Kolping Family – Salzburg Zentral

Kolping Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow

Our Association

Our association and its members are legal entities of the Kolping House Salzburg. The association continues the tradition of its founder, the Catholic priest and “apprentice father” Adolph Kolping (1813-1865). We are part of the Kolping World Association (Internationales Kolpingwerk) and “Kolping Österreich”. Our values are based on the ideas and writings of Adolph Kolping and the Catholic social teaching.

Our association's central topics are

  • Youth
  • Family
  • Education

Our committee consists of:

  • Chairman: DI Wilfried Haertl
  • Praeses: city pastor Mag. Ernst Pöttler
  • Head of economy: Dr. Michael Glarcher
  • Head of the Kolping Group: RR Gerd Lehmert

At monthly meetings all members come together and continue the spirit of a “family-like community” with presentations, a spiritual programme and cosy get-togethers.

What Distinguishes Us

For us following the traces of Adolph Kolping means being a Christian with brain, heart and mind. The Christian faith, Adoph Kolping and his work is what characterises us. We are involved in the church and in society in a creative, critical and constructive way and campaign for a future worth living for.

Together for a World Worth Living for

In the Kolping Association teenagers and adults get involved, they all feel welcome in our community and aim for the same goals and tasks. We support interests of families and young people and take responsibility for ourselves and for others.

The Kolping Family Salzburg Zentral is part of a worldwide association that unites people from 61 countries, people that support the importance of the Kolping idea.

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