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English Speaking Roman Catholic Community of Basel, Switzerland

We are Roman Catholics from around the world gathering together to celebrate Communion and share in the Sacraments. Please come and celebrate with us at Bruder Klaus Kirche, Bruderholzallee 140 at 5:30 pm unless noted in the calendar of events. Directions and map. Contact: info@esrccb.org

Our choir members and pianist provide the musical support for our liturgy. Members of the community also participate in the mass as lay ministers: hospitality ministers, lectors, altar servers and Eucharistic ministers. Altar service is open to all children who have made their first communion.

Several times a year children's masses and youth masses are held. These special masses encourage younger and older children to participate as lectors and gift bearers as part of the religious education program.

New Nursery during Mass - volunteers needed

We are currently trying to establish a new nursery at our Church, that would care for your child throughout the entirety of our mass. We are seeking to provide a safe, Christian atmosphere for the youngest members of our church family.

We believe that our children are God’s greatest gift! Our new nursery will seek to provide care to infants and toddlers up to four years old, that contributes to their wellbeing and complements and strengthens the Christian nurturing the child experiences at home. We would like to help you and your child build trusting relationships and feel a sense of belonging within our community by reaching out in love and understanding.

If you are interested in having your child in our new nursery, or would like to volunteer to help care for the children in the nursery, please fill out the Nursery Registration form.

We would also like to meet after mass for about 5-10 minutes so that we can discuss together any questions you may have.

Youth Group (13+)

Join our youth group to talk about your catholic faith with other young adults.  Together we pray and sing, do different activities, and have bible studies as well as inspiring videos. We also organize movie nights, outdoor activities, bake sales, and once a year a retreat.

Our monthly gatherings take place in the event room (downstairs in the Basement) of Restaurant L’Esprit at Laufenstrasse 46 in 4053 Basel and are shown in the website calendar.

Bring your friends, and we hope to see you at our next gathering!

If you have any questions, you can contact us via mail youthgroupheartsonfire@gmail.com.

ESRCCB Annual General Meeting - AGM

At our AGM which took place on April 22, we have elected some new council members. We would like to thank Judy Gundy as secretary, Jim Tyrrell as council chair, & Monika Kelly in Word of God, for their excellent service to our community, and to warmly welcome our council members for 2018-19.
 
 The 2018-2019 newly elected council members are:
 
  • Council Chairperson: Maria Calderon Nocera, who returns to our council after last serving as Treasurer in 2002
  • Council Treasurer: Joe Paola, who continues in his role
  • Council Secretary: Michael Collins, who joins the council for the first time
 
Our current non-elected positions on the council are:
 
  • Liturgy coordinator: Kurt Bahnmaier who continues in his role
  • Word of God: Nava Sepulveda who is a new volunteer in this role
  • Social – Nora Lienhard continues in this role
  • Choir: Lisa Falcigno continues to lead the choir each Sunday
  • Communication: Pasquale Falcigno continues in this role
  • Religious Education: Anne and Eric de la Fortelle continue to lead our religious education program
  • Adult Faith: Monica Melville continues in this role
  • Liaison to Swiss Community: Nicola Clever who continues in this role, keeping our community in contact with the RKK
We thank all who have left and all who have volunteered to now serve to keep our active community thriving!

If you would like to volunteer your time and talents to serve within any of these committees within our community, please get in touch with any of our council members listed above, or email us.
 
Sincerely,
The ESRCCB Council

Word of God Program

A 15-20 minute program is available during Mass for children. The Word of God program bring God’s word to the children with stories and crafts.

Choir

The choir sings at Mass every Sunday, reflecting the wide variety of musical traditions which is shown in the multi-national nature of our community. Every year the choir participates in a workshop at the Mariastein Benedictine monastery. New members are always welcome. Please see our YouTube Channel for past choir concerts.

Adult Faith - Women In Faith

Every third Friday of the month from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm women of our church Community reflect on and share their faith in a social setting

Activities:

  • Light dinner & snacks
  • Opening prayer
  • Different topics of faith
  • Taizé songs
  • Closing prayer

Opportunities to help out in our community

  • Altar Server - Children who have received First Communion Assists the priests in setup and during celebration of Mass
  • Choir Member - Adults and children who like to sing or play an instrument. Rehearsals: 30 - 45 minutes before Mass
  • Eucharistic Minister - People whom are confirmed. Assists community priests to offer the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Word of God Teacher - Brings God's word to pre-school children through Bible stories and activities during the readings and homily
  • Word of God Helper - Assists the Word of God teacher
  • Hospitality Minister - Available 30 minutes before Mass to setup, welcome those entering church, hand out and collect books and bulletins
  • Minister of the Word - People to proclaim the word of God
  • Social - Helping in coffee socials, potluck dinners and picnics
  • Religious Education Teacher - Helping to teach the children
Lector guidelines download.
Statutes & bylaws download.
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