Mass & BBQ for Venezuela

Mass & BBQ for Venezuela : – The Redemptorist community of St Alphonse have received an urgent request from their collegues in Venezuela for emergency support: the people of Venezuela do not have what they need to live, and the situation in this once-rich country is deteriorating rapidly. This is an humanitarian emergency.

The English-speaking Catholic community and the Spanish-speaking community are celebrating together a Mass of Solidarity with the people of Venzuela — praying, raising awareness, and offering much needed practical help. The Mass, at 11:15 next Sunday (22nd July) will be followed by a barbecue in the garden of St Alphonse. Tickets are €10/€5 and are available after all Masses, and at the BBQ.

All welcome!

Marriage Preparation Day — 06 October

Marriage Preparation Day — 06 October

Our next Marriage Preparation Day will be on Saturday, 06 October 2018, from 10:00 – 16:00 at the Centre Jean XXIII near Kirchberg  (the course after that will be in October 2018, details to be confirmed).

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 October date, please see contact details below. 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 October course will be presented by members of our English-speaking parish, in association with MarriageCare UK.


To register, or for questions, please contact our parish Administrative Assistant, Nicola

Thank you,

Fr Ed

For directions to the Centre Jean XXIII, see here.

Parish office up and running!

Our parish office is now up and running, and is staffed from Monday-Friday from 08:00 to 12:00.  Nicola is our Administrative Assistant, and is now the point of contact for ordinary parish business:

  • Enquiries for Baptism, Marriage, Confirmation, First Holy Communion
  • Sending documents for marriage dossiers
  • Requests for Masses & Mass cards
  • Requests for meeting rooms
  • Announcements for, notices for noticeboard
  • Requests for visit to a sick person/person in hospital
  • Booking St Alphonse for concerts
  • General enquiries

The email address is and our new phone number is (+352) 661 127 962. The office is located at 34 rue des Capucins. The postal address is 32 rue des Capucins, L-1313 Luxembourg.

Fr Ed’s contact details remain the same, but are for personal/urgent/confidential use going forward.


(re parish : strictly speaking, of course, the English-speaking Catholic Community does not constitute a parish — we are part of the Parish of Luxembourg Notre-Dame, which is made up of the city centre communities and various language groupings. The term parish, however, is too convenient to give up, so we use it in an informal, non-canonical sense).