Information and Action during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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



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

Letters & Reflections from Bishop Mark :

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

The-Priestly-Heart : A reflection on the Feast of the Sacred Heart

“Equal from Day One – a message for LifeStream20”, 13th June 2020:-


St Boniface Model of Courage and Mission



It has been decided that due to the fact that we are not meant to be going out, the church will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Updates on this page when we are advised we can reopen.



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:,


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!


Christian focused resources for families:-

Resources to use with children during school closures