Advent self bible study with the Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship

bibleOne of our parishioners sent us a suggestion of a fellowship that published a bible study guide that you can do it by yourself or with a group. Their name is Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship and you can find their guide here:

As they say in their website:¬†“Advent is the time of preparing to meet our God face to face in the person of Jesus Christ. This Advent, we will be going through the covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David to prepare our hearts for the Savior and King prefigured in each covenant.”

So if you are interested please have a look, we hope you’ll be enlightened!

Tridentine mass – 30 November


On the 30th of November there will be a celebration of Tridentine Mass in the St. Rafael church (also known as Latin mass).

The mass will be celebrated by Fr. James Smits and starts at 19:00.

To reach the church, coming from the center, you can take either of the busses: 1, 3 or 6.

The address of the church is: Lichtenberchdreef 4, 3562 RD Utrecht (

Hope to count with your presence!

Practical spirituality


The Benedictine monk and meditation teacher¬†Laurence Freeman will give on Saturday, the 25th November, a reading about practical spirituality with the title “Without the spiritual we cannot be sane”.

Freeman (London, 1951) became, after a short secular career, Benedictine. He is monk, priest and spiritual leader. As follower of John Main, he is director of the world community for Christian Meditation. Over the whole world he leads meditation groups. After that he is very active in inter-religious dialogues and also on world peace. He writes many books, of which “The Selfless Self” (Sprekende Stilte) is a best seller in the Netherlands.

In a time when one liners and confrontation have the upperhand in our society debate it is a relief to hear the simplicity of his speach, the silence, inner peace and needed mutual respect. The reading will be done in English.

  • When: 25th November, 19:30
  • Where: Janskerk, Janskerkhof, Utrecht
  • Entrance is free of charge
  • Language: English

If you are interested in attending please reserve by sending an email to:
More info (in Dutch):

Help needed for the restauration of St. Augustine church

The restauration works for the St. Augustine church continue and once again the parish augustinuskerk1asks us to help with some of the works.

Thursday, the 16th of November, we are going to remove the last part of the floor, also on the front part of the church and then do some cleaning.

These works will be done in the evening, at 20:00.

If you want to help us please let the organization know by sending an email to

We thank you in advance for your willingness to help!

Conference against death penalty – 1st December



One of our parishioners is part of the organization of a conference against death penalty. It will take place in Utrecht on the 1st of December and the main language will be English.

Marietta Jaeger from the United States will tell her story, she opposed to the death penalty for the murderer of her daughter, who was a psychiatric patient.

  • When: Friday, the 1st of December, from 20:00 to 21:30
  • Where: Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht
  • Price: Entrance is free

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