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
ESRCCB Potluck supper after Mass on 25 Nov.
On Sunday, November
25 immediately following Mass, our faith community will hold a potluck
dinner in the gathering room downstairs. Come for a little while or
stay for a long time, this is a great opportunity to meet your fellow
parishioners and try some new dishes too.
In order to make this a successful event we have set up a website where
you can sign-up to bring a specific dish so that we do not end up with
too many desserts, for instance. Please visit:
…and let us know what you will bring.
If you do not get a chance to sign up on the website, please come and
bring a dish to share anyway. We look forward to seeing you there!
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 https://www.hcpt.org.uk. 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
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 email@example.com
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.