What’s Happening In Our Community?

Before the pandemic, we enjoyed a large number of visitors in our church during mass every week. Our facilities were always full of activities. Some days we heard happy chatter coming from our Atrium, and the next day we smelled delicious food being prepared in our kitchen. We continue to receive enormous blessings through the efforts that are put into our community by you, our amazing parishioners. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for Volunteer Opportunities in our parish. We are always happy to welcome you and hope for better times ahead when we can welcome you physically.

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A Friendly Reminder to Parishioners Leaving The Netherlands

A Friendly Reminder to Parishioners Leaving The Netherlands

Are you moving away from the Netherlands this summer? If so, we will certainly miss you and hope that you will stay in touch. To help us keep our parish database up to date, please remember to de-register at https://parish.nl/deregister-alumni-form/. This form will...

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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...

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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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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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COS Food Results

COS Food Results

The last COS Food event before the summer break, featuring African and Italian cuisines, was a resounding success. The final result for this latest event was Euro 3,064. Many thanks to those of you who supported the COS Food events throughout the Pastoral Year.

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World Music Concert Photos

World Music Concert Photos

The COS Hand in Hand Project organized a World Music Concert on 29 May that was well-attended, both in person and online. Guests from the region had a chance to enjoy welcome sounds of home, whilst those from other parts of the world had an opportunity to experience...

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Thirteen Youth Confirmed at Ascension Day Mass

Thirteen Youth Confirmed at Ascension Day Mass

Thirteen young people from our parish were confirmed on the Feast of the Ascension, Thursday 13 May, at 11:00 by Mgr. Hans van den Hende, the Bishop of Rotterdam. Heartfelt congratulations to our Confirmands on the occasion of reaching this special milestone in their...

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Tikkie & Paypal Vigilance

Tikkie & Paypal Vigilance

The official QR codes in the church will always first take you to a page on our parish website. If you are using the QR codes in church, please ensure before you pay that you are at www.parish.nl  If the QR code in the church takes you directly to the Tikkie or...

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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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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...

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BEWARE- Phishers

BEWARE- Phishers

Dear Parishioners, Recent times have seen an increase in cybercrimes, and our parish has also been affected with cybercriminals attempting to falsify the email addresses of Pastoral Staff and use them to ask for donations. I would like to reiterate that all appeals...

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Papal Encyclical- Fratelli Tutti

Papal Encyclical- Fratelli Tutti

On the feast day of St. Francis on 04 October in Assisi, the pope launched his latest book, "Fratelli Tutti", on the impact and use of social media; the value of human friendships; and the need for a different perspective on democracy, economics...

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Turning the Cross Around

This heading may sound rather strange but in fact, it is what it is… In our sanctuary, we have a beautiful colorful icon of the Pantocrator Christ...

Register now for Religious Education classes

Registration for Religious Education classes (including First Holy Communion) and for the Confirmation program is now open online.  In...

Friday Noon Masses Will Commence on October 1st

Friday masses at 12.00 noon in our parish will resume as of October 1st. No prior registrations are necessary. All are welcome!

Children’s Corner

For our younger parishioners, a coloring page and word search to support the Sunday liturgy are now available for download each week on the...

Finance Report January- July 2021

Our parish's financial report for the first seven months of 2021 is now available. This report gives an overview of the income and expenditure over...

Soup Kitchen Accepting Donations Again

The Sisters of Charity, who operate a soup kitchen in Rotterdam, are once again able to accept donations of clean clothing, non-perishable food and...

Floral Tribute Adorns Refugee Monument

“Peter had a great deal of compassion for refugees; he tried to make sure that the unseen people received justice,” said Fr. Sjaak, when interviewed...

Meals for the Homeless- 4000 Meals and Counting!

The Meals for the Homeless Team prepared over 4000 takeaway meals during the lockdown period for the homeless community in The Hague.  And always...

Reflect, Recharge and Renew!

This year's parish retreat will be held at the lovely and tranquil convent of the Carmelite Sisters in Sittard (near Maastricht) from Friday 24th...

Overview of Pastoral Year 2020-2021

The Pastoral Year 2020-2021 proved to be a busy year for our parish despite the pandemic. Here are the highlights for each month:   August:...

200 People Now Allowed in Church!

With the visible effects of the Corona vaccine and the number of infections going down, we have new guidelines from the Dutch Bishops Conference for...

20th Anniversary of World Refugee Day commemorated in our church garden

World Refugee Day is a special day of remembrance celebrated annually on 20 June. The day was established in 2000 by a special resolution by the...

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COS Garden Group

Love to garden, but don't have a garden of your own? Or just want to have a rewarding outdoor activity? Then this could be the perfect opportunity...

Meals for the Homeless- the Show Goes On!

It has been more than a year since the start of COVID. The Meals for the Homeless team have continued to be very active during this time, and since...

Church Cleaning looking for Volunteers

There are many rewards and benefits when you join this ministry.  The beautiful Church of Our Saviour is our faith home. Over the years, several...

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