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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

Joint tri-lingual Mass with Swiss and Spanish communities on June 23rd

Joint Mass

Father Sibi has been named our permanent chaplain

We are pleased to announce that Father Sibi has now been made the permanent chaplain of our community, by Bishop Felix Gmür.

We are delighted and would like to officially welcome him next Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Please join us at mass for this special celebration. Father Marc Andre Wemmer, from the Heiligeist community, will join us as co-celebrant.

Please come to Soup Sunday in the downstairs hall immediately following mass to stop by and say hello.

Cake will be served!

Have a blessed Sunday,

Maria Nocera
ESRCCB ChairpersonEve

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 info@esrccb.org or Contact Mike Johnson, organizer, directly by email - maj101@gmail.com

Lourdes

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:

http://hcpt670switzerland.com/about/group670/

https://youtu.be/Tsm90oKOU3U

https://www.hcpt.org.uk/

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 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.

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 youthgroupheartsonfire@gmail.com.

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.

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
  • Flower arrangers - two Saturday mornings per month to pick-up and arrange the flowers in the church.
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