A parish is a certain community of religious people of whom the pastoral
care is entrusted to a priest in the name of the bishop.
The main tasks of a parish consist of:
The parish of the Church of Saint Servatius is part of the diocese of Roermond.
As a Parish Church, the Church of Saint Servatius also serves the function
of decany. This means that the function of Dean of Maastricht is connected
to this church.
The eulogy of God and the sanctification of the people by word and sacrament.
The preaching of the Word of God and the deepening of faith.
- Church Social Welfare Work
Rendering of services to the community and to the world around us.
There are several decanies within a diocese which look after the pastoral
care in the community of a certain area.
The parish of Saint Servatius is a town centre parish. With 3500 parishioners,
it is considered to be relatively small. At the same time, this parish
is difficult to define, because, from its rich history and lively religious
community, it holds a great attraction for religious people in Maastricht
and surrounding areas.
The clergymen look after the pastoral, catechist, and sacramental care
in the parish and support groups that help them carry out this task. The
priest of the parish has final responsibility.