Quiet Day (amended)

Quiet Day

You are warmly invited to a Quiet Day in the garden and home of Carol and Steve McCarthy in Schrassig on:

  • Friday 29th September, starting at 4pm, or
  • Saturday 30th September, starting at 10 am.

You can come on either or both days as you wish.

This is an opportunity to share with others a period of silence in a beautiful garden setting – drawing, playing with clay, walking a labyrinth, meditating or simply sitting still and letting God speak to you. Food and drink will be provided and there will be a nominal charge of €5. It will be an ecumenical occasion so everyone is welcome.

Flyers are available at the back of the church. To register or for further information contact Steve McCarthy at: sjmc@pt.lu or on 621 31 91 10.

If you’ve never tried this before then come along; it can be a deeply liberating experience.

Garden Morning

Garden Morning: With the rebuilding works on the couvent at St Alphonse being almost complete, we can now turn our attention to the garden, which is increasingly resembling an amazonian rain forest, insofar as vegetation is growing unchecked and without evident human intervention.

We are proposing a ‘garden morning’ from 10:00-13:00 on Saturday 30th September. Come along to cut grass, uproot weeds, carry stones, dig up bulbs, trim hedges and do other garden-related tasks, preparing the garden for its winter sleep and spring revival. And to catch up with friends! A picnic lunch will be provided. Next week at Mass there will be sign-up sheets (to help with catering arrangements). All welcome!

Christian Classics Book Club

I received the following announcement from our Luxembourg Anglican community, and am happy to pass it on:

Christian Classics Book Club
The Anglican Church is hosting this book club, which will meet monthly on Thursday evenings, to discuss a different classic of Christian spirituality. The first meeting will take place at 8.00 pm on Thursday, 21 September at Gerry and Amanda Taylor Aiken’s home in Lux-ville. The first book is Pete Rollins, How (Not) To Speak of God.  Participants will need to get the book themselves. To RSVP and for address details please contact Amanda by email: amanda.taylor.aiken@gmail.com.
Fr Ed

House urgently needed

A family of 7 are urgently looking for a house in Luxembourg to rent or buy (have just moved here because of work). If you have, or know of, such a property, please contact me and I’ll put you in direct touch with the family.


Fr Ed

Fondation Ste. Irmine

The Fondation Sainte Irmine is a charitable body set up by Archbishop Hollerich in 2012 to support the pastoral development in the archdiocese. It is active in a number of areas, supporting a variety of activities and projects. From time to time, our English-speaking community makes donations to the Fondation (for example, our weekend collections when the Archbishop celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for our community, and again after our recent outdoor Mass and barbecue in the garden of Archbishop’s House.

The annual report of the Fondation for 2016 has been published, and we have been advised of an English edition. The report is well worth looking at as it gives an overview of the wider activities of the Church in Luxembourg, and its service of the Church and the world. You can find the report here.

Fr Ed

Table Quiz 2017

The Ireland Stand of the International Bazaar is hosting the annual Table Quiz in the Centre Culturel at Hollerich on Wednesday 25th October at 19:30 (sharp). An enjoyable (and competitive!) evening is assured. See more details on the flyer here.

See you there!

Fr Ed