Welcome, and thank you for visiting Our Lady of Mercy Parish online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.

The oldest English-speaking Catholic parish in Belgium was established by Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens ,
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels who requested of The American College Seminary of Louvain
(Leuven) Rector Msgr. Paul Riedl, to take over the pastoral responsibilities for the English speaking in the
Brussels area on the Fourth of December 1965.

Official status was given to the parish on 4 December 1965 when Fr. Albion Bulger, Vice-Rector of the College, was appointed as the first pastor. Subsequently, in order to accord the parish a legal existence, Our Lady of Mercy ASBL was formally founded by the publication of its constitution on 9 May, 1968. Members of this legal organisation are the trustees of the parish.

After 154 years this, the oldest Seminary in Europe, was closed June 2011 by Bishops in the USA. A great shock and loss to all and especially to us as Our Lady of Mercy was a Training Ground for Seminarians coming over to study in Belgium.

Mass Times

During the Lockdown in Belgium

we only have online Mass on Sunday mornings from 11.00am

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or visit our YouTube channel for the videos of our Masses


Saturday evenings 5.00pm
at St Anne Church, Uccle

Sunday mornings 10.00am

at St Anne Church, Uccle

Sunday lunchtime 12.45pm
at St John's School, Waterloo

after the scheduled RE classes

Our Mission

"We, the Catholic Community of Our Lady of Mercy within the Mechelen-Brussels Archdiocese, welcome all to celebrate the Eucharist and grow through Faith Formation in a supportive English-speaking parish family"

PARISH COUNCIL - Who are we?

Mabel Paredes-Nichtová


Elda Salvi


Peter Nolan

ASBL President

Jacqueline O'Connor

Rel Educ

Marc Attala

Liturgical Life

Monica Sandor 
Rel Educ

Vincenzo Girardi

Music, Comms

Gerardine Scully

Peter Sloan

Father Aguka Anthony Ikenna

OLM Pastor

Precilla & Michael D'Souza

OLM Rel Educ Directors