You might be miles away from home, but there is always family for you here.

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You might be miles away from home, but there is always family for you here.

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You might be miles away from home, but there is always family for you here.

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Tidings of

Comfort and Joy

Calling all parishioners, children and alumni!

Join us in “coming together” and bring each other some tidings of (much-needed) comfort and joy.

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12PM

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM

Watch Mass

Every Sunday we stream our Mass live for you to follow from the comfort and safety of your home. We continue to welcome 30 people in our church. If you wish to attend mass, please save a seat in advance.

Welcome to COS

With parishioners from over 95 different nationalities, we are a large International English speaking Roman Catholic Parish. Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, we are part of the Diocese of Rotterdam. Do come and visit us – you are bound to find someone with whom you have something in common!

Monthly Inspiration

Monthly Inspirational – November 2020

Reflections on the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls. The Beatitudes spoken by Christ over 2000 years ago,  apply just as much to the privileged as they do to the under-privileged. We find persecution of people in high places as well as among people without any status. We all hunger for righteousness and need to be comforted at times. The Beatitudes tell us that the peacemakers are blessed. Here in The Hague, many of our parishioners are “justice and peace professionals” and are called to be peacemakers as well. In their day to day jobs, they often experience difficulty in combining idealism and passion for the good causes,  with the reality of the limitations and obstacles that their jobs present all the time. It is not that evident or easy to feel “blessed”. Being ‘’merciful’’ or showing mercy in today’s world, requires inner strength, resilience and courage. The terrible incidents in the basilica of Nice,  the invasion of the church and the attack on the synagogue in Vienna, make us all feel afraid and targeted. The priests of the Nice basilica were informed that on All Saints feast there would be a terrorist attack but were taken by surprise a few days earlier. In despair, the Pastor reacted by saying, “Now not only out of fear for Corona, but also for fear of violence, people avoid places of public worship”. How do the words from the Book of Revelations written 3000 years ago find relevance in our world today? “Who are these wearing white robes and where did they come from? These are the ones who have survived the times of great distress, they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.” Over the last 3000 years, we have been asking ourselves why innocent blood continues to be shed in the name of religion, and whether we...

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Our Community

With over 1500 families registered with our parish, our community is teeming with energy and activities. Check out our many groups to see if there are some you might want to join. There are so many to choose from. Even during COVID, our community has found ways to remain in touch and support each other and be together safely.

News

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.

Blessing of Expectant Parents

Blessing of Expectant Parents

It is traditional in our parish to give a special blessing to parents who are expecting children on the celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This year, the blessing will be given on Sunday, 6 December at the 10:00 mass. if you are expecting,...

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Silent Auction of Two Archangel’s Icons for Advent 2020

Silent Auction of Two Archangel’s Icons for Advent 2020

Two unique, hand painted icons of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel will be on display in church until Sunday, 20 December. They will be auctioned, and the proceeds will be divided (50/50) between our parish and the artist, who has been painting icons in the Russian...

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Blessing of Expectant Parents

Blessing of Expectant Parents

It is traditional in our parish to give a special blessing to parents who are expecting children on the celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This year, the blessing will be given on Sunday, 6 December at the 10:00 mass. if you are expecting,...

read more
Silent Auction of Two Archangel’s Icons for Advent 2020

Silent Auction of Two Archangel’s Icons for Advent 2020

Two unique, hand painted icons of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel will be on display in church until Sunday, 20 December. They will be auctioned, and the proceeds will be divided (50/50) between our parish and the artist, who has been painting icons in the Russian...

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Advent Giving Tree 50/50 Campaign

Advent Giving Tree 50/50 Campaign

Over the last few years, we have had very successful Advent GIVING tree 50/50 Campaigns. This year Advent and the Christmas Season are going to be vastly different for many people whose lives have been impacted negatively by the COVID 19 crisis. As a Parish Community...

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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.

Blessing of Expectant Parents

It is traditional in our parish to give a special blessing to parents who are expecting children on the celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate...

Schedule of Christmas Masses

2020 Schedule of COS Christmas MassesDownload

Silent Auction of Two Archangel’s Icons for Advent 2020

Two unique, hand painted icons of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel will be on display in church until Sunday, 20 December. They will be auctioned,...

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