Parish Mission

Holy Cross

Parish Mission Week  Sunday 28th June to Saturday 4th July 2015

Becoming a Missionary Parish :

A week of renewed encounter was held: Inspiration – Joy – Friendship – Prayer – Service

The series of lectures were given by prominent speakers, including Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark, who brought the good news to the parishoners of Holy Cross during the Parish Mission Week.  David Wells spoke on “The Joy of the Gospel” to kick off a week that included Fr. Jonathan Stewart, Jillian Wilce on the subject of “Evangelisation and the Family” and concluded with Fr. Jonathan Bielawski on “Getting Practical”.    To view the lectures please visit the Plymouth Diocese YouTube Channel.  (Opens in a new window/tab.)


Forming Intentional Disciples 2016  

We had a very fruitful mission event on Sat 16th April 2016, joined by Fr Jon Bielawski and Michele Thompson.  Among other things, we talked about the next steps where we have focused on a book called ‘Forming Intentional Disciples’ by Sherry Weddell.  This book has assisted us in taking a personal journey of exploration into our own faith, seeking to give a fuller sense of personal discipleship and to equip us to discern more wisely ways of evangelising through whatever ‘encounters’ we have, be they planned or in the course of our everyday life. Six meetings were held , each covering two chapters of the book.

Forming Intentional Disciples – a follow-up meeting was held on : Wed 14th December  to consider the next steps.


Echoes course: Are you communicating the truth and the joy of Jesus Christ?  An invitation to join in the ‘Echoes’ Programme Parish-based training for handing on the faith. Open to all who want to speak to others about their faith but don’t know where to start.  For parents and grandparents who want to communicate their faith to their children but don’t know how.

Free ‘Echoes’ Taster Session: Saturday 14 January 2017 (9.30 Holy Mass; session 10.45am-12noon).  Venue: St Peter’s Catholic Church, Crownhill.

‘Echoes’ Handing on the faith Programme – Saturday 21 January 2017 (Second Session).  This and 9 further Saturday morning sessions, same times and place, cost £15 for the whole course! To book: please contact St Peter’s Parish Office: 01752 701660.  For more details, pick up a flyer at the back of the church. As course places are limited, you are urged to book promptly.