On Sunday, August 28, 2022, after a two-year break, we will again celebrate our traditional parish festival, the Piusfest.
On this occasion, especially the representatives of the local associations as official delegations, the members of the parish community and friends of our parish are invited to the festive service at 9:45 am. This year, for the first time, the Sagittarius Society Sayn 1843 e.V. will invite to this year's shooting mass at the same time in the service and thus to the conclusion of the shooting festival!
We are looking forward to a usual colorful picture in the church.
At the morning pint concert of the Sayn Music Association and the cozy get-together after the service, at lunch, at the cocktail bar, as well as with coffee and cake, there will certainly be opportunities for interesting personal conversations.
We are looking forward to your visit and to our joint parish festival!
On behalf of the Administrative Council and Parish Council of the Parish of Maria Himmelfahrt Sayn, Jochen Schneider.
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Joachim Fey: Exciting outlook on the Pius Festival "2060
Smiling outlook and clear reality
That one thinks with the Piusfest in Sayn of the martyr in the so-called Piuschor in the abbey Sayn and an altar donated by princess Leonilla and a celebration connected with it, is today surely no longer often in memory. But the "Piusfest" is still gladly celebrated as a parish festival in Sayn. And so there was also this year a special festive service in the venerable abbey church in Sayn, celebrated by Father Joachim Fey, musically excellently framed by the church choir "St. Marien" Sayn and the Medardus-Kantorei Bendorf. In his sermon, Father Fey, smiling and accompanied by many a laugh from the nave, drew a view of a possible "Piusfest 2060". "It is 'well attended,' about a hundred visitors are in the church, they bring their own chairs because the pews are eaten by woodworm. One pew has collapsed under the weight of 'weighty sakers', chronicler Dietrich Schabow has documented the names meticulously. In 2059 the new multi-purpose hall was finally built in Sayn, which was so urgently needed. The "Spetzjesgucker' is colored in the meantime, one has built a monument to the previous carnivalist 'An den drei Kanonen'. The mass is accompanied by Muslims, there is a common carnival society of all districts and to the parish festival - that is celebrated alternately with festivals at the German corner and in Kobern-Gondorf - Stromberg donates some organic goats, the prince from Sayn two wild boars". Humorously pastor Fey drives it on the point and holds the fool's mirror before the churchgoers, which could become reality even in parts. And he ended in the true words "We are always measured more by our deeds than by our words!". The Sayn Music Association provided an exceptionally upbeat morning. Outstanding! The day care center "St. Elisabeth" also contributed with a picture exhibition "Connecting faith and life". The singing duo Jonas and Harald Becker entertained musically in the afternoon in magical weather. In the meantime, guided tours of the abbey church were possible, the reliquary of St. Simon could be visited, and face painting was offered for children, in addition to the culinary offerings. An all-around successful celebration that must also stand for tradition in the future.
Text: Peter Siebenmorgen