Volunteers needed for mobile library for refugees

The Red Cross sponsors a mobile library for refugees and volunteers are needed to help with the visits, usually on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  No special skills are necessary, just a smile and some knowledge of either French or Luxembourgish
would be an enormous plus.
A bit of conversation, recording who took which book, simple and
fun. If you would like more information please click here

Theobar 5th Anniversary Event

Theobar will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with a special event on Wednesday 6 February at 19:30 at the Big Beer Company, 12 Rives de Clausen, L-2165 Luxembourg.  This will be a panel discussion on faith in Luxembourg and Europe; one of the speakers will be Mgr Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg.  The topic for debate will be the role and future of the Church in a society marked by the separation of Church and State.  Discussion will be in French, English and Luxemburgish. For more information please click here

New parish group

We would like to start a Wednesday morning tea and chat group from 10-12 noon next month but we need some volunteers to join a rota to make the tea and coffee.  It only  involves arriving 15 minutes early to put on the urn!  Please contact the parish office if you are able to help.

Week of Accompanied Prayer

There will be an opportunity to take part in a week of accompanied prayer : March 10 to 16 2019. This is an opportunity to deepen your prayer life with the individual support of two experienced prayer guides who will be in Luxembourg that week. More details to follow.

Urgent Appeal: Bibles for Prison

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,

Fr Ed

Paroisse Européenne, Section Anglophone 
LU18 0019 3755 5648 2000

Please add in the communication section, ‘Prison Bibles’