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Holy Masses

The university chaplain is also parish priest of Catholic student parish 'Maranatha' (Professor Cobbenhagenlaan 19).
The church is open from Sunday through Friday from 08:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs for visits and prayer.

Holy Mass on Sundays

The Sunday Holy Mass of Tilburg University Chaplaincy  is at 5:00 pm.

The Mass is alternately in English (odd week numbers) and Dutch (even week numbers). However, the booklet, the homily, and the announcements, are always in both languages; therefore, English-speaking people can always follow the entire service.

One can follow the Sunday Mass also in live-streaming: live.chaplain.nl

Holy Mass on Christian holy days

On the following Christian holy days during the academic year 2022-2023, there are extra celebrations:

  • Tuesday,  1 November, All Saints: International Student Mass at 5:30 pm.
  • Wednesday, 2 November, All Souls: International Student Mass at 5:30 pm.
  • Wednesday, 14 December, Gulden Mis ('Golden Mass') at 5:30 pm.
  • Saturday, 24 December, Christmas night: Christmas Midnight Mass at 11:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, 22 February, Ash Wednesday: International Student Mass at 5:30 pm.
  • Thursday, 6 April, Maundy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8:00 pm.
  • Friday, 7 April, Good Friday: Good Friday Liturgy at 3:00 pm and Way of the Cross on the Campus at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 8 April, Easter Vigil at 9:30 pm.
  • Thursday, 18 May, Ascension: International Student Mass in English at 5:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, 15 August 2023, Assumption: International Student Mass at 5:30 pm.

Holy Mass on weekdays

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, at 8:15 am, there is a short weekday Holy Mass at Maranatha. On Wednesdays, the Mass is at 5:30 pm.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Mass is in English, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, it’s in Dutch.

The above dates apply for the following periodes:

  • 31 August until 23 December 2022
  • 23 January until 31 March 2023
  • 17 April until 30 June 2023

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be received at 'Maranatha' on appointment with the student chaplain, and also, without appointment, every Sunday from 4:45 pm until 6:00 pm at 'Maranatha' (Professor Cobbenhagenlaan 19).

Other Sacraments

The chaplain is also available for preparation for and administration of the other Sacraments (Baptism, Marriage, Sacrament of the Sick) for members of the university community.