It is important during the time of Advent that everyone dedicates more time to prayer and reading of the Bible. We encourage all parishioners to attend the sacrament of penance before Christmas.

Caritas Finland’s Advent Collection supports children and youth clubs in Burkina Faso where over 2000 schools have been closed due to violent conflicts. The club activities support children with education and build hope for a better future. You can donate via Caritas web page caritas.fi, directly to Caritas bank account or to the donation box in the church.

The Holy Mass and other events can only be attended by registering in advance and in accordance with the hygiene regulations for a maximum of 20 people. The use of a face mask is mandatory. It is important not to attend events if you have any symptoms of an infection or if you have recently been in contact with a person exposed to the virus. Our church is normally open for personal prayer.

The feast of Apostle Andrew will be celebrated on Monday 30.11.

We will celebrate the commemoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday 4.12. The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will start after the evening Mass and will last till midnight.

We will celebrate Finland’s Independence Day and the anniversary of the dedication of our church on the next Sunday, 6th of December. Bishop emeritus Teemu Sippo SCJ will celebrate Mass at 10 am.

We invite all children to a rehearsal of the Christmas play on Sunday 13th of December after the Mass at 11.30.

Welcome to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the next Saturday, December 5, from 1 pm to 5 pm. The event will include the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, reparation prayers and the Holy Rosary, as well as a short reflection.

The new Corona restrictions take effect in both Catholic parishes in Helsinki area. Holy Mass and other events can only be attended by registering in advance and in accordance with the hygiene regulations for a maximum of 20 people. The use of a face mask is mandatory. Meetings for children and youth continue in groups of less than 20 people. It is important not to attend events if you have any symptoms of an infection or if you have recently been in contact with a person exposed to the virus. These additional restrictions apply in St. Henry’s Cathedral Parish and St. Mary’s Parish from November 23 to December 13, 2020. However, churches are normally open for personal prayer.

The commemoration of St. Cecilia is traditionally celebrated on the 22nd of November. St. Cecilia is a patron saint of the church music. We thank all musicians and choirs for their service in our church.

We invite all children to a rehearsal of the Christmas play on Sunday 29th of November and 13th of December after the Mass at 11.30.

A Tridentine Mass in Latin will be celebrated in St. Catharine church in Karjaa on the next Wednesday 25th of November at 7 pm.

There will be the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the next Saturday, 28.11, from 3.30 pm till 5 pm as the continuation of the “Encounter with Jesus” program.

Welcome to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, December 5, from 1 pm to 5 pm. The event will include the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, reparation prayers and the Holy Rosary, as well as a short reflection. Coffee will be offered outside the Church, depending on the weather.

We request that everyone present in the church will wear a face mask during all Masses and events. A priest will give the Holy Communion first to those wishing to receive it in the hand, and only after that to those receiving on the tongue.

It is still required to make an online reservation of a place in the church at the Mass. There is a link on the website of our parish “Registration for the Mass” where parishioners can choose the time of the Mass and the amount of seats. The confirmation of the reservation will be checked in the church if needed.

We support the Holy See with today’s collection.

There will be First Communion classes in Finnish on the next Saturday at 10 am in the parish hall.

We will celebrate the solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe on the next Sunday, 22.11.

We invite children from 5 to 8 years old to a Sunday school in Finnish. The meeting will take place on the next Sunday, 22.11 at 10 am in the parish hall. There will be the Holy Mass in Finnish for children at 11.30 am.

Those who will visit a graveyard and pray for the faithful departed during the month of November can receive a plenary indulgence for the departed under the general conditions. In order to obtain it, the faithful must, in addition to being in the state of grace: have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin; have sacramentally confessed their sins; receive the Holy Eucharist; pray for the intentions of the Pope.

We request that everyone present in the church will wear a face mask during all Masses and events. A priest will give the Holy Communion first to those wishing to receive it in the hand, and only after that to those receiving on the tongue.

It is still required to make an online reservation of a place in the church at the Mass. There is a link on the website of our parish “Registration for the Mass” where parishioners can choose the time of the Mass and the amount of places. The confirmation of the reservation will be checked in the church if needed.

We congratulate all fathers today and ask God’s blessing  and the intercession of St. Joseph for them.

Those who will visit a graveyard and pray for the faithful departed during the month of November can receive a plenary indulgence for the departed under the general conditions. In order to obtain it, the faithful must, in addition to being in the state of grace: have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin; have sacramentally confessed their sins; receive the Holy Eucharist; pray for the intentions of the Pope.

The morning Masses will be celebrated in Finnish on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 am and on Saturdays at 9.30 am.

There will be an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the next Friday 6.11 in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The adoration will start after the evening Mass and will last till midnight.

We request that everyone present in the church will wear a face mask during all Masses and events. A priest will give the Holy Communion first to those wishing to receive it in the hand, and only after that to those receiving on the tongue.

It is still required to make an online reservation of a place in the church at the Mass. There is a link on the website of our parish “Registration for the Mass” where parishioners can choose the time of the Mass and the amount of places. The confirmation of the reservation will be checked in the church if needed.

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