Summer holidays are almost over- soon the schools will be back in session and everything will be busy again in our parish!
On Sunday, 10 September, our parish will celebrate the opening of the new pastoral year with our annual “Meet the Parish” event. It is a way for us to to welcome newcomers to our parish family and let them know what our parish has to offer. We also take the opportunity to welcome back those who have been away during the summer. Tables will be set up in the galleries around the church and every group in our parish is invited to set up a market stall to showcase their group after each mass on that Sunday. We are a very active community and there are plenty of activities on offer. You can get information about the various groups, sign up to join a group, register the children for religious education, or just make some new friends. Make sure to check it out after mass!
And there is no need to cook on that day! This year, we will also be having a barbeque in the atrium after the morning mass. Tickets will be for sale after masses starting this weekend at the Welcome Table for €10 for adults and €5 for children 10 years old and younger.
This year, Meet the Parish once again coincides with the national Open Monument weekend. All the listed monuments in the country are open to the public during this weekend. Our church is listed as a monument and the building will be open to the public on Saturday during Professor Torfs’ lecture, “The Church is Fantastic” (https://parish.nl/the-church-is-fantastic/), as well as on Sunday during the masses, Meet the Parish and the barbeque.