On Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of March there will be a 24 hours of adoration for the Lord event in the St. Catherine cathedral.
The schedule is as follows:
29th March, 19:00 in the St. Catherine Cathedral: Way of the cross;
29th March, 20:00 in the Peace Chapel: Adoration and reconciliation;
30th March, 10:00 in the St. Catherine Cathedral: Worship and reconciliation;
30th March, 18:30 in the Peace Chapel: Evening mass.
Please come and take part in this celebration of praying and reflection during this Lent periode.
On the 10th of March, the English Mass Utrecht community celebrated its 16th anniversary. We had a nice potluck lunch with food brought from everyone from the community and we played some board games after the lunch.
Check out the photos in our Facebook page:
A decision was made regarding the cathedral:
The St. Catherine church will NOT be sold and will stay cathedral and at the service of the community.
Taking into consideration the lack of vitality of the community of the cathedral the coordination of the parish considered selling the cathedral.
The archbishop of Utrecht, cardinal Eijk, was made aware of these plans and due to several protests of the community and the role of the St. Catherine church as cathedral, and the national seat of the catholic church in the Netherlands, the plans were abandoned.
The coordination of the parish will now take into consideration other means to collect funds for the parish and to assure a healthy vitality for the future. For this the archbishop encourages the speed-up of the plans to fuse the parishes of the center of the city – Salvator, St. Ludgerus and St. Martinus.
The coordination of the parish is also arranging with the Catherijnconvent museum for a stronger collaboration and further promote the public access of the cathedral as part of the unique late middle age monastery complex where the museum is placed.
This wednesday, the 6th of March, the Lent period will start with the Ash Wednesday.
There will be a celebration at 19:00, in the St. Catherine Cathedral, but it’ll be in Dutch.
We hope nevertheless that you can attend and mark the beginning of the Lenten season.