In the coming days...

Sun 14 Jul 24

Mass at 10:30

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year
Amos 7:12-15
Psalm 84
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:7-13

Sat 20 Jul 24

Vigil Mass at 18:00
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Mass of Thanksgiving

On Sunday 14th July at the 10.30am mass the Irish Franciscan Provincial, Fr. Aidan McGrath ofm, will celebrate a concelebration mass at St. Anthony's in Thanksgiving for the support that parishioners have shown to the Irish Franciscans for the past 50yrs since the foundation of the parish and 40 of those years in our present location at Kraainem.

It may be difficult to accept the idea of a Mass of Thanksgiving when the Irish Franciscans are leaving the parish after all these years. Thanksgiving is a time when we recognise all the positive times when you as parishioners and we as Franciscans worked well together down the years to keep our parish vibrant and active and this will continue. The physical presence of the Franciscans might be gone but the Spirit of St. Francis will always remain. It will remain in each of you as a community and parishioners of St. Anthony's.

If you are available on the 14th please come along to our

10.30 Mass and celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving. There will be teas and coffees after the Mass. It will also be a good time  to say farewell to Fr. Pat as he will be returning to Ireland on the evening of the 14th.

God Bless to you all.

Fr. Michael.


If you would like to set up a standing order or make an offertory gift/donation to the parish please use the Parish bank account details below:
Community of Saint Anthony
Oudstrijderslaan 23-25, 1950 Kraainem
A/C no. BE60 7330 6428 5970
Thank you


About St. Anthony's

St. Anthony's is one of the best established non-Belgian churches in Belgium.  We are a english speaking church in Kraainem and are part of the Archdiocese of Mechelen Brussels.  The Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels is currently led by  Archbishop Luc Terlinden.

We were founded in the early seventies to meet the spiritual and worship needs of the new member state citizens, from Ireland and UK, 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 and now has a community of 40 and more different nationalities.  We have one of the most vibrant and diverse parishes you can 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.

Our Priests

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.  The current Pastor Fr. Michael Nicholas has been here since 2020 and is overseeing the growth and development of the parish.  Fr. Patrick Power OFM who was parish priest for many years, now assisting Fr. Michael with all issues that may arise.

Fr. Michael & Fr. Pats Profiles

Fr. Michael and Fr. Pat Profiles (134.8 KB)Fr. Michael and Fr. Pat Profiles (134.8 KB)

History of St. Anthony's Parish and St. Anthony's Church (298.8 KB)History of St. Anthony's Parish and St. Anthony's Church (298.8 KB)




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