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Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12PM

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 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- May 2021

The month of May is usually a month of many festivities. Weddings, First Communions, and Confirmations are all planned long in advance. Even though the terraces and shops in The Hague are slowly starting to re-open again and more people are getting vaccinated, Corona still influences a large part of the way we live. Many weddings are postponed for a second time and other happy celebrations are done with very small numbers. One of the other festivities for this month is the crowning of Our Lady on Mother’s Day. The devotion to Mary when spring is in full bloom has been a custom in the Church for many years. The tradition dates back to the ancient Greeks who dedicated the month of May to Artemis, the goddess of fecundity. The Romans also claimed May to honor Flora, the goddess of bloom or blossoms. The month itself was named after the Greek Goddess of fertility, Maia. Apart from the above reasons to enjoy life in May, we have other good reasons to celebrate, starting on the 1st of May, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. We honor all labourers on that day and support them in their right to fair pay and working conditions. On the 4th and 5th, we give thanks to those who died and worked for our freedom in The Netherlands. We are also happy that the Bishop will confirm our youth on Ascension Thursday,  the 13th, and 9 days later we celebrate Pentecost on the 23rd.  In other words, life is good in May! Looking back at the end of April, we had another remarkable event on Sunday the 25th. The statue, The Hollow Men, was inaugurated in our church garden. It was erected to honour the many unidentified refugees who died during their flight to safety, but were never mourned. To do justice to their lives and their families, this statue helps us raise awareness. Its...

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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.

Church Featured in New Book

Church Featured in New Book

Our lovely church has been featured as one of the 25 most beautiful church buildings in The Hague in a new book, "Een Lust voor het Oog." The authors of the book, Bottine Koopmans and Dick Valentijn, presented a signed copy to Fr. Sjaak, who accepted on behalf of our...

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Update on Church Attendance

Update on Church Attendance

The Dutch Bishop’s Conference, which implements the guidelines from the Dutch Government, has announced that Roman Catholic Churches are now allowed to increase the number of people attending mass to 10% of the total seating capacity. This means that effective...

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Inauguration of “The Hollow Men” Monument

Inauguration of “The Hollow Men” Monument

On Sunday, 25 April, a sculpture entitled “The Hollow Men” was unveiled in our church garden to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died at sea or in the desert during their flight to safety.  The sculpture consists of two parts, and when viewed from the...

read more
Church Featured in New Book

Church Featured in New Book

Our lovely church has been featured as one of the 25 most beautiful church buildings in The Hague in a new book, "Een Lust voor het Oog." The authors of the book, Bottine Koopmans and Dick Valentijn, presented a signed copy to Fr. Sjaak, who accepted on behalf of our...

read more
Update on Church Attendance

Update on Church Attendance

The Dutch Bishop’s Conference, which implements the guidelines from the Dutch Government, has announced that Roman Catholic Churches are now allowed to increase the number of people attending mass to 10% of the total seating capacity. This means that effective...

read more
Inauguration of “The Hollow Men” Monument

Inauguration of “The Hollow Men” Monument

On Sunday, 25 April, a sculpture entitled “The Hollow Men” was unveiled in our church garden to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died at sea or in the desert during their flight to safety.  The sculpture consists of two parts, and when viewed from the...

read more
World Music Concert- 29 May

World Music Concert- 29 May

The COS Hand in Hand Project is happy to announce a special concert as the first live event since the lockdown began.   The concert will take place on Saturday, 29 May from 16:00- 17:00. A limited number of our refugee friends will be invited to attend in...

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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.

Church Featured in New Book

Our lovely church has been featured as one of the 25 most beautiful church buildings in The Hague in a new book, "Een Lust voor het Oog." The...

Update on Church Attendance

The Dutch Bishop’s Conference, which implements the guidelines from the Dutch Government, has announced that Roman Catholic Churches are now allowed...

Inauguration of “The Hollow Men” Monument

On Sunday, 25 April, a sculpture entitled “The Hollow Men” was unveiled in our church garden to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died at sea...

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