Welcome to St. John Berchmans, an English-speaking Catholic Community in Munich, Germany. Whether you have lived here for decades, are new in town, or only passing through, please join us for Mass on Sundays!

2nd Sunday of Easter – Celebrate with us!

Current Announcements

Lent Retreat

Knowing JesusAn online retreat for Lent
by the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow

Daily prayer during Lent to deepen knowledge, love and service of Jesus.

Each day during Lent we provide a picture, music, a Scripture reading and a reflection all aimed at helping people get to know Jesus Christ better.
(starts with Wednesday 17 February)

There will be a public Mass in St. Ludwig at 15-16 o’clock (from 10th May 2020 onwards). There is limited parking available behind the Church. For more information please check our members’ section. We invite you to send a short bidding prayer for our intercession prayers via email to info@stjohnberchmans.de

Yoda Homily by Fr. Godehard Bruentrup, S.J. on Easter Sunday

The famous Yoda Homily by Fr. Godehard on Easter Sunday, please watch it on Youtube

Special Announcement – Update March 23, 2021:

The continuing deterioration of the pandemic situation requires that we celebrate Easter with special caution. The government has asked the churches to offer more online services. We will therefore offer videos of last year’s Easter services at Berchmans’ College on this website. Those who prefer not to attend the live-service in person for health reasons can watch these high-quality videos, taken in our chapel, from the safety of their homes. We will also be holding the by now well established live-services at St. Ludwig according to the government safety regulations (FFP2 mask, 1.5 meters distance, no singing). You find the dates and times on this website. Please, check for last-minute changes in this volatile situation. In view of the tense state of the pandemic, we ask that all required hygiene measures be carried out very strictly. “Socializing” in front of the church after Mass in the midst of the hard lock down could be taken as a provocation by others. We therefore ask for consideration and prudence.

Wearing of FFP2/N95 masks on Sunday is mandatory. One should always wear one’s mask even while sitting. Children up to their 6th birthday are exempt from the obligation to wear masks (§ 1 para. 2 p. 1 11th BayIfSMV). Between the 6th and 15th birthday, mouth-nose covering is sufficient, the FFP2 mask obligation therefore only applies after the 15th birthday (§ 1 para. 2 p. 2 11th BayIfSMV). Those persons who do not abide by this rule will not be permitted to participate in the church service.
Fee per service at St. Ludwig Parish Church. As has been mentioned, we are paying a fee for the use of this church. The fee is €100.00 per service. Every Sunday there is a donation basket on a table at the back of the church. Please support this community expense with your donations.
No public toilet at St. Ludwig Parish Church. There is no public toilet at St. Ludwig Parish Church which is open to visiting congregation members. The toilet near the sacristy is only for celebrants and sacristans.
Where to find important community information:  Information on church services, the prayer list, and volunteer list is available in the members’ section of the website.  This is password-protected.  If you do not know the password, please contact a long-time member to obtain it.
Local and International Outreach: We continue to support our local and international charities. The Missionaries of Charity in Munich, although we no longer support with foodstuffs and sundries, we do provide them with financial support when the need arises. The Refugee Center in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn outside of Munich still needs our continued support. The Small Home in Kenya is one of our International Outreach Projects that requires financial support on a recurring basis. If you would like to make a designated donation to any one of these charities, please drop your donation in an envelope that identifies the charity and place it in the donation baskets placed at the rear of the church.
Next Mass: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 15:00
Celebrants: Fr. Christof Wolf, S.J.
Doorkeepers: Alex and Zach
Ushers: Brian and Chuka
Eucharistic Ministers: Gerard and Sue
Reader: Frances
Volunteers Schedule (Member Section)

Mass Schedule:
Sundays: 15:00

Holy Days:

All Masses in St. Ludwig, Ludwigstr. 22, 80539 Munich

How to find us

Other English Masses:
English Community:

15:00, St. Bonifaz (until 31.5.2021)

16:00, Bürgersaalkirche
Detailed overview here

Upcoming events
Knowing JesusAn online retreat for Lent
by the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow (starts February 17)


Ignatius - the Godseeker (documentary)
Please support our Jesuit Ministry: Ignatius – the Godseeker (documentary)
Children's Book on Religion
Children’s Book on Religion