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Holy Mass - Sunday, August 01st, 2021 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, August 01st at St. Bernard's. Only ONE Mass will be offered at 11 am during the months of July and August.

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.

As seating is limited, 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 link will be posted on Friday.

Sign up here for 5 pm Holy Mass at St. Bernard's -- No 5 PM mass during July and August.

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!

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 August 01st

Registration First Holy Communion preparation

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Parents who wish to enroll their children (age at least 7+ years) in our preparation program for First Holy Communion (celebrated in the spring of 2022) are asked to please contact the ESM Office via email at alsda46@aol.com.  If your child is baptized, please attach a PDF scan of the baptismal certificate. If your child is not yet baptized, please indicate this in your email. The office will collect your name and details and provide you with the necessary registration form.

The communal celebration of Holy Mass with their peers and families is a key component of a young child's formation in the Catholic faith. Therefore, there is an expectation for families to attend 11 am Mass in the English-speaking Mission during the time of preparation (directly following the 10 am class). Families who are unable to commit to this are asked to defer enrollment until they can do so.

Restrictions on Public 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 is 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.

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.

Summer Weekday Mass: Fridays at Noon

Join us for the celebration of Holy Mass every Friday at noon during the months of July and August in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at All Saints. There  will also be Eucharistic Adoration at 11 am.

Please note: this will be the only weekday Mass in English during July and August.

Consecration to St. Joseph

In this year dedicated to St. Joseph all Christians are invited to make a total consecration to St. Joseph. A consecration to St. Joseph is a formal act of filial entrustment to him as a spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself or herself to St. Joseph wants to be close to him as a spiritual father, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness.

The preparation for consecration takes 33 days. Two timeframes have been selected by the ESM to offer this preparation:

July 20- August 21 (Ending on the Feast of Our Lady of Knock)

Contact
alsda46@aol.com

Monday Evening 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
esmfaith@gmail.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.

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.