Welcome to Holy Cross Priory!

The Scripture Study Group

The parish scripture group meets every Tuesday in the Frassati centre at 7.45pm. We are currently on a break but will restart on Tuesday 21 May, when we will begin to read the Gospel of St John. New members are always welcome. For more information please contact richard.ounsworth@english.op.org

For more information about the Scripture Study Group and to view previous sessions, click here.

Catholic Legacy Week 20-26 May

During this week, Catholics are encouraged to consider leaving a gift in their Will to support Catholic charities. This year, our Development Office is gathering stories of how the Dominican Friars have enriched people’s lives in different ways. You can share your own story online or by emailing development@english.op.org (you don’t have to give your name).

We would like to remind everyone of the importance of writing a Will; and, if you are able, to consider leaving a gift to the Dominican Friars.  We will have free leaflets available at the back of church , and if you would like to chat with one of the friars about this, please see one of us after Mass. We are also able to offer our supporters a Free Will-Writing Service if you need to write or to update your Will.

A Letter for Safeguarding Sunday from Bishop Patrick 14th May 2023

Link to Safeguarding Sunday Letter

CAFOD Syria-Turkey Earthquake Appeal  

CAFOD is responding with support of provision of food, water, shelter, medical assistance and winter kits for survivors. Your donations in recent months have made that quick response possible. Let us join CAFOD in praying for our sisters and brothers affected by the earthquakes and the winter weather. Your support for CAFOD throughout the year allows our Catholic agency to act quickly when disasters strike. For more details visit CAFOD’s Syria Turkey Emergency Appeal online at https://cafod.org.uk/give.

Becoming a Fairtrade Church

Following the success of using fair trade products for refreshments during Advent, Holy Cross will now move towards being a ‘Fairtrade church’. This means that all tea, coffee and sugar that we serve in the halls must have the Fair Trade mark on their packets.

  • Fairtrade is a system of certification that aims to ensure a set of standards are met in the production and supply of a product or ingredient.
  • For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay.
  • For shoppers it means high quality, ethically produced products.

By committing to only using Fairtrade goods, our church acts in solidarity with farmers and workers across the World. Find out more about The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade Churches.

Please read the Diocesan Support and Prayer for Ukraine from Bishop Patrick

From the Catholic Social Action Network (CSAN)

The CSAN Ukraine Toolkit will be continually updated as more information is released by HM Government and other agencies regarding the support of Ukrainians arriving in this country. While there are a few options, CSAN has decided to back Reset, with its experience of community sponsorship and knowledge in the field. Parishioners who are applying to host are advised to best link with an organisation with refugee experience and to use the Reset ‘matching’ service, which also has a place for Ukrainian people to register.

Do something amazing today – Give Blood!

There are currently low fill rates of blood donations at the Leicester Donor Centre. Do something amazing. Support your NHS by giving blood! Twitter: @GiveBloodNHS; Facebook: givebloodnhs; Visit www.blood.co.uk for more.


Please see the April 2024 NewsletterParish News & Facebook page for more. Visit Diocese of Nottingham website for news from the diocese.


For livestream schedule on HolyCrossTV Leicester and church opening times for Mass, please see below.