You might be miles away from home, but there is always family for you here.

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You might be miles away from home, but there is always family for you here.

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You might be miles away from home, but there is always family for you here.

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COS Food

COS Food

Mass Time

Weekdays in church
Friday 12PM

Reconciliation
By appointment

Weekends in church
Sunday 10AM

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 Inspiration – December 2020

Christ the King 2020 crowned in a Corona Year. The Feast of Christ the King signals the end of the current  liturgical year and the following Sunday which is  the First Sunday of Advent,  starts a new liturgical  year. Does Christ need this royal title? Not really, the first 19 centuries of Christianity survived comfortably without this feast. It was only introduced in 1925 and does justice to Jesus as a descendant of King David but at the time, around the First World War, it became a powerful symbol for monarchs and dictators  who were in power,  sending them a message that a kingdom is not built on wars and corruption,  but on human values that foster respect for their subjects, treating them as heirs and partners. Even in today’s secular world of Law and Politics, there is something to be said for appealing to a higher authority. The biblical stories of the Kingdom of God to be realized here and now,  remind us every day of  Jesus,  the role model of a Servant King and how we should follow in His footsteps. At baptism we are all anointed as heirs to God’s Kingdom. This is an Old Testament way of saying that in this world we have an important role to play in the formation of a spiritual people with a vision of justice and solidarity. The Gospel gives us signs of how we can recognize Christ in our midst or how we can act like Him. Visiting the sick and isolated; clothing the naked and feeding the hungry. Whatever we do for the least among us, we do for God.  This is where religion makes an impact and faith gains credibility in today’s world. Worship accompanied by concrete acts of love is the crown jewel that makes Christ,  both King and Good Shepherd. At the end of a  liturgical year,  we normally look back at all the activities and events that took place,   and...

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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.

First Holy Communion Program Update

First Holy Communion Program Update

What a wonderful mission to have, to help young children on an important faith building journey with Our Lord! Can there be anything more important?  Margaret van Emmerik and her team of teachers are committed to this purpose and have a promising group of 34 children...

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Online Retreats from Belmont Abbey

Online Retreats from Belmont Abbey

Father Brendan Thomas from Belmont Abbey offers online retreats that can be joined live via zoom or watched later, if more convenient. Further information on the next two retreats on 16 January and 6 February, including how you can take part, can be found on their...

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Christmas Meals for the Homeless

Christmas Meals for the Homeless

Meals for the Homeless continued their good work providing nourishing food for homeless people in The Hague over the Christmas holidays. In addition to warm, nourishing meals, they also put together 200 gift bags to hand out on Christmas Eve. Thanks to a group of...

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Online Retreats from Belmont Abbey

Online Retreats from Belmont Abbey

Father Brendan Thomas from Belmont Abbey offers online retreats that can be joined live via zoom or watched later, if more convenient. Further information on the next two retreats on 16 January and 6 February, including how you can take part, can be found on their...

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Christmas Meals for the Homeless

Christmas Meals for the Homeless

Meals for the Homeless continued their good work providing nourishing food for homeless people in The Hague over the Christmas holidays. In addition to warm, nourishing meals, they also put together 200 gift bags to hand out on Christmas Eve. Thanks to a group of...

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Advent Giving Tree Update

Advent Giving Tree Update

Every year during Advent, our church runs a successful Advent Giving Tree campaign. A  Christmas tree is set up at the back of our church and is decorated with envelopes instead of ornaments. Parishioners donate any amount up to € 50 and place it in one of the...

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Christmas Mini-Concert

Christmas Mini-Concert

The mini-concert is still available on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/esz-sc_js7A . Approximately 20 minutes in length, it features 3 of our parishioners who sing and unveil the results of the Virtual Community Christmas Choir (Hark the Herald Angels Sing)...

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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.

Church Cleaning- 30 January

Volunteers from our parish come together each month to clean away fingerprints on doors, polish brass, dust, sweep, and mop the church - everything...

Altar Flowers Dedication for Sunday, 24 January

Today’s altar flowers are dedicated by Francesca van Duren, “in remembrance of my beloved husband Frank who died two years ago on the 26th of...

News from our Neighbor on Bezuidenhoutseweg

UNICEF, one of our neighbors on the Bezuidenhoutseweg, conducts free quarterly "Conscious Coffee Mornings " online. Their next meeting is on 26...

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