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Music Rehearsals for the Mass every Sunday morning 10-11am in the Kegelbahn.  Please do come along if you wish to play an instrument or sing.  The music group can be heard on the ESCM Youtube Channel via this link: https://www.youtube.

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Our next After Mass Coffees are on Sundays 5th + 12th May.


Thursday, 9th May ‚Äď at 6.30pm - FOOD, FAITH, FUN.¬† The Catholic Campus ¬†Ministry at the University of Zurich (called "aki") invites international students at university, ETH, PH, ZHdK and ZHAW, to an event that was such a success last year, it was decided to repeat the experience this year on May 9th.¬† The staff at aki are always striving to cater to international students as well, and this is just one event to connect with you and show you that aki can serve as a kind of "home away from home", especially during weekdays. ¬†The get-together begins at 6.30pm with prayer, followed by food + activities.¬† The address to be is Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zurich.


Fridays, 10th + 24th May - at 6.30pm (immediately after the 6pm Mass), our Bible Prayer Group will meet in room Aggäus.  All are welcome to join.


Members of the ESCM are asked to support the Food Pantry for our community members by delivering to the Mission office the following items: toiletries for men and women, household detergents, etc. and all non-perishable food items, e.g.: canned fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, tuna, corned beef, dried fruits and cereals, biscuits, sugar, salt, rice, packet soup, pasta sauces, vinegar, cooking oil, etc.  All donations are gratefully received.  Our next distribution will be on Wednesday 15th May, 2-3pm.  Please be punctual!!!  Thank you.


Sunday, 19th May - Mango Lassi sale after Sunday service - supporting the Sudan and  Uganda Drink Water Projects.

Keep your sunny side up and support this worthy cause.

Please get in touch with Amelia Nameeta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join our group and be part of our fund raising events.


Children First Association - Save the date for our Global Book Fair on 25th May. Can you help us collect 1000 children’s books in English, German and French? Proceeds from the book fair go to Room to Read for literacy worldwide.  Write to us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you can place a book collection box at your place of work or if you would like to have a seller’s table.  Book drop-off begins 13th May 2019.  You may download a flyer here - https://www.childrenfirst.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CF_

BookFair_20190214.pdf


Sunday, 26th May, is our First Communion Sunday.  12 children of the ESCM will receive the body of Christ for the first time.  Please remember them in your prayers.

 


 

Our Mass Times

Friday: 18:00 (Crypt)

First Friday of the Month (October-May): 17:30 Adoration in the Crypt

Saturday : 18:00 (Crypt)

Sunday : 11:15 (Main Church)

For changes to these days + times please check our online calendar.

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Welcome!

Whether you are visiting from another parish, another city, another country or renewing your faith after an absence, we are pleased to have you visit our web site. We also hope you will be able to come and worship with us.                    

The English Speaking Roman Catholic Mission in Zurich has been worshipping in St Anton`s Swiss Catholic Parish, since 1962.

St Anton`s Church is a magnificent and beautiful building which in 2009 celebrated 100 years as a place of worship.

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The ESCM serves all Catholics who speak English, live in Canton Zurich, and wish to pray and receive the Sacraments in the English language.

Thank you for visiting with us ‚Äď whether in the church itself or on our web site.

We hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will join us again soon.


COLLECTIONS IN MAY 2019

4th + 5th ‚Äď Educational Project "Shuar Villages" in Ecuador.¬† Their project aims to help indigenous children of the Ecuadorian Amazon to obtain basic school supplies (holster, backpack for school, shoes for regular classes + physical education); to organize breakfast for the children; to organize a micro campaign to fight infections and parasites affecting children.¬† The Parish of Santa Ana de los Encuentros, is a parish covering 27 villages, of which 6 are indigenous Shuar.¬† The parents work in the fields and sell their produce, but do not earn enough to support all family needs.¬† Care + hygiene is difficult because of a lack of water purification, leading to the strong presence of insects and parasites, contagious diseases, infections and diarrhea.¬†


11th + 12th ‚Äď These collections are for the CMI-HUDUMA Project for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children and Youth in Kibiko, Diocese of Ngong, Kenya.¬† This project was initiated by the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) active in Kenya and Tanzania, for the holistic development of people.


¬†18th + 19th ‚Äď These collections are for our Drink Water Projects in South Sudan + Uganda, for the construction of water tanks and pit latrines in Roman Catholic parishes and schools.


25th + 26th ‚ÄďFor the work and needs of our own Mission community.¬† www.englishmission.ch


COLLECTION TOTALS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2019

2 + 3 for the Work of the Mission = CHF 1'450.55

Ash Wednesday for the Camillian Sisters of Mercy, Georgia = CHF 777.80

9 + 10 for the Camillian Sisters of Mercy, Georgia = CHF 1'498.70

16 + 17 for the Irtysh Valley Project = CHF 1'338.15

23 + 24 for Fastenopfer Zurich = CHF 1'462.25

30 + 31 for 2 poor families in Vietnam = CHF 1'796.-

 

!!!Thank you all for your generosity!!!


MASS SCHEDULE

03 May           Friday             ALL SERVICES IN ENGLISH ARE CANCELLED

04 May           Saturday       6:00pm          Holy Mass (Crypt)                

05 May           Sunday          11:15am           Holy Mass (Church)

10 May            Friday             ALL SERVICES IN ENGLISH ARE CANCELLED

11 May             Saturday        6:00pm          Holy Mass (Crypt)    

12 May             Sunday          11:15am           Holy Mass (Church)

17 May             Friday            6:00pm          Holy Mass (Crypt)

18 May             Saturday       6:00pm          Holy Mass (Crypt)    

19 May             Sunday          11:15am           Holy Mass (Church)  

24 May            Friday             6:00pm          Holy Mass (Crypt)    

25 May            Saturday        6:00pm          Holy Mass (Crypt)

26 May           Sunday           11:15am           Holy Mass (Church)

31 May            Friday             6:00pm          Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary   

                                                                           Holy Mass (Crypt)

All services are celebrated in St. Anton’s RC Church, Minervastrasse, Zurich.


Please contact Renata for any enquiries.  Secretary’s office hours:

Monday-Friday ‚Äď 8:30-11:30 + 13:30-16:30 (Thursday afternoon closed)