How handouts alleviate poverty

Fight poverty with soups


1 Bishop Markus Büchel with Tele-Ostschweiz presenter Claudia Eggenberger at the Swiss Soup Day. Fighting poverty with soups On November 22nd, soup plates will be filled again at the Vadian Memorial as part of the national soup day. The proceeds from the sale go to the Schweizer Tafel, which helps to alleviate poverty in Switzerland by donating food to social institutions. Silja Lüchinger, the new head of the Schweizer Tafel in the Eastern Switzerland region, sees another opportunity in this day of action: "Soup Day calls for solidarity and at the same time raises awareness of the issue of poverty in rich Switzerland." Twelve years of development work The phone rings at the headquarters of the Schweizer Tafel Region Eastern Switzerland. Buyers have to be found for several tons of tomatoes. “That is probably one of the greatest challenges: We are often only offered food at short notice and then we have to find a solution quickly,” says Susanne Lendenmann. The native of St.Gallen headed the regional office of the Schweizer Tafel in St.Gallen for twelve years. Thanks to their commitment, the national offer was also able to establish itself in Eastern Switzerland. In the summer she handed over the keys to her successor, Silja Lüchinger. Also reduce food waste When the Schweizer Tafel was set up in eastern Switzerland, hardly anyone was talking about food waste. «The Schweizer Tafel combats poverty in Switzerland. People affected by poverty should get food with a balanced and healthy diet. Issue no until November 30th

2 St. Gallen habitat St. Gallen habitat 1 Offers in St. Gallen habitat 5 Addresses 14 Church services and prayers 11 St.Gallen center 15 Cathedral parish 17 St. Georgen 18 Riethüsli 19 St. Otmar 20 St.Gallen Ost 21 St. Maria Neudorf, St. Fiden, Halden Rotmonten 26 Heiligkreuz 27 St.Gallen West Gaiserwald 28 Engelburg 30 St. Martin Bruggen 31 Brother Klaus Winkeln 32 Imprint Parish Forum: The inside section “Catholic Church in the St.Gallen Living Area” is a supplement to the parish forum and appears 12 times yearly. Publisher: Katholische Kirchgemeinde St.Gallen, Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St.Gallen Verlag and editing of the cover publication Pfarreiforum: Verein Pfarrblatt in the Diocese of St.Gallen, Webergasse 9, Postfach, 9004 St.Gallen If you move within St.Gallen it is sufficient to report the change of address to the city's population services (town hall). Responsible for content: Catholic Church in the living space of St.Gallen, Communication, Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St.Gallen, editorial group: Evelyne Graf (eg), Nina Rudnicki (nar), Stephan Sigg (ssi), Antonia Zahner Concept: TGG Hafen Senn Stieger Druck: Ostschweiz Druck AG, Hofstetstrasse 14, 9300 Wittenbach, "explained Susanne Lendenmann," the fact that we can reduce food waste with our range is a pleasant side effect. " The work and the insights into the food industry shaped her personally. “You are concerned when you are confronted with an abundance of food and waste on the one hand, and poverty on the other. That also changed my personal shopping behavior. " Cooperation with major distributors According to official figures from the federal government, over people in Switzerland are affected by poverty. The Schweizer Tafel distributes around 16 tons of surplus, flawless food from the retail trade in twelve regions of Switzerland to around 450 social institutions that look after people in need and affected by poverty. “While it is becoming more difficult to get food, the number of people affected by poverty is increasing, and the demand for what we have to offer is increasing,” says Silja Lüchinger. Another challenge is that some asylum seekers do not know all the food and do not know how to prepare it. "For example, salad is not known as a food in all cultures," says Susanne Lendenmann, "the volunteers at the drop-off points are required to pass on recipe ideas." 21 Drop-off points The headquarters of the Schweizer Tafel Region Eastern Switzerland are located in the St.Gallen freight yard. The refrigerated vehicles with the yellow logo start from here, they pick up the products in the shops and transport them to the drop-off points. "This is only possible through the use of numerous volunteer drivers," emphasizes Silja Lüchinger. Susanne Lendenmann adds: "It is also gratifying that many parishes and parishes have been supporting us for years." Many food delivery points can be found in church premises. In eastern Switzerland there are twenty-one delivery points more than anywhere else in Switzerland. “Soup day at the Vadian memorial is always an important event of the year for us. With the support of personalities from Eastern Switzerland who make the soup, we get attention and gain new awareness. " (ssi) Soup Day Thursday, November 22nd, clock, Vadian Memorial Soup cooks: Agron Lleshi, Restaurant Jägerhof (lunch soup) and Karin Thurnheer Bloch, Hotel Metropol (evening soup). The stand is being organized by Credit Suisse in collaboration with the Swiss Food Association, Eastern Switzerland region. More about soup day at 2 issue no until November 30, 2018

3 “I learn a lot from old people” “I have helping in my blood, I heard it from my mother, it's something completely normal for me,” says Mägi Caluori. The St. Gallen resident has been looking after a 90-year-old woman for three years as a volunteer as part of Pro Senectute's time provision and regularly gives old-age gymnastics in the parish home in Bruggen. The social aspect is not neglected either. Habitat St.Gallen Music and Community About 15 years ago, Mägi Caluori was asked to take over the women's gymnastics group in the parish of Bruggen. «After I jumped in as a training instructor for my colleague and felt that I was enjoying this task, I completed the basic training course and later the basic senior gymnastics course. Today I lead two groups, on Thursday afternoons every 14 days and once a month on Wednesday evenings. Afterwards there is always coffee and cake to deepen the community. " There is a lot of laughter and the elderly women are very grateful and love that they are distracted from their grief, their pain and often their loneliness. "When doing gymnastics, I try to cheer up and cheer up the participants with old hits, folk and light classical music." Mägi Caluori invests around six hours a week in preparation and implementation of the gymnastics lessons. Luminous faces Every year Mägi Caluori organizes an excursion for the senior women of the gymnastics groups. Last year the trip led to Windegg above Lake Constance, last September to the Steiniger Tisch and a visit to the Würth Museum in Rorschach. Already at a young age, Mägi Caluori was happy to help older people: first for needy neighbors, then as domestic help and as an employee in the relief service. At the same time, she visited senior citizens in the Bruggen care home for 17 years, where she jogged and bowled with them, later led game afternoons and practiced memory training with the residents. «I like people, especially seniors, they deserve loving attention; I want to bring joy into your everyday life, ”says Mägi Caluori, who is now a young retired woman herself. Mägi Caluori, a trained saleswoman, married in 1975 and gave birth to two children, Renato (1977) and Simona (1979). Simona's serious illness (childhood cancer) was decisive: «For years she was treated in the children's hospital, had operations, chemotherapy, radiation treatments. We are deeply grateful that our daughter finally got well. All the more I wanted to give something back, to help other people. " With joy, openness and great empathy, Mägi Caluori manages to respond to a wide variety of people: This also applies to the woman who looks after her as part of the Pro Senectute time provision: “I have become a person of trust for her. We talk a lot, go for walks and now I visit her again in the old people's home. I recently organized the anointing of the sick for her, which transformed the elderly », says Mägi Caluori. She spends about two hours with her every week. “The cheerful community, the glow in the faces, the warm atmosphere always make me very happy” “The cheerful community, the glow in the faces, the warm atmosphere always make me very happy”, says Mägi Caluori. I am very happy that these physically and mentally fit older women enjoy the social community in our group. In this volunteer work of mine I learned a lot: listening, slowness, patience, withdrawing myself, discretion You learn a lot from old people if you give them time! ”Says Mägi Caluori. (eg) 3

