PLEASE NOTE: From the 29th October - Masks are compulsory again in indoor spaces. Masks must be worn in the Church
A Gentle Reminder.
Just a gentle reminder: Face masks must be worn while in the church and please use the hand sanitiser as you enter and leave the church.
Hymn books for each mass are available so I would like to ask you after the mass to put the hymn books back into the plastic containers as you leave the church.
From this weekend we will now be putting copies of the Word at the church entrance for you to take home. If you do not want to take a copy home please place your copy back at the church door after mass so that they can be destroyed for hygiene reasons.
Heating in the Church.
As you all are aware we have no heating in the church due to a gas leak. This is being investigated by the relevant gas company, they have informed us that works to fix the heating problem is to begin on the 15th December and that the gas should be reconnected by the 23rd December 2021.
The annual christmas charity bazaar has been cancelled this year.
Please see under NOTICES for further details
Return to Masses in Brussels:
Sacre Coeur, 19 Rue le Correge, 1000 Bruxelles - Evening Mass 19h15 - Maximum: 100 persons - No reservation - Corona Virus Measures must be followed
Mass at St. Nicholas: 100 parishioners from Sunday 13th June. No reservations are needed but compliance with the coronavirus measures is obligatory, namely social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitisation, and no singing.
Mass at St. Joseph's: Mass at 11.30am every Sunday - 100 Parishioners - Corona Virus Measures must be followed.
Weddings and Funerals
Number of people who can attend a wedding is 100
Number of people who can attend a Funeral is 100
About St. Anthony's
St Anthony's is one of the best established expatriate parishes in Belgium. We were founded in the early seventies to meet the spiritual and worship needs of the new member state citizens, from Ireland and the United Kingdom, 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 to welcome people from all over the world. From as far a field as the USA, Australia, Indonesia and Africa, we now have one of the most vibrant and diverse parishes you could hope to 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.
Life at Saint Anthony's
We are happy to share memories of events that take place at Saint Anthony's Visit our gallery.
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.
Our New Parish Pastor from 1st November 2020 is :
Fr Michael Nicholas OFM Biography (119.4 KB) who joined the Parish in 2019.
Fr. Pat Power OFM will be staying on here in Brussels and will be assisting Fr. Michael
Fr. Pats Biography (79.5 KB) - Fr Pat has been here since 2008 and has seen a growth and development of the parish.
They work together to cover all issues that may arise.
St. Anthony Parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Bruxelles-Malines, head of the Belgian Catholic Church.
Our bishop is Archbishop Jozef De Kesel. You can find more information about the Catholic Church in Belgium in the following web sites www.cathobel.be (in French) or in www.kerknet.be (in Dutch).
"Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." (Acts 6:4)