Friars To Host Requiem For King Richard III
The Dominican Friars’ Parish in Leicester will host several liturgical events to mark the re-interment of the king.
As part of the ceremonies marking the re-interment of King Richard III, Cardinal Vincent Nichols will celebrate Mass for the repose of the soul of Richard III in Holy Cross Church, Leicester.
There will also be a second Requiem the following day.
On Monday 23rd March 2015, just three days before Richard III is re-interred in Leicester Cathedral (the mediaeval Catholic parish church of Leicester), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, will celebrate Mass for the repose of his soul in Holy Cross Church, the current Catholic parish church and Dominican priory in Leicester city centre.
In order that as many people as possible can be accommodated safely and the liturgy celebrated in a dignified manner, admission to this Mass will be by ticket only; the ballot for tickets is now closed, and successful applicants will be notified within the next few days.
The following day, Tuesday 24th March, at 4pm, Mass will again be offered for the same intention in Holy Cross Church by the Dominican friars .
This Mass will be open to the public, and no tickets are required.
After Mass, the friars will process through the city centre to Leicester Cathedral, where they will sing Vespers, the Catholic Church’s evening service, at 5.30pm.
Mgr Thomas McGovern, the Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Nottingham, said:
Father David Rocks OP, Prior and Parish Priest of Holy Cross Priory, said: