Consecration to St. Joseph

In this year dedicated to St. Joseph all Christians are invited to make a total consecration to St. Joseph. A consecration to St. Joseph is a formal act of filial entrustment to him as a spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself or herself to St. Joseph wants to be close to him as a spiritual father, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness.

The preparation for consecration takes 33 days. The next timeframe selected by the ESM to offer this preparation is

September 30 - November 1 (Ending on the Solemnity of All Saints)

Please choose any of the dates below and join virtual group preparation meetings (Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 h):
29 September, 13 October

Please contact the ESM Office to participate (contact below)

Contact

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 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

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.

The basic idea is to spend time listening deeply and intently to what God might have to say to you through Scripture—almost as if the sacred text were a much-cherished love letter from God. Lectio Divina is like a deep conversation with a best friend. It is not a study method. Background knowledge can be helpful but is not essential.  Our real goal is to meet our Lord as we read his Word and allow him to transform our lives to be more like him through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Join us as we meet online every TUESDAY evening, to dive deeper into the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. There is no commitment to join every week, just come whenever you can, spend some time praying through Scripture and sharing with each other. 

To register, please send an email to the contact below.

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

Advent Awakenings Retreat

The ESM invites you to an Advent Retreat on December 3rd, 10 am - 4:30 pm at St. Bernard's Church. Join us for Holy Mass, talks and guided meditations led by Fr. Marc-Stephan Giese, SJ ! Lunch is included.

Space is limited, so please register at esmfaith@gmail.com soon!