Christmas Masses: If you intend to come to Mass on Christmas eve or Christmas day, it is best to book by filling in one of our orange booking slips available in the church.

November Mass list: November dead list envelopes are available in the church repository – please hand to a priest or send a donation with the names to be remembered, via the post or our priory letter box on New Walk.

Grand Draw: There will be a grand draw at Christmas but no Advent Market.

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a new headteacher at Holy Cross Catholic Voluntary Academy, Leicester, (salary scale L15-21). To apply, please call HR on 0116 296 8164 or email To arrange a school visit please contact Elizabeth Routledge (school office) on 0116 283 3135 or email CLOSING DATE: Monday 23 November 2020

The next music and meditations will be in the church at 1.15pm on Thursday 5th November 2020 & Thursday 3rd December 2020 respectively with our parish organist playing. Entrance is free & there will be a retiring collection. Save the dates!

Sadly abortion is currently available in the UK, right up to birth, including babies with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot – these conditions can be corrected. A group of MPs in Parliament are bringing forward the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill. The Bill will change the law to clarify that cleft palate, cleft lip, and club foot are not grounds for abortion in the UK. To get your MP to support the Bill, visit It only takes 30 seconds and you may help to save the lives of the most innocent.

Scripture study: Fr Richard continues to lead the weekly scripture study online, every Tuesday from 7.45pm–8.45pm. The next topic, which starts on Tuesday 13th October, features an exploration of Isaiah. Please come and tell all your friends. Click here for more information.

We warmly welcome Fr Richard Ounsworth who is a scripture scholar. For a number of years Fr Richard has been our Provincial Bursar, a very demanding job.  He will be a familiar face to some of you and we all look forward to benefiting from his scholarship and preaching while the brethren can also look forward to enjoying his not inconsiderable culinary skills!

Newsletter: check out the supplement to October’s newsletter. Fr Isidore has written a terrific reflection on Jonah, not to be missed. JONAH by Fr Isidore 02.10.2020

Diocese-wide Rosary Recitation: Tues 13th Oct.  At Holy Cross we will do this after the 12.30 midday mass.  We are also asked to recite the rosary on Sat 31st October.  We will do this after the 10am mass that day.