English Masses or combined Dutch English Masses Holy Week in St. Catherine’s Cathedral: april 14, Holy Thursday 19.00 hours (combined with Cardinal Eijk) april 15, Good Friday 19.00 hours (combined with Cardinal Eijk) april 16, Holy Saturday 21.00 hours (combined with Cardinal Eijk) april 17, Easter 12.30 hours
From Friday 25 March 19.00 hours till Saturday 19.00 hours the yearly 24 hours Adoration will take place in St.Catherine’s. We start with a Holy Mass. Cardinal Eijk and his 2 bishops will be the celebrants in this extraordinary Holy Mass which will partly be in English. All because of the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary according to the second secret of Fatima. The Consecration will take place in Rome by Pope Francis.
After the English Mass of 12.30 hours each sunday we meet for coffee, tea and a chat. So if you want to make new friends, meet old ones, or just want to have coffee or tea, please join. Father Patrick is the celebrant tomorrow. We celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Lent. Livestream starts at 12.30 hours at our facebookpage.
People from our English Mass community donated € 220,80 today for the Ukraine refugees after the Holy Mass. The special request for the ask for help is an initiative from the European and Dutch Bishops. The money will be used for fresh water supplies, food, help to countries like Hungary, Poland and Moldavia and so on. You can donate money to: bankaccount NL21 INGB 000 000 58 50 t.n.v. Vastenactie, Den Haag, o.v.v. collecte Oekraïne.
Today it’s the beginning of Lent. We start with the celebrating of Ashwednesday at 19.00 hours in the Cathedral. Everybody is invited to join! Livestream at our facebookpage starts at 18.55 hours. The Holy Mass will be mainly in Dutch and partly in English. Bishop Woorts, together with Father Hans are the celebrants. Deacon André will assist. You can take old palmleaves with you. They will be collected. At 17.15 hours churchbells of St. Catherine’s and many other churches in the Netherlands will ring to express our solidarity with Ukraine.
We would like to invite you for the Alpha Online program from 5th October, 2021 onwards.
What is Alpha?
Alpha Online is a series of group discussions about life, spirituality and faith through a Christian lens. We provide an open, non-judgmental environment where anyone, atheist, skeptic, or seeker, feels free to explore the things of life with new friends.
How it works
• 20:00 – 20:15 Welcome
Explanation of the purpose of the evening and meeting new friends
• 20:15 – 20:40 Watch
Every alpha evening there is a video of 25 minutes, not intended to provide answers, but rather to raise questions and thus inspire more conversation. They are short films about the big basic questions of the Christian faith, questions such as: Who is Jesus? and How can I believe? Every week you can watch the video comfortably from your home with the link that we will send you. Easy!
• 20:45 – 21:15 Discuss
After the video, we will continue to talk in small groups in virtual breakout rooms, where you can share your thoughts about faith and life and hear from others in your group Your host will lead this conversation. You can share whatever you want, as much or as little as you want, it’s up to you.
You can register for the first meeting, the introduction to Alpha:
Is There More to Life than This?
Tuesday October 5th, 2021, 20:00 CEST
Over the next 10 weeks we will have sessions covering different topics and ideas.
Every Sunday we celebrate the English Mass at St. Catherine’s in Utrecht. The Holy Mass starts at 12.30 hours. The adress is Lange Nieuwstraat 36, Utrecht. As we all know, we still are living in corona times. Having said that there is at this moment no need to register for attending the H. Mass. Please be aware that the max number of people that can attend the Mass at the same time is 105 persons above the age of twelve years. Children till the age of twelve are always welcome too. In the church the 1.5 meter distance rule is maintained till further notice. So feel free to join and maybe you will get to know a couple of new people.
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