Marriage Preparation Course

Marriage Preparation Course

Our next Marriage Preparation Day will be on Saturday, 17 February 2018, from 10:00 – 16:00 at the Centre Jean XXIII near Kirchberg. 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 February date, please contact me and I will subscribe you. 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 February course will be presented by Lisa & Glenn Zasman of our English-speaking parish.

Fr Ed

For directions follow the Centre Jean XXIII link above, or see the official site.

Parking Alert, Sunday 14th Jan.

There is no vehicle access to the parking at St Alphonse today, Sunday January 14th. Road works mean that there is no access to rue Goergen from the Cote d’Eich, rue Beaumont is closed, and access through the gates into the garden/parking is limited to pedestrians.

This closure was not foreseen to continue into Sunday — sincere apologies for inconvenience caused — my own car is trapped inside so I can’t escape from church!

Fr Ed

Parking closed Saturday

We have just received notice (Saturday evening, 13th January) that the parking at St Alphonse is closed this evening, due to road works in rue Goergen. Apologies for the late notice — the parking was expected to be available from 16:00, but in the event this is not the case. The parking should be available tomorrow (Sunday) as usual.

Fr Ed

Dance against Cancer – 3rd February 2018

To mark World Cancer Day, and to raise funds for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation, there will be a Scottish/Irish Cèilidh featuring a local traditional Irish band Kitchen Quartet (incl. some of our parishoners) on 3rd February 2018.

ceilidh-flyer 2018

What’s a Ceilidh?

A cèilidh (Scottish Gaelic spelling) or cèilí (Irish Gaelic spelling) is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering, involving music, dancing, and merriment.

The event will take place on 3rd February from 7pm at the Centre Culturel Altrimenti, Centre Convict, 5 avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg. You won’t have to dance, but if you’re keen to try and don’t know how, our experts will help you. There will be a cash bar provided by Altrimenti. All money raised will be donated to the Cancer Foundation.

If you’d like to join us, please reserve a ticket.



Season’s greetings from IOP

“Dear Congregation of St Alphonse many thanks for your continued support of IOP. On behalf of IOP Luxembourg, IOP Tanzania and all the children in Ilula who benefit from your generosity we wish you all the very best for 2018″.

This is an exciting time for the Illula Orphanage Project in Tanzania — this month, the first classes will be held in the school, recently completed with practical and financial help from our parish community; members of our community will be present on this significant occasion. We look forward to seeing the photos!


CD player needed – update

A member of the Redemptorist community at St Alphonse is suffering from rapidly deteriorating eyesight, and is finding it very difficult to read. He has a number of audio CDs and audio books on CD, but no player. Does anyone have a CD player they no longer use? The simpler, the better.



Fr Ed

World day for Migrants – Mass

Next Sunday, 14th of January, marks the World Day for Migrants. There will be a Messe Intercommunautaire celebrated at the cathedral at 18:00. Members of our parish are involved in the liturgy. All are warmly invited to be present, praying for migrants, showing solidarity, and demonstrating our commitment to justice.

The flyer can be found here.

Thank you,

Fr Ed