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Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12 Noon

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12 Noon

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 own home. But if you would like to attend the Mass in person, we can now welcome a substantial number of people to our church at each Mass. No need to reserve a seat in advance but we do appreciate the wearing of face masks.

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

New Pastoral Year

So much happened during the summer of 2021! During July and August, most of us go into a holiday mode. Even so, life continues, and, in the community, many things happen. Summer is a good time to plan the new pastoral year and to catch up with people.  Between the months of June-August,18 baptisms were celebrated. It was a joy to see these proud and grateful parents finally reunited with their friends and families. The lockdown produced a lot of new life! We had 4 weddings and 4 wedding anniversary celebrations. There were also the sad farewells of Sue van Dijl, Philip Salmon, Ineke Hens, Annie Wegbrans-Gijzen, Judge James Crawford, Baby Michael Higginson, Rita van Waning, and Jacqueline van der Ham- Singleton. Another very moving moment happened when the flowers from the murdered crime reporter Peter R. de Vries were placed around our monument for perished refugees in the church garden. It drew a lot of local and national attention. See the video featuring an interview with a local TV station in this newsletter. We now see 200 people back at church for the Sunday morning mass whereas the evening mass has around 100 people. It is a lot easier to come to Mass now, so we hope that we see many of you back in the new pastoral year. During the press conference of 13th August, the hope for letting go of the 1,5-meter distance on 20th September was announced. But if we go back to “normal” for large gatherings, there is also talk of proof of full vaccination or recovery from Covid being required.  During the summer, we had 12 Mill Hill missionaries celebrating their jubilees in our parish ranging from 25-60 years of ordination to the priesthood. Another happy event was seeing Andrew Hartwell do his Eagle Scout project with some of his friends. They painted all the woodwork on...

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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.

Children’s Corner

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 Children's Liturgy page. The button below will take you directly to the Children's corner, where you can download the material...

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Corona Measures in our Parish

Corona Measures in our Parish

The Dutch Bishops Conference has released the new Corona rules for Roman Catholic Churches in the Netherlands. As of Sunday, 26 September, there will be no more need for Prior registrationSocial distancing andCorona checks at the door for evidence of being vaccinated....

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New Parish Office Hours

New Parish Office Hours

With the easing of Covid restrictions, the Parish Office hours will now be as before Covid – from 09.30 -15.30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays closed.

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Corona Measures in our Parish

Corona Measures in our Parish

The Dutch Bishops Conference has released the new Corona rules for Roman Catholic Churches in the Netherlands. As of Sunday, 26 September, there will be no more need for Prior registrationSocial distancing andCorona checks at the door for evidence of being vaccinated....

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New Parish Office Hours

New Parish Office Hours

With the easing of Covid restrictions, the Parish Office hours will now be as before Covid – from 09.30 -15.30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays closed.

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107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The Justice and Peace Group in our Parish has been running the Hand in Hand Refugee program for a long time. On the occasion of the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 26 September 2021, we show our solidarity with the messages of Pope Francis and the...

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Turning the Cross Around

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 painted by our former Pastoral Assistant, Sally Williams, who has since moved back to England with her family. On 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.

Invitation to Fr. Sjaak’s 35th Ordination Anniversary

Please feel free to download the invitation here.

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...

Meals for the Homeless to Resume Sit-down Meals

For more than 2-1/2 years the Meals for the Homeless team have been preparing meals from home and distributing them in take away bags. Beginning in...

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