This Sunday: collection for MIVA

mivaThis Sunday, the 25th August, after Mass there will be an additional collection at the door for MIVA. MIVA is an organisation that supports local people that are helping the disadvantaged with small projects in remote areas. They operate in areas such as health, education and human rights.
Please help us collect funds for this cause.


St. Willibrord procession 2019

sint-willibrordOn the 8th of September the annual St. Willibrord procession takes place to remember what St. Willibrord has done for us and to unite in our faith.

On the 8th of September at 16:00 the procession leaves from the statue of Saint Willibrord on Janskerkhof and ends in the Cathedral with a vesper service. At 17:15 there is a get together in the Bonifaciushuis, Nieuwegracht 61.

During this procession we can show Utrecht that our catholic faith is still very much alive and important to us.

News about the renovation of the St. Augustine church

2-st-augustine-renovationOn the 13th of June the parish board and the builders had a meeting in which the plans for restoration of the St. Augustine church were discussed. The original plan has been extended to renovate not only the roof but also the rooms adjacent to the church.

Some preliminary research must first take place and quotes are requested from a number of contractors. This was followed with a meeting on the 13th of July with the municipality and the central office of Monuments and Cultural Heritage (Rijksdienst Monumenten en Cultureel Erfgoed).

The budget and planning are being made and need to be approved by the Diocese and the building permits need to be approved. The builders expect to be able to start in November 2019 with renovations.

St. Augustine feast 2019

1-feastOn Saturday the 7th of September at 12.00 we will have once again the St. Augustine feast!
This time it will be organised in the Chapel of the sisters Saint Augustine in the Waterstraat 2 in Utrecht, nearby the St. Augustine church.

At 13.00 we plan to have a festive lunch and activities in the coffee and tearoom of the St. Augustine church, Rozenstraat 1.

It is now 10 years the Dutch and English speaking community are celebrating the St. Augustine feast together and we would like to continue this tradition.

We invite you to come and bring a dish from your home country to share.

Assumption solemnity 2019

assumptionOn the 15th of August, the Catholic church celebrates the Assumption of Mary into heaven.

Unfortunately there isn’t a mass celebration in English scheduled for the Assumption tomorrow.

However there are 2 celebrations you might want to attend in Dutch:
* At 12:30 in the Augustinian sisters chapel, in the Waterstraat 2, Utrecht or
* At 19:00 in the St. Catherine cathedral.

Sunday Latin Mass from September onwards


The green light was given to start a Latin Novus Ordo Mass from the Sunday of 8th September 2019 and every following Sunday of the month.

As you already may know, at the first week of the month from September to December there will be a Tridentine Mass every first week of the month, beginning on Sunday 1st of September 2019. This means that every week there will be an extra Late Sunday Mass for everyone.

Furthermore, in the Catherine Cathedral there will be more activities on Sunday afternoon:

  • Rosary from 14:30 to 15:30 and
  • Adoration from 16:00 to 17:00.

We are kindly invited to honour God in the Catherine Cathedral, Lange Nieuwstraat 36, Utrecht, at 17:00 on the 1st and 8th of September and every following Sunday, and show your support to our priests, chorus, and volunteers who are working hard to make this happen.

New alternative mass schedule for Sundays at 5PM


Some time ago we sent out a questionnaire about interest in an extra mass on Sunday afternoon.

It has been decided that this mass will be planned for Sundays at 5 PM, starting on the 2nd week of September.

The organization however is still searching for a sacristan that can help with preparing and cleaning up the church.

The tasks will be to open the Cathedral before 5 PM, to close it after 6 PM and to arrange eveything inside so that the mass can be celebrated. It is a pure volunteer work, that should be performed as part of a team in a rotating schedule.

If you are willing to help please let the organization know by sending an email to the following address, letting them know how often can you help (once every 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 … weeks?)

Humberto Consolo –


Room available by the Ki Tov community

From August 2019 a room will become available in the Ki Tov community ( in Utrecht!

The room is available for six months to a year. However, it is possible to stay even longer. We would particularly like to welcome an international student.

Eleven people live together in what used to be a monastery near the centre of Utrecht. Some of us are at the end of our studies, while others are already working. So all in all a pretty diverse group. A very importantpart of our community is that every morning and every evening we have prayer in our chapel in the style of Taizé. Most of us are quite independent and have our own thing. Nevertheless, we always spend one evening a week together for dinner and an activity. When the weather is nice we also enjoy hanging out in our very big and beautiful garden.

What we offer:
– 8 m2
– Street view
– Furniture

– 250 euro per month (incl. gas, electricity and internet)

Who we are looking for:
– An international student
– Independent
– Affinity with the Christian faith and/or Taizé.
– Tidy

If you are interested, or if you have any questions, please email

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Church Night Utrecht

kerknachtComing Saturday, June the 22nd, from 16:00 to 24:00 the St. Catherine Cathedral will join in the annual Church Night Utrecht.

It’s an opportunity to make our community visible to visitors. There will be guided tours, talks with visitors about faith, singing, prayer and more. At 18:30 there will be mass.

Would you like to help out or come for a visit?

Then please email Ellen van Ardenne:
And let her know if you want to volunteer or just come as a visitor.