Fr. Scott Goodfellow is leading a pilgrimage to Germany and Austria in 2020 for a spiritual, historical and flavorful experience!
Dear potential pilgrim,
I hope you are considering coming with me on this once-in-a-lifetime custom built trip to Germany & Austria! The Oberammergau Passion Play is only held once every 10 years, and its tickets are in high demand and are going fast! Your $300 initial deposit will need to be made soon in order to secure enough tickets for your reservation. Please call the Catholic Pilgrim Office or mail in a registration form with your down payment in the next few weeks to confirm your reservation. Forms are available in the wood cabinet in the narthex off of the Church, and in the info rack just outside the parish office. Feel free to ask me any questions about the pilgrimage!
– Fr. Scott
Thank you for considering traveling with our group to Germany & Austria in September 2020! I’m Fr. Scott Goodfellow, a priest in Cleveland ordained in 2014, and I will be leading our Passion Play pilgrimage. My favorite hobby is home brewing, which me and my dad have been doing together since 2010. Together we’ve made dozens of different kinds of ales and lagers. Naturally, we would like to visit breweries & churches on this pilgrimage since brewing & Catholicism is such a prominent part of these cities we will be visiting. I hope my experience as a priest & brewer will help you enter into the gifts of this trip more deeply.
The highlights of this trip are threefold: spiritual, historical, and flavorful. Spiritually, we will be celebrating Mass each day as we prepare for the Passion Play at Oberammergau. Historically, we will visit many churches, monasteries, castles, and cities, as well as experience a nearly 400 year-old Passion Play tradition. Flavorfully, we will be taking some brewery tours and tasting many beer varieties from some of Germany’s and Austria’s finest breweries. More than anything, this trip is a celebration of our humanity in all its richness: faith, tradition, and joy. As we prepare for Jesus’ Passion at Oberammergau, we will no doubt be filled with much gratitude for His sacrifice and the gifts He wants us to receive from Him!
If you are seriously interested in this trip, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email, cell phone number, and any trip questions or considerations you may have.
The Passion Play in Oberammergau has been faithfully held every 10 years since 1634! It is part of a rich local tradition that now attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every decade. Read more about the Passion Play at Oberammergau HERE.