Holy Cross Parish Events:



A programme for the coming year has been produced and copies have been sent to our Yelverton and Tavistock Youth Group.

Please see notice board for the full annual programme.


Our Lady of the Assumption, Tavistock – Events

Angela Watson is running the Great West Run 1/2 Marathon 26/05/24 in Exeter, as a fundraising event for Tavistock’s SVP conference. The aim is to raise money for our local conference in their work with the cost-of-living crisis and The Sudan Infant Feeding Project.  The civil war in Sudan has been deemed ‘a nightmare of hunger and displacement’. The SVP has a well-established infant feeding project to ensure aid is targeted. Please help Angela raise funds.

There are sponsorship forms at the back of church and you can give online via Just Giving – Angela Watson (https://www.justgiving.com/page/angela-watson-1712600964816) or call Angela to be sent a link on 07834829960

Coffee & Craft mornings – Our Lady of the Assumption Tavistock Don’t forget our cuppa and craft mornings are running on a Tuesday morning 10.30 – 12.30.  

Diocesan & other events:-

Pentecost Prayer Vigil – Saturday, May 18th, at St. Peter’s, Crownhill.  8pm until Midnight.  Quiet prayer before Jesus and the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome

Caritas Art exhibition at Plymouth Cathedral 18th – 24th May.  Caritas is hosting 3 free events exploring Care for Creation at Plymouth Cathedral during May. Come and join a conversation about the small actions we can all take to change the world around us, both for the people and the environment. All are welcome.

From the 18th-24th May there will be an Art Exhibition and self-guided reflective walk. Our children and their inter-generational partners have explored collective memories of how to live sustainably and asked are their lessons from the past we need to recapture?

On Monday 20th May 12.00pm-4.00pm Everyone is invited to drop in and add to the Mass participation artwork in a Creative Workshop – Mossy Carpet.  Creating this artwork will help us to consider how small actions can make a huge change, and how we are called to be part of the restoration for nature in a time of climate and ecological crisis.

On the evening of 20th May 6.00pm-8.00pm join us for our Seeds of Hope Talk to discuss and reflect about how we are called to be stewards of all creation. Registration essential.

Email caritas@prcdtr.org.uk for more information or see the poster at the back of church.


St Rita’s of Cascia Feast Day on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 at St Rita’s Centre—see poster on the noticeboard at the back of church.

This year’s Youth Adventure weekend will be at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey, 24th – 26th May. Changing the location has meant that we can offer different adventure activities. We plan to offer caving amongst other activities. This year’s theme is ‘I am with you’ Mt 18:20. In between activities and games, young people will have the chance to explore the scripture and consider ways to communicate with God. This weekend is aimed at 10 – 13 year olds. Cost £100. To book: https://forms.office.com/e/DkVzq6hTJB Further questions please contact Saskia: youth@prcdtr.org.uk

Please join us at the Third Annual Mass for Marriage on Saturday June 8th at Midday  at Plymouth Cathedral.  Send us your anniversaries to add to the Order of Service – whether you have been married for one week or sixty + years (or about to marry). Let us know too when your wedding will take place if you are engaged. Light refreshments will be provided and (not so light) wedding cake. For further information please contact:    deborah.vankroonenburg@prcdtr.org.uk

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Crediton on Sunday 9th June at St Boniface Church, Park Rd, Crediton presided over by Cannon Paul Cummins. Parishioners are warmly invited to the celebration of the Feast of Saint Boniface, Patron of our Diocese.   Pilgrims are invited to gather from 4:00 pm at the Church for Vespers and Benediction. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information, please see poster or e-mail crediton@prcdtr.org.uk. Parking is available nearby for coaches.


Jesus is in the house! (Mark 2:1) Come and encounter HimA day of encounter for all ages, at St Cuthbert’s Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey 10am-6pm 29th June.  Experience joyful praise and worship, ways of connecting to God’s voice, prayer from the heart, workshops, prayer ministry, Adoration, and Mass.   Hot/cold drinks included, optional two course lunch or bring your own packed lunch.

Tickets available from Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jesus-is-in-the-house-mark-21-tickets 871769073767?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete&keep_tld=1  We want to make the day as accessible as possible for everyone so there is also a ‘pay what you can’ option for tickets.  Please contact info@swccr.org.uk for more information or if you have any questions.  We’re really looking forward to sharing the day with as many of you as possible!

The Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on Sunday 28th July and is themed “Do not cast me off in my old age”, (cf. Psalm 71:9).


Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 26th July – 1st AugustHere’s your chance to join us at Our Lady’s beautiful shrine this year; let’s go and bring some blessings back for our diocese! Fr Chris (01202) 746539.  For a booking form please contact Ann in the Parish Office.


JOURNEY TO 2030 ‘The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,’ Pope Francis Laudato Si’. The Diocesan Education Service, CAFOD and Caritas recently held an event looking at how individuals, schools and parishes can respond to Pope Francis’ call to put Laudato Si’, into action to help our communities thrive, at the same time as tackling huge world issues on the Journey to 2030. The issues can feel daunting but small steps are so important – the little things do add up! There is a new website https://journeyto2030.org/ which offers a parish guide to Laudato Si’ and an our online encyclopaedia for individuals and parishes trying to respond to the Pope’s teaching on care for our common home, pulling together inspiring stories and practical actions, wisdom and goals in one place. There are also lots of resources on our Diocesan website https://www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk/the-diocese/how-we-work/environment/. If you would like any more information on environmental issues please contact caritas@prcdtr.org.uk