Maastricht and Roermond day trip

On Sunday, the 14th of May, we are organizing a day trip to Maastricht and Roermond. Two ancient cities in southern Netherlands with a very interesting history and magnificent churches and buildings.Roermond

First we will travel by train to Roermond and attend the Holy Mass in Our Lady Minster Church in Roermond, the only example of a church in late-Romanesque style, and this is part of the Rhenish Romanesque group. The minster name comes from the Latin and means monastery cloister which indicates that the church was originally an abbey church. The church was founded around 1218 by Count Gerard III of Gelredome.

Then we continue with the traMaastrichtin to Maastricht, where we will attend an annual procession. During this procession the relics of St. Servaas are paraded through the city.

Many associations in Maastricht will participate in this procession. It is a procession where people from near and far come to see this magnificent spectacle.

After the procession we will light a candle in the Our Lady basilica and we end the day with a prayer of thanks in its chapel. This basilica is a world famous pilgrimage site, which you can see from the hundreds of candles burning here daily.

And of course there will also be plenty of time to enjoy coffee with a delicious piece of Limburg flan (a regional type of pastry).

We will travel by train using a group return discount ticket (costs 7-14 EUR depending on group size). These will be the only costs besides meals, snacks and beverages that each one can decide to take.

Program Sunday, 14 May 2017

  • 08.00 – Departure from Utrecht Central Station
  • 09.31 – Arrival to Roermond Central Station – Holy Mass in Munsterkerk
  • 11.33 – Departure from Roermond Central Station
  • 12.04 – Arrival to Maastricht Central Station
  • 12.15 – Onze Lieve Vrouweplein – Annual Town Procession
  • 17.00 – Lighting a candle/Group prayer in the Basilica of Our Dear Lady
  • 17.30 – Group dinner
  • 21.00 – Departure from Maastricht Central Station

For further information please contact the organizer – Anne Louis Cammenga – via the telephone numbers 030-6939412 or 06-81833071.

If you want to register please send an email to either: Anne.Louis.Cammenga@gmail.com or alcammenga@kpnmail.nl

Please, join our day trip on 14 May next. You will definitely not regret it. Afterwards you will remember this unforgettable day with great pleasure.

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Visit to Fr. Herman in Wijchen

Fr. Herman is one of the priests that contributed a lot for the development of the English Mass community, as we have it today, throughout 10 years that he was serving with us!

Due to concerns for his health he retired from serving in our community and lives now in a community in Wijchen, near Nijmegen.

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We are organizing a visit from our community to Wijchen, for spending some time with Fr. Herman.

When? After the Sunday mass of the 7th of May. We are expected in Wijchen starting from 15:00.

Where? RIVO TORTO, Graafseweg 533b, 6603 CB Wijchen

How?
We can organize ourselves in the Cathedral square after 7th of May Sunday mass and go in groups. Parishioners with cars will be kindly asked to share their car, if seats are available. Otherwise we can take a Intercity train to Nijmegen and then the bus to Wijchen.

Interested?
Please let us know by filling up this form here: http://bit.ly/emufrhermanwijchen17
In alternatieve, send us an email to: team@englishmassutrecht.nl
Or phone to: Vitor Gaspar, 0634275972

We hope to count on your presence!

Easter lunch!

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After Sunday’s Easter Mass, we’ll have a celebrating lunch together. If you’d like to join, send a message to: choir.english.mass.utrecht@gmail.com

This invitation is open to all parishioners!

Details are as following:

WHEN? – 2.30 pm (after coffee & tea ) we gather at the coffee and tea place, Nieuwegracht 61.

WHERE? – We’ll decide the location after receiving replies. 2 options so far: Restaurant de Zakkendrager or Kimmade Vietnamese Food Village

HOW? – We have a budget of €250. Which will be divided by the headcounts equally, and you’ll pay for the extra costs (if occurred). For instance: we have a group of 25 people, each of us will have €10 as granted allowance. So if your meal costs €15, you’ll only need to pay for the extra €5.

RSVP by this Thursday (April 13rd 2017) to choir.english.mass.utrecht@gmail.com

so we can make reservations.

Christian community looking for a housemate

Ki Tov is a Christian community which had inspiration, among others, in Taizé. This kitov
community is located nearby the center of Utrecht.

