Welcome!

Whether you are visiting from another parish, another city, another country or renewing your faith after an absence, we are pleased to have you visit our web site. We also hope you will be able to come and worship with us.                    

The English Speaking Roman Catholic Mission in Zurich has been worshipping in St Anton`s Swiss Catholic Parish, since 1962.

St Anton`s Church is a magnificent and beautiful building which in 2009 celebrated 100 years as a place of worship.

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The ESCM serves all Catholics who speak English, live in Canton Zurich, and wish to pray and receive the Sacraments in the English language.

Thank you for visiting with us ‚Äď whether in the church itself or on our web site.

We hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will join us again soon.


Collections for December 2018 + January 2019

1 + 2 December ‚Äď For the Camillians, Ministers of the Infirm, in Georgia.¬† Their project is to build the "Gran Talitha Kum" Rehabilitation Centre in the city of Akhaltzikhe, in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region.¬† The decision to build this new centre here, where there is a lack of rehabilitation services, is strategic because of the catchment area, which would include patients from Southern Georgia and Northern Armenia.¬†¬†¬†http://www.camilliani.org/en/newsletter-n-26-the-world-of-the-camillians-seen-frome-rome-and-rome-seen-from-the-world/


8 + 9 December ‚ÄstThese collections are forthe work and needs of our own Mission community - www.englishmission.ch


15 + 16 December ‚Äď These collections are for the Benedictine Sisters in Kampala, Uganda.¬† In their own words ‚Äď "As water scarcity continues to hit our territory hard, our aging nuns no longer have a functional source of water. ¬†Unfortunately, our borehole, which was given to us by friends of the Benedictines, collapsed for 7 months.¬† We are currently seeking funds to repair this hole and purchase 2 20,000 litre water tanks, one in our motherhouse and the second in our girls' school, so we can have a lasting solution to water scarcity.¬† Our modest appeal is therefore to request that our suffering nuns and schoolgirls can receive water" - www.benedictinesistersvuura.org


22 - 26 December ‚Äď For the Caritas Baby Hospital - So the Children Can Smile Again.¬† In 1952, a humanitarian action by Swiss priest Father Ernst Schnydrig, Palestinian physician Dr. Antoine Dabdoub and Swiss nurse Hedwig Vetter resulted in the founding of Caritas Baby Hospital.¬† They did not want to allow children in Bethlehem ‚Äď the birthplace of Jesus Christ ‚Äď to be denied qualified healthcare.¬† Today still, the needy receive treatment free of charge.¬† Despite political instabilities, the doors of Caritas Baby Hospital have remained open to all for over 60 years.¬† In 2017, almost 50,000 children found help at this hospital, regardless of religion, nationality or social background.¬† https://www.kinderhilfe-bethlehem.ch/en/


29 + 30 December 2018 + 1 January 2019 ‚Äď The Franciscan Family Center was established in Bethlehem in 2004 to provide professional counselling to those Christian families who have suffered psychological trauma from the armed conflict in Bethlehem as well as providing educationally sponsored programs for children and adults.¬† "Our mission is to serve the community through education, faith sharing, building awareness and concern for each other through numerous programs offered by the Franciscan Family Center. ¬†We are here to uplift and restore dignity to the Christians of Bethlehem." http://www.custodia.org/default.asp?id=1344


5 + 6 January ‚Äď For the Camillians, Ministers of the Infirm, in Georgia.¬† Their project is to build the "Gran Talitha Kum" Rehabilitation Centre in the city of Akhaltzikhe, in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region.¬† The decision to build this new centre here, where there is a lack of rehabilitation services, is strategic because of the catchment area, which would include patients from Southern Georgia and Northern Armenia.¬†¬†¬†http://www.camilliani.org/en/newsletter-n-26-the-world-of-the-camillians-seen-frome-rome-and-rome-seen-from-the-world/


