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Blessed Sacrament News

Forget-me-not Bereavement Café

We invite anyone who has suffered a bereavement of any kind, at any time, to come along to our Forget-me-not Bereavement Café for a cup of coffee/tea, cake and a chat.  The café will be held once a month on a Saturday morning (every fourth Saturday of the month) at 10.30am in the St Richard Reynolds Centre, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Heavitree. Come along, and maybe bring a friend with you who you think would also benefit from making contact with others in a friendly relaxed café. 

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Heavitree - Rosary Group

The Rosary is prayed, on the  first and third Wednesdays of the month, after 9.30 Mass.  Everyone is welcome to join.

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Preparation for 2025 Jubilee

The Shape of Authentic Hope:  In this difficult, disillusioned age, why do we need the Church?   In preparing for the Jubilee year 2025, Pope Francis has asked us to explore. the key documents of Vatican II.  Bill Keimig, Deputy Director of the Catechetical Institute Franciscan University of Steubenville, in his visit to the UK, will be speaking to us on the document on the Church (Lumen Gentium: A light to all peoples). Come and join us at Schiller Hall, Buckfast Abbey on Wednesday June 26th 6-8pm. The event will begin at 5pm with tea/coffee and chance to connect and chat with Bill and his team. To reserve a place contact:     


St. Rita’s Centre August Holidays


Looking for the perfect holiday accommodation for your family? Look no further than St. Rita's Centre in Honiton! Our retreat centre offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its serene surroundings and idyllic countryside setting, St. Rita's is the perfect place to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with nature.

Our second floor offers six ensuite rooms and twenty cosy beds, making it the ideal spot for big families with lots of children or grandparents who want to gather together their children's families to spend quality time together with children and grandchildren in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

Our second floor, which is accessible by lift, has its own kitchen-dining room, fully equipped with a fridge and freezer, giving you the freedom to cook your own delicious meals and enjoy them together as a family. Plus, with the tranquil gardens just steps away, you can dine al fresco and soak up the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

PRICES 2024:

Friday 9th (6pm) to  Thursday 15th (10am)  (7d/6n): £1,250

Friday 16th (6pm) to  Thursday 22th (10am)  (7d/6n): £1,250

Friday 23th (6pm) to  Thursday 29th (10am)  (7d/6n): £1,250

For more information and for reservations, please contact us: Contact - St. Rita's Centre (

Lay Dominican South West Regional Day

Any Catholics in the diocese who may be interested in joining the Lay Dominicans, or simply wish to find out who we are and what we are about are very warmly invited to this event.

 Saturday 20th July 2024, 10.00—17.00

Our Lady & the Angels, Saltash 

The day will include a talk from Fr Thomas-Thérèse Mannion OP, National Promoter of the Lay Dominicans.

Registration is not strictly necessary, but it would help for organisational purposes. If you would like to register or receive further information, contact Geraldine on Light refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch.  Free; donations welcome.

Synodal Newsletter

The Diocese has published an online newsletter with updates regarding the Synod. To read more, please click on the link below:

Synodal-newsletter-July-24.pdf (

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Caritas Diocese of Plymouth July Newsletter

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