Holy Cross Parish Events
Homelessness Event – 18th January 2022 6-7pm via Zoom. CARITAS Plymouth would like to invite you to an online event on homelessness on the 18th of January 2022 from 6-7pm. As Britain emerges from the crisis of pandemic and begins to come to terms with the impacts of the crisis over the last few years, the effects on homelessness are likely to be significant. It is predicted that the economic aftermath of COVID-19 risks a substantial rise in core homelessness, including rough sleeping. This event will offer an opportunity for prayer and reflection on how we can take practical action to support those who are homeless.
|Tuesday 8th February 2022 Refugees and Migrants Online Event 5-6pm On the Feast of St Bakhita, all are invited to join Caritas Plymouth for an hour of prayer, reflection and discussion on the challenges facing migrants and refugees and the opportunity to take action, including through community sponsorship. This is a free online event. You can register via this link:|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Evangelisation – the presentation given by Maria Heath to our Diocese called “Made for Mission”, can be viewed on YouTube https://youtu.be/I0Dyt30DRoo. The talk can also be viewed via the diocesan website www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk/ to be found in the “Latest News” section.
Fr Robbie Low: some excellent tips presented to our diocese on how we can evangelise. If you missed it live, the recording is now available: Topic: EVANGELISM FOR THE SHY, THE HESITANT AND THE INCOMPETENT – Fr Robbie Low Date: Oct 14th 2021 06:36 PM London.
A Recording of his talk is still available on the Plymouth Diocese website.
|Mission Made Possible. Do you want to be able to share your faith with others but don’t know where to start? Do you find it difficult to talk about with your nearest and dearest? Are you afraid you might be asked difficult questions and won’t have all the answers? Mission Made Possible will help you with all these things and there are sessions starting near you very soon. To register or for more information please contact a member of the team. Pippa.email@example.com Joe.firstname.lastname@example.org Julia.email@example.com Michele.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Evangelisation – the presentation given by Maria Heath to our Diocese called “Made for Mission”, can be viewed on YouTube https://youtu.be/I0Dyt30DRoo. The talk can also be viewed via the diocesan website https://www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk/ to be found in the “Latest News” section.|
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/738397836590050.
As the group starts to form, we hope to organise informal gatherings.
“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 email@example.com. Bishop Mark”