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HOLY CROSS CHURCH

STATION ROAD, TOPSHAM, EXETER, EX3 OEE

Priest Administrator: Fr. Kieran Kirby The Presbytery, 25 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB

Telephone: 01392 272815 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Priest in residence: Monsignor Harry Doyle

Telephone: 01392 920662 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Retired priest: Father Gerard Wilberforce

Holy Cross Church Registered Charity Number 213227

School: St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School; Headteacher: Mrs A Folland

Tel. No. 01392 445403. School Website: http://www.st-nicholas-exeter.devon.sch.uk/

Sunday Masses during May 2019: 11am

Scripture readings at Mass –Year C, weekday cycle 1, Season Easter

May 5

3rd Sunday of Easter

May 12

4th Sunday of Easter

May 19

5th Sunday of Easter

May 26

6th Sunday of Easter

Weekday Masses 10am
The weekdays that Mass will be celebrated will be announced on the previous Sunday.

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention.
The Church in Africa
That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for the continent.

A warm welcome to any Visitors
Tea or coffee will be served in the lower room after the Sunday celebration of Mass. Please join us for a cup and a chat.

News and Events

AN EVENT FOR EXETER DEANERY “THE GIFT": How can we encounter the Holy Spirit & share our faith?” This course from CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) carries the Apostolic Blessing of Pope Francis! (see a clip online: www.thegiftofthespirit.org) All are welcome - There will be prayer, DVD, talks and discussion (plus lovely refreshments). A series of six Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm, on the following dates: 30 April, 7 and 14 May, then 4, 11 and 18 June at Cardinal Newman House, Wonford Road, Exeter EX2 4PF. There is no charge for this event, but please book your place in advance. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Chris & Sue on 01392 432929.
Bidding Prayers: If anyone would like to join the prayer writing team, would they have a word with Kath Franklin who can explain more about what it entails. See if it is a ministry you would like to undertake.
Thank you to all the people including Father Harry and Father Gerard, who helped make the Easter Sunday Service so celebratory. We are blessed that our little church has so many generous parishioners who are willing to serve on special days and throughout the year, and remember,….‘The Sunday Times’ judges, have voted Topsham to be the best place to live in the South West of England. Two reasons to rejoice!

Meetings

CWL Mass 10am at Sacred Heart every 2nd Saturday of the month. Monthly Meetings on 4th Tuesday at Mount St Mary Centre.
SVP meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Mount St. Mary Centre at 7pm.
The Prayer group meets at 10.45 after Mass on the 1st Thursday of every month in the Lower Room. All are welcome. Please just turn up.
Adoration at the Convent: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Convent, Tuesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm.

For your Diary

OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM DOWRY TOUR: As part of a two-year tour of England’s Catholic cathedrals, the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will be in our Plymouth Cathedral on 17 May.

Resurrection Rock Please come along to Blessed Sacrament Church on 2 May at 7.00pm to enjoy a musical evening using songs from Jesus Christ Superstar and Resurrection Rock to tell the wonderful Easter story all performed by the children of St Nicholas School choir.

PLYMOUTH DIOCESE CATECHETICAL SUMMER CAMPS 2019: Applications are now being taken for places at the Plymouth Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps, to be held at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey. There are three camps running this year: one Junior Camp, one Senior Camp and one camp (St Petrock's) for students in school years 11-13. Camp details and application forms can be obtained from your parish priest or online from the camp website. Prompt applications are advisable.

RUN TO THE SON Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June, Buckfast Abbey. For the third year running, a weekend of prayer and inspiration to help equip you for mission. Main features include:- a day of growth in discipleship led by Anthony Gielty, a night vigil of prayer welcoming the dawn in the splendour of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and a sunrise Mass with Bishop Mark. Tickets £50 inclusive of food and camping facilities. (Other accommodation available at additional cost). Booking forms and more detail available online at www.buckfast.org.uk/run-to-the-son or contact St Peter’s parish office on 01752-701660 if you have any questions.

