Aiheet: General

Father Zenon Strykowski SCJ has returned to Finland after his sabbatical time. He will continue his pastoral work in our parish as a chaplain. We wish him God’s abundant blessing.

This year’s Lenten Collection funds will be used to prevent the marginalization of youth in Pereira, Kolumbia. At the moment, one third of primary school pupils drop out of school and are exposed to drug abuse and delinquency. Through Lenten Collection we can give these youngsters a chance for a better future. You can put your donations into the collection box at the back of the church on your right.

There will be Holy Mass in Urdu on the next Saturday at 3 pm. Mass in Urdu will be celebrated once per month.

We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross in English on Sundays at 5.30 pm.

Donations for Caritas’ this year’s Advent Collection will be used to give Syrian refugees in Jordan necessary medical treatment. Families who have fled war live in poverty and cannot afford to take their children to the hospital or buy them medication. Your donation gives a meaningful Christmas gift – health. We can send our donations directly to the bank account of Caritas or we can put our donations into the collection box at the back of the church on your right.

We will celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday, 9.12. There will be Mass in Finnish at 8 am and 6 pm.

The Holy Mass in Spanish will be celebrated on Thursday, 12.12, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.

The Holy Mass in Hungarian will be celebrated on the next Sunday, 15.12, at 4 pm in St. Henry’s cathedral. Confession will start at 3 pm.

There will be a concert of Aava choir on the next Sunday at 8 pm.

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

Announcements

Announcements

Pope Francis will visit Tallinn on the 25th of September and will celebrate the Holy Mass. St. Henry’s and St. Mary’s parishes arrange a day-trip to Tallinn to take part in the Papal Mass. The trip costs 40 Euros. You must register no later than July 15th. More details here.

We will celebrate the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday. There will be Masses at 8 am and 6 pm.

We will celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. There will be Mass at 9.30.

Welcome to the pilgrimage to Köyliö – the place of the martyrdom of St. Henry. Walking pilgrimage starts on the 15th of June. The Mass will be celebrated there on the 17th of June. You can travel there also by bus. More information in Fides and on the information board.

Hyvää Pääsiäistä! Happy Easter!

Pyhän Marian seurakunnan papisto toivottaa kaikille siunattua Herramme Jeesuksen Kristuksen ylösnousemuksen juhlaa!

The priests of Saint Mary’s parish wish to everyone a blessed feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Membership Fee of the Church – Directions 2018

Dear members of the diocese,

Recent economic changes, including new rules about priests’ salaries, have resulted in many questions among members of our diocese. People may particularly wonder how the Church in Finland will survive under the new circumstances. Therefore, I wish to clarify how the members of the diocese can support the Church financially. At the same time, I also want to underscore their obligation in this matter.

In the Catholic Church, every parishioner is obligated to support the Church and the parish, also financially, according to his or her ability. In the Catholic Diocese of Helsinki, starting from the beginning of year 2018, this is implemented as follows:

Every Catholic above 18 years of age has the obligation to pay 1,5% of his or her taxable income to the membership fee bank account of his or her own parish. (Obviously, one does not need to pay, at least the full amount, if under grave economic hardship). The recommended method of payment is a monthly automatic transfer to the membership fee account of the parish.

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