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).
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.