Activities

Altar serving

AltarServantsWe depend on our group of altar servants to serve at the Table of the Lord, assisting the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist. As an altar servant you give a little bit of your time (once a month an hour) to support the priest and to serve the Lord. Every mass there is at least one altar servant present.

To be an altar servant you should have made your First Communion. If you would like to be an altar servant (e.g. once or twice per month), send an email to the English Mass Team (team@englishmassutrecht.nl). One of the Team members will contact you to make arrangements with you according to your availability.

Reading

readersAn important part of every mass is the Word of the Lord. Through His Word he teaches us. We can find strength, support and guidance in His Words. By reading during mass we can share our own faith and continue Jesus’ mission of sharing the Word with the community.

The readings and intercessory prayers are read by a group of readers. Every week an email is sent to the group of readers to ask four of them to read for the coming Sunday.

If you want to join the readers, please send an email to team@englishmassutrecht.nl.

Coffee and tea

CoffeeTeaWe have a get-together after the English Mass with coffee and tea. This is very important, as it brings people together and serves as an opportunity for new people to get introduced to our community.

Volunteers prepare and serve coffee and tea and clean up afterwards. We are always looking for new volunteers to help out (e.g. for once or twice per month). Would you be willing to support the Coffee & Tea Group? Send an email to team@englishmassutrecht.nl. One of the team members will contact you to make arrangements according to your availability.

Of course, you are also most welcome to spontaneously offer your helping hands at the get-together, which is also highly appreciated. Thank you!

Choir

ChoirThe choir leads the congregation in hymns of praise and thanksgiving to our Lord at the Sunday English Mass. Established in 2005, we are a group of friendly people who share a common vision – to serve the Lord in the music ministry.

We welcome you to join us, be it as a singer, as an instrument player, or as an additional choir director. We send an email every week to invite our members to the rehearsals. Just send an email to choir.english.mass.utrecht@gmail.com.

We rehearse on Fridays from 8-10 PM and on Sunday morning from 11 AM.

Enter through the back entrance of the church at Rozenstraat 1. Just walk through the gate next to the multi-storey car park of the ‘Bijenkorf’ store.

After the rehearsal we usually have a social gathering in a cafe nearby. After mass there are always some that have lunch together.

Catechism

CatechismEvery first and third Sunday of the month we organise catechism for children aged 3-13. For about 30 mins during the mass, the Gospel and Readings of the Sunday will be explained to the children through storytelling and drawing/coloring activities. Children and parents are welcome to attend!

We are looking for volunteers to help prepare the catechism and help during catechism so we can take turns. The common language of the children is Dutch. If you speak Dutch and want to help with catechism please send an email to team@englishmassutrecht.nl.

Couples and family meeting

familyWe would like to organise new couples and family meetings, but the interest declined. If you interested though please let is know so that we can organise a group. Please send us an email to team@englishmassutrecht.nl.

Rosary

rosaryEvery first Sunday of the month, directly after mass, we have a rosary prayer in the chapel of the Cathedral. We gather in the chapel after the Sunday mass. You are welcome to join us!

Bible study

Gospel JohnDuring the Advent a series of three evenings will take place in which the deeper meaning of the Bible Birth stories of Jesus, Isaac, Moses and Samuel will be discussed. The evenings will be led by Yosé Höhne-Sparborth.

  • When: 4, 11 & 18 December
  • Time: 19:45 – 21:30
  • Where: Kanaalstraat 200

If you are interested to come, please let Yosé know by sending him an email: yosehohnesparborth@gmail.com

Visiting the sick

visiting-the-sickLife can present us with trials and difficulties, sadness and sorrows. In these times it can be difficult to find our way to the Lord. As a community we want to be there for support in those trials.

If you know someone that could use a visit, please send an email to team@englishmassutrecht.nl, we will facilitate a visit.

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