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)
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.
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.
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.
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 a few places left in the Nursery, Year 1, 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.