Psalm 23 has been popular for thousands of years. The psalm is very visual and reminds us that life has its uncertainties, fears, pain and sorrow. There are times in which our resources, our wisdom and our strength simply fall short. During such periods, we do not have to despair but we may continue in the firm assurance that we are not alone. There is One Who is with us, who knows us, cares for us and leads us. There is a way through all the difficulties past the low point.
Psalm 23 helps us to stand still, to take a deep breath and remind ourselves of the bigger picture, so that we can view our situation with certainty, courage, confidence and hope.
Where: Coffee room St. Augustine Church, PASTORAAL CENTRUM, Rozenstraat 1, (next to Q-PARK parking garage LA VIE) Utrecht
When: Sunday September 17th, 14:30
Speaker: Fr. O. Swijnenberg
On Sunday the 3rd of September, we will celebrate the St. Augustine day!
As we do usually on other years, we will celebrate this day together with the Dutch community. Therefore the mass will take place at 10:30. There will be no mass celebration at 12:30.
On this day we will have the presence of the Cantemus Domino choir, of the Dutch community, which will sing together with the choir of the English Mass.
We also ask for your help! For this feast we would like to invite everyone to please bring some snack, cookies or cake from your home country to share with the others. This way we get to taste a bit of all the exotic variety of snacks from the members of our community!
It will be a great party, please come and celebrate with us!
When: 19th of August
Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Where: meeting point entrance Dom Church
Henk Scholte will give a free guided tour about the history and architecture of the Dom Church and Old Catholic Church of Utrecht from 13:30 -17:00.
Afterwards there is the opportunity for an extended programme at own expense:
enjoy a cup of coffee, go to mass at Saint Catherine’s Cathedral at 18:30, have dinner afterwards at Mr. Jacks and finish the night with lighting a candle during the Night of Light in the Cathedral.
To register for the tour or for more information please contact:
Anne Louis Cammenga – 06-81833071.
A couple of months ago we announced about the synod about the youth that the Pope is preparing.
In the fall of 2018 the bishops of the Roman catholic church in Rome come together to speak about the youth. As preparation for this meeting, the Pope Francis sent a list of questions to the bishops. These documents were sent in a previous email and can be found here:
The pastoral team of the parish of Utrecht does not want the questions of the pope immediately answered, the team wants first to introduce them to the youth of the city.
The priests want to hear the audience about what the faith and the church mean to them.
For this talk, we invite everyone, that is Roman catholic in Utrecht, in the age between 16 and 29 years old.
You are most welcome on Saturday, the 2nd September in the pastoral center H. Johannes de Doper-H. Bernardus Oranje Nassaulaan 2, 3523 VR Utrecht.
The meeting begins at 14:00 and ends at 17:00, at which point comes the moment to have a meal with everyone. The close time is at 18:30 in de pastoral center with a Taizé celebration.
Please register before the 31st of August in the secretariat of the parish of St. Martinus, tel. 030-2546147, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact: Gerrit Jan Westerveld, e-mail: email@example.com or tel. 030-2963078