Appeal from Jesuit Refugee Service

Appeal for volunteers

The Jesuit Refugee Service-Luxembourg, in collaboration with Caritas Luxembourg and Reech eng Hand, is looking for volunteers.

As part of the new UBUNTU Reborn project, aimed at refugees in Dublin procedures and people in an irregular situation, who are detained at the pre-removal detention centre, the Jesuit Refugee Service-Luxembourg, in collaboration with Caritas Luxembourg and Reech eng Hand, is looking for volunteers willing to become regular visitors to that centre. As a visitor, you would be a benevolent and attentive presence with detainees, while offering creative and sports activities such as painting, board games, relaxation exercises, story telling, table tennis etc.

Requirements: have a good ability to listen, be interested in people in an irregular administrative situation and/or applicants for international protection, be comfortable in a closed environment, be available at least one afternoon a month (Saturday included), be able to speak French and/or English.

We offer: personalized training and psychosocial support throughout the mission; a volunteer contract including volunteer insurance, a certificate of volunteering after a year or more. If you would like more information or are interested, please contact: Andrew Ndzebir, Tel. 691 690 365, andrew.ndzebir@jrs.net, Mila Gallego, Tel. 691 270 260, milagros.gallego@jrs.net or Agnes Rausch, tel 621 358 168, agnes.rausch@jrs.net.

Synod 2021-23 – your chance to get involved

As announced at Mass the our Synod steering group and the Pastoral Council are looking for volunteers with the skills below to assist with the launch of the Synod questionnaire to as wide an audience as possible.

If you think you can help at all please contact the parish office by Monday 24 January: parish@catholic.lu

  • Communication expertise (e.g. to produce a flyer, organise an outreach campaign to non-churchgoers)
  • Experience of conceptual design of consultation processes (i.e. how to frame questions and answer options)
  • Knowledge of online software to conduct the consultation process and availability to compile the results
  • Translation from English to French

Sunday Mass livestream 16 January at 11.30am

Good morning and welcome to our celebration on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time!

The 11.30am Mass will be live-streamed via Facebook – please click on the link below. You do not need a Facebook account to access this.

http://www.facebook.com/stalphonseluxembourg/live

You can join in with the liturgy by downloading the hymns and readings below.

Caring for each Other- Social Justice Group

Caring for each Other- Social Justice Group (sub committee of the Pastoral Council)

‘… the time has come to dream as a single human family in which we are all brothers and sisters.’ Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis 2020.

Our Social Justice group Diakonia has been in existence for 3 years.  We are committed to justice and equality in the Catholic Church and in the world, including climate justice. We have enjoyed tree planting and organizing an Evening of Hope for the Planet. We organized an online forum – a Church Hall Meeting – to discuss the post Covid World and the changes we would like to see. We participated in the 2020 International Women’s Day march for equality for women in the Catholic Church. We look forward to participating in the Synodal way, a real opportunity to bring about reform in the Catholic Church. We have been active locally with refugees and asylum seekers and work together with Reech eng Hand, the diocesan organization coordinating these activities. This, and regular contact with the Red Cross and other local institutions has been enriching for us. Check out our webpage https://catholic.lu/outreach/diakonia/

Our world presents us Christians with many challenges, but we are motivated by the gospels and want to spread Christian hope in the world.

Are you free and willing to engage with us? Do you want to give life and expression to your faith? If so, we would be very happy to welcome you to one of our meetings or please get in touch with one of our members to find out more about our activities.

Please contact the parish office for more information or if you would like to join us: parish@catholic.lu