Christians in the Holy Land – 4 March, 7.15pm

Christians in the Holy Land are struggling and face many threats. Here’s an article that gives some background: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/07/christians-holy-land-jerusalem-settlers

We are delighted to welcome Professor Robin Graham-Brown to speak to us on this topic. As well as having a career in medicine, teaching, research and hospital management, Professor Graham-Brown is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a Catholic order that strives to help Christians in the Holy Land. He will speak from that experience about the situation for Christians in the country where Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again. And what can we do to help them?

A light soup dinner will be served after the talk and there will be time for questions and discussion.

Wednesday 4 March
7.15pm
Frassati Centre at Holy Cross Priory, LE1 6HW

Free entry. All welcome.

Through Lent with Saint Paul

*** Update on 14 March 2020 ***

Following measures to limit the possible spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we regret that it will not be possible to meet for the remaining sessions of this Scripture Study series. We are considering ways of potentially running a session online, or the sessions may simply be resumed when the virus threat has decreased. Please watch this space, and our Facebook page, for updates, and keep praying for one another.

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Our Scripture Study continues in this Year of the Word of God, looking at that theological giant of the New Testament: St Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles.

Tuesdays in Lent
from 3rd March to 7th April
7pm–9pm
Frassati Centre, Wellington Street, LE1 6HW

You may wish to bring your own Bible, but texts will also be provided.

The evenings start at 7pm with food (bring and share!), followed at 7.30pm by the Scripture study and discussion, led by Fr Matthew, and we finish at 9pm.

Free entry. All welcome.

 

Lecture – Holy Cross: our only hope?

This Friday evening, Fr Matthew will give a talk on the topic: ‘Holy Cross: our only hope?’

Our church is named after the Holy Cross, and in our 200th anniversary year, this lecture will explore why the Cross has a central place in the life of every Christian, taking its cue from the line in the ancient hymn ‘Vexilla Regis’ which calls the Cross spes unica, our ‘only hope’. This is part of the programme for the Leicester Theological Society, which this year Fr Matthew is serving as President.

The lecture is at 7.30pm on Friday 10 January in the Frassati Centre (St Clement’s Hall at Holy Cross).
All welcome. Tickets are available on the door:
Lecture £5. Annual Subscription £15. Students free.
The lecture is followed by discussion and refreshments.

 

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Frassati Young Adults – upcoming dates

The Frassati Young Adults group (for those aged 18-35) will meet on the following dates:

Saturday 25 January (Feast of the Conversion of St Paul)
10.30 Adoration
11.00 Refreshments then Video
12.15 Benediction, then Mass
13.00 Lunch – Italian theme

Shrove Tuesday (25 February), 7.15pm: Pancake Party!
Details to follow.

Wednesday 4 March, 7.15pm: Christians in the Holy Land (public talk)
With Professor Robin Graham-Brown KC*HS. Details to follow.

Another cinema outing is being planned to see A Hidden Life, about the Catholic martyr Franz Jägerstätter.

 

To find out more or to be added to our mailing list, please email Fr Matthew (matthew.jarvis@english.op.org) or Katherine (katherinevankroonenburg@gmail.com).