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Holy Mass - Sunday, January 24th, 2021 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, January 20th at St. Bernard's . Two Masses will be offered, one at 11 am and one at 5 pm.

IMPORTANT note: Berlin regulations now stipulate that parishioners need to wear either FFP2 masks OR medical masks when attending Mass. Home-made cloth masks are no longer permitted.

Please use the links below to sign up and follow the instructions. In addition, we need people willing to support our Hygiene Team at Mass in checking people in and helping ensure hygiene requirements are observed. Hygiene Team members should arrive at Mass half an hour early to help set up. You will find an option to sign up for this ministry in the same link below.

Sign up here for 11 am Holy Mass at St. Bernard's  -- signup is full, please join us for 5 pm Mass

Sign up here for 5 pm holy Mass at St. Bernard's

PLEASE NOTE: if you arrive at church late, your pre-registration will expire and your seat will be given to another parishioner who is waiting! Police cars have been observed parked opposite our church - please assume that the police is monitoring our community's behavior!

If you are unable to celebrate Holy Mass with us this coming week, please consider making your weekly donation directly to the ESM bank account:

Account name: Erzbistum Berlin Engl. Gem.

IBAN: DE55 3706 0193 6000 8430 22

BIC: GENODED1PAX

Resources for a Liturgy of the Word at home:

Readings for January 24th

Restrictions on Public Masses - Failure to comply will lead to a suspension of Masses

Holy Masses will continue to be celebrated under certain restrictions to ensure that hygiene requirements are observed, which will impact the maximum number of congregants to be admitted. Failure to comply with these regulations will lead to a suspension of Masses!

The English-speaking Mission will be offering one Sunday Mass at All Saints, two Sunday Masses at St. Bernard's and two Sunday Masses at St. Elisabeth's. Members of the All Saints their community's office to register for Mass.

The celebration of Mass in English at the Catholic Academy continues to be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Fr. Leo Penta will be offering a livestream Mass at 16:30 h CET for community members to access: please contact Fr. Penta  at  penta@commorg.onmicrosoft.com to learn how to gain access.

Instructions for St. Bernard's:

The maximum number of congregants permitted at St. Bernard's Church is 55! Anyone who wishes to attend Holy Mass at St. Bernard's must sign up using the links in the section above.

Please note: your pre-registration for 11 am Mass will expire if you arrive at Mass later than 11:00 h. Your space will be given to parishioners who are waiting to enter without a registration. BE ON TIME!

Meanwhile, the Archbishop's dispensation concerning Catholics' obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to hold for the time being.Because of the restrictions placed on the number of participants for liturgies, it is unlikely that everyone will be able to attend Mass every Sunday, and so prayer at home is encouraged.

Bible in a Year - Recommendation

Are you looking to jump-start your engagement with the Bible? Starting January 1st, Ascension Press is offering a free podcast-guided reading program to guide you through the whole Bible in one year. The daily reading plan is available as a PDF (see attached document) and Fr. Mike Schmitz will walk with you in 365 podcast episodes (one each day) to accompany you on your journey through Sacred Scripture.

Friday Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration

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

Monday Rosary

Please join us in praying the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Mondays at 8 pm (St. Bernard's Church)

Symbolon : The Creed - Online Adult Faith Formation

In the early Church, Christians described their Creed, their statement of faith, as the symbolon, the “seal” or “symbol of the faith”. In modern times, there is a need to go deeper into that communion of apostolic faith that has existed for 2,000 years in the Church that Christ founded. Come join us on a journey into the timeless beauty and truths of the Catholic faith, and discover God’s incredible love for us, the story of our
salvation, through 10 video-based sessions of Symbolon – Knowing the Faith. This is not just about an intellectual understanding of Catholicism, but a journey of faith and discovery that brings us into a

Contact
tharshini.wilson@me.com

Lectio Divina Group - Diving into the Sunday Readings

During this pandemic, our prayer life — among other things — may have been disrupted. We’ve had to find different ways of praying without in-person community to support our faith life. The traditional monastic practice of Lectio Divina is a good way to help us deal with stress and provide a way to enter into sacred Scripture as a living Word for our time.

Contact
tharshini.wilson@me.com

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bernard's

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration on every first Monday of the month! Prayers begin at 8 pm!

 

Holy Mass in English - Sts. Peter and Paul, Potsdam

Join Fr. Sylvester Ajunwa for Holy Mass at 18:00 h in the church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Potsdam on the 2nd Sunday of every month!

Please be aware that registration for this Mass is required due to hygiene restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Registration is online via this link. Select your preferred date and time and then book your "tickets" for Holy Mass.