Holy Cross Parish Events

(Including Events of interest to parishioners)

Forthcoming Holy Cross Events at a glance

 Sunday 9th DecemberPlymouth Catholic Choir Advent Service at 3pm. All welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

SVP Meeting after Mass on Tuesday 11th December

Parish Annual Christmas Dinner at the Moorland Garden at 6.30pm on Tuesday 11th December (for those who have signed up).

The second Video Presentation in the Hall on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 7:30pm, by Bishop Robert Barron given at the Adoremus Conference in Liverpool – entitled: ‘Sainthood, Sanctity and what makes us Holy’.

NATIVITY SERVICE: This will take place at 11:45 am (after the 10:30am Mass) on Sunday 16th December. Any children or teenagers (to Read) who would like to participate should inform Mary Pike.

Other events of interest:-

Festival of Nativity Scenes: St John’s Church, Horrabridge from Sat 1st Dec- Sun 9th Dec 10.30am- 4.30pm daily (Sundays 12 noon to 4.30pm). Local churches & groups have come together to produce a variety of Nativity scenes. Entry free but donations desirable. It ends with a Carol Service on Sunday 9th Dec at 4.30pm. Holy Cross has a display (thanks to those involved).



Monday 10th – 7pm Holy Cross, Yelverton

Wednesday 12th – 6pm Cathedral, Wyndham Street West, Plymouth

Wednesday 19th – 7pm St Peter’s, Crownhill

For other services within the Deanery, please see the notice located in the Church Porch.


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.  For December only the group will meet at Christ the King, Armada Way, Plymouth to link in with Light A Candle prayer and reflection for Advent.

FORMATION DAY FOR CATECHISTS – calling all catechists and “would be” catechists who help pass on the faith in any way by involvement in Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, RCIA, Marriage Preparation programmes or Children’s Liturgy. The last day in the current course which was scheduled for January 19th 2019 has now been changed to January 12th. St. Peter’s Parish Room, 10.30am-1pm. All welcome.

The GATHER Conference brings together people from across the Diocese of Plymouth and further afield for a weekend of faith, formation and friendship.  In 2019 we will gather at the Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay on 18–20 January 2019.  We’d love to see you. The weekend will include speakers; Sr Judith Russi, Pia Matthews, Raymond Friel and David Wells.            Residential rate £155 includes 2 nights bed and breakfast, lunch and evening meal on Saturday, tea, coffee and pastries.  Single room supplement £20.  The price does not include supper on Friday.  A bar menu is available.

Non-residential rate £45 includes full conference attendance, lunch and evening meal on Saturday, tea, coffee and pastries.  Sunday lunch may be booked and paid for in advance or upon arrival at the hotel.

When you’ve booked please email delegates’ names to  If you have any questions please email us at the same address or submit them via the Facebook page Gather Conference.


Alumni 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.