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Holy Mass - Sunday, August 8th, 2020 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, August 8th at St. Bernard's .

Please use the link 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 on  August 2nd at St. Bernard's.

PLEASE NOTE: if you arrive at church after 11 am, your pre-registration will expire and your seat will be given to another parishioner who is waiting!  

There is NO 7 pm Sunday Mass during the months of July and August.

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 the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Registration for First Holy Communion preparation

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Parents who wish to enroll their children in our preparation program for First Holy Communion (celebrated in the spring of 2021) 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.

Public Masses resumed with restrictions

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.

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 and St. Elisabeth's communities are encouraged to contact their community's lay coordinators for information on how to sign up.

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 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 continues to be encouraged.

Monday Rosary

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

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bernard's

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

 

Christian Literature Club Meeting

The Christian Literature Club will be meeting on August 14th at 19:00 h in the St. Bernard's parish hall. This meeting will focus on a collection of 20 poems prepared for the group's reflection.

As the venue needs to be set up to accommodate the requirements for social distancing, please notify Gershom at gershom@sleightholme-albanis.org if you would like to attend!

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.

New Date: ESM Confirmation Mass 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebraiton of the Sacrament of Confirmation for the ESM has been postponed to September 5th, 2020.