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

Parish Priest:  Fr. Harry Doyle
Phone 01392 920662 (please leave a message if necessary)
Priest in retirement: Fr. Gerard Wilberforce
Parish email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Church Registered Charity Number 213227

School: St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School; Headteacher: Mrs A Folland 
Phone 01392 445403.  School Website: http://www.st-nicholas-exeter.devon.sch.uk/

Sunday Masses during the month of August 2018

Scripture readings at Mass – Year B, Weekday Cycle 2, Season: Ordinary time

Sunday Mass at 11am

August 5

18th Sunday in Ordinary time

August 12

19th Sunday in Ordinary time

August 19

20th Sunday in Ordinary time

August 26

21st Sunday in Ordinary time

Father Gerard Wilberforce will be celebrating Sunday Mass with us until 12 August.

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

Special days of prayer: 
Wednesday 15
August The Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass at 11am

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention: The treasure of families
That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

A warm welcome to any visitors. Following the Sunday celebration of Mass there is tea or coffee served in the lower room. Please join us for a cup and a chat.

News and Events

Annual Mass at St Bartholomew's Church, Nymet Rowland on Saturday 18 August - you are warmly invited to join parishioners from St Boniface Church, Crediton, for Mass at 12 noon followed by a bring and share lunch in the lovely gardens (inside if wet).  Drinks will be provided. Please do come along for this most enjoyable event.
Bishop Mark’s ‘Share the Journey’ video: Do watch the powerful video from Bishop Mark O’Toole encouraging the Catholic community & all people of goodwill to take part in Pope Francis’ ‘Share the Journey’ campaign: https://cafodplymouth.wordpress.com/
‘Share the Journey’ walk: Saturday 4 August. Please join us on a reflective walk from Sacred Heart Church, Exeter. Convene inside the church at 10.30am or join us for Mass at 10.00am beforehand.  We will then walk a mile to Blessed Sacrament Church, Heavitree, where there will be refreshments and discussion.  On the way we will reflect on the stories of people who have fled their homes.
Bell ringing festival:  Saturday 11 August, 10am - 5.30pm, Buckfast Abbey.  Teams will be ringing throughout the day, including the first ever joint ringing between the towers of Holy Trinity Church and Buckfast Abbey at 2pm.  ‘Mini ring’ bell demonstrations, hand bells and education/craft activities available.
The Adoremus Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool: delegates from the Exeter Parishes are attending the Congress in early September.  All parishioners including those from Holy Cross are invited to contribute by writing intentions into the Adoremus Prayer Intentions Book which will be at the back of Church until the Congress on 7 - 9 September. It will be taken to the Congress and placed before the Lord, to be present before the Holy Eucharist during Mass if possible, but particularly during moments of quiet Adoration during the three days of the Congress providing one way in which we as a Parish can contribute directly. Please take up this opportunity to write down an intention to be prayed for in the book.

Meetings

Parish Council: Date of next meeting to be advised.
CWL: Mass 10.00 at Sacred Heart every 2nd Saturday of the month. Monthly Meetings are on 4th Tuesday of the month.
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 contact Barbara (875776) or just turn up.
Adoration at the Convent: There will be no Adoration in August.

For your Diary
Blessed Sacrament Garden Fete: 22 September from noon until 4pm.
CELEBRATE 2018 South West Celebrate Weekend 13 – 14 October, Plymouth. A joyful and faith-filled event for young and old at Notre Dame School, Looseleigh Lane, Plymouth PL6 5HN. Main Speakers: Maria Heath, Fr. Oscar Ardila, Charles Whitehead. Separate streams for children and young people, lively worship, drama, a variety of workshops, family Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation available. Online booking now open (Prior booking essential). More details can be found online at www.celebrateconference.org; by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or by telephoning: Rebecca on 01395 489902 or Susanne on 01803 606256. We look forward to seeing you there.

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