Kevelaer: Pilgrimage 29 October 2022

After 2 years, we are going on another pilgrimage to Kevelaer on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The coach will depart at 08:30 am sharp. This year the boarding point is, at the P&R opposite the Port Building at No. 7 Ruyterkade, Postcode1013 AA, at the back right of Central Station.

At 12:00 noon, our sung Eucharist will begin in the Basilica of the Sanctuary. Starting at 11:30 a.m., there will be an opportunity for confession in the confessional chairs next to the confessional chapel.

After Mass, there will be an opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee and your brought lunch together in the main hall of St. Anthony's parish house until 3:00 pm (at the beginning of Main Street). For those interested, at 3 p.m. it will be possible to pray the Way of the Cross in the open-air church, near the candle chapel.

At 16:00 the Praise and Rosary will take place in the confessional chapel. Departure from Kevelaer at 5:30 pm (again punctual). We expect to be back in Amsterdam by 8:30 pm at the latest.

In Kevelaer there are numerous other possibilities to have your lunch. Consumption is then at your own expense. Until 15:45 you can buy religious articles, after which you are expected in the confessional chapel at 16:00 for the Praise.

The cost is €35 per adult, children up to 12 years €15.- Reservation is payment. The complete amount should be deposited in the account of the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk before October 20 via IBAN: NL16 INGB 0000 0838 31 stating "Kevelaer Pilgrimage".

The information below (needed for the travel insurance) can be sent via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Pilgrimage to Kevelaer - Saturday, October 29, 2022

I, the undersigned, register for the pilgrimage to Kevelaer. For this I pay € 35 per adult and € 15 per child.




Bedevaart naar Kevelaer – Saturday 29 oktober 2022

Ondergetekende geeft zich op voor de bedevaart naar Kevelaer. Hiervoor betaal ik € 35 per volwassene en € 15 per kind.











Aantal deelnemers






Canon Law Update Online

Title: From Pastor Bonus to Praedicate Evangelium: A Combination of Tradition, Revision and Innovation

Presenter: Prof. Michael Nobel

28 September 2022

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST

To register:


The reform of the Roman Curia with Pope Francis, Apostolic Constitution Praedicate Evangelium strives to streamline the various dicasteries and institutes attached to the Holy See, so that they become more responsive and functional in the evangelizing mission of the Church. This webinar will attempt to outline the Roman Curia's main changes which reflect the curial institutions' main features: vicarious power, organic cooperation, and decentralizing co-responsibility. Structural changes do not suffice for the renewed understanding of the service of the Roman Curia, but it also requires first and foremost a change of mentality and conduct in the operators: professionalism, pastoral approach, and universality of service of those in charge, whether clerics or laity. (Michael Nobel, Pastor Bonus Praedicate Evangelium. Commentary, Ottawa, KDP, 2022, 22) In short, Praedicate Evangelium sets out several principles and criteria for the service of the Roman Curia which will be discussed during the webinar.


Michael Nobel has been teaching Canon Law at Saint Paul University since 2007 in English and French, both in the classroom and on-line.

He is specialized in General Norms, Teaching Office, Procedural Law, and Jurisprudence.
Besides teaching canon law at Saint Paul University, he works in various diocesan tribunals where he applies canon law to practical cases, assists tribunal staff, etc.

For more information:

Louise Charbonneau sco JCL

Administratrice / Administrator,

Centre de services canoniques / Centre for Canonical Services

223, rue Main Street, Ottawa ON??K1S 1C4

Pavillon Guigues Hall 223A

(613-751-4029 / 613-236-1393 X 2462

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Marriage Course September - October 2022

Amsterdam is quite an international city and it is important to consider those who come from other countries when preparing for marriage in the Catholic Church. This course in English brings the participants in touch with other couples in the same situation and others who will help them to think about their future married life. You are welcome to apply for this course:

DAY AND TIME:  Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons
PLACE: Keizersgracht 218 B – 1016 DZ Amsterdam
COSTS: € 150 per couple.

We hope you find the course a learning experience. Each topic is given by a different speaker.

Wednesday, September 21, from 20.00 to 22.00 h.
The art of communication in married life.
By Dorottya Zalay and Jag Gill

Saturday, September 24th, from 15:00 to 17:00 h.
Christian anthropology of Marriage. Love is stronger than death.
By Lisette van Aken

Saturday, October 1 from 15.00 to 17.00 h.
How can you keep and increase married love during the years? The joy and challenge of raising children.
By Mapy and Federico Castillo

Wednesday, October 5th, from 18:30 to 20:00 a potluck dinner, followed by the session:
Seven habits of highly effective families.
By Jan and Ursula de Jong

Saturday, October 8th from 15:00 to 17.00 h
Sexual intimacy and fertility
By Monica and Sander Reintjens

Saturday, October 15th, from 15.00 to 17.00 h.
From just a couple to a few children. Joys and challenges in raising them well.
By Quentin and Anna Sophie Le Noach

Wednesday, October 19th 20.00 to 22.00 h.
By Father Rafael de Ojeda
Marriage as a sacrament. The meaning of marrying in the Church.
Followed by the ceremony for the blessing of engaged couples

To apply and for more information:
Father Rafael Ojeda T - 06 18519647 * E - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy moments in July 2022

A few shots of what happened in the month of July. Let us thank the Lord and pray for these persons.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2023

This is a first announcement of the trip.

The costs are higher than in the past due to the covid and higher fuel costs, but it is certainly worthwhile to begin saving now for a pilgrimage with other faithful to the land of Jesus.

Sunday Homily

Homily of the Sunday

Is it possible to bring little kids to Mass on Sunday? - Yes

I would like to share with you this wonderful article written by experienced parents:

Sometimes at the end of Mass a parishioner comes up to us and says “Your three children are SO well behaved!” Our standard response is either, “Thank you. We work at it” or “Thank you, some days are better than others.” The “better” days are the product of years of articles and brochures we read on taking children to Mass. Here is the distilled wisdom we rely upon.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje update

Fully booked

The pilgrimage to Medjugorje is unfortunately already fully booked. 

350 years +1 of the Beguinage

Our colleagues and good friends of the Beguinage Chapel had a party last Friday. Due to covid the celebration was postponed till now.

On the above link, you can find some photos that give a good idea of the excellent atmosphere and the joy of the event.

Congratulations, and ad multos annos.

Mass on Saint Josemaria's Feast Day

Monday the 27th we celebrated the Mass to thank the Lord for Saint Josemaria's life.

After the Mass, we had a family gathering and here you can see some pictures.


June 27th at 19.30 Holy Mass to celebrate the feast day of Saint Josemaria, priest and founder

Om Monday evening June 27th at 19.30 there is a Holy Mass in thanksgiving for the life of the priest and founder Josemaria Escriva

The main celebrant will be the regional vicar of the Prelature, Mgr. Christian van der Ploeg.

You are all most welcome.


Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, we celebrate the feasts of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

On Friday, Masses are at 12:15 and at 7:30 pm in the chapel (218B).

On Saturday, Mass is at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

First Communions

On June 12th a group of children did their first Holy Communion during the evening Mass

The professional photographer was this time Luciana Benaduce Figueirido

Procession of Corpus Domini with Mgr Hendriks and Mor Polycarpus

Some people who attended sent these pictures and videos. (See the city and the church)

With thanks to the Syrian Orthodox Community you may follow the whole procession that was sent as live-stream.

First Holy Communions

With thanks to the parents of the children who participated in the catechesis this academic year.

With gratitude to the children who prepared very well and with true devotion.

Have a look at a few pictures of the parents during the First Communions