Here is the new regulations at St. Ignatius Church in coordination with the Parish Priest Father Bernd Günther, SJ  as of 26th of November 2021. 

Hygienic regulations must be observed during the celebration of religious services. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness or who has a fever or other symptoms that may indicate infection with COVID-SARS-2 shall not participate in religious services.

The following applies to indoor services:

  1. Masks are mandatory (medical mask or mask of standards FFP2, KN95 or N95). Those directly involved in the liturgy, such as celebrant, worship leader, lector, cantor, singers, are exempt from the obligation to wear a mask during the direct performance of their duties.
  2. The 3G rule must be applied for admission to the service. Upon entry, it must be checked whether a complete proof of vaccination, a proof of recovery or the test result of a test center (not older than 24 hours) is presented.
  3. Congregational singing is possible. The number of songs and verses should nevertheless be chosen moderately. Good experiences with the participation of cantors and instrumental music should in principle be continued.
  4. Parishes are not obliged to offer services according to the 2G access rule.
  5. In Hesse, the following applies when applying the 2G access rule: The mask obligation is omitted, but not the distance requirement during pilgrimages and processions, make sure that the distances are respected. 9. the holy water basins remain empty.
  6. If several worship services are celebrated consecutively in a church, there shall be a period of one hour between the end and the beginning of each service so that sufficient air exchange can take place during this time. The times of worship must sufficiently take into account this break in ventilation during the service, the distance requirement of 1.5 meters in all directions must be observed. Up to ten persons from different household groups may sit together. When applying this 10-person rule, it is a prerequisite that these are household communities that are also otherwise connected, e.g. relatives and friends.
  7. Musical accompaniment in the church may be provided by a vocal group in addition to the organ or individual instruments. The size of the singing group is measured by the minimum distance of 1.5 meters that must be maintained by each person in all directions (except to an immediate back wall or the like), and 3 meters in the direction of singing to the leader of the group.

Please be guided accordingly. For seat reservation, contact Jonalyn Lozanes.







The Filipino Catholic Communities in the Diocese of Limburg has successfully organized a fund raising project for the typhoon and flood victims in the Achdiocese of Tuguegarao in the Province of Cagayan.

From now on, surgical masks or virus-filtering masks of the FFP2, KN95 or N95 standards must be worn as mouth-nose protection in the church services. The only exceptions to the requirement to wear the masks are children under the age of 6 and people who cannot wear mouth-nose protection due to health conditions.

The dormitory of the Ayta Student in Villa Maria Resettlement, Porac, Pampanga Philippines was finally inaugurated last October 24, 2020. The building was blessed by the Pampanga Archbishop Dong Lavares together with Rev. Fr. Regnel (Among Ching) Fuertez, the Director Mountain Tribes Development Foundation.

In a pastoral letter anticipating the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has asked that the faithful not clap in church, either during or after Mass.

Msgr. Felipe Pangilinan knew of the plight of and lifestyle of the indigenous people of Porac, Zambales and parts of Tarlac since Martial Law era. Considered part of the less fortunate sectors of the society, the Ayta lived a simple life in the mountains until the wrath of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. They were driven down from the mountains and out in the plains and hustle and bustle of the city were they were pushed to.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do we not all aspire for the grace to be called “sons and daughters of God?” If we do so, then we must constantly strive to be peacemakers in these troubled times in our country. And that means to always strive to bring love where there is hatred, pardon where there is injury, faith where there is doubt, hope where there’s despair, light where there is darkness, and joy where there is sadness (from the prayer for peace attributed to St. Francis of Assisi).

FRANKFURT - Zu einem großen Freiluftgottesdienst auf dem Römerberg laden die katholischen Gemeinden der Innenstadt am Fest Fronleichnam, Donnerstag, 31. Mai, um 10 Uhr ein. Die Feier steht unter dem Motto "Ein wahres und gutes und schönes Fest - Fronleichnam". An Fronleichnam erinnert die katholische Kirche an die Einsetzung des Altarsakramentes, den Leib Christi, der den Gläubigen in der Kommunion gereicht wird.

A young Catholic priest was gunned down on Sunday morning after saying Mass in Gattaran town, Cagayan province, police said.

The Vatican confirmed Monday that a delegation of six German bishops and one priest will meet with Vatican officials, including the head of the CDF, later this week to discuss the issue of the reception of the Eucharist by non-Catholic spouses of Catholics.

Hundreds of representatives from religious and lay sectors attended a Solidarity Mass for Sr. Patricia Fox, NDS on April 27 organized by the Association of the Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP). Fr. Cielito Almazan, OFM, the AMRSP chair, presided over the Eucharistic celebration, together with concelebrant priests on Friday, 3:00 p.m. at the St. Anthony Shrine in Sampaloc, Manila.

Mass Schedules

marker.pngSt Ignatius Church Sundays 14:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Marien Church 1ˢᵗ Saturday 17:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Andreas Church 2ᶮᵈ Saturday 16:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Vincenz Church 3ʳᵈ Saturday 15:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Michael Kapelle 4ᵗʰ Sunday 15:00 Uhr  

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