We have all seen the news of the tragic loss of the Malaysian Airways flight apparently shot down over Ukraine this week. The tragedy touches us here in Luxembourg more closely: Andrew and Estella Hoare, and their two sons, Jasper (14) and Friso (12) were lost. Both boys were in the Dutch section of the European School. Rinke (24), Estelle’s son, was not with them, and is now having to deal with such an immense loss.
Our 11:15 Mass tomorrow, 20 July, is being offered for the repose of the souls of this family, and for Rinke — and for all who have died in this terrible incident, and all who are mourning loved ones.
Alex Isebaert, President of the Paroisse Européenne and a member of the Dutch-speaking section of the parish will be with us for our 11:15 Mass tomorrow and will offer a prayer (in Dutch) for the Hoare family. We are grateful to Alex for accepting this invitation at short notice.