Hamburg English Speaking Catholic Community

Lenten and Easter Mass Schedule

  • Palm Sunday (2 Apr) - English mass at 12:00 noon, including a palm procession
  • Holy (Maundy Thursday (6 Apr) - No English mass
  • Good Friday (7 Apr) - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, including the Passion reading, solemn intercessions, and adoration of the Holy Cross (no Holy Communion) at 5:30 PM
  • Holy Saturday (8 Apr) - No English mass
  • Easter Sunday (9 Apr) - English mass at 12:00 noon
  • Easter Monday (10 Apr) - No English mass
  • Ascension (18 May) - No English mass; we celebrate Ascension on the following Sunday during the regularly-scheduled mass

Mask and 3G Rules Lifted

The Archdiocese of Hamburg, following the regulations of the federal state, has announced that parishioners are no longer required to wear masks while attending mass, and the obligation to meet the 3G rule at the entrance has also been also lifted. Everyone is, of course, welcome to continue wearing a mask as they see fit for themselves and their family.

Welcome!

St. Elisabeth Church in Hamburg

We are a vibrant community of English-speaking Catholics from across the globe. Whether you are moving to Hamburg permanently, on a temporary assignment, or just passing through the city as a traveler, you are welcome to celebrate mass with us in English. To stay up to date on activities and opportunities, please subscribe to our monthly email newsletter.

Mass Time and Location

Mass is held in English at 12:00 noon every Sunday at St. Elisabeth Church at Oberstraße 67 in Hamburg.

Our Pastor

Fr. Ritchille Salinas

Fr. Ritchille Salinas, SVD has been the pastor of the English-speaking community at St. Elisabeth since January 2020. Fr. Ritchille is originally from the Philippines, and arrived in Germany in 2008 to study Catholic theology at the Kölner Hochschule für Katholische Theologie and at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He was ordained to the priesthood in Sankt Augustin near Bonn in 2014, working in German parishes in Augsburg and Dresden during his pastoral years. Fr. Ritchille accepted his first assignment from 2016 to January 2020 as an assistant parish priest in Obersendling-Waldfriedhof in Munich. In Hamburg, he is responsible for our English-speaking community, the Filipino Catholic Community, and is undertaking his first work as port chaplain for the Stella Maris Catholic Seafarers mission of the Archdiocese of Hamburg.