An evening walk through Bradgate Park (approx. 3 miles) has been arranged on Thursday 21st June. The plan is to meet at the Roecliffe Road car park (north side of Bradgate Park) at 6.15pm. The walk will be a medium pace mainly on footpaths. Suitable footwear is needed (and your own refreshments). After the walk we will go to the Badgers Sett pub in Cropston for a drink. Hot meals are available there until 10 pm. It would be great if you could join us. For more details or to arrange a lift if needed please contact Tony/Liz Scarborough via the Parish office.
Catholic Voices returns to Leicester for a full day of Reframe, 9th June, 10:30am at Holy Cross Priory (St. Clement’s Hall), Leicester. A workshop for Young Adults open to all in the Diocese of Nottingham. Expect a fun day of learning how to discuss the Faith without losing your friends and how to be a Catholic Voice in your University Campus or at work.
We’re honoured to be hosting this event for young adults across the diocese, and hope for a good turnout from our home crowd!
Blackfriars Market, the most important fundraising event in our calendar, has been really successful! A huge effort was made by a great number of people towards raising our target of £10,000. So far, we’ve reached a total amount of £5,693.59. This money goes a long way to making Holy Cross secure for the future, so we are very grateful for your ongoing support. A second collection for the upkeep of the Priory will be taken this weekend. Thank you for your continued generosity and support.
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 places in the Nursery, 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.
In 1817, a Dominican Priest fleeing the French Revolution, Fr Benedict Caestryck OP, took up residence in a house at the top of Dover Street. That same yeara site of marshland was acquired between Wellington Street and New Walk, by Richard Raby Esq, a local wool spinner. He began to drain the land, and Fr Benedict began to build Holy Cross Priory. The first Mass would be celebrated on Sunday 14 September 1819. Many years later, on 15 May 1958, the present Priory Church was dedicated. As we mark two centuries since Fr Benedict and Richard Raby began to erect Holy Cross Priory, and as we prepare for the Diamond Jubilee year of 2018 and the Bicentenary year of 2019, let’s begin by praying for the courage and vision shown by our founders all those years ago, and work together now for our future.