Welcome to Holy Cross Priory!

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.

Lenten Talks:

Fr Benedict will be giving three Lenten talks at the 12.30 Wednesday masses on 15th, 22nd and 29th March.

Easter Liturgies and Confession Times:

Tenebrae: 9:30am on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday

Maundy Thursday: 7.30pm

Good Friday: 3pm

Vigil Mass on Easter Saturday :7.30pm

Easter Sunday: 8am, 10.30am and 12.30 midday.

Extra confessions: 6pm-7pm on Tuesday 4th April and 6pm-7pm on Good Friday, 7th April

Living Laudato Si’: Your parish and your Planet

Bishop Patrick is the introductory speaker at Living Laudato Si’: Your parish and your Planet, a weekend retreat on Zoom Friday 17th until Tuesday 21st February, organised by Sister Margaret Atkins and Journey to 2030.  The sessions are spaced over 4 days and there are talks and practical activities at home on living the message of Laudato Si.  For more details visit https://journeyto2030.org/events/

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.

The Scripture Study Group

The parish scripture group meets every Tuesday in the Frassati centre at 7.45pm. We start up again after Christmas this coming Tuesday, 7th February, reading Genesis. 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 March 2023 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.