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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:

Pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the South of France

Every Easter, about 1,000 children and young people from 14 countries enjoy a life changing pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the South of France as members of the International HCPT Pilgrimage The aim is to change lives through pilgrimage, sharing God’s gifts of love, friendship and joy.

As announced at church this past couple of weeks, the HCPT will be travelling to Lourdes for their 4th annual Children’s Easter Pilgrimage to the beautiful town of Lourdes in the South of France from 20-27 April, 2019.

The HCPT is a volunteer-based charitable organisation founded in response to Our Lady’s invitation to go on Pilgrimage to Lourdes. It enables those who may need help, especially the young, to experience pilgrimage in small caring groups, seeking to share with joy, the gift of God’s love. Children travel for free.

For the fourth consecutive year the HCPT Switzerland Verein will travel to Lourdes for this simply amazing Easter Pilgrimage. The Verein is now closely integrated into this much bigger Pilgrimage, contributing to the HCPT Trust Mass attended by about 6,000 Pilgrims, attending all of the Catholic events in the week, including Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Torchlight Procession and bathing in the water from the Lourdes spring (unearthed by St Bernadette 160 years ago during the 9th Marian Apparition).

The HCPT's core beliefs are:

  • Value: HCPT respects and cherishes each individual regardless of differences
  • Love and respect: HCPT shows and shares the power of God’s love through compassion and care
  • Faith: HCPT’s pilgrimages are based on Christian faith and welcomes people of all faiths and none
  • Community: Through commitment, care and service HCPT builds joyful communities
  • Celebration: HCPT celebrates life and love
  • One Trust: The HCPT community is built on a common ethos, shared by all our groups, whenever, and from wherever, they go on pilgrimage

If you would like to travel to Lourdes for Easter 2019 with the HCPT Switzerland Verein, please

Please note your registration is not binding, it is just to give the HCPT an idea of how many are interested in going.

Kindly note that the deadline for confirming travel with the group is 31 October, 2018 (with possible extension).e

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

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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