Welcome!We are an active, English-speaking Christian community located in Bratislava, Slovakia, which comes together to deepen our faith. Our weekly English language programs are open to all who seek a closer relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ. "Click" on the above icons for more information on our varous programs.
The Catholic English Community, together with the Legion of Mary, is currently spreading this brochure in Slovakia and around Europe! We have the brochure in 10 different foreign languages. If you would like copies to distribute, please contact us. We are happy to send a box of them to you for free! if you would like that, or to financially contribute to this worthwhile project, see the notice on the right side of this web page. >>
CATHOLIC COFFEE CARAVAN IS COMING!
The Catholic Coffee Caravan is coming to Bratislava in Spring 2023! You will find it at Zupne Square near Dom Quo Vadis on Saturdays. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served free of charge, along with a history of Zupne Square and the nearby Trinitarian Church. The brochure, 10 Reasons to Come to the Catholic Church , will also be distributed in 10 different languages. Hope to see you sometime next spring at the Catholic Coffee Caravan!
PLEASE HELP UKRAINE REFUGEES
Dear Friends, Father Peter from Nitra is collecting funds for his NGO, which is dedicated to helping Ukrainian Refugees coming into Slovakia to escapte the conflict. If you would like to donate, please go to the web site ( www.pokojadobro.eu ) and click "Help Ukraine" on the menu slection. You can also indicate there whether you know of an empty room or apartment that refugees may use. Thank you for your generosity !
PRAY FOR UKRAINE
SPIRITUAL READING WHILE STAYING AT HOME
During this time of the virus and staying more at home, a good saint to reflect upon is Saint Edith Stein (pictured below), an intellectual and contempletive. This is a good opportunity to imitate her virtues of patience, acceptance of crosses, and disipline in spiritual reading and reflection.
In this context, Bishop Robert Barron has some recommendations for spiritual reading for us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_VJhBBqE5Y
SAINT EDITH STEIN
PRAYER FOR HELP DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages 'curing every disease and illness.’ At your command, the sick were made well. Come now to our aid, during this global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus and help them regain their health. Heal us from our fear, which prevents neighbors from working together.
Stay by our side in this time of uncertainty. Be with those who are sick or have died from the virus and their families. Defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who seek to heal those affected and who put themselves at risk. May they know your divine protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of countries. Give them the grace to act with concern for the people. Give them the wisdom to support solutions to the crisis. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure, mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Hear us and heal us.
Who we are: yesterday and today
It all started in 1993, when a retired Divine Word missionary, Father Frantisek Sirovic SVD, started saying masses at St. Ladislav Church in English. Thereafter, we have been blessed to have diocesan priests serving us, as well as those representing the Divine Word, Jesuit, Redemptorist and Rogationist religious orders.
We in the English speaking community come from all corners of the globe. We are a mix of ethnicities, nationalities and sometimes even denominations and religions. And while you can see Slovaks, Africans, Americans, Asians, British, Dutch, French, Germans, Italians, Spanish, etc. among us, we all sing the same songs and share the same communion. Some of us are permanent residents of Bratislava, others are just passing through and grace us with their presence.
Whatever your circumstances, you are most cordially welcome to join us. Please "click" on the above icons for more information on our weekly programs or contact us at: info (AT) catholic.sk
Looking forward to seeing you!
Catholic Brochure Project To receive the Catholic Brochure, "10 Reasons to Come to the Catholic Church," send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate your address and what language you prefer for the Brochure. We have most of the central European languages available. Also, indicate how many copies you would like. We can only ship boxes within Europe, but if you would just like a few samples we can send them to you anywhere in the world.
Also, if you would like to contribute financially to the project to help us with printing and postage costs, please send your donation to our bank account below and include in the note, "For Catholic Brochure Project" and your email address, so that we can send you a confirmation of your donation and a thank you!
IBAN: SK98 1100 0000 0026 1686 6389
DAILY MASS & READINGS
ENGLISH BIBLE GROUP
English Bible Group is currently meeting every Thursday, 18:00, at Dom Quo Vadis,Veterna Street 1629 / 1, downstairs in the Alpha room. For more information click the icon on the menu bar above or contact us at: info (AT) catholic.sk
LEGION OF MARY
Did you ever wonder how to better share Christ with others?
The Legion Of Mary is an active lay community, responding to the Church's call for a "new evangelization."
For more information click the above icon or write to:
info (AT) catholic.sk