This year's Diocesan Day begins with Holy Mass at St Laurence's Church (Pyhän Laurin kirkko) in Lohja at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th. After the Mass, which is celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Teemu Sippo SCI, there is coffee, tea and sandwiches in the church's parish hall. Please notify your own parish of your participation no later than the Sunday before, i.e. on August 11th.
The relic pilgrimage of the Nordic visit of the Saints of Lisieux reached Finland on Thursday, October 25. The relics of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus - also known as Thérèse of Lisieux - and her parents, Saints Louis and Zélie, toured Finland beginning in Oulu, through Turku and Helsinki, with the visit concluding at the Carmelite Convent in Espoo.
Have a look at more photos here!
From the Vicar General:
Thoughts on the Situation in the Diocese of Helsinki
Pope Francis has frequently likened the Church to a hospital.
Even though it seems contradictory, the reality is that there are more healthy people than patients in a hospital: doctors, nurses, janitorial staff, administrators etc. Thanks be to God, the health of our Diocese is very good. All of us Catholics in Finland – lay people, religious and priests – want to be faithful to Jesus Christ and spread the Gospel.
Information from the Bishop to members of the Diocese regarding priests' salaries, Stella Maris and the finances of the Diocese of Helsinki.
Dear Members of the Diocese,
Some preliminary information has been made available through the Diocesan magasine Fides and the Diocese's e-media regarding the Diocesan centre Stella Maris and also about the salaries of the priests in the Diocese. It is right that I provide some more information about these matters, so that we can avoid unnecessary rumours and misunderstandings.
Please note that African Masses will be celebrated at St Mary's at 11.30 a.m. on Sundays throughout the summer of 2017.
Photos as well as video footage from the Mass on June 4th is available on the African Chaplaincy page.
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