Rosa Radio

Let's just start praying! We pray the Rosary online on Mondays, 22.30 hours. To connect and listen along, just browse to fb.com/holyrosaradio!

Rosa Radio is a private and local initiative from young international Roman-Catholics in the Dutch city of Enschede. Uun, Ricardo, Aryo, Arturo, and Andrea are your hosts.
International Mass Enschede

Join our celebrations  at Sint-Jacobuskerk, Oude Markt 1.
Usually 1st, and 3rd Sundays of the Month, 11h.

For up to date information, please see the Facebook calendar below.

Although many people in the International Catholic Community of Enschede are international students and academics, everyone is welcome to celebrate with us: families, other expats, and you too!

Resources

Resources for priests, music ministers, altar ministers and other volunteers

To help all those serving in the preparation and celebration of Mass we have gathered useful documents, instructions, guidelines and tips for you. Besides being a collection of information gathered from various sources, this page is also built on the experiences the Enschede International Mass Team has gained over the years.

International Mass Team

The International Mass in Enschede is organized by the International Mass Team (IMT), a commission established by Ariëns Katholieke Studenten Enschede in 2009. The IMT has been commissioned to serve their growing international community. Since 2011 the team is chaired by the parish priest of the Roman-Catholic Parish of St. James the Greater in Enschede, Father André. Other members are Arturo, Claudio and Daniel. Besides, there are also many volunteers helping the team!

St. James the Greater, Roman-Catholic Parish in Enschede, part of the Archdiocese of Utrecht, the Netherlands: www.katholiekenschede.nl

Ariëns Katholieke Studenten Enschede, Catholic community of students and young academics in the city of Enschede: ariens.utwente.nl

You can contact the International Mass Team using the web form below.

Ariëns Music Ministry

The Ariëns Music Ministry is the group of musicians and vocalists from Ariëns Katholieke Studenten Enschede.

The ministry was commissioned in 2011 for the International Mass. Since then the music ministry plays every month at the International Mass.

The Ariëns Music Ministry also plays at meetings for prayer, adoration, mass, at Ariëns Katholieke Studenten Enschede's events, parish events and diocesan events.

The members love to carry out their faith to the people of their generation, those younger and those older, sharing the holy joy of their relation with Christ.

Read more at ariens.utwente.nl/music »
Mass in other languages:

Mass in Spanish
Mass celebrations in Spanish are usually celebrated every 1st Sunday of the Month:
Celebraciones: cada primer domingo de mes a las 12:00 horas
Capilla de Wonne, Noorderhagen 25, Enschede

Mass in Italian
2018 – Santa Messa nella lingua italiana:
Gennaio: -
Sabato 24 Febbraio: ore 17, Gronau
Sabato 24 Marzo: ore 17, Gronau
Sabato 2 Aprile: ore 11, Enschede
Sabato 19 Maggio: ore 17, Gronau
Sabato 16 Giugno: ore 17, Gronau
Luglio: -
Agosto: -
Sabato 22 Settembre: ore 17, Gronau
Sabato 20 Ottobre: ore 17, Gronau
Sabato 17 Novembre: ore 11, Enschede
Mercoledì 26 Dicembre: ore 17, Gronau
For questions regarding the Italian Mass please contact the German Italian Catholic community: italienische-mission-ms at bistum-muenster.de

Mass in Polish
For up to date information visit: www.parafiapolska.nl

Mass in Vietnamese
For up to date information visit: giaoxuvietnam.nl



Mass in other liturgy forms:

Latin Mass in Ordinary Form (Roman Rite)
The term Latin Mass may refer to a Tridentine Mass (see below) or to a mass in ordinary form (just like regular Mass in Dutch or English) that contains elements spoken or sung in Latin. The international mass in Enschede may contain some songs in Latin, while most parts are in English. A more formal Latin Mass according to the ordinary form is usually celebrated on Sundays at 9.30am at Saint Lambert's Basilica Hengelo. But please check the website of the Parish in Hengelo for up to date infomration.

Tridentine Mass
Tridentine Mass (Roman Rite)
Ambrosian Mass (Milanese Rite)
The Tridentine Mass is the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite Mass and is in use since 1570. It is celebrated in Latin, although parts like the homily may be in the local language. Please check the website of the Archdiocesan Apostolate for the Tridentine Liturgy, which also provides information on Ambrosian Mass celebrated in the Milanese Rite.
www.facebook.com/Apostolaat

Anglican Use (Anglican Rite)
Anglican Use is the liturgical worship of former Anglican communities that joined the Catholic Church. There are currently no Anglo-Catholic communities (as far as we know) in the Netherlands.
 
