First Holy Communions and Confirmations Registrations for 2021
Registration is now open.
Forms for Communion and Confirmation classes can be requested though the parish office on: email@example.com
The fees for the Confirmation and Ist Communion classes are €75 per child and can be made via bank transfer (details are on the registration form)
Registration for these classes will be possible until Mid December 2020.
Please see under NOTICES for dates the classes will be held on beginning in January.
Suspension of Masses in Brussels
From 30th November until 15th January 2021, celebrations and other religious services have been suspended in St. Nicholas, St. Josephs or Rue Le Correge.
In the mean-time, Sunday Mass at St. Anthony's will continue to be live streamed through our facebook page each week.
Funerals & Weddings
Due to Covid restrictions since November 30th until 15th January 2021 - Funerals have been limited to 15 persons and Weddings are limited to 5 persons., which includes the celebrant.
About St. Anthony's
St Anthony's is one of the best established expatriate parishes in Belgium. We were founded in the early seventies to meet the spiritual and worship needs of the new member state citizens, from Ireland and the United Kingdom, who came in large numbers to Brussels to work in the old EEC. Since then, of course, the parish has reached far beyond the boundaries of the expatriate Irish and British communities to welcome people from all over the world. From as far a field as the USA, Australia, Indonesia and Africa, we now have one of the most vibrant and diverse parishes you could hope to find.
It is our hope that our website will contribute to uniting all who live here and help to build up our community, so that people will be fulfilled in their own lives and families, and be willing to share their time and talents for the benefit of their neighbour, parish and community.
Life at Saint Anthony's
We are happy to share memories of events that take place at Saint Anthony's Visit our gallery.
It is thanks to the Irish Franciscans that we have such a fine parish here. Successive pastors have brought vision and insight to their work at the parish.
Our New Parish Pastor from 1st November 2020 is :
Fr Michael Nicholas OFM Biography (119.4 KB) who joined the Parish in 2019.
Fr. Pat Power OFM will be staying on here in Brussels and will be assisting Fr. Michael
Fr. Pats Biography (79.5 KB) - Fr Pat has been here since 2008 and has seen a growth and development of the parish.
They work together to cover all issues that may arise.
St. Anthony Parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Bruxelles-Malines, head of the Belgian Catholic Church.
Our bishop is Archbishop Jozef De Kesel. You can find more information about the Catholic Church in Belgium in the following web sites www.cathobel.be (in French) or in www.kerknet.be (in Dutch).
"Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." (Acts 6:4)