On the 9th of March we received the joyful news that Pope Francis will visit Estonia on the 25th of September 2018. This is certainly a very great joy for all of us, which raises our hearts to be full of gratitude. We will soon see the Successor of St. Peter, the Roman Pontiff, in our country, the land of Mary! We do not yet have the precise plan for the visit, but we will certainly share this information, as soon as it comes to us. At the moment we can already be sure that the Pope will meet with his children, and celebrate Holy Mass on the 25th of September in Tallinn in a public place. The Holy Father also desires to meet with young people, with the representatives of the other churches, and with the various representatives of Estonian society, culture, etc.
During his visit to the Baltic States, the Holy Father will visit Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania from 22 to 23 September and Riga and Aglona in Latvia on 24 September. Pope Francis will arrive in Tallinn on 25 September.
The Pope will return to the Vatican after visiting Estonia.
“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in His providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.” (Jn 19:26-27)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Church’s service to the sick and those who care for them must continue with renewed vigour, in fidelity to the Lord’s command (cf. Lk 9:2-6; Mt 10:1-8; Mk 6:7-13) and following the eloquent example of her Founder and Master.
Youth meetings are, first of all, for study abroad students currently in Tallinn. These meetings are also for young foreigners who work in Estonia or otherwise spend their time here. The main goal of our youth meetings is to fruitfully spend time together with other Christians while praying, listening to interesting talks, and discussing different matters of Christian faith and morality. We also watch good films and participate in various events of interest. Youth meetings are also a good opportunity to make new acquaintances with young people from all over the world while supporting each other’s Christian faith in the country where there are very few Christians.
The meetings take place on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 7 pm after evening Mass in English at 6 pm in the St John Paul II room.
Contact: Fr. Wodek,
Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace
1. Heartfelt good wishes for peace
Peace to all people and to all nations on earth! Peace, which the angels proclaimed to the shepherds on Christmas night, is a profound aspiration for everyone, for each individual and all peoples, and especially for those who most keenly suffer its absence. Among these whom I constantly keep in my thoughts and prayers, I would once again mention the over 250 million migrants worldwide, of whom 22.5 million are refugees. Pope Benedict XVI, my beloved predecessor, spoke of them as “men and women, children, young and elderly people, who are searching for somewhere to live in peace.” In order to find that peace, they are willing to risk their lives on a journey that is often long and perilous, to endure hardships and suffering, and to encounter fences and walls built to keep them far from their goal.
08.00 in Latin (After Mass, adoration and holy rosary)
18.00 in English (Sunday vigil Mass)
10.00 in Polish
11.30 in Estonian
18.00 in Russian
Pope Francis concluded his pilgrimage to Fatima on Saturday, 13. May, with a Mass marking the centenary of the Marian apparitions there, which made the place a famous and beloved place of pilgrimage to millions of faithful from all around the world and across generations. During the Mass, the Holy Father canonised two of the seers of Fatima, declaring Francisco and Jacinta Marto to be saints in heaven.
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
1 SEPTEMBER 2016
United with our Orthodox brothers and sisters, and with the support of other Churches and Christian communities, the Catholic Church today marks the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”. This Day offers “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” 
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