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

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 is one theological student from China studying English who will progress to a Masters of Theology in 2021.

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

The senior community consists of one brother and three priests.