Welcome!


We are an active, English-speaking Catholic Christian community in Bratislava, that 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 weekly programs. Again, welcome!


18.03.2020
PUBLIC CATHOLIC MASSES CANCELLED
 
Due to the threat of the Coronavirus, all public masses in Slovaka are cancelled until further notice. Options are to follow the Sunday holy mass in English on Catholic televison, radio, or live streaming:  
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings


01.04.2020
HOLY MASS, LIVE STREAMING FROM BRATISLAVA
 
These are the upcoming Holy Masses that will be live-streamed.

Go to 
www.YouTube.com and write: “Mass Benjamin Kosnac English”

  • Friday, April 3 at 6pm (12pm ET-USA): The Stations of the Cross.
  • Palm Sunday, April 5 at 11am (5am ET-USA): Holy Mass
  • Holy Thursday, April 9 at 6.30pm (12.30pm ET-USA): Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Good Friday, April 10 at 1pm (7am ET-USA): Liturgy of Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil, April 11 at 6.30pm (12.30pm ET-USA): Easter Vigil Mass
  • Easter Sunday, April 12 at 11am (5am ET-USA): Holy Mass
30.03.2020
SPIRITUAL READING WHILE STAYING AT HOME
 
 During this time of the virus and our staying at home, a good saint to reflect upon is Saint Edith Stein (pictured below), an intellectual and contempletive. This would be a good opportunity to imitate her virtues of patience, acceptance of our crosses, and disipline in spiritual reading and study.
In this context, Bishop Robert Barron has some recommendations for spiritual reading for us here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_VJhBBqE5Y
30.03.2020
 

                                             SAINT EDITH STEIN


31.03.2020
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. 

Amen.

22.03.2020
BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION FROM FATHER GORING IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CORONAVIRUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua05MPYUWaE



31.03.2020
 Song:  "In My Room" :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5WsEDZvsE


Who are we: 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!

News
01.04.2020
DAILY MASS READINGS

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Daily Mass Readings

02.09.2019
ENGLISH BIBLE GROUP TRANSFORMED!
 English Bible Group is now a "virtual" group during the virus situation. We will be having weekly online meetings, Thursdays,19:00. All you need are a computer or a smartphone to join us. All are welcome! 
For more information contact us at: info@catholic.sk
18.03.2020
CHECK OUT THIS LENTEN REFLECTION:

WHICH WATER HAS JESUS FOR US?

Click on "Prayers & Reflections" on the toolbar above to read this beautiful Lenten reflection.
10.02.2018
LEGION OF MARY
Did you ever wonder, "How can I better share Christ with others?"
The LEGION OF MARY is an active lay community, responding to the Church's call for a "new evangelization."
There is no pressure to join, as nobody can become a member prior to a 90 day reflection period. So see what it is all about!  For more information: info@catholic.sk
31.03.2019
PASSOVER 2020 CANCELLED
Dear Friends,  
Unfortunately, due to the virus situation and safety, we had to cancel our Passover meal this year.
If you purchased tickets, your money will be refunded. 

The easiest way to do this is to send us your bank Iban number and how much you paid for the tickets. We will then deposit this into your account. If you prefer another method, let us know.  email: info@catholic.sk  
Daily Mass Readings