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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Christian Literature Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Christian Literature Club will take place on Friday, 21 June, at 19:00. The group, led by Fr. Lenfers, will consider some passages from Kahlil Gibran's Jesus, the Son of Man and in considering how contemporaries saw Him seek to come to a deeper knowledge of Him.
For further details about the location please contact Gershom at the email below.
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.
The March is organized by the Bundesverband Lebensrecht e.V. with the aim of promoting a culture of life in all its facets, including more protections for the unborn, the elderly, the disabled, the terminally ill. The organization sees human life as having inherent dignity and worth from the moment of conception until natural death. It therefore stands against abortion and euthanasia, and supports better information on the affects of abortions on women, while also demanding better palliative care for the terminally ill and better support for persons with disabilities. The organization is also critical of abuses of prenatal diagnostic blood tests used to select for a desirable child, especially since current statistics suggest that 8 of 10 foetuses with Down Syndrome are aborted.
No registration is necessary in order to participate in this event. The German-language flyer is attached.
For anyone interested in the pre-March Conference "Culture of Life? Ideal and Reality", this will take place on September 20th, 14:30-18:30 h. Registration for this Conference is possible here: https://www.bundesverband-lebensrecht.de/fachtagung/
Children's Liturgy of the Word - St. Bernard's
Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place in the St. Bernard's Community Center and introduces children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion to the Word of God in the context of a liturgical format that follows the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Mass. The prayers and readings follow the same sequence, including the Kyrie, Gloria (in season), the Gospel, the Creed and Petitions. The Gospel is presented from a Children's Lectionary in simplified English for better understanding. An activity, reflection or craft follows the Gospel in order to deepen the children's comprehension and engagement with the Word. The children are brought back into the main Mass to rejoin their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.