Sing for the climate!

Sing for the Climate is a way of communicating that to local, regional, national and international leaders that we want them to take serious action about the climate.  We do this by singing a song  – more information is available here

There will be a Sing for the Climate event at the Abbaye de Neumünster, 26 rue Munster, L-2160 Luxembourg (in the Grund) on Sunday 2 December starting at 12 noon with filming and recording of everyone singing at 14:00.  Everybody is welcome!

Sing for Climate poster



Youth Mass 18 November

On Sunday 18 November at 18:00 the Archbishop Mgr Jean Hollerich will celebrate Mass with the young people of Luxembourg in the Chapelle du Christ-Roi, Belair.  After Mass the Archbishop will give an outline of the work of the recent synod and how we can better serve young to find their place within the Church.  All are welcome.

A Mountain of Shoeboxes!

We entered the shoebox season this year with the aim of beating last year’s number of 416 shoeboxes packed with essential items and a few small luxuries, destined for children in Romania and Moldavia. Up until a couple of weeks ago, it looked as though we were going to fall significantly short of our target — but we shouldn’t have doubted the generosity of those in our community and beyond. The final total of boxes received was a magnificent 455 — an amazing achievement. 130 of those boxes were collected by the Brazilian community in Luxembourg, co-ordinated by Ana Cristina Castro of our community.

The boxes were blessed by the entire congregation at the 11:15 Mass on Sunday (11th November


And can be seen below in Trier, accompanied by Michele and Jessica, having completed the first stage of their voyage Eastwards.


Many thanks to Michele who led the project at St Alphonse, and to the great team who made this act of generosity possible!

Fr Ed

Laudato Si Group

The Pope’s widely acclaimed encyclical Laudato Si is a call to all Christian communities, indeed to all people of good will, to care for the environment, our ‘sister Earth’. We should do so, not merely because human life depends on it, but also because our environment, in all its huge abundance and incredible diversity, is God’s loved creation.

Starting with a small group who studied and were inspired by Laudato Si, the English Speaking Community of the Parish of Notre Dame, encourages care of our environment both through the witness of small practical steps that are within our reach and by joining the wider Christian community in prayer and worship.

We work closely with the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Group of the Anglican community here in Luxembourg. The title of this group underlines that environmental issues and those of social justice are inextricably linked – a point repeatedly emphasised by Pope Francis in Laudato Si.

More details of the Laudato Si Group can be found (and will be posted) on their dedicated webpage