The presence in Hilversum of several multinational companies and the existance of 2 international schools (the International Primary School - IPS Violenschool and the International School of Hilversum) meant that there were Catholic, English-speaking men and women as well as families with children who needed religious services in a language they were familiar with. Started 10 years ago, the International Parish of St. Vitus helps bring together families from different countries by celebrating Mass and offering religious instruction to the children. It tries to keep our faith alive even as we move from one job to the next, from one temporary home to another.
The St. Vitus-Willibrord Parish heartily welcomes you into its international community and invites you to register your self and your family. Registration forms in English can be found inside the Church. They are located by the door. For more information, please call: Mrs. Alma Patist : 035 - 628 22 98.
Our pastor is Fr. Dresmé. Should you need spiritual advice or have a request for Baptism or any of the other sacraments, you may call him at 035 - 624 74 15.
Friends of St. Vitus
A lot of money is needed in the restoration of St. Vitus organ. Restoration of the Van den Brink organ is necessary after 50 years non-stop playing the instrument. The subsidy provided by the city government is not enough . The parish has to provide most of the funding. Every little bit helps. For € 25.00 a year, you can become a Friend of St. Vitus. You will receive a regular update of the developments in the project as well as participation in the many activities planned in conjunction with the restoration..
The Restoration of St. Vitus Church
For over a 125 years, the church of St. Vitus has stood as a monument to the residents and visitors of the t Gooi. Although it is a place of worship, it has also been the venue for many community activities. Coming in from any part of Hilversum, the sight of the St. Vitus tower tells a Hilversumer that is he is home at last! St. Vitus has been listed as a National Monument. You can simply send your contribution to : Bank account number :NL35 RABO 0328 2100 80 With the instruction : Stichting Restauratie Rijksmonument St. Vituskerk te Hilversum You can also visit our website.