Christ the King Saturday at: 5:30 p.m. (Vigil Mass) Sunday 12:30 p.m
The Cathedral Sunday at: 8.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m.
St Joseph's Sunday at: 11.30 a.m.
The Cathedral is a place central to the heart of the Diocese of Plymouth, covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. We have a beautiful Hanson building dating back to the 1850s which hosts all major liturgical ceremonies and civic events.
Bishop Mark O’Toole, the 9th Bishop of Plymouth, resides at Cathedral House.
The Dean, Canon Mark O’Keeffe, is assisted by Father Victor Agbaka, the Cathedral Priest. Also resident at Cathedral House is retired priest Father Martin Budge.
Our Diocesan Synodal Journey - MESSAGE FROM BISHOP MARK O’TOOLE
A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church from October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. Pope Francis will open the Synodal Journey in Rome on 10th October. We will be launching our diocesan phase on Sunday, 17th October with Mass in our Cathedral.
On 22nd September here begins nine days, a novena, until the feast of St Therese of Lisieux and one particlar intention we can entrust to her in this time is to fix the heating of the sisters of Mary Morning Star before the winter sets in. St Therese experienced biting cold in her convent in Lisieux and these sisters have similar problems the last two winters, to the extent needing to wear gloves indoors in their convent in Lynton. They need £10,000 to fix the heating in their chapel which is their priority, and £20000 for heating their bedrooms. They are a wnderful community and are attracting vocations so if you can help in anyway by donating yourself or contacting potential donors, please do so via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sistersofmarymorningstar one donor has offered to match whatever is raised by October 1st - the Feast of St Therese .
October the 18th 2021 The Feast of St Luke – Patron of Healers
Date for the Diary- A service of Thanksgiving for those providing front line care during the Covid19- Pandemic
We are hosting a Service on Monday the 18th October- we want as a catholic community to give thanks and praise for the heroism of those who have given and continue to give so generously in the work of the NHS. Please keep this date free in your diary and ask your friends and family who work in this area to join us here at the cathedral. The Service will be celebrated at 5pm by Bishop Mark
CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England and Covid-19 Route Map: Step 4 Guidance
Sunday – it is our Day On 19th July, the current legislative powers which assist the mitigations against the covid-19 virus transmission will be rescinded by HM Government. Nevertheless, there will be an encouragement to personal and corporate responsibility in this area; as the Prime Minister said in his most recent statement “The pandemic is not over.” Even without this legislation in place, the Church in England and Wales will be adopting a cautious approach to capacity and activity within our buildings, especially at corporate acts of worship.
Please read statement and see the Step 4 guidance in full
Congratulations to Father Albert Lawes who was ordained by Bishop Mark O'Toole - Bishop of Plymouth-, at Plymouth Cathedral on Friday 25th June. Although he could not invite everybody due to the Covid Pandemic he was surrounded by members of his family and priests of the diocese who witnessed a joyeous occasion. All our prayers and best wishes go to Father Albert as he starts his life in the priesthood.
2021 - Year of St. Joseph
In his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde meaning 'With a Father's Heart', Pope Francis has declared that the year 2021 is dedicated to St. Joseph. This is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of St. Joseph being declared Patron Saint of the Universal Church. The Pope encourages us to deepen our knowledge and devotion of this important saint, especially in this time of pandemic when, like St. Joseph, many are hidden workers doing important and essential tasks.
Please join us online as we pray a novena to St. Joseph, for the nneds of the Church and the world. CLick the link below to follow the novena with us.
Or. to discover more about the Year of St. Joseph, as well as prayers, reflections, and any events related to the Year of St. Joseph at Plymouth Cathedral, click the link below.
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