IOP Thank you and Charity Concert

A message from Helen Clark…..

Dear Congregation of St Alphonse,

Firstly a huge thank you for your generosity at the outdoor Mass and BBQ last Sunday.

We raised 700 Euros for “ The Ilula Orphan Program”

We must say a HUGE thank you to our very talented Children and  young people who sang and played  to help raise that money for vulnerable Children and young people in Tanzania . I truly believe it is down to them that we could raise such a great amount in just an hour and a half.

Please see below a poster for an Alizeti concert this Sunday evening, 7th July.

Alizeti Jul 7

At that concert Alizeti will present a cheque to IOP Luxembourg for 16,000.00 Euros.

IOP Luxembourg are a registered NGO in Luxembourg and in  partnership  with Christian Solidarity International ( CSI) received co financing form the Luxembourgish Government to build a Primary school in Ilula.

In January 2018 Sam O”Dea, one of the directors of Sunflower Montessori in Luxembourg raised the Luxembourgish flag outside the Primary School in Ilula when the first students entered.

The school will host 560 students on completion in Jan 2020.

The Orphanage and hostels will be home to the some of the most vulnerable children in the area.

This amazing feat has only come to fruition because of the generosity of the Luxembourgish people.

Over the years our parish has made a substantial contribution to that amount and I cannot thank you enough.

It would be wonderful if some of you could come to support us and celebrate on Sunday.

From Alizeti, IOP Luxembourg, IOP Tanzania and all the children in Ilula who will benefit from your generousity.


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Hope you can make it!



IOP Charity Auction CANCELLED

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We are very sorry to announce that the charity auction scheduled for next Saturday (2/3/2019) is cancelled.

Unfortunately, we did not receive enough reservations to make it viable. As you can imagine a certain number of people is required to make the auction possible and despite our best attempts we fell short of this number.

We are very sorry that the notice is short but as you can imagine we were hoping for new reservations and the decision to cancel was a difficult one. We will take some time now to reflect on whether we try again later in the year to organise a new charity auction (we still have many great lots) or find a different method to raise funds for the truly excellent cause that is IOP. Perhaps you have some ideas? If so we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.

Yours sincerely,

Sam and the IOP/Sunflower team.


Dance Against Cancer – 2nd Feb

To mark World Cancer Day (on 4 February 2019), and to raise funds for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation, a Scottish/Irish Cèilidh is being organised on Saturday 2 February 2018 from 19:00 at the Centre Cultural Altrimenti (5 Avenue Marie-Therese, Luxembourg-ville).

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The 2019 Dance Against Cancer Cèilidh is the third such event held in the Grand Duchy, with €2,051.60 raised in 2018 for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation.

Following the success of previous events in 2017 and 2018, the traditional Irish band Kitchen Quartet will again provide the music, with a dance caller organising those on the dance floor who may not know the various dances. The Luxembourg Pipe Band will also perform.

A cash bar will be in operation. All money raised will be donated to the Cancer Foundation

Tickets €12 from or at the door (subject to availability)