Holycross gets its name from the fact that for over 900 years a relic of the true cross was associated with the Abbey. It was a source of pilgrimage and devotion for many .

A celebration to mark the return of the relics of the true cross took place in the Abbey on Sunday 19th February 2012 at the parish 11.00 o clock Mass.

Parishoners were joined with many visitors and well wishers to the Abbey to mark this historic and joyful event.