Missionary Discipleship: Bible Study on John’s Gospel

MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP: BIBLE STUDY ON JOHN’S GOSPEL (the final series)

After the popular Encounter and Discipleship series from Advent to Lent, our Bible Study on John’s Gospel reaches its final series running from 9th May to 13th June. Our theme now is MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP: we have been following Jesus as disciples and now he leads us out into the world to share our faith in his Resurrection, strengthened by the gift of his Holy Spirit. These are especially the themes of John chapters 14 to 17 (the Last Discourse) and chapters 20 and 21 (the Resurrection and the Church’s commission).

Newcomers are welcome. You don’t need to have attended before, as each session is stand-alone. You’ll find a friendly group of between a dozen and two dozen people at each session.

We meet on Thursdays at 7pm–8.45pm in St Clement’s Hall at Holy Cross Centre (Wellington Street entrance, LE1 6HW).

Bring and share food (from 7pm), before the study begins at 7.30pm. All welcome!

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Holy Week 2019

HOLY WEEK 2019

MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK – 15 AND 16 APRIL

Masses at 8am, 12:30pm, 7:15pm. Please note, no Mass at 6:10pm

Retreat talks will be delivered during 12:30pm and 7:15pm Masses

Office of Readings and Morning Prayer – 8:45am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Vespers at 7:00pm

Confessions available after Masses.

Bible Study on the Passion in John’s Gospel  8:00pm – 9:30pm

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK – 17 APRIL

No Masses in the Church today. The Bishop will celebrate the Mass of Chrism at 11:30am in Nottingham

Office of Readings and Morning Prayer – 8:45am

Stations of the Cross at 12:30pm

Vespers 7:00pm

Holy Hour with the Blessed Sacrament – 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Confessions available during the Holy Hour

 

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

MAUNDY THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Tenebrae (Office of Readings and Morning Prayer) at 9:00am followed by retreat talk

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00pm

Watching at the Altar of Repose until Midnight

GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

Tenebrae (Office of Readings and Morning Prayer) at 9:00am followed by retreat talk

Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00pm

Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm

HOLY SATURDAY – A DAY OF PEACE

Tenebrae (Office of Readings and Morning Prayer) at 9:00am followed by retreat talk

Confessions from 10:30am – 11:30am and 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Vespers at 6:15pm

Easter Vigil at 8:00pm

 

HOLY WEEK RETREAT

This year, our Holy Week Retreat will be delivered in part by the Dominican Fathers at Holy Cross, and in part by Fr Simon Gaine OP, our Regent of Studies. Each day, the retreat talk will be part of our liturgy, and is designed to help us journey as a Dominican Community and as a Parish Community through the days of Holy Week. We hope you will make the effort to join us for these important days. In addition to listening to Fr Simon and the Dominican Fathers of our own Community, there will be opportunity for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and for celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You are warmly invited to join the Dominican Community in the celebration of the Divine Office each morning and evening during the course of the week.

Lent at Holy Cross

You are very welcome to join us for our extra devotions this Lent, with a special focus on Discipleship:

  1. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Thursdays, 5pm-6pm
  2. Stations of the Cross – Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm
  3. Stations of the Cross with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati – Fridays, 7pm
  4. Bible Study on John’s Gospel – Thursdays, 7pm–8.45pm in Holy Cross Centre (LE1 6HW)

We wish you a blessed Lent.

Discipleship: Bible Study on John’s Gospel

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR HOLY WEEK

The final Bible Study of Lent will take place on Monday in Holy Week (15 April) at 8pm-9.30pm in St Clement’s Hall. This will be a special look at the Passion narrative in John’s Gospel (chapters 18 and 19), which is read liturgically in church every Good Friday.

The session is starting later than usual, following the evening Mass at 7.15pm. We will begin immediately with the Bible study at 8pm, without the usual sharing of food, but please feel free to bring snacks along if you wish.

All welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: There is no meeting on Maundy Thursday (18 April), since we will all be in church for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the watching at the Altar of Repose! Do join us then.
 
The first Bible Study after Easter will be on Thursday 9 May, 7pm, continuing with chapter 14 of John’s Gospel.

DISCIPLESHIP: BIBLE STUDY ON JOHN’S GOSPEL (LENT SERIES)

After the popular Encounter series in Advent, and the further series in February, our popular Bible Study on John’s Gospel continues on Thursdays in Lent (until 11 April inclusive). Our theme now is DISCIPLESHIP as we follow Jesus more closely to his Cross and Resurrection.

Newcomers are welcome. You don’t need to have attended before, as each session is stand-alone.

We meet on Thursdays at 7pm–8.45pm in St Clement’s Hall at Holy Cross Centre (Wellington Street entrance, LE1 6HW).

Bring and share food. All welcome!

 

The Frassati Centre for Preaching and Evangelisation

Over the last few months, we have indicated the plans we are developing for a new pastoral centre here at Holy Cross – The Frassati Centre for Preaching and Evangelisation. This would seek to breathe new life into the original church buildings that we knew as the ‘Holy Cross Centre’. We’ve assembled £180k so far to develop these buildings, and we are seeking to embark on a major fundraising project as we look towards our bicentenary. There’ll be lots to talk about in the weeks ahead. Please come along to the events next weekend, 2nd March.

WHO IS BLESSED PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI? He’s the inspiration for our new initiative with developing our buildings and our apostolate, but who is he? He’s a lay Dominican, whose life was marked by living the Dominican Charism in his everyday life. He was deeply devoted to prayer and study, and he inspired great fellowship with his contemporaries, and devoted himself to the service of others, especially the most vulnerable members of the community. We look forward to getting to know him more closely as we develop our apostolate.

IMAGE OF BLESSED PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI We want to foster devotion to this Dominican Beatus. At 10:30am Mass next Sunday, 3rd March 2019, Fr Robert Gay, prior of our community in Oxford, will bless an image, as we prepare to enshrine Blessed Frassati in our church.  Please do come along.

holy cross school reception play area

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School was founded by the Dominican Order here in Leicester in 1817.  From 1824, it operated from the Old School House on Wellington Street; it is now situated on Stonesby Avenue in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester.  If you would like a place for your child at this wonderful school, please contact the school office, tel: 0116 2833 135.  Visitors are welcome; come and have a look around.  Currently there are a few places left in the Nursery, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3.

Head Teacher: Gail Neill

Chair of Governors: Fr. David Rocks O.P.

Please keep our school community in your prayers.

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Holy Hour

Join us for a Holy Hour with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Dominican Rite Compline, and Benediction every Sunday evening (6pm-7pm), and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Saturday morning following the 10am Mass until Benediction just before the 12.30pm Mass.