April : Church Opening Hours
We are happy to announce that St. Anthony's Church is open for visits during the week and weekends.
Church Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday : 10am - 6pm
Sunday - 11.30am - 6pm
Sunday Mass is still been live streamed. No Congregation. The Church will be open to the public after Mass.
The numbers visiting the Church at any one time is restricted to 15 persons.
Children under the age of 12 are not part of the 15 - but children between 10 and 12 years are now also required to wear a mask.
Face Mask are to be worn, and social distance must be observed at all times.
Please use the hand sanitizer gel that is provided at the entrance of the Church.
Fr. Michael and Fr. Pat
Easter Charity Newsletter and Message from Fr. Michael
Due to the continued lock down restrictions which once again this year has impacted on our public Holy Week ceremonies in our church we will be continuing to have live stream coverage of the Holy Week ceremonies.
As well as the church activities being restricted the local charities that we usually support during this time of Lent have also been effected due to the lack of church collections. So on the same lines that we did for Christmas we are adding a list of all the different charities that would have been supported by your generosity in past years. This will give us a chance to support the charity/charities of our choice.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lebo Mofolo for the giving of her time in putting all these different charities together for our consideration.
God Bless you all as we continue our season of Lent moving towards our celebration of Holy Week.
2021 Church Fayre
Cancelled - Unfortunately due to Covid-19, we will be unable to hold our church fayre this June. Please see under Notices for a message from Fr. Michael
Return to Masses in Brussels:
Evening mass has returned to Sacre Coeur, 19 Rue le Correge, 1000 Bruxelles - 19h15
For the moment,Mass is limited to 15 people and registration can be done via the following link: http://sacrecoeurbruxelles.be/events/sunday-mass-en-2020-2021/
English mass at St. Nicholas has recommenced but it is currently limited to 15 people only. If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com stating which Sunday you would like to attend. A return email will be sent to you confirming your attendance and without it, access to the Church will not be permitted.
Until further notice, celebrations and other religious services have been suspended in St. Josephs.
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 are limited to 50 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)