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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 August 2019: 11am

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

August 4 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 18 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 25 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time; Children's Society 2nd collection

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.

Special days of prayer
Tuesday 6 August: The transfiguration of the Lord
Thursday 15 August: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy day of obligation) Mass at 12 noon

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention
Evangelisation - Families
That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.

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
New Hymns:
Tony, our organist, will continue to play some new hymns before Mass and during Communion in order to familiarise us with the tunes. If you wish to follow the words the hymn for this month is No. 749 in the Hymn book, ‘The servant king’.  
Mass in the Extraordinary form will be held at The Blessed Sacrament Church on Sunday 18 August at 3pm.
For Worship & Glory: The Royal School of Needlework is holding an exhibition with embroidered pieces from Exeter Cathedral’s Company of Tapisers from 1-26 August inside Exeter Cathedral. This is included in the standard entry charge.
Safeguarding Training: Thank you to those who gave up their Saturday to come along to the safeguarding training. It was a very informative day. There may be more such days organised in Exeter and it is hoped those of you who couldn’t attend this time will manage a different date.
Annual Mass at St Bartholomew's Church, Nymet Rowland on Saturday 17 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.
A plea for help: We have only 3 people now who clean the church for us on a regular basis. It would be lovely if a couple more people (ladies and gents!) could manage to help with this ministry. Please contact Diana or Margot if you could help. Only once a month at the most!

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 of the Blessed Sacrament at the Convent on Tuesdays at 8pm.

For your Diary
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje:
8-15 September 2019. Saint John Paul II described Medjugorje as "the prayer capital of the world." Here, Our Lady says, "I have come to tell the world that God exists”. An opportunity to experience the peace and serenity that exists in Medjugorje where lives are transformed through miracles, both physical and spiritual. Departing from Bristol. Limited places. For details, please contact Michael Carney 07884 014828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DIOCESAN YOUTH RALLY 2019: The postponed Youth Rally will take place on Sunday 22 September, 1pm–6:30pm, at St Rita’s Centre, Honiton, EX14 1AP. Youth Admission £5.00. Fun & Games for 8 – 17-year olds (Parents welcome).

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