I returned from my retreat last week to the news that Archbishop Hollerich has appointed an assistant priest to our English-speaking Catholic community — this is a most welcome surprise! Fr Hervé-Pierre Guillot SJ is living with his Jesuit community in Belair. His engagement with the European Parliament takes him to Brussels or Strasbourg several times a year, but apart from those commitments he will be working full-time with us. We have yet to work out the details of FR H-P’s ministry, but there is no shortage of pastoral work for him.
Fr H-P (as he refers to himself) will concelebrate at our 3 weekend Masses this weekend (at St Alphonse, as already noted). On behalf of our parish community I wish him a warm welcome and fruitful time in our midst.
Fr Ed has just been informed that we can move back to St Alphonse for all our Masses from this coming weekend, 21-22 September, until further works commence, most likely in the New Year.
There are a couple of areas cordoned off at the back of the church, which cannot be used, but otherwise there should be enough space.
Please circulate this news as widely as possible in the English-speaking community.
All young people (and those not so young!) are warmly invited by the Notre Dame Parish, which we are part of, to a Youth Mass on Friday 27 September at 7 pm at St Joseph’s Church, 48 Avenue Victor Hugo, Limpertsberg. Mass will be followed by something to eat.
A mature, well educated lady with a professional background is seeking part-time employment to finance further university studies. She speaks French, Arabic and some English and is available mainly late afternoons, evenings and at weekends. She is flexible in terms of the employment she can undertake: child care, looking after the infirm or elderly, cleaning work. For further information please contact the parish office in the first instance.
A member of the English-speaking community, who has a business in Luxembourg, is looking for an administrative assistant to contribute to the day to day efficient and effective running of operations. A good command of English, French or German is required.
For further information please contact the parish office in the first instance: email@example.com
Weekend Masses in English will continue to be celebrated at St Michel and Cessange until further notice. Although a temporary repair has been done to the floor at St Alphonse, further investigation is needed before our large numbers at Mass can use it again. Therefore Mass times and locations are as last weekend:
Saturday vigil Mass: 1900 St Michel
Sunday morning Mass: 11.30 Cessange
Sunday evening Mass: 1900 St Michel.
The first meeting of the youth group for this school year is planned for Sunday 22 September 12.30 pm approx and is a picnic in Bambesch Woods. Please bring some food to share. Parents and younger children are welcome. We will meet outside the church after Sunday morning Mass to make sure everyone has transport.