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English Speaking Roman Catholic Community of Basel, Switzerland

We are Roman Catholics from around the world gathering together to celebrate Communion and share in the Sacraments. Please come and celebrate with us at Bruder Klaus Kirche, Bruderholzallee 140 at 5:30 pm unless noted in the calendar of events. Directions and map. Contact:

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 15 Men in Faith Monthly Meeting
  • Nov. 22 Women in Faith Monthly Meeting
  • Nov. 30 Family Retreat lead by Deacon Rudy Villareal at Mariastein 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Dec. 8 First Communion Class will sell chocolate hearts before & after mass benefiting Bethlehem Children's Hospital

ESRCCB Advent Retreat  on Sat Nov. 30 at Mariastein

When we await at home a visit from a loved one, we prepare everything with care and happiness. In the same way we want to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord: to wait for him every day with solitude, to be filled with his grace when he comes,

To help us prepare for the season of Advent on Saturday, November 30 we will hold an Advent Family Retreat at Mariastein. The retreat will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and includes lunch. The cost will be CHF 40.00 per adult and CHF 25.00 per child.

Children will participate in the retreat and here is a summary of the schedule:
  • 10am welcome and introductions followed by a group opening reflection
  • Breakout session: kids / adults
  • 12:30 - 1:30 lunch
  • Kids present to the group what they worked on
  • Second group talk
  • Family activity
  • 3:30 debrief, then closing prayer service
  • End at 4pm
You can sign-up and prepay by fill out this form.
Advent Retreat Sign-up Form

Confession times during Advent

Father Sibi will be available for confession on the following dates before mass at 4:30 pm.
  • Dec. 1
  • Dec. 15
  • Dec. 22

Men's Retreat - May 9 and 10, 2020

There will be a Men in Faith weekend retreat at the Kloster Visitation in Solothurn from Saturday morning to Sunday lunchtime. The retreat will again be led by Father Antony Kolencherry and we will be hosted by the sisters of sacred sciences. All men are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please send an eMail to the community at You can also contact Chris Fux directly at Mass on Sunday. All other details about cost and agenda will be shared with participants at a later stage.

Religious Education Schedule

Download an overview of dates and times RE_dates and locations

Adult Faith - Men In Faith

Every third Friday of the month at 7 pm men of our church community reflect on and share their faith in a social setting.

In the first half of 2020 we will conduct a week-end retreat. The exact date will be published soon on the ESRCCB web page.

Pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the South of France

April 19-26 2019 HCPT Switzerland completed it’s 4th annual Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Would you like to take part next Easter, April 2020? Confirm your interest in joining the pilgrimage by emailing or Contact Mike Johnson, organizer, directly by email -


Every Easter, 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children and young people enjoy a life changing pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the south of France. They are supported by volunteer doctors, nurses, helpers and priests.

HCPT's Easter pilgrimage holidays are for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. HCPT groups stay in hotels in Lourdes.

HCPT is a charity with its roots in the Catholic faith.m, with a vision of "changing lives through pilgrimage, sharing God's gifts of love, friendship and joy". The charity exists to help HCPT pilgrims answer Mary's call to come to Lourdes in procession, a request she made to us through Bernadette. Many describe their HCPT pilgrimage holiday as a "spiritual" experience. For some this is rooted in their religious beliefs, for others it is purely about the positive effects of caring, sharing and seeing the world from the point of view of others. Masses form an important part of the HCPT experience. These are designed with our pilgrims in mind, and the worship is always lively.

Please see links below for more information:

Nursery during Mass - volunteers needed

We are currently trying to establish a new nursery at our Church, that would care for your child throughout the entirety of our mass. We are seeking to provide a safe, Christian atmosphere for the youngest members of our church family.

We believe that our children are God’s greatest gift! Our new nursery will seek to provide care to infants and toddlers up to four years old, that contributes to their wellbeing and complements and strengthens the Christian nurturing the child experiences at home. We would like to help you and your child build trusting relationships and feel a sense of belonging within our community by reaching out in love and understanding.

If you are interested in having your child in our new nursery, or would like to volunteer to help care for the children in the nursery, please fill out the Nursery Registration form.

We would also like to meet after mass for about 5-10 minutes so that we can discuss together any questions you may have.

Word of God Program

A 15-20 minute program is available during Mass for children. The Word of God program bring God’s word to the children with stories and crafts.


The choir sings at Mass every Sunday, reflecting the wide variety of musical traditions which is shown in the multi-national nature of our community. Every year the choir participates in a workshop at the Mariastein Benedictine monastery. New members are always welcome. Please see our YouTube Channel for past choir concerts.

Adult Faith - Women in Faith

Every third Friday of the month from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm women of our church Community reflect on and share their faith in a social setting


  • Light dinner & snacks
  • Opening prayer
  • Different topics of faith
  • Taizé songs
  • Closing prayer

Opportunities to help out in our community

  • Altar Server - Children who have received First Communion Assists the priests in setup and during celebration of Mass
  • Choir Member - Adults and children who like to sing or play an instrument. Rehearsals: 30 - 45 minutes before Mass
  • Eucharistic Minister - People whom are confirmed. Assists community priests to offer the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Word of God Teacher - Brings God's word to pre-school children through Bible stories and activities during the readings and homily
  • Word of God Helper - Assists the Word of God teacher
  • Hospitality Minister - Available 30 minutes before Mass to setup, welcome those entering church, hand out and collect books and bulletins
  • Minister of the Word - People to proclaim the word of God
  • Social - Helping in coffee socials, potluck dinners and picnics
  • Religious Education Teacher - Helping to teach the children
  • Flower arrangers - two Saturday mornings per month to pick-up and arrange the flowers in the church.
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Statutes & bylaws download.
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