOULD ENTER FROM THE UNION PARK ST ENTRANCE AND WILL BE POSITIONED IN THE NORTH TRANSEPT NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL AND FACING THE MAIN ALTAR FOR THE UPPER CHURCH 

MEDIA IS ASKED TO CONFIRM IF PLANNING TO COVER AT TDONILON@RCAB.ORG