Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady)

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) was built between 1852 and 1854, and is used for services by the Syrian Orthodox community, the Surinamese Roman Catholic community and the general Roman-Catholic community.

Mass Times

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Interior

From Monday to Friday Masses are in Dutch; Saturday 19 hrs and Sunday at 11.15 mainly in Dutch with Gregorian chant; Sunday at 18.00 in English with popular hymns.

Maria altaar

Monday to Friday

12.15

(Dutch) in the Chapel1

 

19.30

(Dutch) in the Chapel1

Saturday

19.00

(Dutch) in the Church2

Sunday

11.15

(mainly Dutch) in the Church2

 

13.00

in the Church2 for the Surinam community

 

18.00

(English) Family Mass in the Church2

1 Chapel: Keizersgracht 218-B
2 Church: Keizersgracht 220

Confessions (also in English): starting daily 30 minutes before the Mass; on Saturdays and Sundays in the confessional towards the back of the church.

Contact

The Church of our Lady is located Keizersgracht 220, 1016 DZ Amsterdam.

The postal address is Keizersgracht 218 B, 1016 DZ Amsterdam.

The general e-mail address is: info@olvkerk.nl

The bank account number of the church is NL16 INGB 0000 0838 31 in the name of Stichting Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Amsterdam

The church is easily accessible by tram 13 of 17 from the Central Station or by buses line 170, 172 and 174

For up-to-date information you can consult www.9292.nl

Pastoral care

The following priests of the Opus Dei are available for the pastoral care of the church.

Ojeda Rafael Ojeda is the rector of the Church of our Lady

He has been a priest in our church since 1999 and in 2011 the Bishop appointed him as rector of the church.

You can contact him by telephone +31 20-2400803 or e-mail rector@olvkerk.nl

Veth Wim J.G.A. Veth has served in our church since 2004 and currently he is pastor of the student chaplaincy too.

You can contact him by telephone +31 20-2400802 or e-mail wveth@olvkerk.nl

Mass Intentions

You can use the corresponding form that is located in the back of the church and in the meeting centre in order request a particular Mass intention. In the form it is indicated how you can make a contribution.

The board

The Church Board consists of the following members: chairman Jos Witteman, general secretary Maurice Essers, treasurer Umberto Barelli, Confidant Ms Iris Maas-Bremer, Herman Drenth and Jan van Gils. Father Rafael Ojeda is moderator.

Confidential Counsellor

We also have a counsellor attached to our church. She is Ms. Iris Maas Bremer and is a medical doctor and works in youth health care. She is ready to assist you with any doubt you may have about behaviour or if you wish to make a complaint.

Eucharistic adoration in the Chapel

The weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel lasts from Thursday 11.00 up to and including Friday 19.15 hrs.

For further information, contact Mw. G. Hoogland, phone +31 06 27286632 or by e-mail gerda.hoogland@live.nl

Foundation "Leesgoed"

Foundation 'Leesgoed' ('Reading stuff'/'Read well') in the hall of the Meeting centre offers religious books and rosaries, prayer cards, post cards etc.

Openings times are Sundays after the High Mass at 12.15 hrs. in the hall, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 hrs. until 12.15 hrs., also in the hall.

Stichting Leesgoed, Keizersgracht 218 B, Amsterdam, email: leesgoed@hotmail.com

Marriage Course

Amsterdam is quite an international city and it is important to think of those who come from other countries when it comes to preparing for marriage.

This course brings the participants in touch with different married couples who can share their experiences and help you not only to prepare for the wedding but also to think about your future married life.

You are welcome to apply for this course.

For up-to-date information on dates and other details, you can consult the monthly bulletin or you can contact Father Rafael Ojeda directly on +31 20 2400803 or by email at info@olvkerk.nl

Anointment of the Sick & Holy Communion

If you would like to receive the Anointment of the Sick or Holy Communion at home, please contact one of the priests.

Baptism of Children

All information about the preparatory course 'Baptism for parents and godparents' is provided by father Rafael Ojeda, rector@olvkerk.nl or 020-2400 803.

Catechesis for Children

Our church has an attractive program for children of different ages. The lessons take place every Sunday at 17:00 right before the 18:00 Mass. Kindly contact Maria Cecilia Martina +31 06 52 541 81 who coordinates the classes.

If you would like your child to take part in the religious education program kindly fill-in this form.