St. Paul the Apostle
Catholic Church

Forthcoming Events

Items in green are of local interest.  In most cases, more information can be found on the church notice board (NB).

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Weekday Mass.

From Oct 2018 on, a notice will only be placed here when the Mass and/or Adoration will NOT take place at the times or on the days mentioned on the Home page.   Ash Wednesday, 26th February 2020:  Mass at 12:00 noon.

Rosary for the Benefit of the Unborn

The year of first Friday prayer for the Benefit of the Unborn ends on the last day of December 2019, so this will no longer take place in 2020.

Days of Special Prayer.

Day for Victims of Human Traffficking and those who work to combat it (8th February); Racial Justice Day (9th February); World Day for the Sick (11th February); Europe - Ss. Cyril and Methodius (14th February); Day for the Unemployed (23rd February).

“Global Healing - How our Faith can help us care for our Common Home”

This is a film-based event for parishes, groups and individuals. It will inform, challenge and equip people to engage with Pope Francis’ vital call to Care For Our Common Home.  Produced by Catholic Faith Exploration on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.  More info.: and our NB.

World Day of Prayer.

The Planning Meeting of the Tintagel Churches will take place at The Old Schoolroom, Tintagel, at 2:00 pm on the 7th February.

2020 Retreats in Sclerder Abbey;  Chemin Neuf Community.

Chemin Neuf Community, Sclerder Abbey, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2JD. 01503 272 238. www.

Ignatian Retreats:

Short guided Ignatian retreat:  20th - 22nd March.

7-day guided Ignation retreat:  15th - 22nd February;  23rd - 30th May.

Individual Ignatian retreat:  13th - 19th April.

Fast and Pray Retreat:  6th - 12th June.

Inner Healing Retreat:  2nd - 6th May.

"Week in the Abbey":  Experience daily life of the Community:  8th - 13th March.

Quiet Days:  4th April.

Pentecost - 30th May:  Pentecost worship.

For Couples:  Cana session, 26th July - 1st August (children welcome).


Permanent Deacon - Enquirers’ Day: 22nd February, 10:30 - 1:30, St. Boniface House, Ashburton, TQ13 7JL.

With Bishop Mark O’Toole. More details: Deacon Nick Johnson, 07768 622343 or

Shrove Tuesday, 25th February.

Pancakes will be served at the Old School Hall from 10:30 to 12:00.

Ash Wednesday, 26th February 2020.

Fasting and Abstinence.  Mass at St. Paul's at 12:00 noon.

Tintagel Churches Together Lent Course.

The Rectory, Forrabury, Boscastle PL35 0DJ.  7:00 pm (TBC); Thursdays, starting on the 27th February for 4 consecutive weeks

Caritas Plymouth - Modern Slavery and Trafficking.

7th March, 10:30 am - 3:15 pm, St. Boniface College, Plymouth.

Led by Bishop Mark O’Toole; to include speakers from Border Force, the Medaille Trust and Apostleship of the Sea. Free (includes buffet lunch) but booking essential:

Plymouth Diocesan Pilgrimages

Lourdes: 31st July - 6th August. £799 pp., return from Exeter. More info.: Fr. Kieran Kirby (Pilgrimage Director), 01392 2722815 or Led by Bishop Mark O’Toole.

Medjugorje:  24th - 31st October 2020.  £595 pp.  Included: return flights Heathrow - Split; transfers between Medjugorje and airport; 7 nights in Hotel Wojtyla with breakfast and dinner; all taxes and surcharges.  Led by Rt. Rev. Mark O'Toole, Bishop of Plymouth; Pilgrimage Director: Fr. Dylan James.  More info:

Launceston (St. Cuthbert Mayne): 17th May. More details when available.

Plymouth Diocese Catechetical Summer Camps 2020.

To be held at Grangehurst, Buckfast Abbey, TQ11 0EE. Junior Camp (Yrs. 3 - 6): 2nd - 7th August. Senior Camp (Yrs. 7 - 10): 26th - 31st July. St. Petroc (Yrs. 11 - 12): 26th July - 31st July. Application forms available online at . Early booking advised.

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