Our celebrant will be His Eminence the Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg. The Cardinal has been accompanying Pope Francis in Lisbon for World Youth Day and is now holidaying in Carvoeiro and has kindly offered our community a number of masses during his time here.

Cardinal Hollerich is Pope Francis’ Relator General for the worldwide Synod 2021-2023. His brief rest time in the Algarve is precious and we are most grateful for his kind attention.

Everyone is most welcome especially our summer visitors flooding in from all parts of the world. The multilingual service will have something of value for everyone.

Cardinal Hollerich will also be saying the Portuguese Mass on the next two Saturday evenings at 5.30 pm (12 and 19 August), as well as the Monthly English Mass on Sunday 20 August at 4 pm.

Next week on Tuesday 15 August, there is a public holiday for The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Mass will be said in Carvoeiro on Monday evening at 9.30 pm in Portuguese and on Tuesday morning at 10.30 am by the Cardinal in English.

At all masses, we will be making cash collections for the FOOD BANK. We have over 100 families in need at this time.

For more information please contact: Madeleine Wheare (+351) 964 933 823; carvoeirocatholics@gmail.com