Until further notice, all Masses and church gatherings are cancelled in the Archdiocese of Berlin. This measure has been ordered to help slow the spreading of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
The Archbishop has dispensed Catholics from their Sunday obligation for the time being. In addition, this means devotions such as Stations of the Cross and Rosary prayer evenings will also not take place.
Some churches, including St. Bernard's, will remain open during the day for private prayer.
Church bells will ring at 6 pm every day to call all the faithful to privately pray the Angelus in union with the Archbishop.
Prayer at Home:
An Act of Spiritual Communion can be found HERE.
The following are a few free prayer resources you may wish to explore while public worship and group devotions and prayers are put on hold during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Magnificat daily devotional - free issue
A free children's "Magnifikid" issue is available for download here.
Prayer at Home When Gathering for Mass Is Not Possible: PDF
The faithful are encouraged to engage in devotions and the prayerful reading of scripture at home.
The daily scripture readings can be found HERE.
All Confirmations and First Holy Communion celebrations are postponed through May 15th. Baptisms and Anointing of the Sick (if possible, with Holy Communion) can be celebrated in the home. Please contact the ESM Office or, in case of emergency, Fr. Sylvester directly.
If you need to talk to a priest, please contact Fr. Sylvester (please call the mobile number: 017624265246)