12 + 13 January - Solidarity Fund for Mother and Child/SOS Future Maman.  Co-responsibility and commitment to unborn and born life.  This Fund provides urgently needed bridging assistance to married and single women and mothers of all denominations, who are in distress due to pregnancy, childbirth and/or childcare.  Despite maternity insurance, many young families continue to threaten to fall through the mesh of the social network.  https://www.frauenbund.ch/solidaritaetsfonds/der-solidaritaetsfonds-fuer-mutter-und-kind/ + http://www.sosfuturesmamans.org/adresses-et-horaires/


19 + 20 January ‚Äď These collections are forthe work and needs of our own Mission community - www.englishmission.ch


26 + 27 January ‚Äď These collections are for our Drink Water Projects in South Sudan + Uganda, for the construction of water tanks and pit latrines in Roman Catholic parishes and schools.


Collection Totals for the month of September

1 + 2 September for Irtysh Valley, Kazakhstan = CHF 1'284.75

8 + 9 September Health Worker for Iquitos, Peru = CHF 1'440.-

15 + 16 September for the Father Roberts Institute, Lebanon = CHF 1'406.20

22 + 23 September for Qaa Balbeck School, Lebanon = CHF 2'144.50

29 + 30 September for the Work of the Mission = CHF 1'466.25

!!!Thank you all for your generosity!!!

Other collection totals will be printed in subsequent newsletters ‚Äď thank you for your patience!


Mass Schedule

01 Dec  Saturday             6:00pm               (Crypt)                

02 Dec Sunday                11:15am                 1st of Advent (Church)

06 Dec Thursday            7:00pm                Adoration, Confessions, Holy Mass (Crypt)

07 Dec Friday                  5:30pm                Adoration (Crypt)

                                             6:00pm                 Holy Mass (Crypt)

08 Dec Saturday             6:00pm               Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Crypt)

09 Dec Sunday                11:15am                2nd of Advent (Church)

14 Dec   Friday                  6:00pm               Mass is cancelled                                           

15 Dec  Saturday             6:00pm               (Crypt)

16 Dec  Sunday                11:15am                3rd of Advent (Church)

21 Dec  Friday                   6:00pm               5:30-7:00pm      Confessions (Crypt)       

22 Dec  Saturday             6:00pm               Holy Mass (Crypt)          

23 Dec  Sunday                11:15am                4th of Advent (Church)

24 Dec Monday¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 7:00pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord ‚ÄstFamily Vigil Mass (Church)

25 Dec  Tuesday              11:15am                Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Church)

26 Dec Wednesday       11:15am                 Feast of St. Stephen (Church)  

28 Dec  Friday                  6:00pm                Mass is cancelled

29 Dec Saturday             6:00pm               (Crypt)

30 Dec Sunday                11:15am                Solemnity of the Holy Family (Church)

01 Jan   Tuesday              11:15am                Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Church)

04 Jan  Friday                   5:30pm               Adoration (Crypt)

6:00pm              Holy Mass (Crypt)          

05 Jan   Saturday             6:00pm              (Crypt)

06 Jan  Sunday                11:15am                Solemnity of the Epiphany (Church)

11 Jan    Friday                   6:00pm              (Crypt)

12 Jan    Saturday             6:00pm              (Crypt)

13 Jan    Sunday                11.15am                Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord (Church)

18 Jan   Friday                   6:00pm               (Crypt)

19 Jan   Saturday             6:00pm               (Crypt)

20 Jan   Sunday                11.15am                (Church)

25 Jan   Friday                   6:00pm               (Crypt)

26 Jan   Saturday             6:00pm               (Crypt)

27 Jan   Sunday                11.15am                (Church)             

All services are celebrated in St. Anton’s RC Church, Minervastrasse, Zurich.


Please contact Renata for any enquiries.  Secretary’s office hours:

Monday-Friday ‚Äď 8:30-11:30 + 13:30-16:30 (Thursday afternoon closed)