The 9th Annual British & Irish Film Season

The 9th annual British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) is taking place from 19 – 29 September in Luxembourg.

One of the films, “Camino Voyage” will be screened on Thursday 20 September at 20:30 at the Cinémathèque, with the director in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

The famous Camino de Santiago is a series of pilgrims’ paths leading to the shrine of the apostle St James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain.


Synopsis: “A crew of two writers, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason build a naomhog – a Kerry currach – and embark on a journey that takes them from Dublin to Wexford, across the Irish Sea, along Devon and Cornwall, across the English Channel, along the north and west coasts of France, then the north and north-west coasts of Spain, to the Camino. This is a story of endurance, of adventure, of music and culture and, above all, achievement.”

The dialogue is partly “as Gaeilge” and there is quite a bit of traditional music performed in the film (which features Glen Hansard amongst others).

Tickets will go on sale from 5th September at

For more details of this and all other films see

10 minutes for peace!

The parish has received the message below inviting us to join in a synchronised 10 minutes of silence on Friday 21 September:

We’re very excited to invite you to a global synchronized meditation happening on Friday, Sept. 21st.

It’s called “10 Minutes for Peace” and is being coordinated by Unifyre, a partner organization supporting collective action and social impact around the world.

Please check out the video at, where you can also sign up.

Let’s make this the largest group meditation on the planet.

Youth group meeting

There will be a meeting on Sunday 23 September after the 11:15 Mass to see how much interest there is in setting up a youth group for young people of secondary school age (11-18).  The meeting is for both young people and parents.  Fr Michel, who is responsible for youth work in the diocese, will also be attending the meeting.

Reminder: 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.

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.

Table quiz

The Ireland Stand of the International Bazaar is hosting the annual Table Quiz in the Centre Culturel, 1 rue de St Joseph, L-1838 Cessange, on Tuesday 23 October at 19:30 (sharp). An enjoyable (and competitive!) evening is assured.  More details are on the noticeboard at the back of the church.