Sunday November 10 – hand in your bottle bag with any soft or alcoholic bottled drink and collect your raffle tickets to buy or sell.
Sunday November 17 – please collect a ‘sponsorship’ envelope by which you can pledge financial support for the market; bring back your raffle ticket stubs and money.
Sunday November 24 – please bring in your sponsorship envelope and hand to any member of the community.
Saturday November 30 – from 3-6pm, setting up in Blackfriars’ Hall (the large hall in the centre, next door)
“Were you at Holy Cross Priory on Saturday for Rossini’s Stabat Mater? If you were, lucky you, lucky all of us. If you weren’t, I cannot begin to tell you what you missed. And we had Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir as well.” – Roger Cairns, Swannington (Leicester Mercury, Letters page, 16 October 2019)
A historic occasion
A thoughtful programme of sacred music
The historical origins
‘At the Cross her station keeping’
A word of gratitude
A selection of photos of the event by Br Joseph Bailham OP:
This recently established group for young adults (aged 18-35) meets on a Monday and a Saturday every other week.
The next dates will be:
Saturday 12 October, 11am-2pm (then assisting with the Rossini Stabat Mater concert)
Monday 21 October, 7pm-9pm
Saturday 2 November, 11am-2pm
Monday 11 November, 7pm-9pm
Monday evening sessions include a talk (by a Dominican friar or by one of the group members). We start with bring-and-share food at 7pm, followed by talk and discussion, finishing with prayers just before 9pm.
The Saturday meetings are child-friendly and have more of a social feel. We meet to watch a short video and discuss it, pray in church (12.30 Mass), and then share a simple lunch.
To find out more, please email Fr Matthew (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katherine (email@example.com).
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 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.