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Flowers from funeral of Peter R. de Vries placed around 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 on Thursday, 22 July, by Omroep West, the regional broadcasting network in South Holland.

Peter R. de Vries was a premier Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporter in The Netherlands who covered high profile cases and was known for his no-nonsense reporting. The whole of The Netherlands mourned him when he passed away last week on 15 July from wounds sustained after being gunned down after appearing as a guest on a tv show in Amsterdam.

Read the full article here.

 

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Weekdays in church
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Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
None during Summer

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM and 5:30PM

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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 200 people to our church at each Mass. Please reserve a seat in advance and don’t forget to bring your face mask!

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

Monthly Inspirational- May 2021

The month of May is usually a month of many festivities. Weddings, First Communions, and Confirmations are all planned long in advance. Even though the terraces and shops in The Hague are slowly starting to re-open again and more people are getting vaccinated, Corona still influences a large part of the way we live. Many weddings are postponed for a second time and other happy celebrations are done with very small numbers. One of the other festivities for this month is the crowning of Our Lady on Mother’s Day. The devotion to Mary when spring is in full bloom has been a custom in the Church for many years. The tradition dates back to the ancient Greeks who dedicated the month of May to Artemis, the goddess of fecundity. The Romans also claimed May to honor Flora, the goddess of bloom or blossoms. The month itself was named after the Greek Goddess of fertility, Maia. Apart from the above reasons to enjoy life in May, we have other good reasons to celebrate, starting on the 1st of May, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. We honor all labourers on that day and support them in their right to fair pay and working conditions. On the 4th and 5th, we give thanks to those who died and worked for our freedom in The Netherlands. We are also happy that the Bishop will confirm our youth on Ascension Thursday,  the 13th, and 9 days later we celebrate Pentecost on the 23rd.  In other words, life is good in May! Looking back at the end of April, we had another remarkable event on Sunday the 25th. The statue, The Hollow Men, was inaugurated in our church garden. It was erected to honour the many unidentified refugees who died during their flight to safety, but were never mourned. To do justice to their lives and their families, this statue helps us raise awareness. Its...

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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.

Reflect, Recharge and Renew!

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 September to Sunday 26th September 2021. The theme for this year's retreat will be Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers), based on...

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Overview of Pastoral Year 2020-2021

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: Wonderful summer month Restrictions eased Atrium was painted and maintenance work done September: Meet the parish half...

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200 People Now Allowed in Church!

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 physical attendance during Mass. Reservations are now open for 200 people to attend mass in person. This means that 400...

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Overview of Pastoral Year 2020-2021

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: Wonderful summer month Restrictions eased Atrium was painted and maintenance work done September: Meet the parish half...

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200 People Now Allowed in Church!

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 physical attendance during Mass. Reservations are now open for 200 people to attend mass in person. This means that 400...

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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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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.

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...

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 25 July

The altar flowers for this Sunday are dedicated by the Guarnizo-Veizaga Family "In thanksgiving for Luciana's recovery and for more good health...

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