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Flowers from funeral of Peter R. de Vries placed around Refugee Monument 

“Peter had a great deal of compassion for refugees; he tried to make sure that the unseen people received justice,” said Fr. Sjaak, when interviewed on Thursday, 22 July, by Omroep West, the regional broadcasting network in South Holland.

Peter R. de Vries was a premier Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter in The Netherlands who covered high profile cases and was known for his no-nonsense reporting. The whole of The Netherlands mourned him when he passed away last week on 15 July from wounds sustained after being gunned down after appearing as a guest on a tv show in Amsterdam.

Read the full article here.

 

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
None during Summer

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
None during Summer

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

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Every Sunday we stream our Mass live for you to follow from the comfort and safety of your own home. But if you would like to attend the Mass in person, we can now welcome 200 people to our church at each Mass. Please reserve a seat in advance and don’t forget to bring your face mask!

Our Mission Statement

 We, The International English Speaking Roman Catholic Parish “Church of Our Saviour” in The Hague aim to share our assets, talents, and opportunities as a continuation of Christ’s mission. Through the wide variety of cultures and international networks, our inclusive parish offers a unique opportunity to translate the values of the Gospel in concrete initiatives to promote justice and peace. We promote a spirituality that is geared to respect people, planet, and sustainability. The inclusion of all people of good will is a constant guideline for our religious formation programs, personal witness, and community initiatives.

With parishioners from over 95 different nationalities, we are a large International English speaking Roman Catholic Parish based in The Hague, the Netherlands. You are very welcome to join us!

Monthly Inspiration

On the Threshold of the Summer of 2021

A very challenging pastoral year 2020-2021 comes to an end. Many of our parishioners are tired and long for summer with renewed family contacts, travel options, and less restricted life. We have all spent lots of energy trying to survive and getting through the Corona crisis as safe and sound as possible. Every day that we ended singing, “I am still standing” was a blessing and a bonus!  On my desk lies a magazine with articles about 900 years of monastic life in The Netherlands. The province of Brabant declared 2021 as the Year of Monastic Life. A total of 330 km. of new walking tours take travelers past more than 50 active and former abbeys and monasteries. Religious communities survived famines, wars, plagues, scandals, and crises of faith by constantly re-inventing themselves and trusting that, somehow, the Lord always provides.  It gives me hope for the new pastoral year. We do not yet know what we can plan and how things will be, but we see that a more normal life is slowly coming back. The last pastoral year taught us to be grateful for small things like surviving with small numbers. In the silence of an empty church and the social distance among members of the community, we still experienced God’s presence as a source of comfort and hope. The connection between us was not lost.  We need this summer to rest, to re-discover and re-connect, to celebrate and to be free, to mourn and to dance. As the Book of Wisdom says, “There is a time for everything!”. I wish you all a time with quality of life. May this summer help us all to find new energy and joy.  I am deeply grateful to all the helpers, donors, comforters and volunteers who helped us to remain standing during this unforgettable year. We will have lots of stories to tell when we start our new...

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Floral Tribute Adorns Refugee Monument

Floral Tribute Adorns Refugee Monument

“Peter had a great deal of compassion for refugees; he tried to make sure that the unseen people received justice,” said Fr. Sjaak, when interviewed on Thursday, 22 July, by Omroep West, the regional broadcasting network in South Holland. Peter R. de Vries was a...

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Meals for the Homeless- 4000 Meals and Counting!

Meals for the Homeless- 4000 Meals and Counting!

The Meals for the Homeless Team prepared over 4000 takeaway meals during the lockdown period for the homeless community in The Hague.  And always with smiles on their faces!  They even found time to make a short video to commemorate the achievement.  Well done, team!

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Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 25 July

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 25 July

The altar flowers for this Sunday are dedicated by the Guarnizo-Veizaga Family "In thanksgiving for Luciana's recovery and for more good health blessings to come." If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers for any special occasion (in memoriam, wedding...

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Floral Tribute Adorns Refugee Monument

Floral Tribute Adorns Refugee Monument

“Peter had a great deal of compassion for refugees; he tried to make sure that the unseen people received justice,” said Fr. Sjaak, when interviewed on Thursday, 22 July, by Omroep West, the regional broadcasting network in South Holland. Peter R. de Vries was a...

read more
Meals for the Homeless- 4000 Meals and Counting!

Meals for the Homeless- 4000 Meals and Counting!

The Meals for the Homeless Team prepared over 4000 takeaway meals during the lockdown period for the homeless community in The Hague.  And always with smiles on their faces!  They even found time to make a short video to commemorate the achievement.  Well done, team!

read more
Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 25 July

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 25 July

The altar flowers for this Sunday are dedicated by the Guarnizo-Veizaga Family "In thanksgiving for Luciana's recovery and for more good health blessings to come." If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers for any special occasion (in memoriam, wedding...

read more
Reflect, Recharge and Renew!

Reflect, Recharge and Renew!

This year's parish retreat will be held at the lovely and tranquil convent of the Carmelite Sisters in Sittard (near Maastricht) from Friday 24th September to Sunday 26th September 2021. The theme for this year's retreat will be Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers), based on...

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There are many things happening in our parish community and in the Roman Catholic community around the world. Follow our newsfeed to get the latest news on activities, mass, and other announcements. Do You want to receive the latest news in your mailbox? Sign up for our newsletter.

Floral Tribute Adorns Refugee Monument

“Peter had a great deal of compassion for refugees; he tried to make sure that the unseen people received justice,” said Fr. Sjaak, when interviewed...

Meals for the Homeless- 4000 Meals and Counting!

The Meals for the Homeless Team prepared over 4000 takeaway meals during the lockdown period for the homeless community in The Hague.  And always...

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 25 July

The altar flowers for this Sunday are dedicated by the Guarnizo-Veizaga Family "In thanksgiving for Luciana's recovery and for more good health...

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