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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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
ESRCCB Annual General Meeting - AGM
At our AGM which took place on April 22, we have elected some
new council members. We would like to thank Judy Gundy as secretary,
Jim Tyrrell as council chair, & Monika Kelly in Word of God, for
their excellent service to our community, and to warmly welcome our
council members for 2018-19.
The 2018-2019 newly elected council members are:
- Council Chairperson: Maria Calderon Nocera, who returns to our council after last serving as Treasurer in 2002
- Council Treasurer: Joe Paola, who continues in his role
- Council Secretary: Michael Collins, who joins the council for the first time
Our current non-elected positions on the council are:
We thank all who have left and all who have volunteered to now serve to keep our active community thriving!
- Liturgy coordinator: Kurt Bahnmaier who continues in his role
- Word of God: Nava Sepulveda who is a new volunteer in this role
- Social – Nora Lienhard continues in this role
- Choir: Lisa Falcigno continues to lead the choir each Sunday
- Communication: Pasquale Falcigno continues in this role
- Religious Education: Anne and Eric de la Fortelle continue to lead our religious education program
- Adult Faith: Monica Melville continues in this role
- Liaison to Swiss Community: Nicola Clever who continues in this role, keeping our community in contact with the RKK
If you would like to volunteer your time and talents to serve within
any of these committees within our community, please get in touch with
any of our council members listed above, or email us.
The ESRCCB Council
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
Lector guidelines 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
Statutes & bylaws download.
ESRCCB Special Collections download