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English Speaking Roman Catholic
Community of Basel, Switzerland
are Roman Catholics from around the world gathering together to
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: email@example.com
Our choir members and pianist
provide the musical
support for our liturgy. Members of the community also participate in
the mass as lay ministers: hospitality ministers, lectors,
altar servers and Eucharistic ministers. Altar service is open to all
children who have made their first communion.
times a year children's masses and youth masses are held. These special
masses encourage younger and older children to participate as lectors
and gift bearers as part of the religious education program.
Our Priest, Father Kilian, resigns.
The Council of the ESRCCB wish to share with you a letter we have
received from the Bischofsvikar of Basel, Fr Christoph Sterkman.
The letter below explains why there was no English mass at Bruder Klaus
on Sunday February 18th. It also explains how we will go forward with
the celebration of English Mass at Bruder Klaus.
Dear parishioners of the English
Speaking Roman Catholic Community of Basel, it is with great regret,
that I must inform you that Fr. Kilian Karrer has resigned from his
post as chaplain of the English Speaking Roman Catholic Community Basel.
His decision was made for personal reasons.
Since 2013 he has served this community with reliability and dedication. I ask you to respect his decision.
I am currently working with the department of Human Resources of the
Bishop’s Ordinariate to appoint a replacement for Fr. Kilian. In the
meantime, local priests will stand in and celebrate the Mass in English.
Fr Christoph Sterkman
Father Kilian has also decided to leave the Mariastein Abbey with immediate effect. The German announcement from the www.kloster-mariastein.ch website is below. This is only on the German homepage and not the English one.
Weggang. Die zweite Mitteilung ist überaus betrüblich:
Unser Mitbruder Pater Kilian Karrer möchte so bald wie möglich aus dem
Kloster austreten. Am 17. Februar 2018 hat er das Kloster Mariastein
verlassen und eine eigene Wohnung ausserhalb des Klosters bezogen. Der
Klosteraustritt vollzieht sich nach den Bestimmungen des Kirchenrechts.
P. Kilian wünscht bis auf weiteres keine Kontaktaufnahme. – Diese
Mitteilung erfolgt im gegenseitigen Einvernehmen.
Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre Verbundenheit und wünsche Ihnen eine heilsame Fastenzeit,
19. Februar 2018 Abt Peter von Sury
In addition to the above the Council of ESRCCB would like to add:-
However the Lenten course will not now take place. Those who signed up for that have been informed.
- While we do not, in the short term, have a dedicated
Chaplain for our community we will continue to celebrate Mass in
English at our regular time.
- All currently planned activities will continue as normal, specifically:-
- Preparations for First Holy Communion
- Preparations for Confirmation
- A Soup Sunday planned for March 11
- Our Annual General Meeting planned for April 22nd
Please forward this message to anyone that you believe has not
registered in our community and have them send their email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can receive further announcements.
Religious Education 2017 - 2018
Religious Education registration can be made by filling in the form under the page Religious Education in the navigation of this site.
God and Bubbles Bible Babies Programs
A 15-20 minute program is available during Mass for children. The Word of God and Bubbles
Bible Babies programs bring God’s word to the
children with stories and crafts.
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
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
to help out in our community
available for download.
- 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