Holy Cross Parish Events


Forthcoming Holy Cross Events at a Glance

Evangelisation Meeting 7pm Wednesday 23rd January

The FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION preparation programme for 2019 will be starting on Sunday 3rd February at 9:15. Any parent/guardian whose child is in school Year 3 or above and wishes to start the preparation, should fill in a registration form, which can be collected from the back of the church. This should be handed to either Father Louis or Mary Pike by Sunday 27th January.

Ecumenical Unity Service at St Paul’s Church, Yelverton on Thursday 24th January at 7pm.  We are invited to join our friends from other denominations who will be having a meal at Rock Inn after the service (normal menu and diners pay).  If you would like to go to the meal please sign your name on the list at the back of the church as Rock Inn will need to know numbers.

Women’s World Day of Prayer hosted by Holy Cross Friday 1st March. All are welcome.


Other events of interest:-

Buckfast Abbey   19th January  RE:connect Open Day. A chance for youth groups, parish groups or individuals to visit the Buckfast Abbey Education Department’s groundbreaking project RE:connect. This is an exciting interactive experience to help young people (and the not so young!) to think more deeply about the world around them. Enter the RE:connect network to explore the interconnectivity of the world through hands on and thought provoking activities, exercises and reflections. Situated in the Higher Mill building at Buckfast Abbey (just by the car park, former site of the Monastic Produce Shop). Free drop in from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

This year we have also added a ‘prayer space’ called RE:focus. This will also be open on 19th and is situated in the Old Guesthall.

Further information at:


The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)  and the Knights of St Columba (KSC)To celebrate the centenary of the KSC, the Knights and SPUC members will be holding a public rosary for the unborn in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral, after the 10am Monday morning Mass on the 3rd Monday of each month throughout 2019.  We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us.  If other parishes wish to organise this within their own churches, please contact Christine Hudson (SPUC) on 01752 224018 or Mike Stratford (KSC) on 01752 213745 for the prayer cards for this devotion.


Diocesan 2019 Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by the Bishop of Plymouth, Rt Rev Mark O’Toole – 1-8 August 2019 – Please see poster at the back of the church for booking information.


LIGHTHOUSE WORSHIP GROUP:  The prayer group normally meets at St. Peter’s, Crownhill, on the first Thursday of every month – 7-8.30pm.  Everyone is very welcome.


Wanted: If you are a former student of Notre Dame Plymouth, and would like to stay connected with the school, please consider joining our alumni network.  For further information, please telephone 01752 775101 or visit:

 Extraordinary Form Mass (‘Tridentine’ Mass)

Please note that Bishop Mark has arranged the provision of a Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form which will be celebrated weekly from Sunday, 29th January at St Edward’s Church, Home Park Avenue, Peverell, Plymouth PL3 4PG at 11.30am. The Mass will normally be celebrated by Fr Anthony Pillari, the chaplain at Lanherne Convent, who has also kindly agreed to offer pastoral accompaniment to families attending this Mass.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at Christ the King Tuesday mornings through to Friday mornings. Maybe you could volunteer to spend an hour a week in the presence of Our Lord. See Ann Ruth for further details.


Are you aged 11-17 and would like to have the opportunity to meet up with Catholic young people your own age ? The Plymouth Youth Club (still looking for a name !!!) offers this opportunity every Thursday 6.30-8.30pm at Holy Family church hall, Beacon Park Road, PL5 1NE. An opportunity to grow in your Catholic faith; to socialise; have time of recreation together and pray together … it’s your club please join in and help shape it’s future direction. See you Thursday.’

WORD of LIFE: The Word of Life group meets every third Monday at 7.00pm at 20 Whiteford Road, Mannamead, Plymouth  PL3 5LX.   Refreshments are provided.  If you have difficulty with transport please phone Clare Barton 01752 225531 or Barbara James 01752 708127.   The Focolare Movement takes its inspiration from Jesus’ prayer “may they all be one” (Jn 17:21).  It was begun in Italy during the war, by a group of Catholic women and has grown into a worldwide community of people of all ages and backgrounds, including other Christian denominations, as well as other faiths and people of good will.   The movement is convinced that dialogue based on mutual love is the only way to build a more united world which is based on universal values such as justice, equality, truth and peace.  The Word of Life groups take a small piece of scripture from the readings of the month and discusses how we can ‘live’ the Word in our daily lives.



Toddler Group in St Paul’s Church Hall in Yelverton.

It is called Poppins. The group is held on Wednesdays in school term time from 9.30 to 11.30am. Young families are very welcome to join in.