Our Mission

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.

Our Mission

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.

About COS

There is no greater sense of joy than to be able to share all our great gifts, talents, and experiences. We do this to the best of our abilities in order to foster peace and prosperity to all. Based in The Hague, the world capital for Justice and Peace, we share these core values with our hometown. For us, living the values of the Gospel means giving back all that we can and creating a unified and just society. Taking care of each other as well as inspiring the society we reside in. 

Our parish has a rich and longstanding history, and is a known community in The Hague. As diverse as our community is, it is united through faith and kindness. Our beautiful building has an incredible story and provides us with a warm home. We are ever grateful for our dedicated staff, our selfless ministries, and our amazing facilities.

Religious Education

We have 1600 families, with kids from all ages, registered in our community, our religious education program is quite the organization. We offer different levels of religious education, suited for different ages. Our classes start at the beginning of the new school year (September) and run throughout the year. We also have an educational program for adults who want to get to know, grow, or deepen their understanding of Christianity and their own faith.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Religious education

First Holy Communion

Confirmation

Rite of Christion Initiation of Adults

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Religious education

First Holy Communion

Confirmation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Sacraments

The word sacrament means “a sign of the sacred,” performed through beautiful rituals, showing God’s grace for us. Together we celebrate these special moments of faith as reminders of our continued journey and relationship with God.

Outreach Projects

Working for Justice and Peace at both local and international levels has a high priority for our activities and energy. Throughout the year there is all manner of other action, large and small, whereby we try to show our solidarity with those in need or in trouble. All of this is possible only as a result of our tremendous volunteers and the generosity of parishioners. Why not come and join one or other of the groups – extra hands are always welcome.