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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 July 2019: 11am

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

July 7 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 14 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Sea Sunday 2nd collection
July 21 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 28 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention
Justice
That those who administer justice may work with integrity and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

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

First Holy Communion congratulations to Annie Williamson who made her First Holy Communion in Holy Cross on 23 June. Other children will also celebrate this special Sacrament in our local Exeter Parishes this month. Please keep all children taking this next step on their faith journey in your prayers
PARISH CENSUS FORMS: If you have not already done so, please take a form and envelope and return to the box A.S.A.P as Father Kieran is trying to update the parish records.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING: Everyone volunteering to work with children and vulnerable adults in church must have a DBS check and also some safeguarding training. The Diocesan Safeguarding team strongly recommends inviting Level 1 Eucharistic Ministers to a training day even if they no longer need DBS checks and adds ‘the training would be beneficial for all members of the Parish. The diocese has arranged to come to Cardinal Newman House to offer this training on Saturday 13 July 10am for 10.30am start. Lunch will be provided and the day will finish at 4pm. Please give your name to Rob Hole, our church representative, if you will be attending. Thank you.
NEW SUNDAY MASS TIMES AT BLESSED SACRAMENT: From 7 July Sunday Mass times at Blessed Sacrament will be at 8.45am and 10.45am. The 6pm Mass will not change.
Creation Celebration at Blessed Sacrament on Saturday 27 July at 11am there will be an ecumenical ‘Celebration of Creation’ based on Pope Francis’ ground-breaking document ‘Laudato Si’, Care for our Common Home,' responding to the current climate change emergency. This is an event led by the CAFOD group in Heavitree. Please contact Shirley Larkin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you need more information.
Exeter Symphony Orchestra will be performing ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ by Sir Edward Elgar on Saturday 6 July in Exeter Cathedral. Time: 7.30pm. This well-known piece is a setting of the poem by Cardinal Newman. To buy tickets go to www.exetersymphonyorchestra.co.uk
Exeter Festival Chorus will perform on Saturday 13 July at 7.30pm in Exeter Cathedral, with the Southern Sinfonia and Nigel Perrin as conductor, Vivaldi’s Gloria in D and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Tickets are on sale on the Exeter Festival Chorus website, by phone from Ticket Source: 0333 666 3366, or in person/by phone, at the Box Office, Exeter Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter.
St Nicholas Catholic School choir will be singing at our school Fayre. This will take place in school on Friday 12 July from 5.30-7.30pm and parishioners are invited to come along. Please save the date!

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

Lourdes Pilgrimage 1 - 8 August 2019, led by Bishop Mark. Flying from Exeter. A time of prayer and relaxation. Cost £795. For further information and to book please see the Notice board.
Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes 1-8 August 2019, also led by Bishop Mark. Flying from Exeter. Cost £495. For further information and to book please contact Fr Anthony O’Gorman 01637 851697 or email: anthony.o’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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