General information

Celebrating Christmas in 2021

Please join us for Christmas Mass in English on Christmas Day at 11:30 a.m. Covid certificates are mandatory for all adults. Mass will be followed by a reception in the Foyer of the Parish Center.

Special Celebration - Special Place

This year we will celebrate Christmas in the Parish Center of Good Shepherd's. Due to the Covid restrictions, it is not possible to celebrate Christmas in St. Oswald's Church this year. There will be a live streaming in St. Oswalds of the Christmas in German from St. Michael's. Due to tight time restrictions, we would not have enough time to prepare for our own Mass in either of those Churches. Our Church will host the Croatian Mission from 11:00-12:30. 

Our Amazing Sacristans

Giuseppe Capaldo together with Alexander Hegglin, our sacristans, will be able to create a festive and sacred atmosphere in the large Saal of the Parish Center. We will be able to hold a special Christmas Children's Liturgy for the children during the Mass. Children will join Shannon and Gina immediately following the Opening of Mass and will rejoin their parents right after Communion. 

LIVE Streaming

We will not be able to live stream our Mass - our Parish Center is not set up for it. We will LIVE Stream the Masses in German on Christmas Eve at 17:30, Midnight Mass at 23:00 and on Christmas morning at 9:30.

Christmas Program in German:

Freitag, 24. Dezember 2021, 17.00–18.00 Uhr

Familiengottesdienst Kirche Gut Hirt

Heiliger Abend Predigt:: Kurt Schaller, Karen Curjel Musik: Die Schüler singen Weihnachtslieder von A. Bond und Paul Burkhard.

Freitag, 24. Dezember 2021, 23.00–24.00 Uhr

Mitternachtsmesse Kirche Gut Hirt

Mitternachtsmesse Predigt: Kurt Schaller Musik zur Weihnacht. Peter Meier an der Orgel.

Samstag, 25. Dezember 2021, 9.30–10.30 Uhr

Festgottesdienst mit Kirchenchor Kirche Gut Hirt

Weihnachten Predigt: Bernhard Gehrig Musik: Weihnachtsoratorium von Camille Saint-Saëns Kyungbin Duay, Sopran; Monica Treichler, Alt; Jonas Iten, Tenor; Andreas Büchler, Bass; Kirchenchor und Streicherensemble Gut Hirt; Susanne Bitterlin, Konzertmeisterin; Silvia Affentranger, Orgel; Verena Zemp, Leitung