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.

During the Advent we support those in need. Caritas Finland’s Advent Collection supports farmers in Congo. We can donate via Caritas web page caritas.fi, directly to Caritas bank account, via Mobile pay or to the donation box in the church.

The feast of the dedication of our church and the Finnish Independence Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 6.12. The Holy Mass will begin at 10 am. The Cantores Minores Alumni choir will sing during the Mass. There will be no evening Mass on Tuesday.

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Thursday 8.12. There will be Mass in English at 8 am and Mass in Finnish at 6 pm

We invite children from 5 to 8 years old to a Sunday school in Finnish. The meeting will take place exceptionally on the next Sunday, 11.12 at 10 am in the parish hall. There will be the Holy Mass in Finnish for children at 11.30 am.

We invite all children to a rehearsal of the Christmas play on the next Sunday 11.12 after the Mass for children about 12.30 in the church. The last rehearsal will take place on the Christmas Eve at 1 pm. There is a list of roles on the information board. Parents can ask children about their favourite roles and write their names on the list.

Elders and home-bound persons can ask a priest to visit them at home and to bring the Holy Communion. Contact our parish office.

A marriage course will be organized for those who plan to get marry next year. The course will begin on the 10th of January 2023 in the parish hall of St. Henry’s cathedral at 7 pm.

We invite all 14 – 30 years old young people to participate in the World Youth Day in Portugal next year. More details on the information board.

Twelve parishioners have enrolled as candidates to the new parish council. The election board has decided to nominate all candidates to the parish council. Because one candidate has withdrawn his candidacy, eleven candidates have been nominated to the new parish council. They are: Kaj Glantz, Eeva Hämäläinen, Jipson Paul Kolenchery, Heikki Kymäläinen, Anne Kärnä, Tea Laurila, Pham Chau My, Heikki Saastamoinen, Sara Torvalds, Leo Virtanen, Siyan Zhuang. We congratulate the members of the new parish council.

There will be changes among the priests working in our parish. Fr. Zenon Strykowksi SCJ will leave Finland and return to his homeland at the beginning of January 2023. Fr. Martti Savijoki SCJ will come to work in our parish as a parochial vicar. Fr. Zenon will celebrate his farewell Mass on the first of January 2023 at 10 am. Fr. Martti will celebrate his first Mass on the 8th of January 2023 at 10 am. We wish them abundant God’s blessing in their new tasks.

During the Advent we support those in need. Caritas Finland’s Advent Collection supports farmers in Congo. We can donate via Caritas web page caritas.fi, directly to Caritas bank account, via Mobile pay or to the donation box in the church.

The feast of St. Apostle Andrew will be celebrated on Wednesday 30.11.

We will celebrate the commemoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, 2.12. There will be an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament also after the evening Mass that will last till midnight.

There will be a Tridentine Mass on Saturday 3.12 at 7.30 am.

The Legion of Mary organises a procession in honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday 3.12 at 5 pm. The procession will begin at St. Mary’s church and will return to the church before the evening Mass.

There will be Mass in Espoo, in Olari chapel, on Sunday 4th of December at 4 pm.

Elders and homebound persons can ask a priest to visit them at home and to bring the Holy Communion. Contact our parish office.

A marriage course will be organized for those who plan to get marry next year. The course will begin on the 10th of January 2023 in the parish hall of St. Henry’s cathedral at 7 pm.

We invite all 14 – 30 years old young people to participate in the World Youth Day in Portugal next year. More details on the information board.

The memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Monday 21.11.

St. Cecilia’s memorial will be celebrated on Tuesday 21.11. St. Cecilia is a patron saint of church music and musicians. We thank our organists Markku Mäkinen, Ann-Catrin Wecktröm and all members of choirs for their important service in our church. There will be a meeting for choirs’ members on Monday 21.11 after the evening Mass in the parish hall.

The Legion of Mary group gathers on Fridays after the evening Mass in the parish hall.

Mass in Lithuanian will be celebrated on Saturday 26.11.

We invite children from 5 to 8 years old to a Sunday school in Finnish. The meeting will take place on the next Sunday, 27.11 at 10 am in the parish hall. There will be the Holy Mass in Finnish for children at 11.30 am.

The liturgical time of Advent begins on Sunday 27.11.

We invite all 14 – 30 years old young people to participate in the World Youth Day in Portugal next year. More details on the information board.

There are 12 candidates to the new parish council. The list of candidates will be published in the church and on the website.

In November we pray especially for all the faithful departed. Everyone is invited to write and send us names of your departed relatives and friends by email: maria(ät)katolinen.fi. We will read these names in November during adorations and pray for them.

We support the Holy See with Sunday’s collection on the 13th of November.

There will be no evening Mass on Monday 14.11.

The Legion of Mary gathers on Friday 18.11 in the parish hall after the evening Mass.

There will be Mass in Hyvinkää on Saturday 19.11 at 4 pm in the Old Church (Vanha kirkko).

There will be Mass in Hungarian on Saturday 19.11 at 4 pm in St. Henry’s cathedral. Confession begins at 3 pm.

We will celebrate the solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe on Sunday 20.11.

We invite all 14 – 30 years old young people to participate in the World Youth Day in Portugal next year. More details on the information board.

We thank parishioners who regularly support our parish with the membership fee.

In November we pray especially for all the faithful departed. Everyone is invited to write and send us names of your departed relatives and friends by email: maria(ät)katolinen.fi. We will read these names in November during adorations and pray for them.

We can receive a plenary indulgence for the faithful departed under the general conditions until the 8th of November if we will visit a graveyard and pray for the departed.

Mary’s parish is organizing parish council elections. A member of the parish may nominate himself/herself as a candidate, or may nominate another member of the parish, if in writing the person confirms his / her consent to the candidacy. The candidates must inform the Parish Priest in writing by 14.11.2022.

The Legion of Mary gathers on Friday 11.11 after the evening Mass in the parish hall.

We invite all 14 – 30 years old young people to participate in the World Youth Day in Portugal next year. More details on the information board.

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