Holy Mass - Sunday, October 8th, 2023 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please join us for Holy Mass on Sunday, October 8th. Two Masses will be offered, one at 11 am and one at 5 pm.

On occasion, the ordinaries of the Mass are sung in Gregorian chant; you can download a PDF of the Missa de Angelis setting here.

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



Readings for October 8th

English-speaking Mission Pilgrimage to Kloster Neuzelle

The ESM will be making a pilgrimmage to Kloster Neuzelle, south of Frankfurt/Oder. Originally established as a Cistercian monastery 750 years ago, the monastery was dissolved in the early 1800s by King Frederick William III of Prussia, and the monastic complex was secularized over the following 200 years. However, a Cistercian monastery was re-established there in 2018. The monastery church of the original monastery is still used by the monks for Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. During our visit, we will see the church, cloister and other buildings, with an opportunity to pray Vespers in the church.


Women's Brunch



Pray the Holy Rosary in October!

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

During the month of October, the English-speaking Mission and especially the Young Adults Group, will be praying the Holy Rosary together in community throughout the month. Come join us!

- after 11 am Holy Mass at St. Bernard's on all Sundays in October

- after 5 pm Holy Mass at St. Bernard's on all Sundays in October (led by Young Adult Group)

- at 7 pm Mondays-Saturdays (except 1st & 2nd Friday)  in October at St. Bernard's (led by Young Adult Group)

The Young Adult Group, which started on 22 September, has placed itself under the protection and guidance of our Most Beloved Mother Mary as they begin their journey together. They invite all the members of the ESM to join them with their petitions/intentions. For more information on the Young Adult Group, email esm.youngadult@gmail.com.

All to Jesus through Mary!

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

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.


First Friday Mass and Night Vigil at All Saints

Friday Mass will be celebrated at All Saints in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on the first Friday of the month, followed by silent Eucharistic Adoration until midnight. After midnight, organized Adoration with scripture readings, prayers, praise & worship will run until 5 AM (Saturday morning).

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

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bernard's

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration on the second Sunday of each month! Adoration begins directly after Holy Mass (ca. 12 noon)!


Holy Mass in English - Sts. Peter and Paul, Potsdam

 Holy Mass will be celebrated at 18:00 h in the church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Potsdam on the 2nd Sunday of every month!

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!