Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich Photo: Courtesy of Edward Pentin

Carvoeiro Catholic Mass in English

Catholic Mass in English will take place this Sunday, September 11 at 4pm in Carvoeiro at the chapel on the cliffs – Our Lady of the Incarnation. This Mass is being held one week earlier than usual.

“Our celebrant will be His Eminence the Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg. The Cardinal is holidaying in Carvoeiro and has kindly offered our community this Mass in English,” said Madeleine Wheare from Carvoeiro Catholics.

Cardinal Hollerich is Pope Francis’ choice of moderator for the worldwide Synod 2021-2023. Every parishioner in the world has been invited to give their opinion on the Catholic Church to the Synod by responding to the consultation process on the theme of “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission”. That period is now over, and the collection of data is now being analysed by the Synod Consistory led by Cardinal Hollerich as Relator-General.

“His brief rest time in the Algarve is precious and we are most grateful for his kind attention,” said Madeleine.

Mass on Sunday will be in English: the readings, the hymns as well as the Order of Mass. Everyone is most welcome even if you do not normally attend this church. There will be refreshments after the service.

“We are having a special cash collection for the Food Bank during this service. Please come and give generously. We support over 100 families in need.”

For more information, contact Madeleine: 964 933 823 or carvoeirocatholics@gmail.com