Dear Families,

We invite your families and children to participate again in the coming school year 2023 - 2024 in the Catechesis Program of The Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk) in Amsterdam or to join us for the first time. There are some new families who have already indicated their desire to join our Program. We welcome them into our community.


Kindly find below the link for the online enrollment of your children in the Program. Kindly register your children before August 30.

- START Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023. We will have a Family Mass at 18:00, after the kick-off session, where children can participate actively. 

- End Date: May 26, 2024

- Class time: 16:30 - 17:50

- Place: at the Parish Hall, next to the church. 

- Groups:

A: Younger children, from 5 to 7

B: From 8 to 10: including children who want to be prepared for the First Holy Communion. 

First Communion date: May 26, 2023. Sunday, during the 18:00 Mass. 

C. From 11 and up: including children who already received the Holy Communion and want to continue their preparation in Faith. Also including the children and teenagers who want to be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

Confirmation date: May 12, 2023. Sunday, during the 18:00 Mass. The Bishop will celebrate the Mass.

 - Activities for Parents:

There will be a Talk for parents every second Sunday of the Mass, at 16:30. This will take place at the same time of the children's classes, in a special setting for the parents.


- Donation: EUR 50 per child. You can pay: in cash to either the teachers.




You may know of other families interested in the Faith formation of their children. Please feel free to invite them to join. We all can help others to get closer to Jesus.


We are very enthusiastic about our new Catechesis year. You all are most welcome!


Fr Rafael Ojeda, rector - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maria Cecilia Martina - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.