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)

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Friday Adoration and Spiritual Direction at All Saints

Join us for  Eucharistic Adoration between 11 am and 1 pm on Fridays in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at All Saints. While Fr. Sylvester is on his annual holiday, there will be no spiritual direction offered until mid-February.

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 10:30-11:30am 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

Monday Evening Lectio Divina Group - Diving into the Sunday Readings

During this pandemic, our prayer life — among other things — may have been disrupted. We’ve had to find different ways of praying without in-person community to support our faith life. The traditional monastic practice of Lectio Divina is a good way to help us deal with stress and provide a way to enter into sacred Scripture as a living Word for our time.

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 Monday 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.

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bernard's

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration on every first Monday of the month! Prayers begin at 8 pm!