Registration for First Holy Communion preparation


Parents who wish to enroll their children in our preparation program for First Holy Communion (celebrated in the spring of 2020) are asked to please fill out the form found under the "Office" tab of this website (see yellow "Registration Forms" sidebar) and to submit it to the ESM Office with the accompanying required documentation.

Classes are currently planned for 4 locations: All Saints, St. Bernard's, St. Elisabeth's, St. Thomas Aquinas (Catholic Academy).

Classes at St. Bernard's started on September 8th - registrations for this location will be accepted through all of September, so please feel free to simply come to class and talk to us! Classes are at 10 am in the basement classroom of the community center next to St. Bernard's church.

Family of Faith Kickoff Meeting

Our Family of Faith program provides ongoing catechesis for families with children who have made their First Holy Communion. Please send an email to Dr. Jenny Gebhardt ( for more information.

Friday Mass with Anointing of the Sick and Eucharistic Adoration

Friday Mass will be celebrated and followed by Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bernard's on the third Friday of the month.

Christian Literature Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Christian Literature Club will take place on Friday, 21 June, at 19:00.  The group, led by Fr. Lenfers, will consider some passages from Kahlil Gibran's Jesus, the Son of Man and in considering how contemporaries saw Him seek to come to a deeper knowledge of Him.

For further details about the location please contact Gershom at the email below.


March for Life - Berlin

The annual March for Life in Berlin will take place on September 21st, 2019. The march will start with public addresses at the Reichstag, followed by a silent march through the streets of Berlin, ending around 17:30 h with an ecumenical worship service.

Children's Liturgy of the Word - St. Bernard's

Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place in the St. Bernard's Community Center and introduces children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion to the Word of God in the context of a liturgical format that follows the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Mass. The prayers and readings follow the same sequence, including the Kyrie, Gloria (in season), the Gospel, the Creed and Petitions. The Gospel is presented from a Children's Lectionary in simplified English for better understanding. An activity, reflection or craft follows the Gospel in order to deepen the children's comprehension and engagement with the Word.

ESM Youth - Friday Mass and Eucharistic Adoration at All Saints

The ESM Youth are warmly invited to First Friday Mass at All Saints (18.00 h) in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Mass will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration.

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bernard's

Come join us for Eucharistic Adoration, beginning with the Rosary and followed by silent adoration. Those attending are given the opportunity to pray the Rosary in their native languages, while all respond in English.

Our intentions on Mondays are for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life.


Eucharistic Adoration for Life at St. Bernard's

Please join us for an adoration evening for life on every second Wednesday of the month from 20:00-21:00. The evening will take place at St. Bernard parish and will be a chance to pray for an end to abortion and a renewed respect for life. We want to pray for the women, men, healthcare providers, politicians, families and friends who are affected by abortion. Let us unite in prayer for a restored culture of life and love!