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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Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12:00 PM

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10:00 AM & 5:30 PM

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

Welcome to our new website! During a time that stricter rules to prevent the spreading of the corona virus in Holland are enforced, our website and video streaming are new lifelines to keep the community together. We all suffer from the many challenges this pandemic brings with it, but new heroes are also born through the way they help others through physical, emotional, and material crises. Every day I am impressed by the amount of kindness, generosity, and dedication that our volunteers display. I started this month with 9-day vacation period. Even though all the travel plans were cancelled, and a sad corona related funeral changed my plans. I was happy for all the blessings that we still do enjoy. My heart goes out to the people who lost their loved ones, livelihood, and jobs. We need each other’s positive energy and our faith to keep us going. 

This month’s mission Prayer intention from Pope Francis is : 

October: The Laity’s Mission in the Church.

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, 

may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

It is through one of the women in our Parish Board, Stephanie, that we have this new website!  The vast majority of our RE teachers and Justice and Peace volunteers are women. When during this month of the Holy Rosary, we pray the words “Blessed among women”, let us also think of all the women in our parish who are true pillars of strength! I wish you all a good October month and pray for your health and safety!

Fr. Sjaak

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.

New Corona Measures 14th October-15th November

New Corona Measures 14th October-15th November

During the latest press conference of 13th October , the Dutch Government asked to restrict group gatherings to 30 people (excluding staff). Strictly speaking, churches are exempt from this number, but the Dutch bishops asked us for solidarity with the rest of the...

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New Corona Measures 14th October-15th November

New Corona Measures 14th October-15th November

During the latest press conference of 13th October , the Dutch Government asked to restrict group gatherings to 30 people (excluding staff). Strictly speaking, churches are exempt from this number, but the Dutch bishops asked us for solidarity with the rest of the...

read more
1500 Meals and Counting!

1500 Meals and Counting!

Since March, the Meals for the Homeless Group from our parish has prepared and served over 1500 nutritious, hot meals in support of the street pastor at the homeless shelter in The Hague. This important outreach continues and is even more important during the middle...

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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.

Chairman of Our Pastoral Council Featured on the Front Page of Kerk in Den Haag

Longtime parishioner and Chairman of the Pastoral Council of our parish, Mikel Delagrange, was interviewed for the Catholic newspaper - Kerk in Den...

New Corona Measures 14th October-15th November

During the latest press conference of 13th October , the Dutch Government asked to restrict group gatherings to 30 people (excluding staff)....

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday!

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday morning, 25 October. This means you can get that much-needed extra hour of sleep!

1500 Meals and Counting!

Since March, the Meals for the Homeless Group from our parish has prepared and served over 1500 nutritious, hot meals in support of the street...

Parish Plate awarded to Helena Schroeder

On 12th October, the Parish Plate was awarded to Helena Schroeder for organizing the parish retreat for the last 20 years. In her own words –...

All Souls Mass on Monday, 2 November

There will be an All Souls Mass on Monday 2 November at 19.00 which will also be video streamed. The box for the All Souls Mass intentions can be...

New Papal Encyclical- Fratelli Tutti

On the feast day of St. Francis on 04 October in Assisi, the pope launched his latest book, "Fratelli Tutti", on the impact and use of...

Pope Francis’ Ted Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/pope_francis_why_the_only_future_worth_building_includes_everyone [/column]

New Chandeliers in Atrium

A kind donor left a sum to the parish last year to upgrade our atrium and bar. As these spaces are rented out the most, it was an investment that...

Our Intern, Awang

The 4-month internship of Awang will also come to an end on 30th October. During his time in the parish, the student of marketing and communication...

Retirement of Our Concierge Johan

It is with great gratitude for all the wonderful work that Johan File has done in our parish, but also sad to see him go, that we announce the...

Weekly Friday Masses Resume

From 9th  October onward, weekly Friday mass will be celebrated once again. This will no longer take place in the Day Chapel but in Church at noon....