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Together instead of alone on Christmas Eve

Together instead of alone on Christmas Eve


Christmas is a celebration of family and friends. But there are also people who are alone on Christmas Eve. The Dioceses of Vienna therefore invite you to celebrate together with food and drink today.

Together rather than alone, this is the motto of some selected dioceses on December 24. Offers are free. If you do not want to celebrate Christmas alone, we offer you a cozy meeting under the Christmas tree, songs and a feast: from boiled beef to cream veal goulash, from cake to vanilla crescents and punch.

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A small Christmas party awaits visitors to the Curhaus in the parish of St. Stephen's Cathedral at Stephansplatz 3 from 5 p.m. Registration is not necessary. Vienna Military Command guards provide guests with goulash, and the Christmas Gospel is read and Christmas carols are sung in the festively decorated rooms of the cathedral parish. Registration is not necessary.

In the Church of St. Florian in Margaretten, young people find a kind of living room in the right aisle of the church, which is open for them to warm up and celebrate from Christmas Eve until Monday morning. Singing, singing and playing are part of the programme. The warming room for young people at the “Open House” in St. Florian is supported by social workers and is intended for everyone who “feels cold outside and inside, especially at Christmas,” says the parish in its invitation. Registration is not necessary here either.

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Warming room in the evening and during the day

There will be a Christmas party including food at the St. Elizabeth Parish Hall in District 4 (St. Elizabeth Platz 9) from 7pm to 9pm, registration required.

A meal will be served in the PfarrCaritas warming room in the Herz Jesu Sühnekirche parish (Alszeile 7) in Hernals from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. However, emphasis is also placed on social connections. If you look, you will find people there who are open to all the concerns and needs of the guests.

Many Caritas assistants are on duty, especially during holidays. “Poverty, homelessness and loneliness are bitter realities all year round. The time around Christmas is particularly difficult for those affected. It is extremely important that we continue our help during the upcoming holidays and show people that they are not alone,” said Klaus Schwertner, Director of Caritas in the Archdiocese of Vienna. in Christmas”.