Schedule Holy week 2018

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Easter is approaching and there will many festivities in Utrecht. Unfortunately most of them will be in Dutch. In English we will celebrate the Easter Sunday at 12:30 in St. Catherine Cathedral, as usual.

Below is the rest of the schedule, in case you are interested in participating:

24th March – Palm Saturday
18:30 – (Dutch) Holy mass with Palm consecration

25th March – Palm Sunday
10:30 – (Dutch) Holy mass with Palm consecration and procession
12:30 – English mass

28th March, Holy Wednesday
21:00 – (Dutch) Tenebrae with the Gregorian choir of Utrecht

29th March, Maundy Thursday
10:00 – (Dutch) Sung pray
18:30-19:15 – Confession oportunity
19:30 – (Dutch) Mass celebration with cardinal Eijk
21:30 – (Dutch) Tenebrae with the Gregorian choir of Utrecht. Finishing with prayer un silence until the closing of the church at 00:00.

30th March, Good Friday
10:00 – (Dutch) Sung pray
15:00 – (Dutch) Celebration of the stations of the cross, with veneration of the cross (please bring a flower for the veneration). With the Gregorian choir of Utrecht
18:30-19:15 – Confession oportunity
19:30 – (Dutch) Memorial of the suffering and death of the Lord, with veneration of the cross (please bring a flower for the veneration).
21:30 – (Dutch) Tenebrae with the Gregorian choir of Utrecht

31st March, Holy Saturday
10:00 – (Dutch) Sung pray
16:00-17:00 – Confession oportunity
21:00 – (Dutch) Pascal vigil with cardinal Eijk and the Cantemus Domino Choir

1st April, Easter Sunday
10:30 – (Dutch) Holy mass
12:30 – English Mass

2nd April, Easter Monday
10:30 – (Dutch) Mass celebration

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Marathon this Sunday

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This Sunday, the 18th March, there is annual Utrecht Science Park marathon.

Due to this reason the cathedral may be difficult to reach, so please plan accordingly if you reach mass on time.

For more information visit their website: http://www.utrechtmarathon.com/

15th Birthday of the English Mass

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Our community is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. We want to comemorate this special event with our parishioners. We also want to ask YOUR help. Please bring your country’s cuisine and share it with our international group.

After the Sunday mass we will celebrate and enjoy the tasty food everyone brought!

If you are interesting in coming, let us know by registering in this link: http://bit.ly/EMU15birthday

We hope to count on your presence!

Documentary St. Patrick, 18th of March

st-patrickSt. Patrick (born between 385 and 401, died on March 17, 461) is the most famous canonized missionary of Ireland. He has worked in the fifth century. The precise date of the beginning of his activities is not known or from his birth.

He was brought from his home, Britain, to Ireland as a boy, when he was 16, by Irish pagans. There he became a shepherd and learned the local language. After he had a vision he fled and he returned to his parents, but according to another legend he was brought to Gaul by a pagan Irish after 6 years. He went to the priesthood training in Auxerre in the then Gaul. Today he is regarded as the most known Irish saint.

The holiday of St. Patrick, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is the national holiday of Ireland.

On Sunday the 18th of March, at 14:30, there will be a movie afternoon where we will talk about St. Patrick’s life and work.

It will take place in the Pastoral center of the St. Augustine church, and Fr. Kuipers will be the speaker.

Hope to count on your presence!

8-day pilgrimage to Lourdes

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The parish of Utrecht invites you to join a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
This will take place from the 28th of April to the 5th of May. The trip will be done by TGV to and from Lourdes. The stay will be on a 3-star hotel.
We will have pastoral and travel guidance in English.

The price indicated is 599 EUR, which includes a sponsoring price of 300 EUR per pilgrim to support the English speaking community to join the pilgrimage.

This pilgrimage is open for everyone of all ages.

More information you can find on the travel agency leaflet available here: http://bit.ly/lourdes08

This is a a great opportunity for our community, don’t miss it!