The Katholikentag program will be marked by several topic areas. Prominent figures in politics, the Church, the media, culture and sports will talk about Christians’ responsibilities for shaping the future; discussions of these issues will be open to participants as well.
Beyond the principal topics of the gathering, different centers will be set up for the Katholikentag, where participants will also find thematic suggestions on matters relating to young people, families, spiritual life, women and men, ecumenicalism, the liturgy and church music and more over.
Usually, an attractive cultural program in the streets and squares and on the stages of the city will draw day guests from the entire region to the city. An important element of the five-day event is the spiritual program: large- and small-scale church services, liturgies of the hours, and daily Bible studies. Each evening, artists will invite attendees to major cultural events. The climax and conclusion for the Katholikentag is the Main Mass on Sunday.