4 "The thought of the resurrection is comforting for many" On All Saints 'Day and All Souls' Day the Church remembers the dead. An occasion to think about funerals and saying goodbye. How are funerals organized, in a public setting or more in private, or are farewell parties no longer desired? A conversation with Silvan Hollenstein, pastoral assistant in the Catholic Church St.Gallen Center, and Lea Siegmann, pastor at the St.Gallen Cantonal Hospital. The St.Gallen habitat at a farewell party is of great value, ”says Silvan Hollenstein with conviction. "Everyone who wants to say goodbye in person should be allowed to come." Light celebration in the canton hospital Since 2010, at the invitation of the hospital management and in cooperation with the hospital pastoral care, a light celebration has been held in the canton hospital in Rorschach, Flawil and St.Gallen every November Church or chapel as well as the ceremony at the grave. “The mourning family tends to forego a farewell party in the chapel today; the relatives then only want a burial at the grave, which I am going to put in a little more detail, ”says Silvan Hollenstein. “It is always important to me that the deceased is honored in a personal farewell party. This is time-consuming in each case, but this is very much appreciated, as I can learn from the feedback. " Conversation is good Before that, there is a funeral talk with the relatives of the deceased: “I am amazed that many families in mourning still have a great need for a church funeral. I am happy to take enough time for the funeral talk. Sometimes tears flow, memories come up. Faith in the resurrection and the hope of a reunion in heaven are comforting for many. Many are very grateful for the interview; it is good for the relatives; and the farewell ritual can be carefully prepared », says Silvan Hollenstein. In most cases, an urn burial takes place in one of the communal graves. “We only have around 10% burials in the earth”, says Silvan Hollenstein. Deceased last year instead. “It's nice that dying and death are not taboo,” says Lea Siegmann, pastor at the St.Gallen Cantonal Hospital. There are around 650 deceased each year in the cantonal hospital. “We invite all relatives who have lost someone to the celebration. This is open to everyone, that is, to members of all religions. Around 200 people take part in this light ritual in the hospital chapel. Elements of the ritual are music, texts and silence, the calling of the names of the deceased by the bereaved, the lighting of candles for those who have gone home. All names are listed on a plaque that remains in the chapel for two weeks. After the light celebration there is a snack. The whole pastoral care team is present, there are many conversations with the relatives », says Lea Siegmann. Lea Siegmann, hospital chaplain at the St.Gallen Cantonal Hospital Silvan Hollenstein, pastoral assistant Catholic Church St.Gallen Center How to say goodbye? Today there is more and more a trend away from public farewell parties towards rituals in close family circles. What does Silvan Hollenstein think of this development? “Farewell celebrations in close family circles are modern, for me it is a farewell in an exclusive circle. Sometimes I hear that it was the deceased's wish. I try to understand that. But I welcome the possibility of a public celebration so that everyone has the opportunity to personally say goodbye. A funeral in a public setting, the common sense in everything When accompanying the dying and their relatives, Lea Siegmann tries to make everything as personal as possible. The farewell celebrations often take place in the deceased's room with the relatives, sometimes also in a cemetery of the cantonal hospital. «What sustains me despite all the pain and suffering I encounter in my pastoral work is that ultimately everything will be fine based on faith. I am carried by the secrets of Holy Week and Easter. That way, I always find meaning in everything », says Lea Siegmann. (eg) 4 issue no until November 30, 2018

5 offers in the St.Gallen habitat St. Nikolaus is coming soon The St.Gallen Klaus groups visit families with Nikolaus, Ruprecht and two angels. With a contemporary design, they bring a pre-Christmas mood into the rooms. The proceeds are used to finance the Klausensäckli and gift packages for the needy in the city of St.Gallen. From December 1st to 6th, please order by November 20th from Yvonne Valier,, Image: Urs Bucher Looking for cribs Perhaps you still have a particularly beautiful crib at home? Or maybe there is an extraordinary crib slumbering on the screed of friends in your environment? It is also conceivable that a nativity treasure is waiting to be unearthed in your church! We from the city team are looking for nativity scenes for the design of a shop window in the city center, which are appropriately staged by professional decorators. If you would like to lend us a crib for the period from November 26th to December 23rd, please contact: Matthias Wenk, or Cooking and Enjoying Together Saturday, November 24th and Saturday, December 8th, until around 2 p.m., Open house A group of women and men from St.Gallen meet once a month to cook, enjoy and be together. Do you come too? Management: Dorothee Gerber Costs: approx. CHF 15. Depending on the menu Registration: by Wednesday before the respective cookery meeting at the latest. Meeting of the parish parliament Wed 28 November, 6 p.m., Waaghaus agenda items, including budget 2019 project for the external renovation of the Guardian Angel Chapel The meeting is open to the public and can can be followed from the stands. The 2019 estimate will be published in the next edition of the Parish Forum. Stattkloster New rooms for a different lifestyle Wed November 28th, Open Church, Böcklinstr. 2 Information event with aperitif and subsequent room inspection In January 2019, the ecumenical monastery of St.Gallen opens its doors: ten rooms, three work rooms and a workshop cafi facing the street. On the basis of biblical-Christian spirituality, the new rooms combine the search for truth, social engagement and community life. Contact and registration: Kurt Pauli Advance notice: Christkindlimarkt Gallusplatz Sa December 1, 9 am-5pm Products from the kitchen and handicrafts of the Dom Women's Community Lunch, coffee and cake in the DomZentrum Hear stories for small and large lunch tables Mon November 5, 12 noon Evang. Kirchgemeindehaus Lachen, Burgstrasse 104 Registration for transport service: Christine Wymann, Tuesday 6 November, 12 noon, Baracke neighborhood meeting place, Oberstrasse 298 Registration by 12 noon on Monday, Erika Weisskopf, or pick-up service, Ursi Hug,

6 offers in the living space St.Gallen Tuesday 6 November, 12 noon, parish home Oase St. Georgen SeniorenZlunch Contact: Zita Enz, Thursday 8 November, 12 noon, DomZentrum DomZ lunch Registration: Thursday 8 November, 12 noon, Pfarreiheim Rotmonten details page 26 Tue 13 November, 12 noon, Pfarreiheim Bruggen Fürstenlandstrasse 180 Registration by Monday, Susi Grob, Tuesday 13 November, 12 noon Pfarrstube Riethüsli meeting registration by Monday morning on Wednesday 14 November, 12 noon Quartiertreff Baracke, Oberstrasse 298 Registration by Tuesday, Csilla Valentyik, Thursday, November 15, 12 noon, Hall of the Protestant Church in Bruggen Zürcher Strasse 223 Registration by Wednesday, Vreni Kraus, Thursday, November 22, 12 noon Pfarreiheim Winkeln Ecumenical Lunch Herisauer Strasse 75 Registration by Tuesday evening, Gisela Zwicker, Wednesday November 28 , between noon and noon, DomZentrum All families with children of all ages are cordially invited to the family lunch. Registration by Monday November 26th at:, Open House Thursday November 1st and Friday 2nd, no lunch (All Saints 'Day and All Souls' Day) Wednesday November 7th, no lunch table, we take part in the Martini Festival in the parish home of St. Fiden. Wed 7th / Thu 8th / Friday 9th November, Wed 14th / Thursday 15th / Friday 16th November, Wed 21st / Thu 22nd and Friday 23rd November, Wed 28th / Thursday 29th and 29th Friday, November 30th, open house, Greithstrasse 8 Costs: Adults CHF 8, children CHF 4. Registration: From 3 people under lunch for singles and couples Fr 2./9./16./23. and 30 November, 12 noon, meeting point Haggen, Haggenstrasse 56 Registration by Thursday, Edith Buschor, senior lunchtime table Mon 12 and 26 November, St.Otmar parish center Registration no later than Monday at 8 a.m. at the St.Otmar parish office, children / family family lunch Wed 28.November, between 12 noon and noon, DomZentrum Details page 6, under the heading Lunch Tables Youths / Young Adults crosspoint worship with young Lüüt Sun November 18, clock, Cathedral Cathedral Parish, Yesprit and Youth Immanuel cordially invite you to a modern and lifelike worship service. Musical introduction from 7 p.m. and aperitif after the crosspoint. Dinner Deluxe Wed 21 November, 1 p.m. to approx. 8 p.m. Dinner from 2 p.m. School kitchen Meitli flade, Moosbruggstrasse 21 Young people cook dishes from all over the world. Then they invite parents, grandparents, goddesses or gotti, colleagues and pamper them with a fine, self-cooked multi-course menu. For all youngsters from the 6th grade. At midnight the guests are welcomed to the Dinner Deluxe. Information and registration by Tuesday, November 20th at or online Costs: CHF 5. per person, can be handed in directly at the event. Intercultural cooking Fri November 30th / January 25th 2019, kitchen of the Oberstufenzentrum Schönau Four countries, four dishes, many chefs and even more flavors. Culinary and culturally, we promote the exchange of cooking together with refugees from distant countries. We will revive intercultural cooking with asylum seekers in autumn 2018. In addition to new spices and flavors, you will also get to know the culture and people as asylum seekers talk about their homeland while eating together. Questions and exchanges are of course welcome. Registration and further information at: or from students / university pastoral care Lunch with guests Wed 7th November Lunch in the semester break: Semester planning FS 2019 Wed 14th November Prof. Dr. Ulrich Meyer, President of the Federal Supreme Court From Lake Lucerne to Lac Léman Landmarks on a legal journey Wed November 21st Dr. Kurt Weigelt, Director of the St.Gallen-Appenzell Chamber of Commerce and Industry until October 2018, author and thought leader system pluralism Wed November 28th Reflections on the semester service All students are kindly invited to the weekly traditional lunch with guests. Exciting guests, from Vatican diplomats to Federal Supreme Court presidents, are visiting us in HS 2018. Public lecture series "Augustine: the interpreter of life and seekers of God" Tues 6. / 13. / 20th / 27th November, o'clock Festsaal St.Katharinen Augustinus: interpreters of life and seeker of God Lecturer: Deacon Thomas Reschke We are pleased to announce the new series of lectures on Augustinus. Augustine lived in an exciting time of upheaval. His thoughts are inspiring and encouraging. Freedom of religion: Restricted human rights for 5 billion Thursday, November 22nd at the Historischer Saal SG (1st floor of St.Gallen main station) A warm invitation from the Church in Need and the HSG Academic House for a presentation and discussion. Presentation of the publication: Religious Freedom Worldwide Report "Does the improvement or deterioration in freedom of religion and conscience have an impact on the economic development of a country?" Podium with Fredy Fässler (SP), St. Gallen Government Councilor, Head of the Security and Justice Department; Dr. Michael Rüegg, philosopher and teacher at the Friedberg grammar school, Gossau SG 6 issue no until November 30, 2018

