During the recent times we have been streaming live the English Mass every Sunday at 12:30 on our Facebook page – fb.com/englishmassutrecht – please check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.
But now we are also making available online our community moment after the mass, the coffee and tea. To join please follow this link:
Please join Sunday after the mass, between 13:30 and 14:30.
Here is a first topic to start with: “How has your life changed with the confinement?”
We hope to chat with you there!
During the Easter season Fr. John together with the community from the Gerardus Majella church will stream several events that you can follow on our Facebook page or on the Majella church page.
Here is the agenda:
Keep an eye on these Facebook pages:
Starting today, the 8th of April at 11:00, Fr. John will live stream an Easter Retreat on our Facebook page (fb.com/englishmassutrecht). It will stay available on our page if you are not able to check it as it is streamed.
This retreat will be streamed on the following dates:
- Wednesday, 8th April, 11am and 7pm
- Maundy Thursday, 9th April 11am
- Good Friday, 10th April 11am
- Holy Saturday, 11th April 11am
- Easter Sunday, 12th April 11am
Beside the Mother of Our Saviour
As Mary stood before her crucified Son, a handful of His disciples stood beside her… John, the beloved disciple, Mary Magdalen and a couple more. John indicated clearly in his Gospel that he was there thanks to her, Jesus’ mother. It was her Faith, her Love, and then her Hope which made it possible for her to follow Jesus in his distressing pathway through terrible misery and suffering, to the immense joy and peace of the Resurrection. She was a light in the dark, like the moon is a light reflecting the sun’s light during the night. How did Mary live the Passion? How did she follow her Son, what did she think and pray while He was tortured by anguish in the garden? How did she keep her Love alive as she saw Him beaten and abused? How did she Hope when she saw His life slowly draining away on the Cross, her Son drifting away from her? She knew Him deeply she followed His Heart and His Wisdom which she had heard and treasured for years as her light in a dark place.
In 6 talks I propose to follow Jesus’ passion, looking at how Mary saw and lived it… for she didn’t find death in Jesus’ Passion but life from the Giver of Life. Her eyes of Faith and her heart-to-heart of Love with Jesus gave her a strong Hope which lead her to live the Resurrection with Jesus.
Jesus wants the same for us as He did for St John and St Mary Magdalen… He gives us the Blessed Mother to lead us in His pathway to Life.
Again if you are interested in watching live, check the schedule above.
Otherwise the videos will stay available online to watch later.
The streams take place on our page: fb.com/englishmassutrecht
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