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Dominican Pilgrimage to Walsingham, 13th May 2018

Our annual pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Sunday 13th May.  Please see Fr. David or Michael (in the shop) if you would like to sign up.  A donation of £20 will be taken to cover the cost of the coach travel.  This is an enjoyable event, suitable for families.  Subsidised prices for families with children – please ask Fr. David.

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Blackfriars’ Market, 20th May, 2018

We have begun to think about Blackfriars’ Market which will take place on 20th May 2018.  This is the most important fundraising event in our calendar. Over the last number of years, this event has helped us raise £60,000 for the fabric and maintenance of the church and priory. This money has assisted us to address many issues with fabric within the priory itself. Over the next few years, we will need to turn our attention to facilities in the various halls and meeting rooms, as well as heating in the church. A successful Market in May will be a significant step towards addressing these needs. Please volunteer to help if you can, and set aside the date so that you can come along and join the fun.

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

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.

Holy Cross Social Group – Tuesday evenings, 6:30- 8:30pm

Holy Cross Social Group–This social group gathers in St. Clement’s Hall on Tuesday evenings (6.30-8.00pm). The aim is to provide a chance for people to meet up, enjoy activities and have a chat and a bite to eat. There is no charge to attend (donations to cover our costs are welcome).

Social Group is taking a break on Tuesday March 27 and April 3; it will return at 6pm on Tuesday April 10.

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Towards our Jubilees

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.