On Saturday, 7 January 2023, 18 carol singers and their companions were once again able to bring the blessing into homes and flats, and on Sunday the carol singers took part in the church service. They brought great joy to many people with their singing and blessing.
At the same time, donations were collected for MISSIO and the carol singing project for children in Indonesia (für mehr Infos hier klicken). Almost 3000 Swiss Francs were collected, which we can now pass on to MISSIO.
Many thanks to all who participated, to all the helpers and to all of you who support this great tradition with energy and donations. Let us pass on the blessing we have received – bring blessing, be blessing!
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.