Coronavirus

Information and Action during the Coronavirus Pandemic

For those attending Mass at Holy Cross from 8th August ….  Parishioner Guidelines  

 

The church will remain closed during the day for the foreseeable future. It is only open for Mass on a Saturday evening.

Updates on this page when we are advised we can reopen during the day.

 

Celebrate Back to basics the forthcoming series of online Zoom evenings organised by the South West Celebrate team.

 

The Neocatechumenal Way is an itinerary of Catholic formation endorsed by the Church as a way valid for our society and for our times. It has helped many Catholics to go deeper in their faith and many others to discover Christ for the first time. Initial catecheses of the Neocatechumenal Way will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm starting on Tuesday 8th of September at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface, Plymouth, PL1 5RZ. Everyone welcome!

 

Online individually guided retreats: The Plymouth Diocesan Ignatian Spirituality Group is offering online individually guided retreats for three, five or six days. Members of the Ignatian Spirituality Group are experienced guides, who have received training in relation to Ignatian spirituality and include priests, deacons or lay people. Dates can be arranged to suit individuals.

For further information, please contact the Diocesan  Ignatian Spirituality Group  diocesan-ignatian-retreats@prcdtr.org.uk or telephone: 01752 769164 or 07823447637.  

In these uncertain and challenging times, many have rediscovered the delights of the created world, are turning to meditative practices, even finding solace in prayer. Others may feel the need to explore, make sense and reflect on the presence of God in their everyday lives, especially during difficult or painful moments experienced recently.

Return_from_Exile :  A reflection by Bishop Mark following the announcement of the resumption
of Public Masses

 

Caritas Plymouth :  Engaging with People who are Homeless : Homelessness-advice

Prayer

A suitable prayer to help you make a ‘spiritual communion’:

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

Daily Mass will be streamed at 11am from Plymouth Cathedral, available from the Plymouth Cathedral website. This is the one place where we can join together each day as a Diocesan family individually make our own act of spiritual communion. In addition, every afternoon at 4:30pm there will be a time of prayer before the blessed sacrament again available online.

Both the Mass and the Evening Prayer will remain available to view at a later time.

 

 

Catholic Diocesan Newspapers: these can be seen online during this period:  www.ChurchPaper.co.uk,

 

Children’s Liturgy:

The Children’s Liturgy catechists sometimes use the sites below to help with planning a Sunday Children’s Liturgy.

You might find them useful to wok through with your children.

The CAFOD site also has sheets to download to keep little people busy!

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy

https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/catechesis/childrens-liturgy/

 

Christian focused resources for families:-

Resources to use with children during school closures