Marriage Preparation Course May 2018

Marriage Preparation Course

Our next Marriage Preparation Day will be on Saturday, 19 May 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 May course will be presented by members of our English-speaking parish.

Fr Ed

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


Mass of the People of God – 22 April 2018

Next Sunday our community is invited to join the other linguistic communities and the wider Church in Luxembourg for the Messe du Peuple de Dieu (“Mass of the People of God”) with the Archbishop in the Cathedral. This event marks the start of the Octave of Our Lady Mother of God, the highpoint in the Luxembourg Church year for nearly four centuries.

  • 9:30: Procession from St Alphonse to the Cathedral led by our altar servers, music group and first communion children. All welcome.
  • 10:00 Mass in the Cathedral in different languages.
  • 12:00 Community lunch at the Octave Market on Place Guillaume. To reserve a place, please sign up at the following link by Friday 20 April: Menu à la carte and payment direct to restaurant.

Concert 5 May

United in Jesus — concert of sacred music including Panis Angelicus, O Salutaris Hostia, Taizé chants. This concert is presented by superb musicians and singers, and we are blessed to welcome them to our church.  Entrance collection in aid of children in need in Latvia. This event is not simply a concert, but an encounter with our Risen Lord. Recommended!

Fr Ed

Church of St Alphonse, Saturday May 5th, 15:00. Flyer here

‘Elevation’ link

‘Elevation’ link

I referred this weekend (7-8 April) to an emotion called ‘elevation’. The article which introduced me to the concept can be found here. Recordings of the homilies, as usual, are online shortly after the day on which they were preached. They can be accessed from the drop-down menu on the Masses tab on our homepage. Unfortunately  you will have to wait until next year before you can re-listen to homilies as a Lenten penance…


Gaelic Sports Club

Gaelic Sports Club Luxembourg asbl are delighted to announce that we will begin the 3rd annual Club na nÓg – Gaelic Games for children coaching sessions this April.flyer here).

The aim, as always, is to bring Gaelic Games to girls and boys in Luxembourg in a fun and friendly way.

Sign up below for 10 weeks of fun training for 4-14 year olds for one hour on Sunday afternoons

Club na nÓg Luxembourg 2018

Dates: April 29– July 1, 2018
Time: 15.00– 16.00
Location: Stade Michel Wagner, Weimerskirch
Click here for directions 
The pitch can be reached by Bus Ligne 8 
Age Group: 4-14 years old (split into age appropriate groupings)