Symbolon : The Creed - Online Adult Faith Formation
In the early Church, Christians described their Creed, their statement of faith, as the symbolon, the “seal” or “symbol of the faith”. In modern times, there is a need to go deeper into that communion of apostolic faith that has existed for 2,000 years in the Church that Christ founded. Come join us on a journey into the timeless beauty and truths of the Catholic faith, and discover God’s incredible love for us, the story of our
salvation, through 10 video-based sessions of Symbolon – Knowing the Faith. This is not just about an intellectual understanding of Catholicism, but a journey of faith and discovery that brings us into a
personal encounter with Jesus Christ, His plan for our lives, and how we can live in this plan more deeply in our daily lives.
Wednesday Morning Sessions
4 November 2020 - 20 January 2021
10:30- 12:00 am
Virtual classes via Zoom
To register, please contact Tharshini
Christmas Giving Tree Project
Help make someone's Christmas extra-special - despite the pandemic!
The ESM community at St. Bernard's is sponsoring a Giving Tree to provide gifts for individuals and families in need. The Giving Tree table will be "open" at the end of each Sunday Mass (11 am and 5 pm) during the 1st and 2nd Sundays of Advent for donors to register and claim a "Gift Tag" ornament from our tree identifying the specific gift. Donors must commit to purchasing and wrapping the gift requested and returning the gift package with its Gift Tag by the 4th of Advent (to church).
The gifts will be picked up and distributed through the charitable institutions we are cooperating with.
Anyone who wishes to be a donor should please present themselves to the Giving Tree table at the end of the Advent I and II Masses to register and claim an ornament. If you were unable to register for Mass because the signup list was full, please consider coming at the end of Mass anyway to get an ornament (or to return your gift)!
Advent IGNITE - A Spiritual Journey Through Advent
In this year of the pandemic, Advent and Christmas would be celebrated under difficult circumstances. You may need a different perhaps more spiritual journey through Advent and Christmas this year. You are invited to join us for an online Advent’s program called Ignite.
It is a deeper spiritual journey and we will listen to and discuss reflections by celebrated US Author & Speaker, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of the Franciscan University Of Steubenville, Ohio.
Session will be Monday evenings (online)
30 Nov, 7 Dec, 15 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec.
To register, please contact Tharshini (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please register by 27 Nov.