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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Women's Retreat - Sep 13-14, 2019
There will be a Women in Faith overnight retreat at Mariastein on the
evening of Friday, 13 September and during the day on Saturday 14
September. We will stay at the Kurhaus Kreuz. The exact cost will be
communicated to participants at a later stage. Father Sibi will guide
us on the Saturday. All women over student age are welcome. If you are
interested in joining, please send a mail to the community at email@example.com so that we can reserve enough rooms. You can also talk to Riana Paola, Monika Kelly or Betty Sam Mathew at Mass on Sundays.
Oct 6, 2019 Rosary around Switzerland
Rosary around Switzerland
is a Catholic, rosary-based intercessory prayer event to be held at
Catholic churches and institutions throughout Switzerland on Sunday 6
October 2019. On this day we shall be asking Our Lady to take our
prayers to her son Jesus for our three requests: for our country
Switzerland, for all the people of Switzerland, and for all the peoples
of the whole world. It is not our purpose to make our prayer requests
more specific, rather we turn everything over to our Mother, knowing
she will know much better than ourselves how to use and apply the
benefits of our prayers. We entrust everything to Mary and we leave it
up to her what the fruits of these prayers will be. We shall try to be
more like children.
The prayer events of Rosary around Switzerland are based on the general
formula of intercessory prayer. Simply stated, intercessory prayer is
when we pray/ask for something from God. However, intercessory prayer
is more than just asking. First we must “set the stage” and prepare
ourselves before we ask.
Intercessory prayer has four parts: glory/praise/ adoration,
thanksgiving, repentance and then the request for intercession. So this
day of prayer is more than simply saying a rosary, as noble as that act
is. It is to pray upwards and inward to our God in a full and complete
Religious Education Registration Open
July-August is time to register your children for Religious Education in our community.
Please register on line using the link below:
Religious Education Registration form
Note that for registration to be completed we will need:
Parents who had their children registered in a previous year and who
already provided a baptism certificate do not need to provide one
again. However, we still ask that you complete the online form as we
are moving to online registration.
- Your child’s baptism certificate (compulsory) and other
documents outlined in the registration form (helpful) if you are new to
- Payment to be made per the instructions on the form
Please make sure to register quickly so we can book sufficient class rooms and order enough books for all children.
In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions,
Monika Kelly - RE Coordinator
Pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the South of France
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact Mike Johnson, organizer, directly by email - email@example.com
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
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:
New 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
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
We would also like to meet after mass for about 5-10 minutes so that we can discuss together any questions you may have.
Youth Group (13+)
Join our youth group to talk about your catholic faith with other young
adults. Together we pray and sing, do different activities, and
have bible studies as well as inspiring videos. We also organize movie
nights, outdoor activities, bake sales, and once a year a retreat.
Our monthly gatherings take place in the event room (downstairs in the
Basement) of Restaurant L’Esprit at Laufenstrasse 46 in 4053 Basel and
are shown in the website calendar.
Bring your friends, and we hope to see you at our next gathering!
If you have any questions, you can contact us via mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
- 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.