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:
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!
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- Please note there will be a PRE-CONCERT TALK by Professor Patrick Boylan at 7.00pm in the church. Professor Boylan will reveal some of the unique historical connections between Holy Cross Church and the Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’.
To celebrate 200 years of Holy Cross, we are delighted to announce a grand performance of the Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’ on Saturday 12th October, 7.30pm in the Holy Cross Church, LE1 6HW. The Knighton Chamber Orchestra and Coro Nostro Chamber Choir will be joined by soloists Michelle Carlin (soprano), Alice Chambers (mezzo soprano), Richard Roddis (tenor) and Robert Clarke (bass), under the direction of Paul Jenkins and Lydia Hind.
The first half will present choral works by Monteverdi, Mozart, Bruckner and others, followed in the second half (after interval refreshments) by Rossini’s sublime setting of the poignant Stabat Mater sequence. The words of the Stabat Mater draw the listener into the sorrow of Mary the Mother of Christ, standing at the foot of his Cross, a sorrow that emerges hopeful and triumphant through the promise of the resurrection and eternal life.
Holy Cross Church has a unique relationship with Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’. Holy Cross was the probable venue for its UK premiere and went on to host annual performances every Good Friday for many decades.
Don’t miss this historic opportunity to hear this impressive work once again in the beautiful setting of Holy Cross Church!
Tickets are available from Eventbrite (click here) and on the door: £12, £10 concessions, £3 students/under 16s.
To view or download the concert poster, click here.
We will hold 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration beginning with the evening Mass at on Wednesday 21 August and ending on Sunday 25 August. The object of this will be to pray for a renewal in our discipleship and ask the Lord’s blessing on our way forward.
The timings are as follows:
Wednesday 22: Mass of Exposition 6:10pm. Adoration until 10pm
Thursday 23, Friday 24: Adoration between 8am and 6pm (Masses as usual)
Saturday 25: Adoration between 10am and 6pm (Masses as usual)
Sunday 26: Adoration between 8am and 7pm (Masses as usual)
Please join us for this time of continuous prayer. There will be various opportunities to contribute to the success of this sacred time of preparation.
We invite you to join us for the celebrations of the Solemnity of St Dominic, as we ask the intercession of Our Holy Father in the 200th Year of our mission and our time of renewal. The principal event is the Solemn Mass at 12:30pm. In accordance with tradition, a Franciscan Friar will be the preacher, this year Father Martin Mikuskiewicz OFM Cap. This will be followed by a buffet celebration. There will be Solemn Vespers and Benediction at 6pm.
Brother Luke will be ordained to the Priesthood in St Dominic’s London by Archbishop Malcolm on Saturday 7 September 2019, together with Brother Toby Lees. A coach will depart from Holy Cross at 8:30am on the day. Please put your name down to attend, as we require a healthy number of people to show their support. Fr Luke will celebrate his First Mass on Monday 9 September at 6:00pm at Holy Cross.
Please note: An early notice gave the time of Fr Luke’s First Mass as 12.30pm but the correct time is 6.00pm on Monday 9 September.
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.