7 Moderator: Gottlieb F.Höpli, former editor-in-chief of the St.Galler Tagblatt Ecumenical Semester Service Tuesday, November 27th, St.Laurenzen City Church Every semester, the university chaplains invite students, teachers and everyone who feels connected to the HSG to one ecumenical semester service. Liturgy: Pastor Markus Anker and students Sermon: Deacon Thomas Reschke Reading: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ehrenzeller, Full Professor of Public Law Music: Bernhard Ruchti (organ / piano) and Eliana Troxler (juggling) Couples Wedding Fair St.Gallen Sat 3rd and Sun 4th November, o'clock OLMA-Hallen In Hall 9.1, the marriage and family partnership operates of the diocese of St.Gallen, where couples can easily answer questions about church weddings. Marriage and Family Partnership Office, Diocese of St.Gallen, Frongartenstrasse 8 Tel, Marriage and Family Day Sa 10 November, 6:00 p.m. St. Fiden Parish Home Experience and exchange for parents and children with a joint and separate program. Flyers with a detailed program are available in the parish offices and parish churches. Registrations are still possible with Annabel Menet, pastoral assistant, theologian, Rorschacherstrasse 255, Refugees and Migrants Amigas-Treff Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Open Church Café International Tuesdays, 3 p.m., Open Church Education New Lectionary Training Sat 3rd November, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Pfarreiheim St.Fiden, Greithstrasse 10 Details on page 22 Offers in the St.Gallen area Open impulse day: Foreign religions challenge us Saturday 10th November, rooms in the Friedberg high school, Gossau Organizer: Christian Social Movement KAB SG The bold question What religion does God have? irritated. It makes it clear that we not only live in a secular, but also in a multi-religious Switzerland. Knowledge of other religions is a prerequisite for social cohesion. From the content: World religions, an outline of religious dialogues Challenges: Between exposure and self-humiliation. Head: Dr. Thomas Markus Meier, theological director of the parish St. Anna, Frauenfeld; Costs: CHF 50. for participation including catering. Detailed program and registration by November 5 at KAB SG, Postfach 322, 9004 St.Gallen Café Nuit Thursday, November 15, 8 p.m., Open Church With Kathrin Bolt and guests 20 years of Open Church Thu November 22nd, clock, Open Church And what do you think? With Theodor Pindl Kultur Theater project with refugees: The pianist and his savior Thursday November 1st, 8 pm Thursday November 22nd: Followed by a discussion with director Pierre Massaux, the St. Gallen historian and politician Hans Fässler, Ann-Katrin Gässlein, Chika Uzor and a surprise guest Fri 23 / Sat 24 November, 8 p.m. Theater 111, Grossackerstrasse 3 Fri 16 November, 8 p.m., followed by an aperitif and spontaneous conversation. Theater performance in the parish home in Abtwil, Kirchweg 7 Letters and Diary by Wilm Hosenfeld “But that is yes, all madness, that can't be possible! " In the 1940s, Wilm Hosenfeld, an officer in the German Wehrmacht, had to completely revise his worldview. In the Warsaw ghetto he sees the inhumanity of the persecution of the Jews, the horrors of the occupying power, the horrors of war and decides to act. Shortly before the end of the war, he finds a hidden Jewish pianist and decides to save him and many other people in hiding at the risk of his own life. But a tragic end awaits the man who follows his conscience. Theater with refugees The diaries and letters to Hosenfeld's wife Annemarie are played by refugees from the St.Gallen area and the surrounding area. You spent months studying the history of the officer and the Nazi era. Pierre Massaux is directing the film. The City Pastoral Care of the Catholic Church in the living space of St.Gallen supports this play. Admission (box office or advance sales): CHF 25 / CHF 15 (Kulturlegi / students) Tickets and information: Reservations at Theater 111,, Writing workshop: Looking for traces in my life Sat 3., 24. November and December 1st, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Evang. Parsonage Bruggen Depending on the number of participants, also: Tuesday, November 6th, 20th and December 4th, 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Evang. Church Hall Bruggen Target group: women and men who want to rediscover or rediscover the pleasure of writing. Head: Cécile Brassel, biography writing teacher Costs: Taster: CHF 10. (Material costs) Writing workshop: CHF 90. including material Registration and information at Have you been carrying the thoughts around for a long time, sections or episodes from your life for yourself or Write down your family? The writing workshop is an ecumenical project of the parish of St. Martin and the parish of Straubenzell. Further information: TanzKult Fri, November 16, p.m., Open Church With Michel Garcia Book launch: Book of Breaks Fri, November 16, after the celebratory service on Otmar's Day, around p.m. Dean's wing in the cloister courtyard The new book by Bernhard Brack, social worker in the Catholic Church in St.Gallen, is about people who have experienced life in unexpected ways. It tells how they 7

8 Endure circumstances and shattering wishes for life and, as shamefaced in her struggle for survival, try to protect her dignity with imagination and humor. At the same time, in this book of breaks you will find illuminating photographs and projects that attempt to respond to challenging life situations. They open the view and encourage you to take your own steps. Experience the cathedral Saturday, November 17th, pm The inscriptions of the cathedral: All ceiling paintings are provided with explanatory inscriptions. We go into the individual Latin statements. Organ sounds accompany the tour. Please bring binoculars. Guided tour: Markus Zweifel and Norbert Schmuck Tuesday, November 27th, 4 pm Biblical representations and their message: Pictures and scenic representations in the cathedral that amaze with their liberating and encouraging message. Guided tour: Niklaus Knecht-Fatzer Offers in the St. Gallen area The construction of the two synagogues, the company Reichenbach, Recha Sternbuch-Rottenberg and their people smuggling network. City hike with the theologian Walter Frei. Music Solemnity of All Saints Thursday, November 1st, 11 am Léo Delibes Cathedral, Brève Mass; Paul Huber, Laudate Dominum; DomChor, DomBläser, cantor chants; Cathedral organist Willibald Guggenmos Conductor Cathedral Kapellmeister Andreas Gut 13th St.Gallen Diocesan Singing Day Baroque concert "How the stag screams for fresh water" Sat 10 November, am, Guardian Angel Chapel Sacred concertos and instrumental music from the Baroque era, Daniel Johannsen, tenor instrumental ensemble; Head Michael Wersin Entry CHF 25.; Reduction CHF 5.; Adolescents up to 16 years free; Box office from Otmar Festival Sunday, November 18, 9:30 a.m., St. Otmar Church Festival service with Missa brevis et solemnis KV 259 by WA Mozart (organ solo mass) Details page 20 Service with the Catholic College Meeting point: Cathedral west entrance Duration: 1 hour, Ecstatic Dance collection with Simone Gantner Sun 25 November, p.m., Open Church Religious and cultural history tours Thurs 8 November, p.m. Meeting point: Gallusplatz-Brunnen Gesundes St.Gallen Doctors, healers, midwives and hospitals then and now. City tour with theologian Charlie Wenk Wed, November 14th, meeting point: St.Katharinen The St.Gallen education system in earlier times The beginnings of the municipal schools. Own theological training for pastors. Controversial canton school: no longer denominational and gender segregated. The commercial college. City hike to the monastery square with the theologian Walter Frei. Mon 19 November, meeting point: west entrance of the cathedral Those on the edge are the center or the well-being of a community is measured against the well-being of the weak. Social institutions in the course of our city's history: pioneers. Guided tour with theologian Charlie Wenk-Schlegel. Sa 24 November, p.m. Meeting point: Vadian memorial on the market square Leprosy and plague among our ancestors With the theologian Walter Frei Thursday 29 November, p.m. Meeting point: At the Appenzellerbahn entrance, Stories of Jews in St.Gallen Sa 3 November, p.m., cathedral Christopher Tambling, Laudate Dominum; Charles Gounod, Mass brève no. 7 aux chapelles excerpts; Paul Huber, Avegebet; Rodney Bambrick, God May Bless, project choir from the Catholic church choirs of the diocese of St.Gallen; Cathedral organist Willibald Guggenmos; Norbert Schmuck, choir organ, director of the Domkapellmeister Andreas Gut Orgelherbst: Concert with the "Trio Lincke Hatt Sennhauser" Sat 3rd Nov. at St.Maria Church in Neudorf This year's organ autumn is themed organ.tanz. In the fourth concert, Alexander Sennhauser (organ) plays music from Scotland and Scandinavia together with Matthias Lincke (fiddle, vocals) and Rumi S. Hatt (guitar, vocals). The trio Lincke-Hatt-Sennhauser will put us in the mood for the last weeks of the year. Free admission Kollekte, jam session with Claude Diallo Tuesday November 6th, 8:00 pm, Open Church United Friday November 9th, 7.30pm, Open Church Singing with Sabina Ruhstaller Tuesday November 20th, 8.15am, Cathedral Youth Choir of the Cathedral Singing School Direction: Anita Leimgruber-Mauchle Concert "Glockenklang" with the Cathedral Singing School Saturday, November 24th, 5 pm (duration approx. 1 hour) Catholic Church Teufen Children's choir and youth choir of the Cathedral Singing School, conducted by Anita Leimgruber-Mauchle and Beatrice Rütsche-Ott; Hiroko Haag, piano; Beate Sauter, violin; Free admission, evening praise collection Saturday, November 24th, p.m., St.Otmar Church Details page 16 Christ the King's Concert “Peace has to come” Saturday, November 24th, p.m. Choir of the Morten Lauridsen Cathedral (* 1943) Lux aeterna; Edward Elgar () Sospiri, Adagio op. 70; Kim Arne Arnesen (* 1980) Et misericordia ejus; Iso Rechsteiner (* 1934) Grant us peace graciously; John Rutter (* 1945) The Lord bless you and keep you Collegium Vocale, Orchestra of Europe Writer Michail Schischkin Words create Un-Friede Direction, Cathedral Kapellmeister Andreas Gut Free entry, Collection 8 issue no until November 30, 2018

