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Young Catholics (Fellowship Group)

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I am looking for a Catholic young group (I am 27 m), where we meet and do praise and worship together through music and prayers. I just arrived in Zurich a month ago and really want to meet people in this group.
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Old 06.09.2015, 19:17
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where we meet and do praise and worship together through music and prayers
... I'm sure I've heard of places where they do that! Called something like "Ch.." "Chu..." ... nope can't remember
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Old 06.09.2015, 19:20
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... I'm sure I've heard of places where they do that! Called something like "Ch.." "Chu..." ... nope can't remember
Chur?

Tom
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Old 06.09.2015, 19:30
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... I'm sure I've heard of places where they do that! Called something like "Ch.." "Chu..." ... nope can't remember
You sure you don't mean "mosque" or are them the guys from the other faculty? Not to clear on that I'm afraid.
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Old 06.09.2015, 19:40
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Re: Young Catholics (Fellowship Group)

Come on, please be nice to newbies, people.

OP - If you've registered at the municipality you have probably declared you're Catholic. As such, you're paying taxes to the church. Get in touch with your local church and I am sure you can meet up with some like-minded folks. They might not all be English-speaking, but I imagine many of the youth do speak enough English for you to start up or join a group.
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Re: Young Catholics (Fellowship Group)

i think they're called "chile".
anyway a google search will reveal expat/immigrant and local catholic churches, as well as past EF topics on this, try looking in those places.
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Old 06.09.2015, 19:54
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Re: Young Catholics (Fellowship Group)

Mike, if you are looking for a group where the main language is English, info on the English-speaking Catholic Mission is here:

http://www.englishmission.ch

More on groups within the Mission:

http://www.englishmission.ch/index.php/groups


But if your German is sufficient, as 3 Wishes says your local parish would be the place to start, as that is where your Church tax goes. (IIRC, the English Mission isn't supported by the Church tax - at least I remember an offertory collection back in the day - but someone please correct me if I am wrong...)

Info on the wider Catholic Church in Zürich, mostly German based, can be found here:

http://zh.kath.ch
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Come on, please be nice to newbies, people.

OP - If you've registered at the municipality you have probably declared you're Catholic. As such, you're paying taxes to the church. Get in touch with your local church and I am sure you can meet up with some like-minded folks. They might not all be English-speaking, but I imagine many of the youth do speak enough English for you to start up or join a group.
Oh, all right.

Sorry!
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Re: Young Catholics (Fellowship Group)

Zurich as a protestant canton, forget it.

Tom

P.S. I used to be a Catholic alter boy, but then I grew up.
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Re: Young Catholics (Fellowship Group)

zurich city has more catholics than reformed now between immigration of italian, portuguese and a faster hemorrhage of faithful in the swiss reformed church. but yeah the chances to find a 15-30 years old interested in catholicism is very low, wahhabism is all the rage now.
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P.S. I used to be a Catholic alter boy, but then I grew up.
You were the other boy? How did that go?

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Zurich as a protestant canton, forget it.

Tom

P.S. I used to be a Catholic alter boy, but then I grew up.
Is an alter boy anything like an alter ego? In which case where`s yer skirt?
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zurich city has more catholics than reformed now between immigration of italian, portuguese and a faster hemorrhage of faithful in the swiss reformed church. but yeah the chances to find a 15-30 years old interested in catholicism is very low, wahhabism is all the rage now.
Certainly, the majority of young virgins have probably been burnt at the stake ..... but nobody expects that.
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