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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: info@esrccb.org

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.

Several 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.

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.

Word of 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

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

Activities:

  • 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
Lector guidelines are available for download.

Calendar of Events
February 2018
25
Second Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
March 2018
4
Third Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
9
Youth group meeting - tentative
11
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
Workshop Leads Mass
Soup Sunday after Mass
18
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
25
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Mass 5:30 PM
April 2018
1
Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of the Lord - The Mass of Easter Day
Mass 5:30 PM
8
Second Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
13
Youth group meeting proposed
15
Third Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
22
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
Annual General Meeting of community after Mass
29
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
May 2018
6
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
First Reconciliation
13
The Ascension of the Lord
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Mass 5:30 PM
18
Youth group meeting - tentative
20
Pentecost Sunday
Mass 5:30 PM
First Communion
RE 3 Leads Mass
27
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Mass 5:30 PM
June 2018
3
Corpus Christi
Mass 5:30 PM
Confirmation
Confirmants Lead Mass
Last Religious Education Class (up to teachers)
8
Youth group meeting - tentative
10
Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
17
Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Volunteer social after Mass
24
Birth of John the Baptist
Mass 5:30 PM
July 2018
1
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
8
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
15
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
22
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
29
Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
August 2018
5
Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
12
Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
19
Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
26
Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Welcome apéro
September 2018
2
Twenty-sencond Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Hummelfest weekend
9
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
ESRCCB annual picnic at Mariastein
16
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
23
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
30
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
October 2018
7
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
14
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
21
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Coffee social after Mass
28
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
November 2018
4
Thirtieth-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
11
Thirtieth-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
18
Thirtieth-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
25
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Mass 5:30 PM
Annual potluck dinner after Mass
December 2018
2
First Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
9
Second Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
16
Third Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
23
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
25
The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas
Mass 5:30 PM
30
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, MAry and Joseph
Mass 5:30 PM