9 Culturall Fri 30 November, 8 p.m., Open Church Concert, Pastoral Care Conversation with the pastor, Thursday, 6 p.m., Church of St.Laurenzen You can use this offer anonymously and without prior notice. You decide what you want to tell. The pastors are subject to confidentiality. The concerns can range from religious-spiritual topics to questions of life to practical questions. November 8th Kathrin Bolt November 15th Christiane Waldmann November 22nd Hansruedi Felix November 29th Ann-Katrin Gässlein Spirituality Silence at the beginning of the week Mondays, 8.9 a.m. (except during school holidays) Reformed parish hall Riethüsli Procedure: introduction, then 25 minutes of sitting in silence, mindful walking in between. Direction: Gabrielle Bregenzer-Ris Five to twelve Wednesdays, clock, St. Mangen Church, pause for 10 minutes in the middle of the day. Offers in the living space of St. Gallen Quiet during the week: contemplation via integralis Every Friday at noon, Ecumenical Church Halden On the first Friday of the month there is a guided light healing meditation. Leadership: M. Wenk and team Open meditation evenings: Thursday, November 8th and Monday, November 26th, commemoration ceremony Thursday, November 1st, 3:00 p.m., Feldli Cemetery Details page 16 Surfing Thursday, November 1st / 8th / 29th November, open church Cost: CHF 25. Taizé prayer Sat 3rd November, clock Ecumenical Church Halden Let yourself be taken into the contemplative and meditative atmosphere that the chants of Taizé, the silence and the candlelight give us. Intercession and silence are at the heart of the Taizé-style celebrations. Direction: Margrit Wenk-Schlegel and Gabrielle Bregenzer It is possible to join or walk every half hour during the walking meditation. Regional pilgrimage service for St. James pilgrims on the topic: ars moriendi ars vivendi Fri November 9th, clock Guardian Angel Chapel on Klosterplatz The 2018 pilgrimage season will thus be concluded. The celebration is aimed at pilgrims who have experienced a pilgrimage on the Way of St. James or another pilgrimage route, as well as their relatives and everyone interested in pilgrimage. Rosmarie Wiesli and Josef Schönauer are responsible for the design. A musical trio consisting of Simone Anderwert, violin, Alexander Sennhauser, piano, and Rumi S. Hyatt, guitar, enriches the celebration. Afterwards, everyone is invited to an aperitif in the cathedral center. Organization: Pilgerherberge Sankt Gallen association «Divali» Festival of Lights Sitting in silence Tuesdays, 12 noon, Open Church Silence at noon, Fridays, Ecumenical Church Halden. On the first Friday of the month there is a guided light healing meditation at 6:00 p.m. Direction: Margrit Wenk-Schlegel and Gabrielle Bregenzer Silence in the evening on Tuesdays, o'clock in the Reformed Parish Hall Riethüsli Procedure: Introduction, then 3 25 min. Sitting in silence, in between mindful walking. It is possible to walk in or out every half an hour after it starts. Direction: Gabrielle Bregenzer-Ris Contemplation Day a Day of Silence Mon 5th November, Ecum. Community center Halden Contemplation via integralis combines the silent meditation from the central tradition with the experience of Christian mysticism. If you have not yet attended an Introduction to Zen or Contemplation and would still like to participate, please contact us. Registration and direction: Charlie and Margrit Wenk,, Retreat in everyday life for men Tuesday 6th / Thursday 15th November, p.m. Parish center St.Otmar Topic: Life and work of St. Otmar Details page 16 Open meditation evening Thursday 8th November November, Mon 26 November, o'clock Ecumenical Church Halden Sat 10 November, o'clock Ecumenical Church Halden Invitation of our Hindu friends to their big festival of lights. All interested parties are cordially invited to enjoy the splendor of colors and luminosity of this important Hindu festival! Healing meditation Wed 14 November, p.m., Open Church With Hedda Schurig, collection of BIBEL colorful: Share the Bible Wed 14 November, p.m. St. Fiden Parish Home Details page 23 9

10 Ecum. Taizé prayer Brother Klaus Winkeln Fri November 16, p.m. Parish home of the parish Brother Klaus Winkeln p.m. Singing of the polyphonic songs on the piano p.m. Silence 7 p.m. Ecumenical Taizé evening prayer, followed by tea. Ecumenical celebration for people who mourn a child Sat, November 17th, 4:00 pm Katholische Kirche Rotmonten When heaven and earth touch A celebration for people who mourn a child. This year it ties in with a dream of Jacob. In an existential situation of his life, he dreams that heaven is open and ascending and descending angels create a connection between heaven and earth.We invite everyone who would like to feel close to a child who died many years ago or recently and who are looking for encouragement for their own path. After the celebration, there is the opportunity to linger over a z'vieri and meet other people affected. The ecumenical celebration is prepared by Vreni Ammann, parish commissioner in Rotmonten, Dorothee Buschor Brunner, pastor at the Children's Hospital in Eastern Switzerland, Sepp Koller, pastor at the St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital, Matthias Wenk, pastor in the ecumenical community of Halden and Robert Fricker, musician. Image: Rope and Sky by Dominik Thali, 2014 Light celebration in memory of the deceased Sat November 17, 5 p.m., at various locations St. Gallen Hospital: Spital chapel, building 21, 1st floor Flawil hospital: extended prayer room on the ground floor of Rorschach hospital: hospital chapel, 4th floor The pastoral care teams and the management of the St.Gallen Cantonal Hospital invite all relatives and friends to a light celebration in memory of the deceased. Offers in the St. Gallen area The personal invitation is addressed to everyone who has lost a loved one between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Relatives and friends of deceased employees are also invited. The celebration is open to all people regardless of religion or denomination. Every celebration is accompanied by music. It is designed by the respective pastoral care team in the presence of the management. The management then invites you to an aperitif. The pastors are present and are happy to talk to you. Seven Masters One Way Tuesday, November 20, at the Ecumenical Community Center Halden The theologian, adult educator and coach Niklaus Bayer offers an evening in depth on the meditation form Seven Masters one Way, which is inspired by seven masters from five world religions. The focus is on Krishamurti's thoughts: experiencing bliss. The advanced evening is equally open to course graduates and those who are new to it. Registration: Niklaus Bayer, or Advent Dance Day Angels touch your heart Sa 24 November, o'clock Ecumenical Church Halden Direction: Krisztina Sachs, dipl. Dance pedagogue BGB / DS Info / registration: Krisztina Sachs,, Living Stones advanced evening Tuesday, November 27th, clock, DomZentrum As living stones, we come together regularly to discuss various topics and questions relating to the cathedral and faith discuss and deepen. More information on the project at: / cityseelsorge and / or if you are interested, contact: Benjamin Ackermann, advance notice: Night of Lights Saturday, December 1st, from St.Laurenzen Church and Cathedral Image: Paul Joos Church services in other languages ​​Albanian Every 2nd Sunday in Month at 11 a.m. Mass in the Holy Cross Church of the Holy Trinity (Iddastrasse), Fischingerstr. 66, 8370 Sirnach Chinese Contact person: Rita Chen Baumann,, English Sa 10 November, o'clock St.Otmar Church, Vonwilstrasse 11 Contact person: Chika Uzor, Gallusstrasse 34, 9000 St.Gallen, Italian Every Sunday, 9.30 a.m., Guardian Angel Chapel (Capp. d. Angeli) and o'clock Church Bruggen Every Wednesday and Thursday, o'clock, Church St. Fiden Contact: MCI, Rorschacher Strasse 105, 9000 St.Gallen Croatian Every Sunday at 6 pm, mass in the Church St. Maria Neudorf, Paradiesstrasse 38, 9000 St.Gallen Polish Every 4th Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Herz-Jesu-Kapelle, mass and sermon Rorschacher Strasse 694, 9402 Mörschwil Portuguese 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. Herz-Jesu-Kapelle, Frohsinnweg 7, 9220 Bischofszell Spanish Every Sunday, p.m., Guardian Angel Chapel, Webergasse 9, 9000 St.Gallen Tamil Sa 24 November, 4 p.m. Chapel Maria Einsiedeln, Aemtlerstrasse 43, 8003 Zurich Tigrinya (Eritrean) Sun 4 November at p.m. In the St. Otmar, Vonwilstrasse 11 Aman Welday, Kronta lstrasse 6, 9000 St.Gallen Hungarian Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. Herz-Jesu-Kapelle, Klosterhof 6b, Winterthurerstrasse 135, 8057 Zurich Vietnamese Sa 24 November, p.m. In the church St.Otmar, Vonwilstrasse, Maiholderstrasse 8, 4653 Obergösgen 10 issue no until November 30, 2018

