Holy Cross Parish Events

STATION MASS – There will be Mass on Wednesday, 27th March at 7pm at St. Peter’s, Crownhill for the whole of Plymouth Deanery celebrated by Bishop Mark.  All welcome to attend.


Plymouth Deanery Reconciliation Services during Lent:

Tuesday 2nd April 7pm St Peter & St Thomas More, Crownhill

Tuesday 9th April 7pm Our Lady of Lourdes, Plympton

Wednesday 10th April 7pm Holy Cross, Yelverton


Forthcoming Holy Cross Events at a Glance

LENT at Holy Cross – Sundays – 4pm Stations of the Cross



All most welcome!

LENT SOUP LUNCH ON FRIDAY 29th MARCH at 12 noon in the HALL.  Donations to Cafod Lent appeal.

To help with catering please sign up at the back on church if you think you will be coming to an event or contact Fran Blackmore on 01822854271


Great Big Diocesan Quiz in the Hall at 7pm for prompt 7.30 start on Friday 17th May 2019.


Pentecost Sunday – 9th JuneEcumenical Service at St Paul’s, Yelverton in the afternoon with social event following.


Sunday 16th June – 3pm Plymouth Catholic Choir – programme celebrating their 70th Birthday.


Parish Day of Reflection and Prayer –5th October 2019 at Buckfast 10 for 10.30 am

Other events of interest:-

Oaks and Acorns Grandparent and Toddler sessions. Buckfast Abbey is ‘branching’ out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. Launching 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


Retreats in the Diocese of Plymouth 2019 – please see poster and booking forms available at the back of Church on the noticeboard.  Early booking advisable as places are taken up very quickly. N.B. the June Weekend Retreat has had to be changed – this will now be on June 28th-30th (and not 14th-16th as shown on the adverts).

Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth)

Would you like to take part in this year’s Great Big Diocesan Quiz on Friday, 17 May 2019?  So far, we already have two parishes signed up and we really hope that we can get more than the twelve parishes involved, who enjoyed last year’s event which raised almost £1,700 for CCSP!. Contact Ann Ruth who is organizing it at Holy Cross.

Would you or do you know anyone who would like to run the Royal Parks half marathon in London on Sunday 13 October 2019 or indeed any half marathon or marathon to help raise funds for the Catholic Children’s Society ?  We have three places available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Fingers crossed we are able to secure a place in the London marathon too, so please let us know if you are interested.

If you are keen to take part in a sponsored event such as the Royal Parks half marathon in London, please contact Vicki Dunstone on 01364 645420 or email


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.

2019 Summer Conferences at Buckfast Abbey:

8th -11th August – Inflamed by Love: Discipleship and the Holy Spirit

12th -15th August – Church History & the Fathers

15th -18th August– Philosophy & Apologetics

For further details see noticeboard at the back of the Church.

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.


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.