Liturgical Programs

Weekly Masses

Whether you are on a visit to Hilversum or have come to stay, you are welcome to attend the Holy Celebrations.

The English Mass service is at 5 PM every Saturday at St. Vitus church (Emmastraat 7, Hilversum), except when the Saturday falls on Christmas Eve or on the Easter Vigil. During the season of Lent, special services in English are arranged for the community.

For the latest liturgical agenda please visit “Agenda” in the main menu and go to “Liturgisch agenda”.

The English Mass is live streamed every Saturday (select “Vitus TV” in the main menu or click the link given below in this page).

The Mass is a community undertaking.  We have a choir, readers, collectors, altar servers and volunteers are always welcome to join. John Butler is in charge of the altar servers, he is also the treasurer for the community. Penelope is in charge of the volunteers for the readers; Robert and Kieran Haywood of the music and the choir.

Eucharistic adoration

The weekly (silent) adoration of the Blessed Sacrament starts after the 9:30 AM Mass on Fridays and lasts about two hours until 12:00 AM when the church doors close.

Religious Instruction


First Holy Communion

Preparation classes for First Holy Communion are held once every two years. The First Communion ceremony for Year 2022 is planned on 23rd April 2022 at 05:00 PM.

For more information regarding the lessons, please contact Alma at or Fr. Dresmé.


Holy Confirmation

The Holy Confirmation for Year 2022 is planned for 11th Jun 2022 at 07:00 PM.

For more information regarding the lessons, please contact Elizabeth or Fr. Dresmé at


Fr. Dresme is usually available on Saturday before Mass or you can contact him at to make an appointment. On Fridays, right after the 9:30AM Dutch Holy Mass there is normally an opportunity for confession as well.