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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

The Holy Spirit and the Blessed Trinity

You can listen to the audio of the homily:

The Holy Spirit and our own spiritual life; this one is in Dutch for a great part.

The Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; this one fully in English.

EWTN TV in the church

On Palm Sunday, a small TV crew came to make a recording of the church as part of a program about traveling in Europe.

After they had been to Nicholas Parish and Chalk Mountain, they came to see us. The result is beautiful, I think. You can now judge for yourself,

An impression on a Sunday evening on the Keizersgracht

 

Procession of Corpus Christi June 19th

The procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the center of Amsterdam has become a tradition, interrupted for two years, due to well-known reasons.

In 2004, the procession moved along the canals for the first time since 1578 under great interest and since then it has always been celebrated with great devotion.

The Church of Our Lady - Mother of God (Keizersgracht 220), together with the Syrian Orthodox Church, is organizing another procession together with other Orthodox clergy and faithful on Sacrament's Day, June 19, marching through the city with the Blessed Sacrament. You are most welcome to attend.

Program Sunday, June 19:

11.15 Solemn Eucharist in Our Lady's Church

12.30 Sacramental Procession along the ring of canals

13.30 Solemn Liturgy in Our Lady's Church at the end of the service

14.00 Social gathering in the hall next to the church

Marriage Course in May 2022

Amsterdam is quite an international city and it  is  important to think of those who come from other countries when it comes to prepare marriage in the Catholic Church. This course in English, brings the participants in touch with other couples in their 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:                       € 120 per couple.   

 

Wednesday, May 4th from 20.00 to 22.00 h:

The art of communication in married life.

Dorottya and Jag Gill-Zalay

 

Saturday, May 7th, from 15 to 17.00 h

Marriage as a sacrament. The meaning of marrying in the Church.

By Father Rafael Ojeda with the blessing of engaged couples in the chapel

Little snack to celebrate after.

 

Wednesday, May 18th, starting with potluck dinner from 18.30 to 20.00 h.

And from 20.00 to 22.00 h:

Anthropology of Marriage in a Christian perspective.

Lisette van Aken

 

Saturday, May 21st,  from 15.00 to 17.00 h:

How can you keep and increase married love during the years?

Mapy and Federico Castillo – Rodríguez

Borrel and handing over of the course certificates.

 

To apply please follow this link and for more information just call or e-mail.

Father Rafael Ojeda   T - 06 18519647 * E -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 prepare marriage in the Catholic Church. This course in English, brings the participants in touch with other couples in their 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:                       € 120 per couple.   

 

Wednesday,  from 20.00 to 22.00 h:

The art of communication in married life.

Dorottya and Jag Gill-Zalay

 

Saturday, from 15 to 17.00 h

Marriage as a sacrament. The meaning of marrying in the Church.

By Father Rafael Ojeda with the blessing of engaged couples in the chapel

Little snack to celebrate after.

 

Wednesday, starting with potluck dinner from 18.30 to 20.00 h.

And from 20.00 to 22.00 h:

Anthropology of Marriage in a Christian perspective.

Lisette van Aken

 

Saturday, from 15.00 to 17.00 h:

How can you keep and increase married love during the years?

Mapy and Federico Castillo – Rodríguez

Borrel and handing over of the course certificates.

 

To apply please follow this link and for more information just call or e-mail.

Father Rafael Ojeda   T - 06 18519647 * E -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, dear parishioners and friends.

May the risen Lord bless us and help us be witnesses to his Resurrection. He lives!

Palm Sunday News

Dear parishioners,

this news is just let you know that next Sunday at 18.00 h we shall have an international TV network present during the ceremony of Palm Sunday.

All goes on as was planned: children do the readins and the bidding prayers. There will be procession of Palms.

See below:

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Anthony Johnson and I am a news and travel videographer at EWTN Vatican. We shall be shooting a catholic travel series in Amsterdam this weekend to be published on our new platform, EWTN Travel (https://www.ewtn.it/travel/), and would very much like to the include the Church of Our Lady. 

We would like to make a request to film this Sunday, April 10th, at the 18:00 Mass in English at the Church of Our Lady. Our team would consist of 2-4 people with two cameras, one mounted on a tripod and the other on a gimbal. We would arrive at 17:00 to set up and shoot some details of the church.

The orthodox community is aware of this and agrees.

 

Wishing you all a beautiful week,

 

Fr Rafael

Marriage Course Application Form

 

Ik wil graag deelnemen aand de huwelijkscursus van de maand  _____________________________

I want to take part in the Marriage Preparation Course in the month of _____________________

 

 

Man                                                                               

Woman                                                                                

First Name           

   

Surname

   

Place and Date of birth

   

Current address

   

Postcode and city

   

e-mail

   

Telephone number

   

Religion

   

Baptism

   

Confirmation

   

Date, city and country

of the civil wedding

 

Date and time of marriage

in the church

 

Payment method                cash or bank

 

Any special remarks?

 

For the payment of the course money transfer to Stichting Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk  Keizersgracht 220 1016 DZ Amsterdam IBAN NL16INGB0000083831 

mentioning Marriage Course March 2022

 

For more information call of mail Fr Rafael de Ojeda   0618519647 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Saint Joseph way to love Jesus and Mary

 

If you want to listen to the homily about Saint Joseph here is the link

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Class about the meaning of a Consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

During the class of last Thrusday, March 17th we talked about this. The guideline was the consecration done by Pope John Paul II in 1984.

If you want to know more just follow the link.