Holy Cross Parish Events


Forthcoming Holy Cross Events at a Glance


N.B. From the first weekend of Advent (30th November/1st December) the Saturday Vigil Mass time will change to 6.00 pm.


Hot Pot Supper Saturday 9th November 2019 after the Evening Vigil Mass    Holy Cross Church Hall

On an Autumnal evening what could be better than a cosy Hot Pot supper, especially when it’s all prepared for you?

Do come and join us, the Martha Group, as we raise funds for our charities.

Our mission is closely linked to that of Caritas, working in partnership with our charities to help poor, vulnerable and marginalised people.

Please come along for supper and bring some soft or alcoholic drinks with you.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Vegetarian option available!  All donations gratefully accepted to support the Martha Group charities.  Thank you for your support.

Please sign up on the list at the back of the church if you can come!


The SVP will meet on Tuesday 12th November after Mass, in the Upper Rooms.

Each Wednesday 9.15 am Mothers Prayers in the Hall.

Wednesday 13th November, Evangelisation Meeting to be held in the Hall at 7pm.  All welcome.


The Holy Cross Annual Christmas Dinner will be held at The Yelverton Golf Club on Monday 9th December, 6.30 for 7pm.  Menus & details to follow next weekend. This year we are inviting any parishioners from Tavistock who would like to join us.


Other events of interest:-

Rosary Prayer Group to be held at Bere Alston on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2pm commencing on 25th September   For details contact Frances Cooper 01822 841175.


The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever’ : This is the theme of Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of the Poor on Sunday 17th November 2019. Caritas Plymouth will be holding their third event looking at the causes of poverty and its impact in the run up to the World Day of the Poor. The event will include sharing thoughts and ideas about how we in our parishes can mark the World Day of the Poor and looking at Pope Francis’ Message. Saturday 12th October 2019, 10.30am– 3.30pm. St Rita’s Centre, Honiton. The free event includes a buffet lunch. Limited space – booking essential   Please contact:


GATHER 2020                        LIGHT FOR MY STEPS

This annual conference gathers people from the Diocese of Plymouth and beyond for a weekend of faith, formation and friendship. Our 2020 speakers include Sr Gemma Simmonds – director of the Religious Life Institute, teacher and spiritual director, Monsignor Robert Draper – Vicar General of the Diocese of Plymouth and Fr Anthony O’Gorman – parish priest and experienced supporter of the faith of young people. Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay Friday 31st January – Sunday 2nd February. Please see the flyer for more information and booking form. We look forward to welcoming you to this opportunity to refresh your faith and to find new confidence in sharing it with others. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.



Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498. Poster on the Noticeboard at the back of Church.

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.


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.Oaks and Acorns Grandparent and Toddler sessions. Buckfast Abbey is ‘branching’ out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. Launched on  12th March and then alternate Tuesdays during Term Time. 10:30am to 12pm £2.50 per child – Grandparents FREE!  For further details see noticeboard at the back of the Churc

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.