Stand up for Jesus

– When and Where?

All members of Forward in Faith are warmly invited by the Master and members of SSC – the Society of the Holy Cross – to join them in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, 9 April, in order to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Society.

It will be a day-long event, starting at 11.00 am (doors open 10.30 am) and concluding with a great Mass of Thanksgiving at 2.00 pm. Before that Mass, there will an exciting rolling programme which will include a Bible Study, something of the history of SSC, a period of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. And, of course, an opportunity to hear the marvellous, and newly-restored Royal Albert Hall organ! The day is expected to conclude around 4.30 pm.

Stand up for Jesus – How?

All tickets are just £10 each – even those in the boxes! – and are available online at or by phone from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212.

Priests wishing to concelebrate must by their tickets from the Forward in Faith Office at 2A The Cloisters, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG. Please write, enclosing a cheque for £10, payable to SSC.

SSC priests will all, of course, have already booked! But just in case one has overlooked the matter, he should contact Canon Beau Brandie at:

or on 01273 604687.

Stand up for Jesus

– Stewards urgently needed!

Fr Brandie still needs lots of Stewards for the great day! If you would be prepared to help (and could get to the Albert Hall by 9.30 am on the day), please contact him. (Details above.)

Stand up for Jesus – Why?

Some FiF members have been asking why on earth they need to help SSC celebrate its anniversary! From FiF’s beginnings, it has been bound up inextricably with SSC. Most of FiF’s founders were priests of the Society and it remains the case today that most of the Council, including our Chairman, wear the distinctive small gold cross which signifies their membership of the Society of the Holy Cross. Forward in Faith, in common with the entire Catholic Movement, has much to be thankful for to SSC and it is right that we should join with them in April in celebration. Don’t delay; book your ticket today. As New Directions goes to press, there are just 74 days to go!

Stand up for Jesus – Website

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