Calling all catechists

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.

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.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU,

Please look at www.ioptanzania.org

Hope you can make it!

Best,

Helen

Congratulations to newly ordained Anglican deacon

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.

Youth Mass

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.

First Holy Communion 2019

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.’

Outdoor Mass – 11.15 this Sunday, 30 June

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.