Welcome to Holy Cross Priory!


Fr. Benedict will be giving Advent talks every Wednesday at 12:30pm masses over the season.

Christmas Mass Times 2022

Children’s Nativity at 5:45pm on Christmas Eve followed by Christmas Eve Mass at 6:10pm. Children are invited to take part in an impromptu nativity. Lots of dressing up and seasonal singing. This will be organised through the 10:30 children’s liturgy group. Please speak to one of the leaders if your child would like to take part.

Midnight Mass: 10pm

Christmas Day Masses: 8am, 10:30am & 12:30 pm (No 7pm mass)

Feast of St Stephen (26th):  12:30pm only. (Week following Christmas Day: daily mass at 12:30pm only)

Holy Cross Advent Market

Thank you to everyone who supported this great event – organisers, helpers, attenders and spenders! A brilliant social event that raised over £2000.

Becoming a Fairtrade Church

During Advent, we would like to make Holy Cross 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.

The Scripture Study Group

The parish scripture group meets every Tuesday in the Frassati centre at 7.45pm. We will meet on 6th, 13th and 20th December before taking a break for Christmas. 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.

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.


  • Holy Cross School will be in need of at least 2 new Foundation Governors for the beginning of the next academic year in August 2022. See more in Advert if interested.

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 December 2022 Newsletter, Parish 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.