11 Church services and prayers St.Gallen Center Cathedral Mondays 6.30 a.m., 8.15 a.m. Tuesdays 6.30 a.m. (Otmarskrypta), 8.15 a.m. Wednesdays 6.30 a.m., 9.00 a.m. Thursdays 8.15 a.m. Fridays 8.15 a.m., Saturdays 8.15 a.m., Sundays 9.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., Thursday 1st November, All Saints Day 9.00 a.m. to our deceased. DomChor, DomBläser Léo Delibes Mass brève Paul Huber Laudate Dominum Fri 2 November, All Souls' Day 8:15 am, followed by adoration in the Sacred Heart Chapel, conclusion with Compline (night prayer of the Church) and a Eucharistic blessing Sat 3 November, 1:00 p.m. St.Gallen Diocesan Singing Day of the Diocesan Church Music School dkms Sun November 4, 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Service with family youth choir of the Cathedral Choir School Wed 7 November, All Abbots Year Time 6.30 a.m. 9 a.m. Pontifical Mass Commemoration of all deceased abbots and monks of the former St.Gallen Monastery Fri. November 9th, with the Kapellverein Bollenwees Sat November 10th, am with P. Georg Sporschill SJ Sun November 11th 9 am with P. Georg Sporschill SJ Women's Choralschola, Gregorian chants 11 am with P. Georg Sporschill SJ Fri 16 November, Saint Otmar 8.15 am with anointing of the sick o'clock pontifical mass All those who take part in this year's retreat in everyday life are particularly invited. Conn. Bread and wine as well as book launch book of breaks (Bernhard Brack) in the deanery wing Sa 17 November, Sunday 18 November, 9 11 a.m. Collegium Vocale clock crosspoint Divine service with young Lüüt, public yes of the confirmants Tuesday 20 November, 8:15 a.m. with the Catholic College of Youth Choir of the Cathedral Singing School Sa 24 November, 12 p.m. Christkönigskonzert DomMusik Peace has yet to come Collegium Vocale, Orchestra of Europe Writer Michail Schischkin Words create un-peace Sun 25 November Christmas King Sunday 9 a.m. DomBläser 11 a.m. DomBläser Everyone who is particularly invited With their service they support our services as an altar server, lecturer, communion helper or cantor. Conn. Aperitif in the monastery bistro. Church services in Singenberg nursing homes: Friday, November 2, 9:30 a.m. Ökum. Commemoration of the deceased Friday, November 16, 9:30 a.m., Eucharistic celebration with anointing of the sick Friday, November 23, 9:30 a.m., celebration of the Word of God with communion celebration Marthaheim: Friday, November 23rd, Schäflisberg: every Friday, Rosary prayers: Mon, Fri, a.m., Sacred Heart Chapel Sat o'clock, Cathedral DomVesper: Tue o'clock in the choir of the cathedral On the first Tuesday in the month of November 6th with Taizé chants, singing 5:00 pm healing singing at the source of power: Thu 8th November, 6:00 pm, Gallus Crypt prayer group: Thu 8th and 22nd November, p.m. Meditation room Draft DomZentrum St.Gallen City Prayer for young people: Thu 8 and 29 November, p.m., Cathedral choir Eucharistic Adoration: Fri p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel On Sacred Heart Friday, November 2, with common Compline (night prayer of the Church) and Eucharistic blessing Adoration on Sacred Heart Friday: Friday, November 2nd, 9 am-6pm, Sacred Heart Chapel; 3 p.m. Women's Community Confession and Reconciliation Sat. Sun. Guardian Angel Chapel Thu Sun 11 November, 9.30 a.m. with the deaf fellow Christians St. Otmar Mondays 9.00 a.m. (Maria Einsiedeln Chapel) Wednesdays November, women's community Thursdays (Josefshaus) Fridays 7.00 p.m., November 23, Requiem for deceased choir members Thu 1. November, 9.30 a.m. All Saints 'Day, with commemoration of the dead Fri November 2, 7 p.m. All Souls' Day Sun November 4, 9.30 a.m. Coffee Sun November 4, Tigrinya (Eritrean) Sat November 10, p.m. English Mass Sun November 11, 9.30 a.m. Coffee Sun November 18 , 9.30 a.m. Otmarsfest festive service with Missa brevis et solemnis KV 259 by WA Mozart (organ solo mass) Ceremonial preacher: Elmar Tomasi, hospital chaplain at the KSSG Sat 24 November, Vietnamese Sat 24 November, 4 p.m. Tamil (Maria Einsiedeln Chapel) Sun 25 November , 9.30 a.m. Admission of altar boys Church services in old people's homes Josefhaus: Thursdays, p.m. St.Otmar nursing home: Thu 8 and 29 November, 3 p.m. Thu 15 November, 3 p.m. Tue 20 November, 7 p.m. Ecumenical light celebration for Ve Sömmerli old people's home who died last year: Fri November 16, 9.30 a.m. Wed November 28, 9 a.m., ecumenical commemoration of the dead, Prayers Evening praise: Sa 24 November, p.m. in the church Rosenkranz: Mondays p.m. in the church, Sundays p.m. in the Maria Einsiedeln chapel Sacred Heart Friday, November 2: a.m. (silent adoration) St Georgen Tuesdays 9 a.m. (Nov 6, 13, 20 and 27) Thursdays (8, 15, 22 and 29 November) Thursday, November 1, 9:30 a.m., with the church choir Cäcilia, 2 p.m. Commemoration for the deceased followed by a visit to the grave, Friday, November 2, 7 p.m., Sun, November 4, 11 a.m., Sa 10 November, 5 p.m., Sun, November 18, 11 a.m., Sa November 24, 5 p.m. Rosary prayers: Mondays to Fridays, p.m., Saturdays, (4.15 p.m.), in the Riethüsli Church, Thursdays 9 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 11 a.m. Frauenschola, Sa 3 November, 5 p.m., Sun November 11, 11 a.m. Sat November 17, 5 p.m. Sun November 25, 11 a.m. Acolytes admission 11

