The portal for a lively Walchwil
Das Portal für ein lebendiges Walchwil


All Saints' Day – Festive Service and Remembrance of the Dead

In the morning we celebrate a festive service at 10 am. In the afternoon at 2pm we celebrate the commemoration of the dead in memory of those who have died in our parish since the last All Saints' Day.

For the commemoration of the deceased in the afternoon you will hear excerpts from the "Requiem" by Karl Jenkins (*1944 South Wales). From the work composed in 2005, the parts based on a Latin text will be performed.

We invite you to let the texts and the music have an effect on you and to make your own thoughts about death and above all about life. In the final chant "In paradisum", which also expresses the hope that people will ultimately arrive at God, that life may succeed, Karl Jenkins musically gives us a foretaste here of the choirs of angels in paradise.

From Karl Jenkins' "Requiem" you will hear: Introit, Confutatis, Lacrimosa, Pie Jesu, In paradisum. Also: Ubi caritas by Ola Gjejlo.

Performers: Kirchenchor Walchwil, solo soprano Elena Castro, Camerata Walchwil and concertmaster Andri Mischol. Conductor: Peter Werlen.


Walchwil represented in the Kulturpunkte project

Walchwil is now represented in the Zug Catholic Church's Kulturpunkte Zug project with two objects – in addition to the parish church, now also the Antonius Chapel in the upper village.

The canton of Zug is home to a great wealth and impressive variety of religious cultural assets that are worthy of increased attention: Churches, monasteries, chapels, ossuaries, each with all their furnishings, as well as wayside shrines, wayside crosses, cross paths, etc.

The "Kulturpunkte Zug" project aims to arouse interest in these cultural assets and to communicate them in an attractive way using modern media, to bring them closer digitally – with videos, audio files, picture galleries, with short, informative texts and many links. But above all, with stories – with stories of what and how people believed in past centuries, how they lived and mastered life with the help of their faith.

These diverse forms of faith and their material manifestations, as well as their changes, have had a significant impact on our culture and continue to do so to a not inconsiderable extent today, albeit often unconsciously. Finding access to Zug's cultural points or deepening it therefore also means understanding the present and ultimately oneself better.

Particularly in a multicultural and multi-religious society, knowledge of one's own regional traditions and a certain familiarity with them are fundamental to finding one's identity. And both are just as essential for mutual understanding, dialogue and peaceful coexistence as they are for responsibly shaping the future.

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