Freshers Mass & Social (welcome to the student chaplaincy!)

We’ve got a Freshers Mass this Saturday (28th September) at 6.10pm – it’s the Vigil Mass for Sunday.

Then we hope you can stay for some free food and drink.

New students are particularly welcome!

It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other Catholic students from both DMU and UoL…

And to find out what’s on offer at the chaplaincy this term.

Just come along to Holy Cross church, between New Walk and Wellington Street (LE1 6HW) in the city centre.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Also, you can like our pages on Facebook to stay informed:

https://www.facebook.com/leicestercatholicstudents/

https://www.facebook.com/UoLCathSoc/

https://www.facebook.com/DeMontfortUniversityCatholicSociety/

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Frassati Group for Young Adults

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 (matthew.jarvis@english.op.org) or Katherine (katherinevankroonenburg@gmail.com).

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.