Holy Cross Parish Events


All events and meetings at Holy Cross & in the Diocese are cancelled until further notice.

Parish Events:-


N.B. Great Big Diocesan Quiz: I have just received this from the organisers: “In view of the increase of Covid cases in the area once again, a number of parishes and some of our trustees have expressed some concern about holding the Great Big Diocesan Quiz next Friday.   Therefore, the decision has been made to postpone the event until the Springtime next year hopefully, which although is a huge disappointment, is completely understandable as the health and wellbeing of all our parishioners is paramount.  Please accept our apologies for cancelling the event with such little notice and as soon as we have a new date, I will be in touch.”  This is disappointing but as we have already sold a good number of raffle tickets for this event, we will continue to sell them for the next two weeks and the raffle will be drawn on Sunday 3rd October 2021, All monies raised will go to the Catholic Children’s Society Plymouth.  Many thanks for your support.    Ann Ruth.

Other Events:-

Young Catholic Adult Group:

Ian Jackson is volunteering with Youth Events to set up a new group for young adult Catholics. Check out the Facebook page:

As the group starts to form, we hope to organise informal gatherings.



Caritas Plymouth is organising an online event during the Season of Creation to share our new Diocesan Environment Policy and seek feedback. I would be very grateful if you could advertise this event in your newsletters.  All are welcome!

Diocese of Plymouth Environment Policy – Online Workshop 14 September 5-6pm.

‘Praise to you, my Lord, through sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us and who produces varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.’

St Francis of Assisi (from Canticle of the Sun)

Everyone is warmly invited to join an online event on 14 September organised by Caritas Plymouth to enable people to learn more about our Diocesan Environment Policy and plans for next steps. We also want to hear views from parishes and individuals. The Season of Creation runs from 1 September to the Feast of St Francis on 4 October. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

You can register for the event here and will receive an email with Zoom details nearer the time.


Deborah Fisher

Caritas Manager

Diocese of Plymouth

St Boniface House


TQ13 7JL

01364 645421

The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God, celebrating the sacraments, and exercising the ministry of charity (caritas). 


Youth Ministry:

26th September Youth Rally 2021 – St Rita’s Honiton 1.00 – 6.30pm. Parishes are asked to make an £8pp contribution.  We are pleased to announce that the infamous youth Rally will run as usual in Honiton. Parishes are encouraged to bring teams of 6 young people aged 8 – 16. A BBQ will be offered throughout the afternoon along with other snacks and drinks. Challenges include Tug or War, it’s a knockout, Gladiators. After Mass young people will be awarded certificates and medals for their achievements. To book please contact or


16th October Youth Workers Conference

Venue: St Rita’s, Honiton 10.00 – 2.30 People are welcome to make a voluntary contribution on the day.  I am inviting everyone across the diocese who either works with young people or would like to work with young people (this includes catechists) to join me at Honiton. Rise Theatre will be joining us to celebrate all the youth work and events (and what used to happen before COVID) across the diocese. I hope it is an opportunity for us to reflect on what is happening in our parishes and across the diocese, offering each other support and a chance to share our talents. Lunch will be provided. For further information or to simply join the forum, please email Saskia Hogbin:



Pilgrimage of Healing and Thanksgiving

I plan to be the spiritual leader of a gently paced pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early March 2022.  It will include a full programme of visits to the Holy Sites and staying in excellent Christian accommodation in the hills of Samaria and Judea and closing with three nights at the Sea of Galilee.  Places are limited to a total of 30, on a first come first served basis.  To register your interest and for further detail please contact Della Shenton on Bishop Mark