There is no vehicle access to the parking at St Alphonse today, Sunday January 14th. Road works mean that there is no access to rue Goergen from the Cote d’Eich, rue Beaumont is closed, and access through the gates into the garden/parking is limited to pedestrians.
This closure was not foreseen to continue into Sunday — sincere apologies for inconvenience caused — my own car is trapped inside so I can’t escape from church!
We have just received notice (Saturday evening, 13th January) that the parking at St Alphonse is closed this evening, due to road works in rue Goergen. Apologies for the late notice — the parking was expected to be available from 16:00, but in the event this is not the case. The parking should be available tomorrow (Sunday) as usual.
To mark World Cancer Day, and to raise funds for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation, there will be a Scottish/Irish Cèilidh featuring a local traditional Irish band Kitchen Quartet (incl. some of our parishoners) on 3rd February 2018.
What’s a Ceilidh?
A cèilidh (Scottish Gaelic spelling) or cèilí (Irish Gaelic spelling) is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering, involving music, dancing, and merriment.
The event will take place on 3rd February from 7pm at the Centre Culturel Altrimenti, Centre Convict, 5 avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg. You won’t have to dance, but if you’re keen to try and don’t know how, our experts will help you. There will be a cash bar provided by Altrimenti. All money raised will be donated to the Cancer Foundation.
If you’d like to join us, please reserve a ticket.
“Dear Congregation of St Alphonse many thanks for your continued support of IOP. On behalf of IOP Luxembourg, IOP Tanzania and all the children in Ilula who benefit from your generosity we wish you all the very best for 2018″.
This is an exciting time for the Illula Orphanage Project in Tanzania — this month, the first classes will be held in the school, recently completed with practical and financial help from our parish community; members of our community will be present on this significant occasion. We look forward to seeing the photos!
CHRISTMAS CARD 2017
A member of the Redemptorist community at St Alphonse is suffering from rapidly deteriorating eyesight, and is finding it very difficult to read. He has a number of audio CDs and audio books on CD, but no player. Does anyone have a CD player they no longer use? The simpler, the better.
THANK YOU FOR OFFERS — THE PRIEST NOW HAS WHAT HE NEEDS!
Next Sunday, 14th of January, marks the World Day for Migrants. There will be a Messe Intercommunautaire celebrated at the cathedral at 18:00. Members of our parish are involved in the liturgy. All are warmly invited to be present, praying for migrants, showing solidarity, and demonstrating our commitment to justice.
The flyer can be found here.