Schedule Christmas celebrations 2017


Christmas is approaching and we would like to inform you about the celebrations in this period. Besides the regular Sunday mass, at 12:30, in the St. Catherine Cathedral, we will have:

  • Christmas mass in English on Monday, the 25th of December at 12:30, in the St. Catherine Cathedral.

There won’t be masses in English for the 2nd day of Christmas or the new year’s day. If you wish to attend these in Dutch we recommend attending the ones in the St. Catherine Cathedral, both at 10:30.
There will be other celebrations in Dutch during this period in Utrecht. If you are interested please check the schedule in the December’s parish bulletin – Tussentijds:

Seminar ‘President Duterte and his critics’


Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office last June 2016, thousands of Filipinos have been killed extrajudicially. In trying to stop the killings, the dynamics of critical engagement must change. In his lecture, Professor Albert Alejo S.J., will examine the challenge now facing the opposition, including the Church.

Professor Albert E. Alejo, a Jesuit priest from the Philippines, is currently visiting professor of ethnography at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. For many years he has campaigned, written and lectured against corruption in Philippine political life and has actively promoted peace initiatives in the most troubled areas of the southern Philippines.

He is the author of several works on anti-corruption, tribal minority activism, and Filipino values including Generating Energies in Mount Apo: Cultural Politics in a Contested Environment (2000), Ehemplo: Spirituality of Shared Integrity in Philippine Church and Society (2016), Tao Po! Tuloy! (1990). He is also the founder of AGILA, a training academy for indigenous leaders in Mindanao.

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017
Time: 15.30 h – 17.00 h
Venue: KITLV, room 138, Reuvensplaats 2, Leiden

Please register if you wish to attend: