FACE MASKS DURING ALL CAYAC SUNDAY MASSES

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Denmark, Sankt Augustins Kirke introduces a requirement to wear masks during all services, including CAYAC Sunday masses. It means that you need to have a mask on your face all the time when you are in the church. The only moment when you don’t need to do that is when you consume received communion. Please, bring your own masks. If somebody happens not to have his own, it is possible to buy one for 5 kr. (Only MobilePay: Pawel Ben, 22 46 18 76) at the entrance before CAYAC Sunday mass.

We introduce this requirement also partly because four Jesuits from Copenhagen were visiting their fellows in Aarhus last Thursday, September 24th, and, then, got to know that one of the fathers had been in contact with a person who got sick. The risk that I am infected is close to zero, but I want to take all possible safety measures, especially during our mass on the upcoming Sunday, September 27th. Don’t be surprised if a lay man is distributing communion to you on that Sunday.

On using face masks: https://www.sst.dk/en/English/Corona-eng/Face-masks?fbclid=IwAR0NToBTCgrGvnXRe3ESB2xgwNVScJDVdLOJ8IlD6QhbqwmV3RdGgbN5vHw.

Fr Paweł Beń SJ

Theology of the Body Course

Have you ever wondered why as a man I am drawn to women? What is it in feminine that is so attractive, mysterious and other that mesmerizes and pulls  my senses? Have you wondered why as a woman I want to be known by a man as a beautiful one? To find a home in his strong, safe and gentle embrace? Have you ever wondered what is sex all about? Why some of my desires to the opposite sex sometimes ge me in a lot of deep troubles? How can I reconcile my masculinity with christian call for greatness and  purity? What does it mean to be a man or a woman?

The first words placed in the mouth of Christ in John’s Gospel are not: “Follow all these rules or you’re going to hell.” Rather, Christ probes our hearts with a question: “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38). Christianity is not primarily a religion of law! It is first and foremost a religion of longing and desire.

During 16 Wednesday evenings, beginning from September 23rd, from 18:00-21:30 at Saint Augustine church, you will be taken on an eye-opening journey of the first pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – beginning with the “ache” of human longing and ending with a vision of the Creed like you have never heard before. You will see that beyond any shadow of a doubt, Christianity is not the backward list of prohibitions. Rather it is the religion of desire, longing, and yearning that holds out to you and me the hope of infinite bliss, ecstasy (Oh yes, guys I used this word!) and fulfilment.

We start every Wednesday evening with a warm dinner at 18:00 at Saint Kjeld gade (between 1 and 3, red doors going downwards), watch 25 min. DVD film and split into single sex groups.

Please, join us by registering at: robert.olinski@gmail.com, sumi.olinski@gmail.com or reach-out to father Pawel Ben at: pb@jesuitterne.org.

During all evenings we will respect official COVID regulations.

Reopening of Saint Augustine’s Church

We are happy to invite you to our Sunday Masses after the reopening of churches in Denmark during COVID-19. Due to safety measures, every attendee is required to register through billetto.dk and show their ticket while entering the church before mass. According to the rules, Saint Augustine’s Church can hold up to 80 people attending same service. Further instructions regarding safety are published on our websites and given before masses. Stay healthy!

Get your ticket here.

PRECAUTIONS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

IN THE WHOLE DIOCESE OF DENMARK PUBLIC MASSES AND OTHER GATHERINGS ARE CANCELED.

THE BISHOP SAID IN HIS STATEMENT THAT NOT ATTENDING SUNDAY MASS IS NOT CONSIDERED SIN IN THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE CHURCH ENCOURAGES TO PRACTISE SPIRITUAL COMMUNION.

You can for example pray this prayer:

An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Ash Wednesday Mass + Cross of Ashes

Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.

The mass will start in Saint Augustine’s Church at Jagtvej 183D Copenhagen on February 26th at 6 pm.

IGNATIAN RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE – LENT 2020

FOUR WEEKS WITH GOD’S WORD
AND PERSONAL SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE

Ignatian Retreat in Daily Life is for you, if…
…you desire a personal encounter with God through the Scriptures,
…you are an English-speaking young adult,
…you are not too busy at your studies or work,
…you do not need to travel during the retreat,
…you can pray daily at least half an hour for four weeks,
…you are willing to talk with spiritual guide once a week.

When
March 8th – April 5th, 2020

Where
Saint Augustine’s Church, Jagtvej 183D, Copenhagen

Spiritual guides
Mrs Kate Toft Madsen
Mrs Eva Henriksen
Fr. Paweł Beń SJ
Fr. Paweł Rakowski SJ
Br. Nghĩa Đỗ Đại SJ

Click here for registration.

Deadline: Ash Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.

For more information contact Fr. Paweł Beń SJ.

The Paschal Vigil Mass

Paschal Vigil is the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. History says that during Vigil, the people are baptized and the adult catechumens are taken into complete communion with the Holy Church. Vigil takes place during the dark hours between Holy Saturday sunset and Easter Day sunrise.

The liturgy will start in Saint Augustine’s Church at Jagtvej 183D Copenhagen on April 11th at 9 pm.

The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death

On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10). It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).

The liturgy will start in Saint Augustine’s Church at Jagtvej 183D Copenhagen on April 10th at 6 pm.

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, we know. And Easter most certainly. But what is Maundy Thursday? Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. Most notably, that Passover meal was when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples in an extraordinary display of humility. He then commanded them to do the same for each other.

The liturgy will start in Saint Augustine’s Church at Jagtvej 183D Copenhagen on April 9th at 6 pm.

Stations of the Cross

Accompany Jesus on the path of passion which brings you to resurrection. Let the Lord lead you through your own dark valley towards broad horizons. Defeat the fear of suffering and death together with Him who is our life. Come and participate in the Stations of the Cross.

The service takes place in Saint Augustine’s Church at Jagtvej 183D, København from 5.00 to 5.45 pm.

Fr. Paweł Beń SJ leads the service on 6.03, 20.03, 3.04.
Fr. Paweł Rakowski SJ on 28.02, 13.03, 27.03.