Die Website der afrikanische katholische Gemeinden in Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Die Gemeinden

Association of altar girls and boys

Bistum Essen. To encourage young boys and girls to come closer to the Church and remain focused in their faith, we have an association of mass-servers. They serve at the altar by assisting the priest at the celebration of the Liturgy.

Choir Group

Bistum Essen. It was St. Augustine who said that, ‘he who sings well prays twice’. The said saying underscores the indispensable part music plays in the Liturgy of the Church. African Liturgy is a very lively one. And one of the things which makes it lively is the conspicuous position music occupies in the Liturgy. So, to worship the way Africans worship and to aid us lift up our minds and hearts to God in prayer, we have a choir that not only sings for us but also in an African style, that is to say, with drums and native musical instruments.

Other Events

Birthday of Children
Every first Sunday of the month, the community celebrates the birthday of children born within that month. Each receives from the community, a gift.

Parties or social gatherings
Unless otherwise stated, the community meets at Christmas and Easter to make merry and celebrate with friends and well-wishers the birth and resurrection of Christ respectively.

Harvest, Thanksgiving and Bazaar
In the month of October, when every other German Parish celebrates the “Erntedankfest”, the African community celebrates her annual harvest, thanksgiving and bazaar. Part of the money realized in the bazaar is used in helping some less privileged people in Africa. She has two projects in each of the countries represented in the community, namely: Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, East-African countries. In some countries, we have orphanages, motherless babies’ homes, homes for the handicapped.