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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.

Retired priests : Monsignor Harry Doyle (in residence)
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 October 2019: 11am

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

October 6 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 13 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Day of prayer for prisoners and their families; Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman
October 20 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 27 30th 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 by request.

Special day of Prayer, 9 October: Blessed John Henry Newman (to be canonised on 13 October)

CAFOD family fast day: Friday 4 October

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention
Universal - Holy Spirit
That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary 'spring' in the church.

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 in the Hymn book. No. 697 ‘a new song unto the Lord’.
2 October RCIA Journey of Faith Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church? Would you like to find out more about the Catholic faith? If so, you are warmly invited to join us in our weekly meetings which begin in October on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Mount St Mary Centre, Wonford Road. These are open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike and consist of informal talks and discussions about our faith. If you are interested please contact the Sacred Heart Office on Exeter 272815
4 October Film Night in the St Richard Reynolds Centre: Climate Change
Are you confused about climate change? Do you wonder what difference anything you can do will make? Come along to our free showing of the film Global Healing at 7pm on Friday 4 October and hear from scientists, priests, sisters and theologians about the climate emergency and how we can care for our common home. Tea and coffee provided.
5 October Renewal of Marriage Vows
There will be an opportunity for married couples to renew their vows during 5.30 pm Mass on Saturday 5 October at Sacred Heart Church, Exeter. Everyone welcome. Wine and nibbles available at back of church after Mass.
Father Harry will also be celebrating the renewal of marriage vows at Holy Cross in October on a date yet to be announced.
12 October Chorister Concert
The Girl Choristers of Exeter Cathedral, with their conductor, the Cathedral's Director of Music, Timothy Noon, will be coming to give a concert in Blessed Sacrament on Saturday 12 October at 5pm. This outreach concert will be a rare opportunity to hear the girls sing outside of their Cathedral duties and promises to be a real treat. The concert is not ticketed but there will be a suggested donation of £7 for Adults and £3 for children, with proceeds being shared to support the Cathedral Choir and also to Urafiki www.urafiki.org.uk Urafiki volunteers will also be welcoming people after the concert into the St Richard Reynolds Centre for refreshments.
2019 Global Evangelisation Summit Replay: This Summit, which is the largest gathering for Evangelisation in the English-speaking world, took place in Ottawa on 4 May this year and will be replayed on Saturday 5 October at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre (Room 4) from 9am (registration 8.30am) until 5pm. Speakers include Fr James Mallon (Divine Renovation), Michelle Moran (Zion Community), Michael Dopp (Mission of the Redeemer Ministry), Cardinal Lacroix, Fr Jon Bielawski and Michele Thompson. The event is FREE. Register by booking on newevangelization.ca or phone 01752-701660. Tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Please make your own food arrangements.
Please be aware that Network rail is still renewing both the track and the crossing. There will be diversions at Station Road and closures to the crossing as detailed below, but these are subject to change. Diversions will be in place. From 31 August to 20 October, weekend closures will be in place overnight 11pm-9am. The crossing will be closed on the weekends 16/17 and 23/24 November. You might have to use the diversion to get to church by car from Station Road via Denver Road & Clyst Road or on foot via the crossing near the Surgery if this is open.

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. All welcome, especially anyone interested in knowing more about our work and thinking of joining us.
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 on Tuesdays, from 8pm – 9pm.

For your Diary
Exeter Festival Chorus
will perform a programme of music and short readings in celebration of Saint Cecilia on Saturday 23 November at St. David's Church, Exeter. For details please see the Exeter Festival Chorus website.

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