Marriage Preparation Course May 2018

Marriage Preparation Course

Our next Marriage Preparation Day will be on Saturday, 19 May 2018, from 10:00 – 16:00 at the Centre Jean XXIII near Kirchberg. This course is for couples preparing for marriage: it’s not about preparing you for the ceremony itself, but for the rest of your married life together. These days have been both popular and highly rated; input is given by trained Marriage Preparation presenters, and as couples you have an opportunity also to share your own experience of life together.

The course is for Catholic and non-Catholic partners.

Exceptionally (due to scheduling issues, for example) you can take the course after your church wedding. If you wish to register for the February date, please contact me and I will subscribe you. To cover costs, we ask €75 from each couple; if this is beyond your means, no problem — again, just get in touch. Refreshments and a sandwich lunch are provided.

Our May course will be presented by members of our English-speaking parish.

Fr Ed

For directions follow the Centre Jean XXIII link above, or see the official site.


Concert 5 May

United in Jesus — concert of sacred music including Panis Angelicus, O Salutaris Hostia, Taizé chants. This concert is presented by superb musicians and singers, and we are blessed to welcome them to our church.  Entrance collection in aid of children in need in Latvia. This event is not simply a concert, but an encounter with our Risen Lord. Recommended!

Fr Ed

Church of St Alphonse, Saturday May 5th, 15:00. Flyer here

‘Elevation’ link

‘Elevation’ link

I referred this weekend (7-8 April) to an emotion called ‘elevation’. The article which introduced me to the concept can be found here. Recordings of the homilies, as usual, are online shortly after the day on which they were preached. They can be accessed from the drop-down menu on the Masses tab on our homepage. Unfortunately  you will have to wait until next year before you can re-listen to homilies as a Lenten penance…


Gaelic Sports Club

Gaelic Sports Club Luxembourg asbl are delighted to announce that we will begin the 3rd annual Club na nÓg – Gaelic Games for children coaching sessions this April.flyer here).

The aim, as always, is to bring Gaelic Games to girls and boys in Luxembourg in a fun and friendly way.

Sign up below for 10 weeks of fun training for 4-14 year olds for one hour on Sunday afternoons

Club na nÓg Luxembourg 2018

Dates: April 29– July 1, 2018
Time: 15.00– 16.00
Location: Stade Michel Wagner, Weimerskirch
Click here for directions 
The pitch can be reached by Bus Ligne 8 
Age Group: 4-14 years old (split into age appropriate groupings)

Annual appeal for feet

Tomorrow evening at 20:30 we celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the first part of our Easter Liturgy; this year, as always, we need feet to wash — one per person, man, woman or child. If you are coming to Mass tomorrow evening (Thursday 29th March) and are willing to have a foot washed during Mass, I would be most grateful. Simply send me an email or text to let me know.

As you will already know, this celebration is simple and beautiful — and if you can add to it with your foot, that would be so good.

Thank you,

Fr Ed

Arepas for Venezuela

Members of our community, involved in ‘ The Asociation for Venezuela’ will be selling arepas (typical corn bread) today, Sunday 18th March after the 11:15 mass in the garden/parking meeting room at St Alphonse. The arepas will be accompanied by cheese, pork, other meats and salad. There will be cupcakes and juice for children also. All are warmly invited.

St Patrick’s Day report

Many thanks to all the organisations and individuals who helped make yesterday’s celebration of St Patrick such a memorable occasion. In spite of the freezing temperature, our procession from the Golden Lady, through town, and into St Alphonse was a great occasion: our giant icon of the saint, altar servers and bagpipe player certainly caught the attention of Saturday shoppers.

An RTL video of the event can be found here, and a gallery of 200 photos from RTL can be found here.

Planning has already begun for next year!