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Holy Mass - May 29th, 2022 - Seventh Sunday of Easter

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, May 29th at  St. Bernard's. Two Masses (3G) will be offered, one at 11 am and another at 5 pm.

IMPORTANT note: In compliance with Archdiocesan guidelines, attending Mass requires compliance with 3G criteria. Congregants are asked to wear masks when attending Mass. School children who are regularly tested at school may present their school ID. Younger children are exempt.

Starting March 20th, no pre-registration is necessary. Limits on the maximum number of congregants have been lifted, but reasonable distancing is still advised.

Contact tracing has been discontinued due to the new guidelines published by the Archdiocese.

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 May 29th

ESM Supports Turbota Ukrainian Charity Foundation

We are looking at ways in which we, as a church community of many different nationalities, can stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in the present crisis.

We would like to focus our activities in two main areas:

1) Through contacts of Sheila, our pianist, with the police force of Ukraine. Since the invasion, the police in Ukraine have become the first port of call for many thousands in distress. The police force, in effect, have become social workers. We want to direct our charitable giving through a trusted charity foundation that will ensure our donations go directly to where they are needed most!

Your donations will go directly to purchase equipment and materials desperately needed by the Ukrainian Police Force, so that they can better serve the people they are helping.

You can make EURO donations to " Turbota Co Ukrainian Charity Foundation" using the following bank account:

Recipient: Turobota Co Ukrainian Charity Foundation
IBAN Code (non-SEPA! Additional fees may apply!): UA963026890000026009055376675
Name of the bank: JSC CB "PRIVATBANK"
Вank address: 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE
Bank SWIFT Code:  PBANUA2X

Please designate your donation "ESM Ukraine Appeal", if possible. We are currently working to clarify account details for German bank accounts of the same charity.

2) On the "home front" there is the pressing need for refugee support with accommodation here in Berlin. If you could host refugees, or know of anyone able and willing to do so, please email: lucy@kellyberlin.de.

Thank You!!

Restrictions on Public Masses and Covid-19 Guidelines

The Archdiocese of Berlin has issued a new set of guidelines to support the parishes and communities in the protection of their members. Based on these guidelines all the Masses in the English-speaking mission are celebrated under 3G regulations. Before you attend any of the Masses please check the guidelines and the requirements for attendance.

3G Compliance Requirements - Please bring with you proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, have recovered within the last six months or have recently tested negatively for the virus. PCR tests should be no more than 48 hours old; rapid lateral flow tests (“Antigen-Tests”) may be no more than 24 hours old. For minors under 18 years a negative test result will be required, UNLESS they are regularly tested at school, in which case a school ID is sufficient.

When you arrive at the Church, please indicate your status (vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested) and follow the community's checkin procedure. Wearing an FFP2 or a medical mask is required.

The English-speaking Mission offers one Sunday Mass at All Saints, two Sunday Masses at St. Bernard's and one Sunday Mass at St. Elisabeth's. 

The celebration of Mass in English at the Catholic Academy will resume in person on the first Sunday in May at 10:00 CET, with a livestream offered the remaining Sundays of the month 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. Should you not be able to attend in person, prayer at home is encouraged.

Ascension Thursday Mass

The ESM will be offering Holy Mass on Ascension Thursday (26 May) at 19:00 h at St. Bernard's.

Friday Adoration and Spiritual Direction at All Saints

Join us for  Eucharistic Adoration between 11 am and 1 pm on Fridays in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at All Saints. Spiritual direction is offered.

Women at the Well - Women's Group

Women of all ages are welcome to join our “Women at the Well” group. We meet weekly on Monday mornings between 10:00-11:00am on Zoom, to pray the Psalms through Lectio Divina.

God made us for community, to share His love, so this is also a time for laughter, friendship, support, encouragement and spiritual growth.

If you are interested, please contact esmfaith@gmail.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

First Friday Mass

Friday Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard's on the first Friday of the month.

First Fridays are traditionally dedicated to the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

St. John Bosco parish festival day (feat. a table hosted by All Saints, ESM)

The St. John Bosco parish includes one of the ESM member communities - All Saints - and so a table representing All Saints will be set up as part of the St. John Bosco parish festival on June 6th!

Festivities will commence with Holy Mass celebrated by the Archbishop at 14:oo h in Heilige Familie Church, Kornmesserstr. 2, 12205 Berlin. Mass will be followed by the parish festival in the garden, beginning around 15:00 h.

ENCOUNTER - Monthly Prayer Night with Praise & Worship

The ESM invites you to ENCOUNTER the Lord in a monthly prayer evening in St. Bernard's Church on the 2nd Friday of the month, beginning June 10th, 19:00 - 20:30 h, followed by refreshments!