Our English-speaking Catholic community has received a request for financial support towards providing bibles for residents in the Centre Pénitentiare (prison) at Schrassig, Luxembourg. The most accessible version of the bible, especially for those for whom English is not their first language, is the Good News version — now out of print and difficult to source. P. Vincent Klein SJ (the priest-chaplain) told me has has managed to find 200 copies of the GN version, but the chaplaincy funding is very limited. We are trying to raise €3000 to cover costs.
I am certain we can make a generous response to this appeal — by sponsoring an individual bible, or by giving a different amount.
I have accepted several invitations to lead evenings of prayer and reflection in the prison, and am convinced this is a very important part of the church’s ministry in Luxembourg — and I have been in admiration of Fr Vincent and the chaplaincy team for their dedicated, constant and challenging work in the prison.
Given the recent changes in relations between Church and State in Luxembourg, funding the prison chaplaincy ministry has become much more difficult. I know we can help!
If you wish to donate, our bank details are below, or you can communicate with Fr Vincent directly.
Thank you, and every good wish,
Paroisse Européenne, Section Anglophone
LU18 0019 3755 5648 2000
Please add in the communication section, ‘Prison Bibles’