Marathon this Sunday

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This Sunday, the 18th March, there is annual Utrecht Science Park marathon.

Due to this reason the cathedral may be difficult to reach, so please plan accordingly if you reach mass on time.

For more information visit their website: http://www.utrechtmarathon.com/

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15th Birthday of the English Mass

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Our community is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. We want to comemorate this special event with our parishioners. We also want to ask YOUR help. Please bring your country’s cuisine and share it with our international group.

After the Sunday mass we will celebrate and enjoy the tasty food everyone brought!

If you are interesting in coming, let us know by registering in this link: http://bit.ly/EMU15birthday

We hope to count on your presence!

Documentary St. Patrick, 18th of March

st-patrickSt. Patrick (born between 385 and 401, died on March 17, 461) is the most famous canonized missionary of Ireland. He has worked in the fifth century. The precise date of the beginning of his activities is not known or from his birth.

He was brought from his home, Britain, to Ireland as a boy, when he was 16, by Irish pagans. There he became a shepherd and learned the local language. After he had a vision he fled and he returned to his parents, but according to another legend he was brought to Gaul by a pagan Irish after 6 years. He went to the priesthood training in Auxerre in the then Gaul. Today he is regarded as the most known Irish saint.

The holiday of St. Patrick, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is the national holiday of Ireland.

On Sunday the 18th of March, at 14:30, there will be a movie afternoon where we will talk about St. Patrick’s life and work.

It will take place in the Pastoral center of the St. Augustine church, and Fr. Kuipers will be the speaker.

Hope to count on your presence!

8-day pilgrimage to Lourdes

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The parish of Utrecht invites you to join a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
This will take place from the 28th of April to the 5th of May. The trip will be done by TGV to and from Lourdes. The stay will be on a 3-star hotel.
We will have pastoral and travel guidance in English.

The price indicated is 599 EUR, which includes a sponsoring price of 300 EUR per pilgrim to support the English speaking community to join the pilgrimage.

This pilgrimage is open for everyone of all ages.

More information you can find on the travel agency leaflet available here: http://bit.ly/lourdes08

This is a a great opportunity for our community, don’t miss it!

First Holy Communion

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We have a group of 7 children interested in preparing for their First Holy Communion.
The preparation date and actual day of the ceremony are still to be determined, but if your child wants to be part of this group don’t miss this chance!
Send us an email to team@englishmassutrecht.nl and let us know about:

  • Child’s name;
  • Age;
  • Address;
  • Email of the parents;
  • Telephone number.

We are looking forward to see a big group doing the ceremony this year!

Retreat in Wageningen

wageningenWe want to invite you for a weekend retreat in Wageningen from February 16-18. It will be a time of prayer, talk, preaching, worship and singing. This retreat is organised by the School of Christian Life and Evangelism. Everyone is welcome. Participation is free of charge. If you are only able to come to a part of the retreat, this is not a problem.

When: February 16-18

  • Friday: 19:00 – 20:30
  • Saturday: 08:30 – 20:30
  • Sunday: 08:30 – 12:00

Where: Johannes de Doper church in Wageningen

Main topics of the talks:

* Level 1 group: “Encounter with the living God

* Level 2 group: “How to be a disciple of God. My personal formation and growth”

Please email Gosiaschoolofmary.nl@gmail.com
or call on +31 6 17493487 to register or to get more information.

Looking for sacristan volunteers

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Due to prolonged absence of our sacristan Maikel we are urgently looking for people that are willing to help preparing the vessels, vestments, books, candels before the Sunday mass and cleaning up and closing the church after mass. We want to form a group of people willing to help out.

Currently the volunteers of the Dutch mass help out, but they already do this for the Dutch mass and spend a large part of their Sunday in church. Therefore if you are willing to help out please contact us: team@englishmassutrecht.nl

Bible study in preparation for Easter

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Easter is approaching and, to prepare for it together, 4 evenings have been planned.
We will read several texts around “dealing with bread” i.e. multiplication, give, sharing bread together, and the deep spiritual meaning of this community act.

  • When: 19th and 26th February – 12th and 19th of March from 19h45’ to 21:30’
  • Where: Saint Augustinus church – Rozenstraat 1 Utrecht (backside of the church)

You are welcome to join us.

The English Mass Coordination team on behalf of Sister Yosé Höhne-Sparborth