Can you spare some time over the festive period to volunteer at a reception centre for asylum-seekers in Luxembourg?
The Luxembourg Red Cross needs volunteers to help distribute meals or participate in other activities all year round – but the need is especially great at Christmas and New Year. The initial reception centre in Strassen is currently operating at full capacity.
Please contact Caren Baviera (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can spare some time to help.
Our Community has had a leading role in supporting the Luxembourg Red Cross in this field since 2015. To find out more, click here.
Saturday 22 September 9:00-12:30, Centre Jean XXIII, Kirchberg
All adults involved in parish programmes are invited: FHC, confirmation, children’s liturgy, marriage preparation, baptism and adult catechesis, and anyone interested in taking a role in these programmes. Please email email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
Download the programme here.
Report & Photos here
More photos on the archdiocesan website — follow this link and click on the photo.
UMODZI is a project founded and supported among others by Judith Golooba, a member of the English-speaking Catholic community in Luxembourg, to support the education of orphans in her home country of Malawi.
The organisers are now busy making sure that all their students get funding to enable them to start college or university this coming September.
They have three students who have done well in their exams and have places in local universities in Malawi but do not yet have sponsors.
Can you help?
This is not about requesting money for a charity, but an appeal for individuals who can take care of a student and see them through their college or university programme, which lasts about 3 years (depending on the course).
The college/university fees amount to about €2300 per year – less than €200 per month. UMODZI would put you in direct contact with the student concerned.
To find out more, please contact Judith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope Francis will lead the World Meeting of Families in Ireland this week. A delegation from the Archdiocese of Luxembourg is participating – including a group from St Alphonse led by Fr Ed. Follow our progress each day on this dedicated page and feel free to share with us your thoughts, intentions or prayers.
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On 7 May 2018, Fr Ed marked the 30th anniversary of his priestly ordination. We did not celebrate it at the time as his mother was in her final hours, but we made up for it this Pentecost Sunday morning, 20 May 2018, with a presentation of gifts and crémant after Mass.
The gifts were a personal offering from our community. We wanted to keep it secret, so we did not make a public appeal, but the catechists, coffee organisers, Eucharistic ministers, musicians, pastoral council, readers and other volunteers all chipped in.
The first gift was an antique icon. According to tradition, the image of Our Lady of Iverskaja was first written by the Evangelist Luke. The version we presented to Fr Ed, which we located at the Monastery of Chevetogne in Belgium, was written in Russia between 1840 and 1850.
The second gift was a monetary one, for Fr Ed to enjoy as he pleases.
Fr Ed is at the heart of our community and we give thanks for his vocation and service both to our community and throughout his priestly ministry.
Fr Ed’s mother, Bridget, passed away peacefully at home today 9 May 2018. May she rest in peace. Please keep her, Fr Ed and their family in your prayers.
The funeral will take place on Saturday 12 May in the Basilica of Our Lady, Knock, Ireland.
The family have asked that, instead of flowers, donations be made to the Mayo Palliative Care Team (www.hospice.ie).
As a result, Fr Ed will be absent for a few days. During this period he will not be answering phone calls or emails. If you have any urgent business, please contact one of the following persons:
We will keep you up-to-date with posts on this website.
Thank you for your understanding.