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JUNE NEWSLETTER

HOLY CROSS CHURCH
STATION ROAD, TOPSHAM, EXETER EX3 0EE

Priest Administrator: Fr Kieran Kirby The Presbytery, 25 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB
Telephone: 01392 272815; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Priest in residence: Monsignor Harry Doyle (retired)
Priest: Fr Gerard Wilberforce (retired)

Holy Cross Church Registered Charity Number 213227

School: St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School; Headteacher: Mrs A. Folland
Tel. No. 01392 445403. School Website: http://www.st-nicholas-exeter.devon.sch.uk/

Sunday Masses during June 2019: 11am

Scripture readings at Mass: Year C; Weekday cycle 1; Season: Easter/Ordinary Time

June 2 7th Sunday of Easter
June 9 Pentecost
June 16 Most Holy Trinity: Day for Life
June 23 Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 30 Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Weekday Masses: 10am
The weekdays on which Mass will be celebrated will be announced on the previous Sunday.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation follows Mass on Saturdays.

Days of Special Prayer
2 June: World communications day; 5 June: St Boniface; 22 June: St John Fisher and St Thomas More;
28 June: Sanctification of Priests, The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please note that Ascension Mass, Thursday 30 May, is at 12 noon.

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention
The Mode of Life of Priests
That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

A warm welcome to any visitors
Tea or coffee will be served in the lower room after the Sunday celebration of Mass. Please join us for a cup and a chat.

News and Events
Crediton Pilgrimage in Celebration of St Boniface:
on Sunday 9 June, at the Anglican Parish Church of Holy Cross Crediton. It will be led by Bishop Mark O’Toole and the Anglican Bishop of Crediton, starting at 3pm with Evensong. A procession to the statue of St Boniface will be included.
Gift aid donors. You should soon receive an individual statement of how much you gave in the year so that you can check you have paid enough tax to cover the gift aid that the Parish will claim. This statement will go to the address that is currently held by the gift aid organiser. If you are expecting a letter but do not receive one, please contact John Franklin.
Hymns: To help us become more familiar with different hymns, Tony, our organist will be playing the tunes of new hymns during Communion during the year. This month’s is no. 776 ‘You are mine’
LifeLines was established over 30 years ago. It befriends & supports prisoners on Death Row throughout The USA through letter writing. Could you write to someone?
It is not a religious, political or campaigning organization, though respectful of the varied individual beliefs and values of our members. Twice yearly conferences are held and past speakers include exonerated Prisoners and Lawyers & Human Rights activists from the USA. For more information or for an application form please visit their website: www.LifeLines-uk.org.uk
Exeter Bach Society On Saturday 8 June at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s church, Topsham ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’. Tickets £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door.
Exeter University Choral Society Offers a unique opportunity to amateur choral singers all over Exeter. A one-day workshop with John Rutter on 1 June at St David’s church. Book a place on their website.

Meetings
C.W.L. Mass 10am at Sacred Heart every 2nd Saturday of the month. Monthly Meetings are on 4th Tuesday at Mount St Mary’s Centre.
S.V.P. meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Mount St. Mary Centre at 7pm.
The Prayer group meets at 10.45am after Mass on the 1st Thursday of every month in the Lower Room. All are welcome. Please contact Barbara Castellini or just turn up.
Adoration at the Convent (Tuesdays at the Convent) will not be taking place while 'The Gift' is running in the Exeter Deanery. However, adoration at the Convent will resume again on 25 June.

For your Diary
Exeter Festival Chorus
will perform on Saturday 13 July at 7.30pm in Exeter Cathedral, with the Southern Sinfonia and Nigel Perrin as conductor.
Their summer concert features two of the great masterworks in the choral repertoire.
Vivaldi’s Gloria in D (RV589), in its combination of exuberant brilliance with moments of sadness and contemplation, is a firm favourite. Mozart’s Mass in C Minor stands alongside his perhaps more famous Requiem, as one of the best-loved and greatest works of sacred choral music. Tickets are on sale by phone from TicketSource: 0333 666 3366, in person or by phone, at the Box Office, Exeter Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter, or on the Exeter Festival Chorus website: www.exeterfestivalchorus.org.uk
Run to the Son: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June, Buckfast Abbey. For the third year running, a weekend of prayer and inspiration to help equip you for mission. Main features include:- a day of growth in discipleship led by Anthony Gielty, a night vigil of prayer welcoming the dawn in the splendour of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and a sunrise Mass with Bishop Mark. Tickets £50 inclusive of food and camping facilities. (Other accommodation available at additional cost). Booking forms and more detail available online at www.buckfast.org.uk/run-to-the-sonwww.buckfast.org.uk/run-to-the-son or contact St Peter’s parish office on 01752-701660 if you have any questions.

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