Australian bushfire catastrophe: fund-raising events

Australia has so far lost approximately 186,000 sg.km to bushfires. It has claimed almost 30 lives, over 1 billion animals, and destroyed thousands of houses, businesses, farms and forests. Australians are normally a resilient people, but they need our help in the face of such extreme devastation.

Please join us for a special fundraising night hosted by the amazing team at Dipso the wine Republic.

ENTER our tombolas (raffles) to win fabulous prizes like luxury accommodation, art, fine wines and tastings, cooking classes, tickets to the Philharmonie, dance-class, dinners at leading restaurants, a balloon flight, shopping vouchers, and lots more! Tombola tickets will be available from 23d January until 25th January.
If you can’t make it for to Dipso, there will be at another fundraiser — a sausage sizzle at Home from Home in Strassen on the 25h January from 11:00 until 15:00. Tickets will be available for sale at Home from Home from Thursday 23d and throughout the event on the 25th January.
SUPPORTED CHARITIES: RSPCA Australia for animal rescue & care – https://bushfires.rspca.org.au/ and the FRRR (the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal) – for community rebuilding and support (including mental health) https://www.frrr.org.au/bushfires). Both are registered charities and operate nationally. 

Thank you already for your support

Gospel Workshop at St Alphonse

The English-speaking parish is hosting a Gospel Workshop at St Alphonse starting the evening of Friday 6 March, continuing 10.00 – 17.00 Saturday 7 March, and concluding with a performance of the music during the 11.15 Mass on Sunday 8 March.  It will be led by the well known singer Lerato Shadare.

For further information please click on the flyers below or email gospel4luxembourg@gmail.com

Flyer Gospel-Workshop Luxembourg March 06.-08.2020

Invitation letter Gospel Workshop March 06.-08.2020

Longest Night — from darkness to light — Bring your cares to the Lord:

Longest Night — from darkness to light — Bring your cares to the Lord: This is an event to be held in the church of St Alphonse this Wednesday, 18th December, beginning with a service of prayer at 12:30, a prayer-space around the altar will be available for those who wish to drop in and pray during the day and evening. You will have a chance to write your worries, cares and prayer requests and fix them to the cross. There will be prayer aides/suggestions available also. The usual weekday Mass takes place at the side altar at 18:15, then the Longest Night celebration finishes with a simple evening prayer at 19:00. Do take this opportunity to spend time in silence and prayer amidst the bustle of the city. All welcome!

Taking over the city centre!

On Sunday, our English-speaking parish community spilled out of St Alphonse, strolled down the rue des Capucins and gathered in the Place d’Armes to support our music group, our children’s choir and Alizeti. The weather held up, the Christmas carols were beautifully performed, and Glühwein kept the chill at bay! I personally found it such a joyous occasion, and was inspired to see our community out in force, socialising and supporting our musicians. We can’t overestimate the importance of the music at the 11:15 Mass, how it enhances our worship and draws people in to the church — and it was so good to offer what we have every week to a wider (and very appreciative) audience. This is certainly an experience we will repeat.

Many thanks to Kristine and Helen and all who worked so hard and made the event so special.

Fr Ed