News and Events

Statement from the Bishop on the Death of HM The Queen


Retrouvaille: A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages

Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 13 – 16 October 2022 or a Face to Face weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 24 – 26 February 2023, call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443 or email – or visit

ACMO-Accompanying Couples over a Lifetime (July 2021)

Holy Cross Lay Dominicans meet on the second Saturday of the month starting with Mass at 10 o’clock. Why not join them? You would be most welcome.  

Catholic Voices and Word on Fire are hosting a conference called Sharing the Church’s Story.  Join Catholics who are passionate about the renewal of the Church in the UK, and a host of dynamic speakers including Bishop Robert Barron. This conference is for everyone.  Its on Saturday 17th  September, 10am – 6pm, at Friends House, Euston Road, London; more details at:

A Carmelite Perspective – Discussion Zoom Group  open to all on Wed 3rd August, at 8pm until 10pm.

New Dawn Charismatic Family Conference 1st -5th August in Walsingham – register at 

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford

The Centre is the oldest bioethics institute in the United Kingdom and has for decades advised the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and assisted Catholic medical professionals on morally difficult medical matters so as to support them in their vocation.

Their efforts in education and research for Catholics who are doctors, nurses, or others working in fields related to health and social care, have never been more important or more relevant to the Church. In order to amplify this work, they have just launched a new website. It includes features such as:


  • The NDCYS (Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service) is seeking to appoint from October, a new Director of Youth Services to drive their work forward and to ensure the service delivery meets the needs of young people. Your skill, experience and vision will be crucial to the success of the service and you will have the privilege of leading and caring for a team of skilled, passionate and talented staff. For more information visit
  • 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 for more.

Lay Dominicans

The lay Dominicans normally meet on 2nd Saturday of the month between 11am and 3pm in St Clement’s hall at the Frassati centre and attend the 12.30 mass. Chapter prayers are said in Lady chapel. Ask one of the friars if you want to know more.

Universe Catholic Weekly

In place of the now defunct Catholic Universe Newspaper, there is now the Universe Catholic Weekly. The publication is being revived as a weekly online subscription based publication delivered direct to smartphones and tablets. It’s once again the ideal place to advertise catholic teaching vacancies. To subscribe, visit  here and get 3 months of the Universe Catholic Weekly for just £20.
An offer for schools: If any member of your staff takes out a subscription we’ll offer a free subscription this year to any pupil!