Holy Cross Parish Events

(Including Events of interest to parishioners)



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.


Yelverton Harvest Supper 3rd October at 6.30pm

The church communities of Yelverton invite you to the annual Harvest Supper at St Paul’s Hall. If you would like to come please sign up on the sheet at the back of the Church.Tickets will be on sales in the next few weeks price £5pp

This year Holy Cross will be providing puddings – if you would like to make a pudding please let me know or indicate on the sheet at the back of the Church.        Fran Blackmore tel. 854271


CAFOD Harvest Lunch in Tavistock on Saturday 7th October. Mass at 12.00 Casserole lunch at 1pm

Donations to CAFOD Harvest Appeal. Please let Fran Blackmore Tel 854271 if you will be going


SOUTH WEST CELEBRATE WEEKEND A joyful and faith-filled event for young and old 14th/15th October

Notre Dame School, Looseleigh Lane, Plymouth PL6 5HN  Main Speakers: Rev. Olly Ryder, Pippa Baker, David Wells

Separate streams for children & young people. Lively worship, drama, a variety of workshops, family Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Reconciliat

Online booking available (Prior booking essential) More details:

Email:  Susanne 01803 606256


The postponed PARISH RAMBLE: The new date for this is Sunday 15th October.

Meet: Holy Cross Car Park 12:45-1:00pm on Sunday 15th October.(We will car share if possible)

 Walk:  Starts from Sharpitor Car Park (grid ref 561709), first car park on the left after cattle grid on L, B3212 (Yelverton to Princetown Rd)

 Distance:  5 miles, gentle walking on good path (an old railway line) to Kings Tor and back.

 Skill level needed: Just the ability to walk 5 miles – I am happy to lead with map and compass – bring wet weather gear and wear stout shoes/boots

 If interested, please put names on list at back of church – and please note my mobile number 0787 567 7595 in case of postponement.

 I like walking, but I’m not a masochist (or sadist) – If wet and horrible we’ll postpone it to a drier date.                                                                                                                    Dave Adams


Diary date:  Father Louis is in the process of arranging a Day of Prayer and Recollection for Saturday 28th October. The venue is likely to be Buckfast Abbey.  Details will be provided in due course.  It will be open to all parishioners but especially for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.


Calling All Runners! If you would like to run the Rome Marathon on Sunday 8 April 2018 on behalf of the Catholic Children’s Society please email for details


Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2019

I am delighted to be able to commend this pilgrimage from our Diocese to the Holy Land from 18th to 25th February 2019.  I do hope that some of you and your people will be able to accompany me in this journey of a lifetime.

An itinerary is being prepared that will not only include visits to the major sites in Bethlehem, Galilee and Jerusalem but also opportunities to meet the beleaguered local Christian communities and to celebrate Sunday Mass with them in one of the local villages.  We shall also be engaging with the Friends of the Holy Land and the projects in which they are involved.

Fr Paul Maddison, a priest of East Anglia Diocese, is director of Pilgrimage People and has been organising and directing these pilgrimages for many years.  Fr Paul will be visiting the Diocese at the beginning of October to give visual presentations and fuller details of the itinerary, costs etc. in the three counties.  Do please come along to one of these and encourage your parishioners to come as well.  These are noted below as part of a suggested newsletter insert.

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is the experience of a lifetime.  To walk in the footsteps of our Lord brings alive in a new way the scriptures we have so often read and heard. To meet our Christian brothers and sisters there, who are suffering greatly, gives them and us real encouragement in our faith.

With every kind wish

Yours devotedly,

Rt Rev Mark O’Toole

Bishop of Plymouth

Plymouth Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: 18-25 February 2019

Presentation and Facts evening at 7pm:

Monday, 2 October – St Richard Reynold’s Centre, 29 Fore St, Heavitree,

Exeter EX1 2QJ

Tuesday, 3 October – Holy Trinity Centre, Culliford Rd North, Dorchester DT1 1QG

Wed, 4 October – Our Lady of the Portal & St Piran, St Austell Street, Truro TR1 1SE

Further details: Pilgrimage People, Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP.

Email:   Telephone 0800 612 3423.

Website http://www.pilgrimagepeople.or


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.