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Holy Mass - Sunday, January 29th, 2023 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, January 29th. Two Masses will be offered at St. Bernards, one at 11 am and one at 5 pm. The 11 am Mass tends to be very full, so please consider coming to 5 pm Mass.

IMPORTANT note: Due to the energy crisis, the church is currently not heated for Masses, so please dress warmly! In compliance with Archdiocesan guidelines, anyone experiencing cold symptoms should please stay home. It is recommended to wear masks when attending Mass. Reasonable distancing and hygiene etiquette is advised.

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

Readings:

Readings for January 29th

Study on the biblical roots of the Eucharist

Starting in February, an 11-part study series on the scriptural roots of the Eucharist will be offered on Sunday evenings 19:00-21:00 h at St. Bernard's in the parish hall.

Fellowship will precede the study between 18:30 and 19:00 h, directly after 17:00 Mass.

The study will be based on the Augustine Institute's Lectio on the Eucharist, supplemented with additional reflections. As we will be working directly in the Bible, participants are asked to please bring their own Bible and, if possible, their copy of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church.

Contact
esmfaith@gmail.com

Catechism in a Year - Recommendation

Fr. Mike Schmitz and Ascension Press are back with another year-long podcast series: after reading through the entire Bible in the "Bible in a Year" podcast, Fr. Mike is now reading through the Catechism of the Catholic Church! Kick start your engagement with this amazing document as Fr. Mike reads the Catechism and comments on the content.

The podcast can be accessed through the Ascension Press website, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information and free resources to go with the podcast, check out the Podcast Webpage.

Tuesday Evening Lectio Divina Group - Diving into the Sunday Readings

The traditional monastic practice of Lectio Divina (Latin for “holy/divine reading”) provides a way to enter into Sacred Scripture as a living Word for our time. Lectio Divina becomes more about divine listening than divine reading when we take the time to do it. This is why we pray Lectio Divina — to become better listeners of the Lord, to hear more clearly what God is asking of us - opening ourselves to peace, gratitude, and living rooted in Christ.

Contact
esmfaith@gmail.com

Benefit Concert - "O Sink Hernieder, Nacht der Liebe"

Singers Sarai Cole and Edwin Cotton will be singing some of their favourite Opera arias and duets with narration and staging in a Benefit Concert on January 26th at 7 PM in the Parish Hall at St. Bernard's Church. The concert it free, but donations are welcome and will go to the HOME4LIFE project in Nigeria, a project benefitting children and youth.

The Parish Hall is accessed through the gate to the left of the church.

Friday Adoration and Spiritual Direction at All Saints

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. 

Every 3rd, 4th & 5th Friday between 11am and 1pm, there will be Eucharistic Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at All Saints Church (Hüttenweg 46, 14195 Berlin). Fr. Sylvester will also be available for individual prayer and spiritual direction, except during his January absence.

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 10:15-11:15am on Zoom, to pray with the Book of Proverbs 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

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

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 19:00 - 20:30 h, followed by refreshments!