12 Church services and prayers Prayers Sacred Heart Devotion: November 2, 7 p.m. Rosary: ​​Mondays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Time of silence: Mondays, 8 a.m. (except school holidays), Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Oasis prayer: 14./28. November, p.m. Reflection and silence: November 21, 9 a.m. St.Gallen Ost St.Maria Neudorf, St.Fiden and Halden Tuesdays and Nov. 13th St.Fiden followed by coffee in the parish hall on Wednesdays and Nov. 14th Neudorf in Italian on Wednesdays Language, St. Fiden Thursdays in Italian, St. Fiden Thursday, Nov. 1, 9.30 a.m. St. Fiden, commemoration of the dead, sermon: Barbara Feichtinger 9.30 a.m. Neudorf, commemoration of the dead, design: Annabel Menet, Hansjörg Frick and Josef Raschle The Golondrina flute ensemble plays the beautiful Chaconne by Henry Purcell and other melodious pieces by Corelli and Schickhardt. Sa 3 Nov., 5 p.m. St. Fiden, sermon: Petra Mühlhäuser, the rise-up choir sings Uhr Halden, Taizé service Sun 4 Nov., 9.30 a.m. Neudorf, ecumenical Reformation service, design: Hans Ueli Walt, Annabel Menet, Teams Sa 10 Nov., 5 p.m. St. Fiden, sermon: Matthias Wenk p.m., Halden, Divali-Fest, design: Hindus and Team Sun 11 Nov., 9.30 a.m. St. Fiden, sermon: Matthias Wenk 9.30 a.m. Neudorf, sermon: Annabel Menet 11 a.m. Halden, sermon: Matthias Wenk, accompanied by the singing group Sat Nov. 17, 5 p.m. St. Fiden, introduction of the first communicants, sermon: Annabel Menet 5 p.m. Neudorf, bridge service, sermon: Hansjörg Frick Sun 18 Nov., 9.30 a.m. St. Fiden, sermon: Annabel Menet 9.30 a.m. Neudorf, Brücke service, sermon: Hansjörg Frick, musical design: Jodelchörli Mörschwil 11 a.m. Halden, round birthdays, design: Birke Horváth-Müller and team Sa 24 Nov., 5 p.m. Neudorf, sermon: Petra Mühlhäuser Sun 25 Nov., 9.30 a.m. St. Fiden, sermon: Petra Mühlhäuser 9.30 a.m. Neudorf, sermon: Matthias Wenk 10 a.m. church Halden, chinderfiir for families with children up to school age, design: Monika Enz and Christine Huber 11 a.m. Halden, church service with memorials for the dead, design: Birke Horváth-Müller and Matthias Wenk church services in old people's homes, geriatric clinic and Citizens Hospital for the elderly and nursing home: Saturdays, 10 a.m., in the social hall (on November 3rd to commemorate the dead with Matthias Angehrn and Stefan Lippuner; on November 10th with anointing of the sick with Rev. Josef Raschle; on November 24th with Matthias Angehrn) Older people's home Halden: Fri 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November, Saturday 10th, 24th November, old people's home Lindenhof: Fridays, 4:00 pm (ecumenical services) Notkerianum elderly home: Fridays, 9.30 a.m. Riederenholz old people's home: Thursdays, Rosary prayers: Tuesdays, 8.30 a.m., St. Fiden Worship hour: Wednesdays after the service, Neudorf, design: Trudi Thoma Ök. , 6.30 a.m., St. Fiden Eucharistic Adoration: on Fridays of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (November 2nd), 8.9 a.m., St. Fiden Silence at noon: Fridays, p.m., Halden Kloster Notkersegg Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7.00 a.m. (except on November 1st at 8:15 a.m.) (except on November 23rd at 11 a.m.) Short-term changes are possible, please ask on Wednesdays, Sundays 8.15 a.m. Thu 1st November, 8.15 a.m. All Saints Day Fri 2nd November, 7 a.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. November 1st at 3 p.m. Heiligkreuz Thursday Friday in the month (Herz-Jesu) 9.00 Sunday 9.30 Thursday 1st November, All Saints' Day, 9.30 a.m. with commemoration of the dead, sermon: Peter Oberholzer Fri 2nd November, All Souls, 9.00 a.m. Eucharistic celebration with Eucharistic blessing Sun 4th November, 9.30 a.m. sermon: Paul Zingg 11 am Chinderfiir Thursday 8 November, 9 am women's service, followed by a summit meeting Address: Peter Oberholzer Sun 11 November, 9:30 am Sermon: Peter Oberholzer 11 am Albanian-language church service Sun 18 November, 9:30 am sermon: Urszula Pfister Sun 25 November, 9.30 a.m. Sermon: Vreni Ammann Church services in retirement homes Obvita for the blind: Fri November 2, 4 p.m. Communion celebration Fri November 9, Word service Fri November 16, 9 a.m. Communion visits in the Heiligkreuz nursing home rooms: Wednesdays, 6 p.m. November 14th and 28th) Rosary prayers: Tuesdays, Sacred Heart Friday: In November the All Souls Day service is celebrated Pilgrimage Church Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. Fridays Rosary prayers: Daily except Saturdays, men's rosary: ​​Thursdays, Lourdes rosary: ​​Wed, November 7th, confession and reconciliation, Saturday, Schoenstatt Chapel, Mondays, Tuesday, prayers Rosary: ​​Mondays, 3:00 p.m. Eucharistic adoration: Mondays, p.m., Sundays, confession and reconciliation By appointment: P. Raffael Rieger, P. Paul Zingg, Rotmonten Tuesdays 9.00 a.m. except November 27, Sundays 11.00 a.m., except November 18 Thu 1. November, 11.00 a.m. with memorial, musical with the Golondrina flute ensemble , 11 a.m. Admission of acolytes with children's choir Design: Andreas Eberle and acolytes Sun 11 November, 11 a.m. Sermon: Peter Oberholzer Sun 18 November, invitation service in the Protestant Church of Rotmonten, no service in the Catholic Church Sun 25 November, 11 a.m. Organ solo mass von Hayden with project choir and orchestra Sermon: Vreni Ammann Simultaneously: ecumenical children's celebration in the parish home Divine service in the Wienerbe retirement home rg Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m. ecumenically, with commemoration of the dead 12 issue no until November 30, 2018

13 Church services and prayers Church services in the Rotmonten old people's home Wed November 14, 4 pm with Karl Hermann Mehlau Wed November 21, 4 pm with Rev. Klaus Dörig Rosary prayers: Thursdays, 5 pm Ecum. District prayer: Wednesdays, Cantonal Hospital Wednesdays, Thursday, November 1st, 10 am Eucharistic celebration with invitation to all Sermons: Sepp Koller, Klaus Dörig Patient support service, parish Gossau Sun November 4, 10 am Evang.-ref. Divine service with invitation to all Sermons: Maja Franziska Friedrich Patient support service Parish Heiligkreuz Sun 11 November, 10 a.m. Word celebration with communion and invitation to all Sermon: Elmar Tomasi Patient support service Parish Winkeln Sat 17 November, 5 p.m. Light celebration in memory of the deceased Lea Siegmann- Würth, Henning Hüsemann Sun November 18, 10 am Eucharistic celebration with anointing of the sick and invitation to all Sermons: Sepp Koller, Klaus Dörig Patient support service, Parish Cathedral Sun November 25, 10 am Evang.-ref. Divine service with invitation to all sermons: Andrea Leupp patient support service parish of St. Georgen Divine service in the evangelical nursing home Bruggen Tuesday November 20, 10 a.m. Remembrance of those who died in 2018 with Evelyn von Gernler and Regula Hermann Rosary prayers: Mondays, 5 p.m., hour of worship: Wednesdays , 8 a.m., in front of the abandoned Most Holy Brother Klaus Winkeln Thursday, November 1st, All Saints' Day, 6 p.m. Sermon: Marcus Schatton Music: Markus Egger, clarinet Sun 4 November, sermon: Jürgen Konzili Wed 7 November, 9 a.m. FMG Mass with Marcus Schatton Sun November 11, 9 a.m. sermon: Kurt Schawalder Wed 14 November, 9 a.m. Sun 18 November, sermon: Marcus Schatton Chinderfiir, coffee meeting Music: Jeanine Murer, Trombone Sun 25 November, 9 a.m. sermon: Jürgen Council Wed 28 November, 9 a.m. Rosary prayers: Thursdays, 5 p.m., Ecumenical Chapel. Taizé prayer: Friday, November 16, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the parish home. Prayers Eucharistic adoration: Mondays, 7:30 a.m. Rosary: ​​Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Engelburg Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. or Thursday, November 1, sermon: Jürgen Konzili Thursday, November 1 , 2 p.m. Commemoration of the dead sermon: Michael Kontzen Sun November 4, p.m. and memorial service for the deceased in November Sermon: Kurt Schawalder, Innocent Udeafor Sun 11 November, 9 a.m. sermon: Marcus Schatton Sun November 18, p.m. acolyte admission sermon: Jürgen Konzili , Barbara Wälti Sun November 25th, 9 a.m. Sermon: Innocent Udeafor Rosary prayers: Saturdays, 6 p.m. St.Gallen West-Gaiserwald St.Martin Bruggen Wednesdays 7.30 a.m. Thu 1st November, All Saints' Day, sermon: Innocent Udeafor 2 p.m. Commemoration of the dead see parish page Sermon: Kurt Schawalder Sa 3 November, 6 p.m. Sermon: Jürgen Konzili Sun 4 November, 9 a.m. Sermon: Jürgen Konzili p.m. Messa in italiano Tue 6 November, 9 a.m. Sa 10 November, 6 p.m. see parish First sermon: Evelyn von Gernler Sun November 11th, p.m. see parish page, sermon: Kurt Schawalder p.m. Messa in italiano Sat 17 November, 6 p.m. Sermon: Innocent Udeafor Sun November 18, 9 a.m. sermon: Innocent Udeafor p.m. Messa in italiano Sat. November 24th, 6pm sermon: Jürgen Konzili Sun November 25th, pm see parish page Sermon: Evelyn von Gernler am Messa in italiano Thursday November 29th, 9 am Chapel of St. Wolfgang Abtwil-St. Josefen Tuesday 9.00 a.m. Thursday Thursday November 1, 9 a.m. Sermon: Jürgen Konzili Thursday, November 1, 2 p.m. Commemoration of the dead in the Abtwil parish home Sermon: Jürgen Konzili Friday, November 2, All Souls Day with Musikverein Abtwil Sermon: Innocent Udeafor Saturday, November 3, 18 And Memorial Service Sermon: Kurt Schawalder Sun November 4, 9 a.m. Sermon: Kurt Schawalder Sat 10 November, 6 p.m. Sermon: Innocent Udeafor Sun 11 November, p.m. Gaiserwald Church Choir Sermon: Marcus Schatton Sat 17 November, 6 p.m. Sermon: Jürgen Konzili Sun 18.November, 9 a.m. sermon: Jürgen Konzili Sa 24 November, 6 p.m. Sermon: Innocent Udeafor Sun 25 November, p.m. with altar boys and gospel choir Gaiserwald Sermon: Innocent Udeafor Sundays in November 4 Nov. 31st Sunday in the annual circle 11 Nov. 32nd Sunday in the annual circle Nov. 18 33rd Sunday in the annual circle 25 Nov. Christ the King Sunday, last Sunday in the annual circle Eucharistic celebration Word celebration with communion Word celebration without communion Family church service Youth worship service, musical design, deaf worship service 13

