The meeting concerning the merge to one Utrecht parish, announced for the 22nd January will be postponed.
The reason is due to the concerns around the announced measures regarding paid musicians from July 2019. Also the specific situation about the Salvator parish requires more clarity, concerning the plans for the St. Catherine cathedral and the future of the Catholic faith in Utrecht.
The parish board considers that is best to first discuss the matter internally.
A new date, in the second half of February, will be announced later, once the board has more concrete answers.
We will let the community know whenever we have more information.
It has been announced before that the diocese has plans to sell the cathedral due to the current financial situation.
A group of parishioners with a vision of growth and vitality for the St. Catherine Cathedral created a petition to halt these plans and keep the cathedral for the parish.
If you share their opinion, you can sign the petition on this website:
And then fill in your name, email address and place of residence.
The website is in Dutch, you can find a Google translated version here:
The petition will be handed over on the 22nd of January, during the information session about the topic announced before.
2019-01-16 UPDATE: The meeting on the 22nd of January was postponed. Please read more about it in a more recent post here.
On the 22nd of January at 20:00 there is a meeting concerning the merger to one Utrecht parish. The meeting takes place where we have the coffee and tea after the mass in the cathedral, the Bonifaciushuis – Nieuwegracht 61. Topic of discussion will among others be the financial situation and the plans of selling the Cathedral and the uncertainties surrounding the future of the st. Augustine. At the meeting you can learn more of the plans and express your concerns and ask questions you might have. We hope to see many of you there that evening.
Related to this topic, there is a group of (Dutch) parishioners that gather to pray for the future of the catholic church in (the centre of) Utrecht. Every Sunday at 18:00 you can join them in the sacristy of the St. Catherine Cathedral. You can ring the bell of the red door on the left side of the cathedral halfway the alley.
Would be great if you can join!