Eastern Rites
Churches following eastern rites are also common within the Catholic Church. Holy Qurbana is the Syro-Antiochene name for what is called Mass in the Roman tradition of Catholic liturgy, while it is called Divine Liturgy in Byzantine tradition of Catholic liturgy. The communities mentioned below are all in communion with the Bishop of Rome.
The Dutch Byzantine-Catholic community here.
The Dutch Syrian-Catholic community here.
The Dutch Chaldean-Catholic community here.
Voor onze Nederlandse vrienden: een kennismaking met de Internationale Gemeenschap van Enschede
(English below)

In 2009 begonnen wij op een studentenflatje in de binnenstad met Father Anthony, ITC-student en Jezuïet uit India. Na wat aandringen stelde hij: zorgen jullie voor hosties, dan zorg ik voor een Mis in het Engels. We wendden ons tot Ariëns Katholieke Studenten. Deze klopten bij de Paulusparochie aan waar we een doosje hosties meekregen: the most precious gift we could receive! Zo konden wij toen een eerste Internationale Mis vieren!

Wij, dat is de International Catholic Community (ICC). De ICC bedient een bijzondere minderheidsgroep: internationale studenten en expats (niet te verwarren met immigranten). Aandacht wordt gefocust op mensen die kort voor werk of studie in Nederland verblijven: te kort om Nederlands te leren. Communicatie- en cultuurverschillen kunnen dan obstakels zijn om op gelijkwaardige manier te participeren. Daarom heeft deze minderheidsgroep bescherming en aanmoediging nodig om zichzelf te vertegenwoordigen. Bovendien hebben deze vaak jonge alleenstaanden nog geen vriendenkring. Wij vangen hun op als familie met een warm thuis. We verwelkomen hun als gasten in wie wij Christus eren, als pelgrims in onze St. Jacobusparochie. Op hun beurt brengen zij ons vanuit hun land, waar vaak volle geloofsbloei is, vernieuwende ideeën voor geloofsopbouw.

Terug naar dat flatje. Dat werd gauw te klein. Reden voor Ariëns Katholieke Studenten om de H. Pauluskapel bij de campus voor te stellen. Helaas zou Father Anthony teruggaan naar India. Toen kwam pastoor Monninkhof in Enschede. Ariëns Katholieke Studenten nodigde hem uit ter kennismaking en zo werd de Internationale Mis hervat. In 2011 werd de Ariëns Music Ministry opgericht. Met hun enthousiasme moedigen zij samenzang aan. Van parochianen kregen we ons eigen Engelstalig Altaarmissaal, opnieuw een geschenk dat we met liefde gebruiken!

In 2013 vroeg de pastoor of we wilden verhuizen naar de St. Jacobuskerk. En toen kwam de ICC terug in de stad! Campusbewoners vonden dat minder leuk. Stadsbewoners vonden het prima! De verhuizing betekende een scheiding met de Paulusgemeenschap, maar ook een nieuw en hoopvol ‘huwelijk’ met de Jacobusgemeenschap. In het begin leek alles a piece of cake. Maar het bleek toch nog goed uitvogelen hoe we na deze verhuizing de kudde weer konden opbouwen en on track krijgen. Daar werken we voor, vragen we uw gebed en betrokkenheid voor, zodat we alle hoop hebben dat het goed komt!

International Mass Team,
Enschede, 27 november 2014



An Introduction to the International Community of Enschede

In 2009 we started in a student apartment in the city center with Father Anthony, ITC student and Jesuit from India. On our request for a Mass, he said: if you take care of hosts, then I will take care of celebrating a Mass in English! So we turned to Ariëns Katholieke Studenten. They went to Saint Paul’s Parish Enschede where a box of hosts was given: the most precious gift we could receive! Because now we could celebrate our first International Mass!

We, that is the International Catholic Community (ICC). The ICC serves a particular minority group: international students and expats (not to be confused with immigrants). Attention is focused on people who stay briefly for work or study in the Netherlands: too short to learn Dutch. Communication and cultural differences can be obstacles to participate on equal level. Therefore this minority needs protection and encouragement to represent themselves. Moreover, these young adults often have no friends here yet. We take care of them as a family with a warm home. We welcome them to be our guests in whom we honor Christ as our pilgrims in St. James’ Parish. In return, they bring us from their country, which is often full of blooming faith, innovative ideas for building up a faith community.

Back to that student apartment: soon it became too small. This was reason for Ariëns Katholieke Studenten to propose to move to St. Paul's Chapel near the campus. Unfortunately, Father Anthony would go back to India soon. Then Father Monninkhof became parish priest in Enschede. Ariëns Katholieke Studenten invited him over and soon the International Mass celebrations were continued. In 2011 the Ariëns Music Ministry was established. With their enthusiasm, they encourage the congregation in singing. From some Dutch parishioners we received our own English-language Roman Missal, a gift that we continuously use with love!

In 2013, Father Monninkhof asked if we would agree to move to St. James' Church. And here we are, back in town! Campus residents didn’t like it at first. Downtown residents were completely fine of course! The move meant a separation with Saint Paul’s Community, but also a new and hopeful "marriage" with Saint James' Community. In the beginning everything seemed a piece of cake. But it turned out to be quite a puzzle to figure out well how we could rebuild the herd after the move and get it back on track. So this is what we are working on. We therefore ask for your prayers and commitment, to make us grow in hope that it will be all fine soon!

International Mass Team
Enschede, November 27, 2014