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20th Anniversary of World Refugee Day

Sunday, 20 June

The 20th of June was established as World Regugee Day in 2000 by a special resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to raise understanding for refugees and celebrate their contributions to peace. World Refugee Day is celebrated in more than a hundred countries, often organized by the national branch of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).  In commemoration of this day, our parish will move from the Church to the church garden in front of the statue of “The Hollow Men” for the closing prayer of the morning mass. More on “The Hollow Men” statue, which was inaugurated last April in memory of all the unknown refugees who died during their flight to safety, can be found at https://parish.nl/the-hollow-men/

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
None during Summer

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 home. We can now welcome 130 people in our church. If you wish to attend mass, please save a seat in advance.

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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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.

Altar Servers Recognized During Mass

Altar Servers Recognized During Mass

During the morning mass on Sunday, 6 June, our parish officially recognized the many contributions made by our Altar Servers to our weekly liturgies and to our overall parish life. Father Sjaak and Deacon Paul were accompanied during the mass by a veritable flock of...

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Closing of Pastoral Year 2020/2021

Closing of Pastoral Year 2020/2021

On Sunday, 20 June we thank God and each other for a challenging Pastoral Year. Thank you to all of you for your constant prayers and support, and to all our group coordinators and volunteers who continued to support each other and our parish in one form or another....

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Summer Schedule Begins!

Summer Schedule Begins!

It is traditional in our parish for things to wind down a bit during the summer months. Until the beginning of the new Pastoral Year in early September, there will be no weekday masses celebrated in our Parish. There will continue to be two masses each Sunday during...

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Altar Servers Recognized During Mass

Altar Servers Recognized During Mass

During the morning mass on Sunday, 6 June, our parish officially recognized the many contributions made by our Altar Servers to our weekly liturgies and to our overall parish life. Father Sjaak and Deacon Paul were accompanied during the mass by a veritable flock of...

read more
Closing of Pastoral Year 2020/2021

Closing of Pastoral Year 2020/2021

On Sunday, 20 June we thank God and each other for a challenging Pastoral Year. Thank you to all of you for your constant prayers and support, and to all our group coordinators and volunteers who continued to support each other and our parish in one form or another....

read more
Summer Schedule Begins!

Summer Schedule Begins!

It is traditional in our parish for things to wind down a bit during the summer months. Until the beginning of the new Pastoral Year in early September, there will be no weekday masses celebrated in our Parish. There will continue to be two masses each Sunday during...

read more
Prayer Intentions via the Parish Office

Prayer Intentions via the Parish Office

We are very happy to pray with you for your special intentions. Prayer requests can be sent via email to the Parish Office, office@parish.nl Please, let us know the date and which mass (morning or evening) and we will make sure that your intention is included in the...

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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.

Altar Servers Recognized During Mass

During the morning mass on Sunday, 6 June, our parish officially recognized the many contributions made by our Altar Servers to our weekly liturgies...

Closing of Pastoral Year 2020/2021

On Sunday, 20 June we thank God and each other for a challenging Pastoral Year. Thank you to all of you for your constant prayers and support, and...

Summer Schedule Begins!

It is traditional in our parish for things to wind down a bit during the summer months. Until the beginning of the new Pastoral Year in early...

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