During the COVID-19 lockdown Fr Brian has been streaming celebrations of the Mass, and a number of talks, from his home. You can follow these events via his Twitter account, @PadreBrian1, or via the Twitter feed on the front page of the St Boniface website. The schedule of future talks is shown on the St Boniface Calendar.
Below is a list of the talks (and the celebrations of two major Church events) that he has streamed during the last month:
(Original 03/05/20, updated 07/05/20, 18/05/20)
Next Sunday (5 November) is All Saints Day. Join us for a Solemn Eucharist for this special day in the church’s calendar.
The All Souls Requiem will be celebrated on Thursday 2nd November at l0:30am . At this service, we remember and pray for the souls of departed family and friends. Do put the date in the diary, and arrange to come along, especially if you have not been to this commemoration before.
Remembrance Sunday is on November 12th, and the Annual Service of Remembrance for those who died in war will be at 6-30pm.
The Mission to Seafarers Bazaar is on 26th November – at a NEW VENUE – Antwerp Harbour Hotel. Take tram 6 to Groendaal;
or there’s parking at Kinepolis. See the fliers and posters in Church for fuIl details, or ask Fr Brian! Tombola tickets are also available.
The St Boniface Christrnas Fayre is on December 2nd. We need lots of helpers, and more importantly, lots of visitors.
The Carol Service is on Sunday December 17th at 6-30pm.
Next Monday and Tuesday, August 14 and 15, the (Roman Catholic) diocese of Antwerp celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, its patron.
The celebrations will start on Monday at 18:00 with a procession, in which the statue of Virgin and Child will be carried around the perimeter of the cathedral. In the event of poor weather, the procession will be inside the cathedral.
[Hint to young residents of Antwerp: don’t forget that Tuesday is also Antwerp’s mothers’ day!].
Last Sunday the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Oxford visited us, to sing at the Sunday Eucharist.
As ever, we took photos ( Jan Heuvelmans, SB_Webmaster).
Regrettably the photos aren’t able to reflect the excellence of their singing! Our many thanks to them for this superb visit.
[Update: the choir have sent us their thanks for the lunch that we provided. Many thanks to everyone who helped!].
The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford will be visiting St Boniface on Sunday 28 May, to sing at a Solemn Eucharist at 10:30 am. The programme (see poster) will include William Byrd’s Mass in Four Parts, and Stanford’s Caelos ascendit hodie.
The Church on Easter Day! Here are some of the flowers.