Holy Cross Retreat is a spiritual home to a large community of families who worship at Holy Cross and form an integral part of a spiritual family together with the Passionist community. They attend the regular Sunday Mass in the Chapel and special services when they are held in the grounds, including Christmas Eve.

The Holy Cross Centre is a retreat and conference facility which is open to any groups who wish to use the facilities.

Community Notifications

Masses being held at Holy Cross on Sundays 10.30 am with bookings. Please contact TIM HORLOCK <horlocktim1@gmail.com> for bookings.

A recorded Mass with Fr Chris Monaghan is celebrated each week and the link is available here:

2 Sunday of the year 2021 Eucharist at Holy Cross

Watch Eucharistic celebrations at holy cross and reflections from Fr Chris Monaghan CP


Please email hcc@passionists.com to get access to  Holy Cross News.

Community Leaders

Fr Brian Traynor CP

Feb 2020 to present
Feb 1992 to January 2000

Fr Kevin Hennessy CP

Feb 2013 to January 2020

Fr John Curtis CP

Feb 2007 to January 2013

Fr Tiernan Doherty CP

Feb 2000 to January 2009


Holy Cross has served as a formation community for Passionist students since 1965. At the present time there are three theological students from Papua New Guinea and one student from China studying English who will progress to a Masters of Theology in 2021.

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, our novitiate class is operating from Holy Cross instead of Adelaide, until late January. There are five Vietnamese novices led by a Canadian director and a Chinese assistant director.

Two former students are at Holy Cross awaiting travel back to PNG.

Sr Brigid, a Passionist (Cross and Passion) sister has been living with the community since March, awaiting a transfer to Vietnam.

There is a senior community of one brother and three priests. One of the priests is from Tanzania.