We have been offered a Christmas crib scene (see pictures below) but it needs to be transported to St Alphonse from its current location in Kirchberg. Judging by its apparent size a van would be needed. Any volunteers, please?
If you can help, please contact David Borg. Thank you in anticipation. Fr Ed
All involved in catechism in the parish, or who would like to be involved, are invited to a morning of reflection, prayer, Bible study and discussion at the Centre Jean XXIII in Kirchberg on Saturday 28 September from 9.30 till 14.00. It is an opportunity to meet catechists from other parishes and communities in Luxembourg, share ideas and to meet the Archbishop of Luxembourg. The session will include lunch.
If you would like to attend, please contact the parish office to register.
A few weeks ago Fr Ed presented a stole to Evelyn Sweerts from the Anglican Community as a gift to celebrate her ordination as a deacon. Last weekend she was ordained deacon
and some members of our parish were delighted to be able to attend.
Evelyn will serve as a curate in the Anglican Community in Luxembourg. We send her our congratulations and prayers as she starts her ministry.
Our youth group has been running for almost a year and is open to young people aged about 10 years and upwards. They meet twice month after the 11.15 Mass on Sundays – new members are always welcome!
They worked very hard to provide a reflective and creative liturgy with drama and music at a recent Sunday 11.15 Mass, which was greatly appreciated by the congregation.
This year as a community we have enjoyed 3 wonderful celebrations when 66 children and 2 adults have received their First Holy Communion.
Many of the families involved have expressed their appreciation for the time spent by the catechists in preparation for the sacrament and the effort that went into preparing the liturgy for the Masses:
‘I felt an immense joy and love in my heart and soul and also around us. Jesus was there.’
‘The service was full of life and wonderful energy. Thank to all of you and the incredible team of people helping the Parish’.
‘From the bottom of my heart, I just would like to say an immense thank you to all of you for making that Mass such a wonderful unforgettable Celebration.’
‘Special thanks Robert for teaching us over the last months, guiding us so well during this beautiful sacrament and for the flowers. To you both, Kristine and Helen for teaching us marvellous songs and playing beautifully for us every Sunday.’
You are warmly invited to our annual Outdoor Mass at 11.15 in the garden of the Archbishop’s residence, 3 Avenue Marie-Thérèse, Luxembourg. (There will be no Mass at 11.15 in the Church of St Alphonse that morning).
Mass will be followed by a BBQ. If you would like to bring a dessert or cake (something easy to serve), please email Annette Power by clicking here
We are looking forward to a beautiful sunny day, but it is forecast to be very warm, so please remember hats, sunshades etc.
Corpus Christi, Thursday 20 June 2019: The Parish of Luxembourg Notre-Dame invites all members of the different communities to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi with a festive Mass and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Mass will be celebrated at 19:00 in the church of Saint Michel (Rue Sigefroi). After Mass, we will follow the Blessed Sacrament in procession to the Cathedral to receive the final blessing. After the celebrations you are welcome to stay together for a verre d’amitié (glass of friendship) in the inner courtyard of the Cathedral.