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Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12PM

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 home. We continue to welcome 30 people in our church. If you wish to attend mass, please save a seat in advance.

Welcome to COS

With parishioners from over 95 different nationalities, we are a large International English speaking Roman Catholic Parish. Based in The Hague, the Netherlands, we are part of the Diocese of Rotterdam. Do come and visit us – you are bound to find someone with whom you have something in common!

Monthly Inspiration

Monthly Inspirational- April 2021

On the Threshold of April 2021 Last Easter, the first lockdown in The Netherlands was so strict and severe that Holy Week could not be celebrated in church. Everything was literally closed. All the ceremonies were video streamed from my living room. The singing and broadcasting from home made my neighbors wonder what was going on in our apartment building. Back then, we never thought that for Holy Week 2021, we would still find ourselves in lockdown and that the vast majority of people in Europe would still not be vaccinated against COVID. The good news for this Easter, however, is that various vaccines have been approved and we can celebrate in church again, albeit with very restricted numbers. The good times in which 5000 people would gather for the Holy Week ceremonies at COS as in previous years before the pandemic, feel like a long time ago. But at least, with the improved video streaming facilities from our church, we can continue to reach out to people with the comforting messages from the Holy Week liturgies. Besides all the prayers and worship, other signs of new life continued to happen during this challenging year. Our groups and volunteers reached out to each other and to people outside the church with many activities and personal initiatives to maintain and strengthen bonds. Even though the community is less visible in a physical way, it certainly is very tangible on many other different levels. I’d like to illustrate this with a few examples. The freezer in our cellar under the kitchen continued to be filled throughout the entire year with food for the homeless. Thousands of meals were provided for them and distributed in take away containers. The coordinator of the program shared that, “All our cooks are so happy to do this, and it gives us tremendous...

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Our Community

With over 1500 families registered with our parish, our community is teeming with energy and activities. Check out our many groups to see if there are some you might want to join. There are so many to choose from. Even during COVID, our community has found ways to remain in touch and support each other and be together safely.

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.

World Music Concert- 29 May

World Music Concert- 29 May

The COS Hand in Hand Project is happy to announce a special concert as the first live event since the lockdown began.   The concert will take place on Saturday, 29 May from 16:00- 17:00. A limited number of our refugee friends will be invited to attend in...

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Latest News about First Holy Communion

Latest News about First Holy Communion

On Sunday, 25 April, you will begin to see some of the 34 children in this year's Communion class receive their First Holy Communion. Space has been made available for up to four children to receive the sacrament at each mass, supported by a limited number of their...

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Sunday Evening Masses Start Again!

Sunday Evening Masses Start Again!

Now that the days are getting a little longer and the church is getting a bit warmer, we will be resuming Sunday evening masses. Beginning on Palm Sunday, 28 March, there will be a 17:30 mass in addition to the 10:00 morning mass. Attendance is by reservation only,...

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Latest News about First Holy Communion

Latest News about First Holy Communion

On Sunday, 25 April, you will begin to see some of the 34 children in this year's Communion class receive their First Holy Communion. Space has been made available for up to four children to receive the sacrament at each mass, supported by a limited number of their...

read more
Sunday Evening Masses Start Again!

Sunday Evening Masses Start Again!

Now that the days are getting a little longer and the church is getting a bit warmer, we will be resuming Sunday evening masses. Beginning on Palm Sunday, 28 March, there will be a 17:30 mass in addition to the 10:00 morning mass. Attendance is by reservation only,...

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Finance Report 2020 and Kerkbalans Update

Finance Report 2020 and Kerkbalans Update

Our parish's financial report for 2020 has now been published. For those of you who would like further details, the report is available here for download. Due to the necessary limits on church attendance and parish activities, our parish did experience an operating...

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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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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...

Update on Church Attendance

The Dutch Bishop’s Conference, which implements the guidelines from the Dutch Government, has announced that Roman Catholic Churches are now allowed...

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...

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