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The Parish is enriched by the time and talents invested by our volunteers, and we are grateful for this gift. If you haven’t done so yet please familiarize yourself with the various groups and give a serious thought about joining them. New volunteers to bring fresh energy and new ideas are always welcomed with joy!

News

Soup Kitchen needs volunteers

Soup Kitchen needs volunteers

Now that the corona restrictions have been lifted, the Sisters of Mother Teresa will be resuming normal service at their Soup Kitchen in Rotterdam just after Easter. For many years, our parish has had a group that travels to Rotterdam each week to help the sisters...

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Tour our facilities- virtually!

Tour our facilities- virtually!

One of our former parishioners, James O'Neill, has an interesting and useful hobby- he loves making 3D virtual tours of Houses of Worship! James previously made a virtual tour of our church building (see "Our facilities" page). His latest creation is a tour of the...

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Kerkbalans 2022- the tower needs you!

Kerkbalans 2022- the tower needs you!

Our church was one of the first construction projects after the devastating bombardment in 1945. As a beacon of new life and reconstruction, the tower was built with a lot of support from the neighborhood. Due to this special history, the tower has been given the...

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PEACE (VREDE)

PEACE (VREDE)

The European Union flag of Peace (Vrede, in Dutch) will remain flying over our church garden to show our solidarity with all the civilians who have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine.  PEACE – the word says it all.  Our Lenten campaign this year will...

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Internet criminals targeting churches in The Netherlands

Internet criminals targeting churches in The Netherlands

UPDATE: Once again, we have received reports from parishioners who have received emails from individuals pretending to be Fr. Sjaak. Fr. Sjaak will never contact you through an intermediate organization or website. If you are in doubt about the authenticity of any...

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Pope Francis Urges World Leaders to offer “Concrete Hope”

Pope Francis Urges World Leaders to offer “Concrete Hope”

Although Pope Francis will not be able to attend COP26, he has recorded a speech for BBC Radio 4's "Thought for the Day" with a very clear message. Consistent with his encyclical, Laudato Si', the Pope urges world leaders to act decisively to take advantage of the...

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Opening of the Synodal Process

Opening of the Synodal Process

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission   Pope Francis celebrated Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica for the solemn opening of the Synod of Bishops on 10 October. The Church of God is convoked in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites...

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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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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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Pope Francis News

Pope Francis released his prayer intention for June 2022 and urged Catholics to pray for all families during the month in which Rome hosts the 10th...

Meals for the Homeless needs you!!

More information on Meals for the Homeless may be found here.

Confirmation Kids doing Community Service

Many thanks to our Confirmation kids who helped with the gardening around our Church grounds on Saturday, 28 May, here pictured with Confirmation...

Join us for a weekend of prayer and reflection!

Sign up now for the 2022 COS Parish Retreat. It's a lovely way to revive your spirit! This year's retreat will be held from Friday 4 November until...

Laudato Si’ Week: 22 – 29 May 2022

This year marks the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care. This global celebration will unite Catholics to...

Canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma in Rome, 15 May

Fr. Titus Brandsma was a Dutch priest born on February 23, 1881 in Ugoklooster as Anno Sjoerd Brandsma. Titus (in honor of his father’s name) became...

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...

RE Poster Competition Winner

Pope Francis wrote a letter to every person on this planet urging them to protect the Earth, our “common home”. This letter was called Laudato Si’....

Volunteer Opportunities

Church Cleaning looking for Volunteers

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 people have shared that the time spent in cleaning, allows a special connection to our Lord in prayer and service. This is...

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Meals for the Homeless now at 5500 Meals!

Meals for the Homeless now at 5500 Meals!

A French Dinner on 10 December brought the total number of meals served by the team to 5500!   The meal for that day was dedicated to Jan van Waning who passed unexpectedly and joined his beloved wife, Rita. Jan and Rita were a big help to the Meals for the...

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COS Garden Group

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 for you! Our parish has a lovely garden, but like any garden, from time to time it needs a bit of TLC. We have a gardener...

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Church Cleaning looking for Volunteers

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 people have shared that the time spent in cleaning, allows a special connection to our Lord in prayer and service. This is...

read more

Meals for the Homeless needs you!!

More information on Meals for the Homeless may be found here.

Soup Kitchen needs volunteers

Now that the corona restrictions have been lifted, the Sisters of Mother Teresa will be resuming normal service at their Soup Kitchen in Rotterdam...

Praat Café: A Hand in Hand Refugee Project

After a long Covid break, we are happy to announce that the Praat Café has resumed face-to-face meetings this year. The meetings are held every...

Meals for the Homeless now at 5500 Meals!

A French Dinner on 10 December brought the total number of meals served by the team to 5500!   The meal for that day was dedicated to Jan van...

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...

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...