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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 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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