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 will start 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 from 10 am in the basement classroom of the community center next to the church.

English-speaking Mission Day

Save the date!!  Our annual "English-Speaking Mission (ESM) Day" will be held on Saturday, August 31st, at St. Bernard's. The event will commence with Holy Mass at 18:00 h at St. Bernard's. Festivities will continue in the St. Bernard's community hall. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our Unity in Diversity within the Mission family by incorporating musical and culinary constributions from the different ESM communities! If you would like to help, please contact the ESM Office or Fr. Sylvester Ajunwa.

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.


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 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! 

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 and Eucharistic Adoration

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

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.