Holy Cross Parish Events

(Including Events of interest to parishioners)

Wednesday 17th October – 7:15pm Evangelisation Group Meeting in the hall.  All are welcome.


Journey in Faith :  On Thursday 25th October at 7pm in Holy Cross hall, we will be running sessions exploring the Catholic faith especially aimed at those thinking about becoming a Catholic. There is no obligation or commitment if you wish to attend these sessions.  I would be happy to have an informal chat about this with anyone who might be interested.  Fr. Louis


Mothers Prayers – Please note that the Martha Group will be hosting a meeting in the parish hall on Tuesday, 6th November at 11.00 am, when Carolyn Hart, the group’s regional coordinator for Devon, will be speaking about Mothers Prayers, a group who unite with one another to pray for their children and grandchildren.  This will be an open meeting and all parishioners who are interested are warmly invited to attend.


Clergy Requiem Mass Thursday 8th November 12noon at the Cathedral, Plymouth.


Service of Penitence and HealingFurther to the recent Pastoral Letter from Bishop Mark about those who have suffered abuse in the Church, a special service has been arranged for Thursday 22nd November 7pm at the church of the Blessed Sacrament, 29 Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter.  All parishioners are invited to attend.




At Briar Tor, Yelverton PL20 6DP

Wednesday 28th November

10am – 12noon

Cake, Plant, Card, Book Sales & Tombola


Sunday 9th December  – Plymouth Catholic Choir Advent Service at 3pm.




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.


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.