April bible study

The creation of the sun Moon Plants Michelangelo Buonarroti

We will have our bible study meeting on the third Sunday of the month. It will be held at the pastoral center (backside entrance of Saint Augustinus church) Rozenstraat 1
from 19.45 (sharp) on April 19th, 2017.
We will discuss the book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3: God’s creation of the world and the temptation and fall.
We will be blessed to count you among us!

Holy hour for perpetual adoration

This Wednesday, the 29th of March, at 19:30 there will be a prayer for perpetual adoration in mostrance-eucharistthe Peace Chapel of the St. Catherine Cathedral.

We would be glad if you join us in praying for perpetual adoration, and to hear more about the its importance and the value of Eucharistic adoration in your life and the life of the Church.

You are all invited!

Before the Holy hour there will also be a Holy Mass, in Dutch, starting at 19:00.

We are all needed, perpetual adoration is only possible if we all take part in it.

24h for the Lord

24hLordIn 2014, Pope Francis took the initiative for a recollection worldwide to be held on the 4th Saturday of the time of Lent: “24 hours for the Lord.”

In 2017 this day is coinciding with the Solemnity of “Mary Annunciation.”

Mary, we invoke as Mother of the Church, including in Utrecht.

The worldwide Catholic Church we see in Utrecht particularly reflected in the English Community, presently in the St. Catharine Cathedral.

The program for Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th of March will be:

  • (24th) 19:00 in the Cathedral: Stations of the Cross
  • 20:00 in the Peace Chapel: Sacramental Worship
  • (25th) 10:00 in the Cathedral: Sacramental Worship with:
    • inside: worship texts, Bible reading, meditation music, confession
    • outside: action on the cathedral square and meeting
  • 18:30 in the Cathedral: the usual evening Mass

Are you in for it?

  1. As a person: one hour nocturnal adoration, from Friday till Saturday?
  2. As a group: for common prayer during a certain hour on Saturday?

If so, please let Fr. Koos (James) Smits know, by sending an email to: p.ksmits@kpnmail.nl

The organization wholeheartedly appreciates!

On behalf of:

Fr Koos (James) Smits, Violet van Liebergen and Brother Ignatius-Maria (St. John)

New poster for the English Mass community

Maybe you have noticed, but we have a new poster posted in the showcase outside of the
St. Catherine cathedral! It looks just like the image on the 3. Poster

With it we plan to raise some awareness about our community and get new parishioners.

If you want to help us, you can also print one of these posters and post it in your university or other public place that you visit. You can get this poster here: http://bit.ly/emuposter

Movie afternoon – Do you Believe?

When a pastor is touched by the faith of a street preacher, he is reminded that faith alway2. Movies demands action. He then puts this lesson into practice and is not without consequences. The lives of many people cross each other and each of them discovers step by step the power of the cross of Christ. DO YOU BELIEVE is much more than just a movie, it is also a personal question …

From the creators of the box office success “God’s not dead.”
With an impressive cast!

  • Where: Coffee room St. Augustine Church, PASTORAAL CENTRUM, Rozenstraat 1, (next to Q-PARK parkeergarage/parking garage LA VIE) Utrecht.
  • When: Sunday March 19, 14:30
  • Speaker: Father K. (James) Smits

March Taizé prayer

On behalf of the Taizé community in Utrecht:1. Taizé

Hi there!

This month will be extra special. March 16, we will host a song practice prior to our monthly Taizé prayer. Samuel, one of our musicians, will help us practice a few songs so we can sing the different harmonies during the prayer.

Have you always dreamt of singing that beautiful alto/tenor/bass line? Or would you like to know more about singing Taizé songs? Or do you just really love Taizé in Utrecht? Join us!

The doors for the song practice will be open from 19:15 and we still start at 19:30. As usual there will be a moment for personal silence from 20:00. Followed by the prayer that starts at 20:15.

Of course we will sing some of the songs we have practiced during the song practice!

We hope to see you there!

March bible study

As usual every third Wednesday of the month we will have our bible study meeting.  It marywill be held at the pastoral center (backside entrance of Saint Augustinus church) Rozenstraat 1 from 19.45′ on the 15th of March 2017.

The coming Bible study, we think about what John wants to tell us about the mother of Jesus. We will discuss John 2 (whole chapter), John 7:1-10 and John 16: 29-33.

We will be blessed to count you among us!