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Holy Mass - Sunday, March 14th, 2021 - 4th Sunday of Lent

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, March 14th 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 will be posted on Friday.

Sign up here for 5 pm holy Mass at St. Bernard's -- signup will be posted on Friday.

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 behaviour!

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 March 14th

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.

Lenten Food Drive

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Almsgiving is one of the three Lenten disciplines we are encouraged to engage in to become better disciples of Christ. This year, the St. Bernard's community is sponsoring a Lenten Food Drive to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the soup kitchen/ food bank at Maria unter dem Kreuz in Friedenau.

Anyone wishing to make a donation should please drop off their donation at any 11 am Sunday Mass in Lent at St. Bernard's.

Lenten Preparation Programs 2021 on Zoom - start Feb 23 & 24

The ESM community is offering two special Lenten programs to accompany your journey through this annual second chance, remembering that each step brings you closer to the welcoming arms of our loving God.

Check out the links below for content you may have missed:

Feb. 23rd - Fr. Lenfers' reflection REPENT

March 2nd - Fr. Ajunwa reflection REVEAL (recording) (password: Lent2Reveal!)

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Lenten Eucharistic Adoration

Come spend time in the presence of Our Lord this Lent! Additional Eucharistic Adoration is scheduled for:

Friday, March 5th ~ 7-9pm
Saturday, March 6th ~ 12-7pm
Sunday, March 7th ~ 12-4:30pm

Monday Rosary

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

Lent 2021 - RETURN TO THE LORD

Listen, discuss and pray with us as we return to Christ this Lenten season.

TUESDAYS
7:00 TO 8:00PM
ON ZOOM

FEBRUARY 23RD - REPENT (Fr. Dietmar Lenfers)
MARCH 2ND - REVEAL (Fr. Sylvester Ajunwa)
MARCH 9TH - RESTORE (Fr. Leo Penta)
MARCH 16TH - RETURN (Fr. Sylvester Ajunwa)
MARCH 23RD - REDEEM (Deacon Dirk Verheyen)

Contact
esmfaith@gmail.com

Lent 2021 - NO GREATER LOVE

Join us for a "Biblical Walk Through Christ's Passion" in a video series presented by Dr. Edward Sri.

WEDNESDAYS
10:30AM-12PM
ON ZOOM

FEBRUARY 24TH
MARCH 3RD
MARCH 10TH
MARCH 17TH
MARCH 24TH

Contact
esmfaith@gmail.com

PEACE FOR THE TROUBLED SOULS

Spiritual Direction and Prayer

We all face trials and carry burdens in our journey of life. However, as Christians, we do not carry these crosses alone. There is One who walks with us, helps us and brings peace to our hearts, if we turn to Him. So, come and find rest and peace before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

On Fridays between 11am and 1pm, Fr. Sylvester will be available in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at All Saints Church (Hüttenweg 46, 14195 Berlin) for individual prayer and spiritual direction.

Stations of the Cross

Join us in praying the Stations of the Cross on all the Fridays in Lent.

Prayers begin at 19:00 h.