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!

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.