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Evening Lockdown Starts This Sunday

At Friday’s press conference, the Dutch government announced an evening lockdown which will come into effect this Sunday, 28 November.

For this reason, the evening Mass for our parish has been moved earlier to 16.00.

The Confirmation Class has been also moved to 14.30. Please spread the word.

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12 Noon

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12 Noon

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

Watch Mass

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 a substantial number of people to our church at each Mass. No need to reserve a seat in advance but we do appreciate the wearing of face masks.

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

An Interview with Fr. Sjaak on the Occasion of his 35th Ordination Anniversary – 25th October 2021

 YOUR VOCATION When and how did you receive the call to join the priesthood and why did you choose to join the Mill Hill order? At the age of 12, I was an altar server at a requiem mass in my village for a Bishop who had died in Indonesia. At that time, there was an initiative to build a small shopping center in the village. During the homily, the main celebrant at the mass urged the local people to consider building a care home for the elderly instead. He said that the elderly had done their part for society and now needed attention in their last years. At this mass, I realised that Liturgy and improving the quality of life go hand in hand. It was then that I told my mum that I wanted to be a priest. She said that I should revisit that decision when I was 16, and first get some dancing lessons!   So, at the age of 16, I started my formation at the Mill Hill minor seminary in Hoorn and stayed there till the age of 18. Between the age of 18 and 20, I studied philosophy at the Mill Hill College in Roosendaal, and then moved to study theology at Mill Hill in London.After my Deaconate ordination, I was sent as a missionary to Nairobi, Kenya, where I stayed for 18 months. I then enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate in Louvain and was sent to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I stayed for 5 years. I returned to get my Ph.D. in Louvain and went back to Rio where I stayed for another 6 years.I chose to join the Mill Hill order as I resonated with their mission, values, and philosophy-that religion and the priesthood are not about blindly following the rules and canon law, but it’s about using your intelligence and sound reason to deal with problems and challenges that life throws at you as a priest in the most extreme surroundings of the poor and the privileged.   Fr. Sjaak gave...

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Advent Pregnancy Blessing

Advent Pregnancy Blessing

Expectant parents will be invited to come forward to have their “fruits of the womb” blessed during the morning Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent on 12 December. This is a wonderful moment to celebrate and honor them as they prepare to welcome a new member to their...

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No Church Cleaning on the last Saturday of November

No Church Cleaning on the last Saturday of November

For the months of November and December 2021, the church cleaning schedule has been moved. Instead of the last Saturday of the month, the cleaning date for November is on 11 December at 13.00 while the cleaning date for December is on 8 January at 08.30. Volunteers...

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Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 28 November

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 28 November

This Sunday’s altar flowers are dedicated by Anne-Laure Truchot to celebrate her mom's 81st birthday and her daughter’s 7th birthday.  Happy birthday and wishing both of these wonderful girls many, many more. If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers for any...

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Advent Pregnancy Blessing

Advent Pregnancy Blessing

Expectant parents will be invited to come forward to have their “fruits of the womb” blessed during the morning Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent on 12 December. This is a wonderful moment to celebrate and honor them as they prepare to welcome a new member to their...

read more
No Church Cleaning on the last Saturday of November

No Church Cleaning on the last Saturday of November

For the months of November and December 2021, the church cleaning schedule has been moved. Instead of the last Saturday of the month, the cleaning date for November is on 11 December at 13.00 while the cleaning date for December is on 8 January at 08.30. Volunteers...

read more
Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 28 November

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 28 November

This Sunday’s altar flowers are dedicated by Anne-Laure Truchot to celebrate her mom's 81st birthday and her daughter’s 7th birthday.  Happy birthday and wishing both of these wonderful girls many, many more. If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers for any...

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Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 21 November

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 21 November

The Altar Flowers for this Sunday are dedicated by the Arevalo Sickinger Family in loving memory of Sergio Arevalo Espinoza on the occasion of the second anniversary of his passing. He is missed so very much. If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers for any...

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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.

Advent Pregnancy Blessing

Expectant parents will be invited to come forward to have their “fruits of the womb” blessed during the morning Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent...

No Church Cleaning on the last Saturday of November

For the months of November and December 2021, the church cleaning schedule has been moved. Instead of the last Saturday of the month, the cleaning...

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 28 November

This Sunday’s altar flowers are dedicated by Anne-Laure Truchot to celebrate her mom's 81st birthday and her daughter’s 7th birthday.  Happy...

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