14 addresses living space St.Gallen parishes parish St.Gallen administration Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St.Gallen, Catholic parish Engelburg Strickstrasse 3, 9032 Engelburg, Catholic parish Abtwil-St.Josefen Kirchweg 3, 9030 Abtwil, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Arta, President of the Church Administration Council, Dean St.Gallen Beat Grögli Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St.Gallen, Pastoral Work Centers (PAST) Roman Rieger, Head of Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St. Gallen, Office for Church Youth Work (akj) Kornel Zillig, Head of Gallusstrasse 34, P.O. Box 1117, 9001 St.Gallen, Catechetical Office (KAD) Barbara Wälti, Head of Gallusstrasse 34, P.O. Box 1117, 9001 St.Gallen, Social Services Social Service Center Frongartenstrasse 11, Bernhard Brack, Head of Social Services, Carola Zünd, Social Worker Monika Brkic, Social Worker in Training Social Service Ost Greithstrasse 8, / 42 Brigitta Hollenstein, Social Worker Denise Gilgen, Social Worker Social Service West Fürstenlandstrasse 180, Franz Niederer, Social Worker Social Services. Open House Romana Haas Pérez Greithstrasse 8, 9000 St.Gallen, Cityseelsorge Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St.Gallen Roman Rieger, Head, Benjamin Ackermann, Mobile Cityseelsorge, Ann-Katrin Gässlein, Culture and Education, Chika Uzor, Refugee and Migration pastoral care, Matthias Wenk, spirituality and new forms of worship, WirkRaumKirche Church in the City, Stattkloster, safranblau Magnihalden 9, 9000 St.Gallen, Theodor Pindl, Artistic Director, Kurt Pauli, Stattkloster, Magdalena Lampart, safranblau, Open Church Böcklinstrasse 2, 9000 St. Gallen, Annina Policante, Coordination and Volunteer Management Pastoral Care Units Pastoral Care Unit St.Gallen Center Team Coordinator Beat Grögli, Cathedral Pastor, Pastoral Care Unit St.Gallen East Team Coordinator Marlene Wirth, Pastoral Care Unit St.Gallen West Gaiserwald Team Coordinator Marcus Schatton, Pilgrimage Church Pater Paul Stgasse 21, Rector Pater Paul Zinggasse 21, 9008 Lang .Gallen, Nikola Dile, Mesmerin, Schoenstatt Fathers P. Paul Zingg,, P. Raffael Rieger,, Langgasse 21, 9008 St.Gallen Notkersegg Monastery Sr. Manuela Schreiner, Mother 9011 St.Gallen, Diocesan Church Music School Klosterhof 6b, 9000 St.Gallen, Pastoral care at the cantonal hospital Haus 21, 9007 St.Gallen, Seelsorge Sepp Koller, Lea Siegmann-Würth, Elmar Tomasi, Anita Züger Wirth Catholic University Pastoral Care Dufourstrasse 87, 9000 St.Gallen Tel. 143 Telephone pastoral care Available hand Internet pastoral care and SMS -Seelsorge and Tel. 767 Marriage Relationship Unit, Family Frongartenstrasse 11, 9000 St.Gallen, Advice center for relationship issues Suzanne Hüttenmoser Frongartenstrasse 11, 9000 St.Gallen, child and youth welfare, education and family counseling Frongartenstrasse 11, 9000 St.Gallen, Mothers in Need, Catholic Women's Association, Advice Center Oberer Graben 44, Postfach 1122, 9001 St.Gallen, Caritas St.Gallen-Appenzell Langgasse 13, 9008 St.Gallen Impulsar Blauring / Jungwacht Webergasse 9, 9000 St.Gallen, 14 issue no until November 30, 2018

15 St.Gallen Center Image: Barbara Walser When death becomes life November is popularly known as the month of the dead. This is because we visit the graves of relatives and friends around All Saints 'Day and All Souls' Day and commemorate them in a special way. Our society tends to push dying and death out of sight and lock them up in separate areas. It is all the more important that Christians set a counter-accent by understanding death as part of life and cultivating a culture of farewell and remembrance that does not only happen quietly and briefly and in small groups. It is customary in many parishes to publicly name the names of those who have passed away on All Saints' Day and to light a light for each and every one of them. There is also an ancient custom of praying at funerals and memorial services for those who are ignorantly called off from among those present. A tradition that may be a bit uncomfortable for some people, but it also has something comforting about it: To know that you are dying, in this transition into the unknown, accompanied by the prayers of many. The Christian faith, however, goes further. It does not end with the integration of death and the dead into life. Because: God is not a God of the dead, but of the living, as Jesus makes clear in the Gospel of Matthew (cf. Mt 22:32). So the decisive question is how far we as believers succeed in integrating life into death, the new, the changed, the eternal. This sentence comes from Romano Guardini. He shows that not only death belongs to the Christian life and faith, but also the resurrection. We do not come to an end, but to perfection in the individual as well as in the universal sense. We have no ideas for this, just terms like heaven, paradise, eternity, kingdom of God ... And nature gives us help: under the supposed winter rigor, new life is already sprouting, still invisible, unimaginable, somehow almost unimaginable. And isn't every sunset in a different place a sunrise at the same time? "Death is the side facing us of that whole, the other side of which is called the resurrection." If our future is resurrection, then our dead are living. What if we Christians thought and talked about them that way? What if we looked at our own path in life in this horizon? Perhaps then November would turn from the month of the dead to the month of hope for the great, deep, full being alive. What a force for our world! Resurrection in the here and now! Barbara Walser, pastoral assistant 15

