Scripture Study!

A big thank you to Fr Matthew & Fr Richard for their very friendly, accessible sessions on Acts. The sessions have been most informative and thought provoking.

The next group of online meetings led by Fr Richard will be exploring Isaiah, which is perfect for the lead up to Advent. The first Zoom meet will be on Tuesday 13th October, 7.45-8.45pm, and then every Tuesday. Please join us and invite your friends.

The focus for the first session is based on Isaiah 1, which is a summary of the whole book. Optional pre-reading to get some historical background is 2 Kings, chapters,18-25.

To participate, please use the following details:
Join Scripture Study Meeting

Meeting ID: 963 2840 4442
Passcode: 301627


Acts of the Apostles: The Birth of the Church

In our Scripture study sessions from Holy Cross Priory, we are exploring the Acts of the Apostles, looking at how the Church was formed around the Risen Christ and sent out after his Ascension and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

How are we sent today in that same Spirit to our 21st-century society?

Please have a Bible to hand, though you can also follow just by listening. If you make sure your microphone and camera are working, you’ll be able to make your own contributions. It will also be possible to ask questions, respond to polls, and chat in the sidebar.

The session will last one hour.

Hope you can join us!


Previous sessions on Acts:

Tuesday 12th May, 7.45pm – Chapter 1 – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/iileexrc

Tuesday 26th May, 7.45pm – Acts 2 – The Holy Spirit descends at Pentecost – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-2–the-holy-spirit

Tuesday 2nd June, 7.45pm – Acts 3 – Peter heals and preaches – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-3—peter-heals-and 

Tuesday 9th June, 7.45pm – Acts 4 & 5 – Apostles on trial – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-4–5–apostles-on

Tuesday 16th June, 7.45pm – Acts 4 & 5 – Money and possessions – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-4–5–money-and

Tuesday 23rd June, 7.45pm – Acts 6 & 7 – Stephen the Protomartyr – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-6–7–stephen-the

Tuesday 30th June, 7.45pm – Acts 8 – The Adventures of Deacon Philip – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-8–the-adventures

Tuesday 7th July, 7.45pm – Acts 9 – The Conversion of St Paul – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-9—the-conversion

Wednesday 15th July, 7.45pm – Acts 10 & 11 – Cornelius the first Gentile convert – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-10–11-cornelius

Tuesday 21st July, 7.45pm – Acts 12 – Peter’s miraculous escape – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acts-12-peters

 


Previous sessions on Saint Paul:

Parish News!

Organ Recitals!

Organ Recitals will hold on the first Thursdays in November and December! See more details here.

Catholic Students at University of Leicester and De Montfort University

Welcome back to Leicester and the new academic year. A special welcome to our first year and international students.

  • Please send your contacts to Fr JP at leicester.admin@english.op.org.
  • Alternatively, please fill and return the students form when at Mass.
  • Students usually attend the 7pm Sunday Mass.
  • Weekday Mass on campus will depend on Covid-19 regulations.

From the Office:

  • For church opening times for Mass and Confession and livestream schedule, please see side bar
  • Confessions are now on Saturday mornings from 11am to midday. Please prepare before coming to church for confession.
  • The 12.30 mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will now be open to the public.
  • We need people to volunteer to be stewards at mass helping us to keep a safe distance and remind us if you are a reader or eucharistic minister. Please give your name to one of the priests if you can help.
  • A big thank you to those who contributed to our appeal for a better livestreaming system. We have now raised a total of £4,600 if you include gift aid – which should be sufficient.
  • When you come to church, if you have previously filled in an NHS form, you don’t have to fill one in again. Just write your name and telephone number in the register by the entrance. Thank you for being so patient with the regulations.
  • Scripture Study holds every Tuesday, led by Fr Richard Ounsworth OP

November Mass List:

November is not far away! Please remember to fill in the November dead list envelopes in the church repository if you would like a Mass said or you can send a donation with details of Mass to be said via post.

Covid-19 NHS Test and Trace form:

Please note that you only have to fill this in once, on the first time you come to Mass. From Saturday 29th August 2020, as you enter the church, you sanitise your hand and sign the register (if you have previously filled the Covid-19 form).

Repository Summer Sale!

All items reduced by 50% and all cards reduced to 50p! The repository is now in the back porch. If there is something you need not on display please ask – it may be in our store cupboar

October 2020 Newsletter

JONAH by Fr Isidore 02.10.2020

A People who Hope in Christ

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The radiance of the risen Lord shines upon us. At a time when so many shadows are cast into our lives, and upon our world, the light of the resurrection shines forever to renew and restore our hope. In the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis: ‘In the midst of isolation when we are suffering from a lack of tenderness and chances to meet up, and we experience the loss of so many things, let us once again listen to the proclamation that saves us: he is risen and is living by our side.’ (27 March 2020)

[please click the link below to read the full message]

A People who Hope in Christ

Coping with illness: personal reflections from Fr Isidore

Fr Isidore, of the Holy Cross community, had to be moved to a nursing home just over a year ago and has been writing reflections on coping with illness, the loss of independence, and the problem of suffering. Previously he had written a book with his fellow Dominican priest and twin brother Peter on the Works of Mercy, and this new project is the other side of that coin: learning how to receive care, rather than give it.

Most of these reflections have been shared already through Facebook, and now Fr Isidore has collected them in this 36-page pamphlet called ‘Coping with illness: a personal approach’. Towards the end he talks about using his bed as his pulpit!

You can download the PDF below to read these reflections. Please consider sharing them with anyone coping with illness, who you think might benefit from his words. Especially at this time, as we go through this Coronavirus crisis, we hope Isidore’s preaching will bring some comfort and meaning to many who are suffering and isolated.

Links:

Click the link below for the electronic copy (PDF), which may be printed in A4 or A5 paper size:

You can also order a copy of the Works of Mercy book through the online store here for just £3.