On the 22nd September, our parishioners Anne Louis Cammenga and Stefina de Boer visited Paris as pilgrims, visiting many of its churchs.
They started with the church St. Nicolas de Chardonnet where they attended the holy mass in the morning. They moved on to the church of St. Etienne du Mont, a beautiful renaissance gothic church, were they attended a mass dedicated to children of the local primary schools.
St. Eustache was next, where they visited the tombs of some famous people there buried: Minister Colbert, the mother of Mozart.
After this church our parishioners visited St. Germain des Prés, the oldest church in Paris, where there is a statue of St. John Paul II.
The last one they visited was Saint-Sulpice, where they also took the time to visit the crypts of the many famous people there buried.
They finished their visited to Paris with a relaxed visit to the garden of the Luxembourg Palace.
Our two parishioners had a great time in Paris and they recommend to everyone in the community. Maybe a good idea to visit churches with members of our community next year?
We will consider planning a visit of our group to Paris.
If you wish to read more details about this trip please visit Anne Louis blog (in Dutch): http://bit.ly/2zh95KK
For the 14th October we asked the English Mass Utrecht community to help with the cleaning of the wooden floor of the St. Augustine church.The parish received a lot of help from volunteers! We would like to greatlly thanks everyone!
Fr. Huitink published on his Facebook profile (https://www.facebook.com/ton.huitink) a report of the cleaning works on the church. It is mostly Dutch spoken but Fr. Huitink had also the opportunity to interview some of the members of the English community namely Chad, Will and Lucas. You can view the whole the report here: https://www.facebook.com/ton.huitink/videos/1921010134581912
In the report Fr. Huitink also tells us what are the plans for the following actions. After the wooden floor is removed, scaffolds will be placed to investigate the ceiling to be able to estimate the costs of the restauration.
LA ULTIMA CIMA (THE LAST MOUNTAIN-TOP)
Spanish film director Juan Manuel Cotelo attended a conference with the Spanish priest and Professor Pablo Domínguez a few years ago. However, 12 days later he learned from the television news that Domínguez had died during the climbing of a mountain. Cotelo made a film about his life: it is the story of an ordinary priest, who is with the people, sharing their joy and their concerns, bringing God into their lives.The film is in Spanish and has Dutch subtitles.
- Where: Coffee room St. Augustine Church, PASTORAAL CENTRUM, Rozenstraat 1, (next to Q-PARK parkeergarage/parking garage LA VIE) Utrecht.
- When: Sunday October 22, 2:30 pm.
- Speaker: Father K. Smits
De Kathedraal De Augustinus
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