16 Remembrance ceremony Thursday, November 1, 3 p.m. Feldli cemetery, cemetery chapel Music: Malcolm Green Riethüslizmorge Saturday, November 3, from 8 a.m. Buchmüllerstube, Riethüslitreff, Gerhardtstrasse 9 On the first Saturday of the month, men and women meet for breakfast in the Riethüsli. A rich buffet, nice people to chat and the price of 8 francs make the Riethüsli morning a popular meeting place for young and old.Advent binding and candle making Sa 1 December, St.Otmar Parish Center, Grenzstrasse 10, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wreaths are tied or arrangements are made. It is possible to bring material from home and process it into a flower arrangement on site. Candles can be drawn at the same time in the Paradiesli youth club. During the day there is a place every two hours where stories about Advent customs are read aloud. The arrangements, wreaths and drawn candles can also be blessed at regular intervals during a short celebration. Register by November 24th to Verena Koller, Dürrenmattstrasse 14,, Further information can be found under Events. Children / Families First Communion Parishes St.Otmar and Cathedral Wed 7th November, p.m. Parish Center St.Otmar Information evening on the communion path for the new First Communion children and their parents. On this evening, the various occasions and the team that accompanies the preparation for First Communion will be presented. We look forward to many new children with their parents. Tuesday, November 27th at the cathedral choir Blessing ceremony for first communicants The starting shot for the preparation for First Communion begins with a blessing ceremony. On the way to first communion, the children should especially receive God's blessing. The children and their parents meet at 6:00 p.m. in the choir of St.Gallen Cathedral. St.Gallen Center Children's Coffee Friday, November 9th and 23rd from 6:00 p.m. Pfarrstube, Riethüslitreff, Gerhardtstrasse 9 From until 5:00 p.m. you will be pampered with coffee / tea and homemade delicacies. Schoolchildren are happy to provide information and serve competently. A meeting place for young and old and everyone in between. Details on page 19 St. Martin's celebration with lantern parade around the cathedral Sun 11 November from 4 p.m. Lantern handicrafts in the DomZentrum, Gallusplatz Sun 11 November at the Gallus Fountain on Gallusplatz Beginning of the lantern parade In the cathedral center, a simple lantern can be made under supervision. Then we strengthen ourselves with a snack. At o'clock we gather at the Gallus Fountain. We walk around the cathedral with our lanterns and hear from the life of St. Martin in three different places. At the third place in front of the Gallus Chapel, we share pastries and drink a warm punch. The station walk takes about an hour. When it rains and winds, the story of St. Martin is told in the Guardian Angel Chapel. Parents and grandparents with their children and grandchildren are very welcome. We look forward to having many children with large or small lanterns. Faith Conversations with Parents Sat, November 17th at DomZentrum, Gallusstrasse 34 Parents meet to discuss current questions of faith. Topic of conversation: are the dead in the cemetery or in heaven? Head: Barbara Walser. Followed by an optional lunch. The children are looked after. Adolescents / Young Adults Public Yes to Confirmation Sun November 18, at the Cathedral At the beginning of October, the confirmation candidates discussed their faith and the sacrament of Confirmation on an eight-day houseboat trip. On the firm weekend from 17./18. November this experience will be deepened and each individual will have to decide whether they want to be confirmed or not. In the crosspoint service on Sunday evening, the confirmants publicly say yes to confirmation and why they want to be company. Seniors Seniors lunch tables St.Otmar and St.Georgen Mon 12 November and 26 November, p.m. Parish center St.Otmar Registration no later than Monday at 8 a.m. at the parish office St.Otmar, Tuesday 6 November, 12 p.m. Oase St. Georgen-Strasse 95 Registration by Monday at 10 a.m. at the latest with Zita Enz, music evening praise Sa 24 November, St.Otmar Church, Vonwilstrasse 11 Get in the mood for Sunday with music, singing and readings. We invite: Organists and lecturers from the parish of St. Otmar Spirituality Exercises in everyday life for men Tue October 30th, Tuesday November 6th / Thursday, November 15th, parish center St.Otmar, Grenzstrasse 10 Topic: Life and work of St. Otmar Registration by October 29 at the latest at the Ecumenical Family Celebration On Saturday, December 1st, 5 p.m., all families are invited to get in the mood for Advent in the St. Georgen oasis, St. Georgen-Strasse 95. 16 issue no until November 30, 2018

17 Events The diverse events and occasions in and around the cathedral and in the cathedral parish can now be found under the offers in the living space of St.Gallen and on the pastoral care unit center page. First Communion 2018/2019 Information evening on the First Communion Path and the Blessing Ceremony for First Communioners Details page 16 All Abbots Season Wed 7 November, 9 a.m. In the pontifical office we celebrate the memory of all abbots, monks and benefactors of the St.Gallen Monastery as well as all deceased bishops and pastors and pastors and employees of the diocese. A new flyer with the short biographies of the last six prince abbots (whose portraits are hung on the choir grille) is available. Christmas King's Concert by DomMusik Sat 24 November, Cathedral Details page 8 Christmas King Sunday On Sunday 25 November at 11 a.m., we especially invite those who support our services as acolytes, lecturers, communion helpers or cantors to the Eucharist. Conn. Aperitif in the monastery bistro. From parish life Communion helpers On Tuesday, November 20th, after the DomVesper at 6 pm, communion helpers are invited to a meeting and snack in the National / Goldener Leuen restaurant. Cathedral Parish Anointing the Sick on Otmar's Day The Holy Abbot Otmar is considered the founder of the first hospital in what is now Switzerland. His feast day, November 16, is specially celebrated in the cathedral, among other things at 6 p.m. with a service in which the sacrament of the anointing of the sick is administered. The hands and forehead are anointed with the sick oil as a clear sign of the closeness of God even in situations of illness and frailty. After the service, everyone is invited to the DomZentrum for coffee and cake. Fri November 16, cathedral groups and associations Women's community Wed November 14, 9 am Eucharist, followed by coffee in the Cathedral Center Fri November 16, anointing of the sick in the cathedral, followed by coffee in the Cathedral Center Tuesday November 20, hike, meeting point Main station Thu 29 November, 2 p.m. KreaDom, handicrafts in the DomZentrum Fri 30 November, 9 a.m. Packing biscuits in the DomZentrum Faith seminar for seniors Mon 12 November, 9.30 a.m. in the DomZentrum Parish singing group Rehearsals Thu 15/22/29 November and December 13th, music hall, Klosterhof 6b. Direction Andreas Gut, cathedral music director. New singers are welcome! Theater am Dom The Theater am Dom plays the comedy Greetings from Nippes Sat 17./24. November, Sun 18./25. November, 3 p.m. Wed 21 November, p.m. Gallusschulhaus Meitleflade, St.Gallen Klaus visits The St.Gallen Klaus groups visit families from December 1st to 6th. The proceeds are used for charitable purposes. Orders by November 20th from Yvonne Valier,, Joy and Sorrow Our deceased God has brought home from our parish: Anna Walser-Lorenzi; Ernst Krummenacher May the Lord give them life in fullness in its glory. Seasons Fri Nov 2 For the deceased Sat Nov 3 Elisabeth Jordi Mon Nov 5 Katharina Keller Wed Nov 7 All Abbots Season Sat Nov 10 Jacques Thum Mon Nov 12 Helen Lusti Tue Nov 13 Mathilde Imholz-Schmid Wed Nov 14 Nov Ida Maria Schönenberger Mon 19 Nov Monthly Mass of the Guttodbruderschaft Wed 21 Nov Maria Hollenstein Th 22 Nov Marie Reith-Spirig Fri 23 Nov Engelbert and Theresia Steurer-Lerchenmüller, Anna Brigitte Steurer, Hildegard and Franz Bugmann-Steurer Thildy and Walter Holzer -Wirth Erwin and Maria Worni-Walser Sat 24 Nov Adolf Schnider-Mannhart Margrith Stern-Gebert Mon 26 Nov Gregor Kühnis-Rothenhäusler Alfred Scherrer Wed 28 Nov Gertrud Glanzmann Thursday 29 Nov Martha Pohland Fri 30 Nov Maria Kaufmann collection results The collection from September Theological Faculty Lucerne CHF Aid project Favelas of Rio de Janeiro CHF Prayer victims domestic mission CHF Education center Ecuador CHF Fazenda de Esperança, Wattwil CHF Collection in November 1st November Forum Palliative Care City S t.Gallen Nov. 4th parishes in need and pastoral care of the diocese Nov. 11th Aid organization Elijah of the Jesuit father Georg Sporschill in Roma villages, Romania Nov. 18th Catholic high schools of the diocese Nov. 25th religious projects of the flat parish cathedral, dom. Gallusstrasse 34, Postfach 1117, 9001 St.Gallen Brändli Claudia and Gaus Carmen, Reception DomZentrum, Mon Fri. Grögli Beat, Cathedral pastor, pastoral care Walser Barbara, pastoral assistant, Aepli Hildegard, pastoral assistant, Ackermann Benjamin, pastoral assistant in career introduction, social service center, cathedral sacristan Coronel César, Huber Roman, Brülisauer Christine, caretaker DomZentrum Sacristan Guardian Angel Chapel Luli Jeton, DomMusik, Gut Andreas, Domkapellmeister, Guggenmos Willibald, cathedral organist,