Octave Family Pilgrimage – Sat 14 May

A reminder of the special family pilgrimage from St Alphonse to the Cathedral tomorrow as part of the traditional Octave of Our Lady:

Start: Church of St Alphonse – 15:45

End: Notre-Dame Cathedral – 18:00

Children are invited to bring the following optional items:

  • a Rosary
  • a flag or other symbol of their country of origin

For more information on the pilgrimage: Octave Family Pilgrimage

For more information about the Octave: www.octave.lu

Octave Family Pilgrimage

Saturday 14 May 2022 – 15:45-18:00

All families are invited to join a special pilgrimage from St Alphonse to the Cathedral next Saturday as part of the traditional Octave of Our Lady – the highpoint of the Luxembourg Church year.

Start: Church of St Alphonse – 15:45

End: Notre-Dame Cathedral – 18:00

The pilgrimage will begin with a programme led by our catechists to learn about the history of the Octave and to explore the Church of St Alphonse through a treasure hunt! It will also be an opportunity for our First Holy Communion children to practise their singing before their big day.

The English-speaking Community will then make a procession from St Alphonse to the Cathedral where we will meet up with processions from other linguistic communities.

Cardinal Hollerich will welcome the children before we end the pilgrimage with a short prayer service before the statue of Our Lady in the Cathedral.

For more information about the Octave: www.octave.lu

Synod 2021-23

The final draft of the English-Speaking Community’s contribution to the Synod 2021-23 can be consulted here:

The contribution is a synthesis of the main issues raised and reinforced during the three-phase consultation process in February and March:  http://www.catholic.lu/synod-2021-2023/

All members of the Community are invited to read this final draft and to submit any comments by Monday 2 May at 12 noon to parish@catholic.lu.

This document, which may be no longer than two pages, will then be sent to the Diocesan Synodal Team, which will prepare the contribution of the Archdiocese of Luxembourg to the Synod of Bishops meeting in Rome in 2023.

It should be noted that a number of other valuable points were also raised during the consultation, which are not included here; these will be communicated to the Pastoral Council and will also be published on our website.