Our parish in Svitavy is a Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Olomouc. It ocovers town Svitavy, including its suburbs Lány and Lačnov, and two villages around Svitavy – Javorník and Kamenná Horka. Our parish staff supports also parish in Hradec nad Svitavou, Sklenné and Vendolí.
History of our parish is similar to history of town Svitavy – in the past it had to recover from several serious difficulties- e.g. move out of German speaking people after WWII, termination of Redemptorist monastery, 42 years of communism etc. Despite this our parish is live and vital society.
There are several activities that take place during week – women meet to pray for their families, musicians meet to prepare for Sunday mass, children meet to play together, senior poeple gather for fellowship, retreats, recreational activities and scripture reflection sessions etc. It could also be noted that in recent past (2004-2015) there were three young men ordained priests.
There are three main church buildings in Svitavy – St. Mary’s Visitation, St. Joseph and St. Giles. Apart from these churches there several smaller chappels around the town – Immaculate Conception, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Anne.
Wake / feast in Svitavy is held first Sunday in September (St. Giles).