In the highest floor live 8 students (5 women and 3 men) which have their own student life rhythm, but they are also concerned with the activities of the housemates below. As housemates they live really together: we eat regularly together, we come together, we study together, play or chill in a huge garden (that we share and maintain as a community). Further each one of them has the freedom to do his/her own stuff. Each monday evening we try to dine together with everyone. We organize then also the praying meeting, in a Taizé style, that takes place 2 times per day in the chapel of the community.

Regarding a room of around 9 m2 with built in loft bed, for about 260 EUR per month. There are two showers, two toilets and two kitchens (for 8 people) and a TV room. There are also some spaces that we share with the rest of the house, and we have a great garden. The house is located on the border of the Vogelenbuurt and the Tuinwijk: around 5 min biking from the UBB and the center, 20 min from the Uithof. A supermarket is also at walking distance.

They are looking for a student (m/v), in the age between 18 to 22 years old, that still has a plenty of study time for him/her self and an affinity for the christian faith and the spirituality of Taizé. They are looking for someone that searches to have fun with his/her housemates and with the community in general. They try also a couple of times per year to plan activities with the community for example in their amazing garden, chores in the house or have a meal together.

Are you interested to come to live with them, starting from the 7th of May? Then please send them a motivation message to the community of Ki Tov through the following email address: kitovmail@gmail.com.

Meeting Sunday April 9th: Perpetual Adoration in Utrecht

Perpetual AdorationMeeting Sunday April 9th: Perpetual Adoration in Utrecht
Jesus is always there when we need Him. Whenever we call upon Him, he answers.
We ask you to join and together make Perpetual Adoration in Utrecht happening.
As Christians we believe that Jesus is alive today in the Blessed Sacrament, living, dwelling and calling us to Himself. Perpetual adoration is our profession of faith that we truly believe that Jesus is here. Together, with all our love, hope and faith we can draw down God’s mercy on the world.
Please come to hear more about how you are needed and how you can help accomplish this wonderful blessing. If you’ve expressed interest already, please come to meet the others face to face.

Sunday, April 9th at 13.30 – Nieuwegracht 61 – room in the back to the left

Schedule Holy Week 2017

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The Holy week is approaching and there will be many celebrations in this period.
In English, however, we will only have the Sunday masses at the usual time – 12:30.

Below follows the full schedule of celebrations, in case you don’t mind to attend the celebrations in Dutch. The celebrations in bold are in English.

All the celebrations are in the St. Catherine Cathedral.

Palm Saturday, 8th April, 18:30 – Holy mass (in Dutch) with palm consecration

Palm Sunday, 9th April:

  • 10:30 – Holy mass (in Dutch) with palm consecration and procession
  • 12:30 – Holy mass in English

Wednesday, 12th April, 21:00 – Nocturnal matim

Maundy Thursday, 13th April

  • 10:00 – Sung Liturgy (in the Peace chapel)
  • 19:30 – Eucharistic celebration with cardinal Eijk
  • 21:30 – Nocturnal matim until 00:00

Good Friday, 14th April

  • 10:00 – Sung Liturgy (in the Peace chapel)
  • 15:00 – Stations of the cross (please bring a flower for the adoration of the cross)
  • 16:30 – Ecumenical celebration for pilgrims
  • 19:30 – Memorial of the sacrifice and the death of the Lord, with adoration of the cross. Cardinal Eijk will be the celebrant
  • 21:30 – Nocturnal matim

Holy Saturday, 15th April

  • 10:00 – Sung Liturgy (in the Peace chapel)
  • 16:00-17:00 – Confessions
  • 21:00 – Paschal Vigil with celebrant cardinal Eijk

Easter Sunday, 16th April

  • 10:30 – Holy Mass
  • 12:30 – Holy Mass in English

Easter Monday, 17th April, 10:30 – Eucharistic celebration

Perpetual Adoration in Utrecht

Perpetual adoration needs a great push in parishes because this is what will save the world.
Saint Teresa of Calcuta

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A mission is going on in Utrecht to build up perpetual Eucharistic adoration. This is only  possible if we all come together and join in with our personal effort.  As Christians we believe that Jesus is alive today in the Blessed Sacrament, living, dwelling and calling us to Himself.  Perpetual adoration is our profession of faith as a people of God, as a Eucharistic Church and Community, that we truly believe that Jesus is here; it is our response to His everlasting Love for us.

Please come to hear more about how you are needed and how you  can help accomplish this wonderful blessing.

Wednesday, April 5 at 19.30

Eucharistic adoration in the chapel and immediately following a meeting

Perpetual adoration is the grace and the need of our times, society will be restored and renewed when all its members group themselves around our Emmanuel.
St. Peter Julian Eymard