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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

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.

Several 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.

Religious Education 2017 - 2018

Religious Education registration can be made by filling in the form under the page Religious Education in the navigation of this site.

We are also in need to teachers for all classes. Please contact us if you are willing to help.

Thank you and have a nice day,
Anne and Eric de La Fortelle- RE Coordinators

Word of God and Bubbles Bible Babies Programs

A 15-20 minute program is available during Mass for children. The Word of God and Bubbles Bible Babies programs 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
Lector guidelines are available for download.

Calendar of Events
September 2017
17
24 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
24
25 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
First day religious education
October 2017
1
26 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
8
27 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
15
28 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
22
29 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Coffee social after Mass
29
30 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
November 2017
5
31 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
12
32 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
People's Mass trilingual
19
33 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
26
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Mass 5:30 PM
Potluck supper after Mass
December 2017
3
1 Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
10
2 Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
17
3 Sunday of Advent
Mass 5:30 PM
24
4 Sunday of Advent
No Mass at 5:30 PM
25
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
Mass 5:30 PM
31
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Mass 5:30 PM
January 2018
1
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Mass 5:30 PM
7
The Epiphany of the Lord
Mass 5:30 PM
14
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
RE 1 Leads Mass
21
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
28
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
February 2018
4
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
RE 2 Leads Mass
11
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
18
First Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
25
Second Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
March 2018
4
Third Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
11
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
Workshop Leads Mass
18
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Mass 5:30 PM
25
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Mass 5:30 PM
April 2018
1
Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of the Lord - The Mass of Easter Day
Mass 5:30 PM
8
Second Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
15
Third Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
22
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
29
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
May 2018
6
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Mass 5:30 PM
Religious Education class
First Reconciliation
13
The Ascension of the Lord
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Mass 5:30 PM
20
Pentecost Sunday
Mass 5:30 PM
First Communion
RE 3 Leads Mass
27
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Mass 5:30 PM
June 2018
3
Corpus Christi
Mass 5:30 PM
Confirmation
Confirmants Lead Mass
Last Religious Education Class (up to teachers)
10
Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
17
Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
24
Birth of John the Baptist
Mass 5:30 PM
July 2018
1
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
8
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
15
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
22
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
29
Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
August 2018
5
Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
12
Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
19
Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM
26
Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass 5:30 PM