Fr. Cyriacus Uzochukwu
With a congregation of some 130 adults and children attending Mass each Sunday, there are many significant events in the life of our parish. A few of the recent events are highlighted below.
|November 2022: Quiz night
On Saturday 19th November the parish hosted its first quiz night since the end of the pandemic. More than 40 attended and £420.00 was raised.
Many thanks to Maria and Graham for organising, and to all who helped to make the evening an enjoyable event.
|October 2022: Retreat at Buckfast Abbey
On Saturday 15th October many parishioners from Our Lady of the Assumption and Holy Cross attended a retreat Day at Buckfast Abbey.
The Retreat was an introduction to the life of St. Francis de Sales, led by a priest from the Cathedral. He discussed devotion in every profession and walk of life. We were made aware of the meaning of devotion.
|August 2022: 15 years a priest
On Thursday 18th August Mass was held at Holy Cross church, Yelverton to celebrate the 15th anniverary of Fr. Cyriacus' ordination; attended by parishioners of both Holy Cross and Our Lady of the Assumption, Tavistock.
Following Mass there was a BBQ in the grounds of the church, where all had a great time. Thanks to all those who who provided food and worked hard to make the event so successful.
|August 2021 Parish BBQ
The BBQ was held on 15th September by the two parishes of Tavistock and Yelverton. This was to celebrate Fr. Martin's 50th birthday and 20 years as a priest. Some 70 parishioners attended.
|July 2019: Community Facilities
On the 28th July the new rooms at the west end of the church were deemed complete; a wonderful addition to the parish. Fr. Martin blessed the facilities, dedicated to St. Joseph which maintained the link with St Joseph's church in Gunnislake.
After Mass the parishioners celebrated with a great array of cakes; the centre piece being a beautiful cake baked and iced by Ailsa
|December 2017: Nine Lessons and Carols
On Saturday 16th December an appreciative audience listened to, and partook in, this traditional service led by Canticorum.
The singing was beautiful and the readings given by members of the congregation and members of other Tavistock churches.
More than 50 people enjoyed the evening and then stayed afterwards for tea, coffee and mince pies.
|October 2017: Harvest lunch
On Saturday 7th October parishioners gathered at the church to celebrate the harvest; with all proceeds raised to assist in the work of CAFOD.
Some 40 people first enjoyed a short play by the First Communicants that described the help CAFOD gives to poor farmers, to help them to grow more and better crops.
Then it was time for the meal, food and drink being provided by parishioners.
|September 2015: Heritage Open Day
Come September each year, the parish participates in the countrywide Heritage Open Day. Buildings of note throughout the country are open for visitors and their presence is listed on the Heritage website.
So on 12th September, the parish Youth Group were in attendance, helping to show visitors around the church, and explain the features which make the church of Our Lady a Grade II* Listed Building
|May 2011: Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan
This festival was celebrated at the church of Our Lady of Victories, Callington by the Filipino Community here in the South West. Parishioners came from Callington, Tavistock, Plymouth, Launceston, Looe, Polperro and other parts of Cornwall and Devon
|2010: Beatification of Cardinal Newman
Visit to Birmingham for Beatification of Cardinal Newman by His Holiness Pope