Assel day – 11/06 – Program

For those of you that are interested in participating in the event and still haven’t informed us please do so by filling the form in:

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The program for the event will be:

9.00-9.30: Gathering at the carpool place (to be published);
10.00-10:45: Arrival in Assel and coffee time;
10:45-11:30: Meditation session;
11:30-12:30: Walk through the forest;
12:30-14:00: Potluck lunch;
14:00-16:00: Detective game, with a 15 min pause;
16:00-17:00: Closing prayer and farewells;
17:00: Return to Utrecht

We hope that you can be with us: surely it will be a relaxing and enjoyable day and most of all a unique opportunity for being together!

Movie-afternoon Sunday June 5th: St. Faustina

faustinaHelena Kowalska was born as the third child of a poor Polish family with ten children. At age fifteen, after only three years of school, she began to work to support the family. At the age of twenty she followed her calling to serve as a nun in the Catholic Church. She moved to Warsaw and visited several monasteries, but was rejected each time.
Eventually she was accepted on April 30, 1926 at the convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy with the name Sister Maria Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament.

Where: Coffee room St. Augustine Church, Rozenstraat 1 Utrecht
When: Sunday, June 5, 2:30 pm.
Speaker: Father K. Smits

The movie is in English with Dutch subtitles.

3 day pilgrimage to Our Lady of Banneux

banneuxThe Banneux N.D. Organization for Asian Pilgrims is organizing the 31st annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Banneux, which will be held on 28th of May 2016.

The bus leaves at 7:00 from the Winkel centrum in Laan van Vollenhoven, Zeist. It comes then to the Jaarbeursplein (Euroline bus stop), Utrecht, at 7:45-8:00.

The cost for students is just 25€ for travelling.

If you are interested please contact directly the organization:

Francis A. X. Pathmarajah
Tel.: 033-4806902

May Bible study

jesusYou are invited for the bible study that will be held on the 18th of May at 19.45 at the pastoral center. Let’s come together and listen to what God is teaching us about Himself. We will meditate about the following passage:

  • John 10:22-42 Conflicts about Jesus being the Messiah

We will be blessed to count you among us!

Farewell to Fr. Herman

Since Fr. Herman health status improved in the beginning of the year, we were trying to bring him back as a regular priest for the 2nd half of the year.
Unfortunately, due to the parish financial situation and concerns for his health, Fr. Herman will not celebrate mass again for our community.

We are sad about this decision, since Fr. Herman did a lot for our community in the last 10 years.


We would like to thank him very much for his service and care for our community, and bid him a farewell.
In our annual community day, “Assel day”, Fr. Herman will be present, and we will organize also there a celebration to thank him. So this is yet another reason for you to join Assel day!

We remind you that Assel day will take place on the 11th of June.
If you are interested, we kindly request you to fill in this form:

We look forward to see you there in a big group, and deliver a big thank you to Fr. Herman.