Passion Play at Oberammergau

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

It’s Official:
St. Joseph’s is going to Oberammergau
for Passion Play 2020

Our parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2019, is well underway. We have met our required number of pilgrims, so we are definitely going to visit the shrines in the land where Jesus walked. (There are only four seats remaining for those who still wish to join us.)

Now we look ahead to 2020, to the tiny Bavarian town of Oberammergau, to the world famous Passion Play, a profound experience of faith, presented in music, tableau, and drama. We just received official confirmation that a block of tickets has been reserved for St. Joseph Parish for Tuesday, September 29, 2020. This is exciting news, because tickets are limited for this once-in-a-decade event that attracts world-wide interest. Our agents need to know how many tickets we will commit for, because of the high demand and many performances are sold out already.

The tradition of the Passion Play is the fulfillment of a vow made by the inhabitants of the tiny village of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps in 1634, promising that if their village was spared the ravages of the Black Death – the Plague that was being spread by the warring Catholic and Lutheran armies – they would present a portrayal of the events of Holy Week: Palm Sunday through Easter, once every ten years. The village was spared, and the vow has been kept for almost 400 years. We will include in our trip an afternoon cruise on the Rhine and visits to Innsbruck and Salzburg, Austria; Vaduz, Lichtenstein; Lucerne, Switzerland; Munich, Heidelberg, Rudesheim, the Wieskirche, and Schloss Neuschwanstein (King Ludwig’s “Fairytale Castle”), Germany, among other sites. Brochures outlining this pilgrimage are available at the church doors and in the rectory.


Brochures will be available at the doors of the Church 

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