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DIVINE MERCY RETREAT CENTRE BERLIN, GERMANY

Address:

St. Clemens Kirche    
Stresemannstr.66 a
10963 Berlin. Germany

Phone : 0049-30 51656664
            0049-3026367698 (Fax)

E-mail : vinzentiner@yahoo.com
Website : www.vinzentinerberli

Retreat Centre Address:

Members

01 Fr. Kakkattupillil Jilson Mathew  – Director & Fin. Officer
02 Fr. Ouseparambil Thomas – Superior & Asst. Director & Asst. Fin. Officer
03 Fr. Vadakkekara George – Member           

Program and Ministries

I. Daily Program

1. Perpetual Adoration
We have Perpetual Adoration at our centre. We have some people who are permanently coming for the adoration in schedule.
2. Holy Mass
We keep Holy Mass twice a Day. At 1.00 pm and at 7.30 pm. with sermon. After the evening Mass   we conduct a short adoration and praying for the sick. The adoration is concluded by the laying of the hand.
3. Divine Mercy Chaplet
One of the priests is leading the Mercy Chaplet at 3.00 pm. It is one hour service.
4. Holy Rosary
We keep the Holy Rosary at 6.30 pm for the public at Church.

II. Weekly Programme

1. Weekend Retreats
We keep the preaching the Word of God on weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We invite different preachers from India giving priority for Vincentians.
The retreat begins with Divine mercy Chaplet at 3.00 pm. We keep the Holy Mass at 4.00 pm and another Mass at 8.00 pm if people remain.

III. Monthly programme

1. Eucharistic Procession
We conduct an Eucharistic procession every first Saturday of the Month with candles. The Choir will be continuing singing and praising till midnight.
2. Latin Mass
We keep the Holy Mass in Latin Language on 1st and 2nd Sundays of month at 10.30 am.
3. Malayalam Mass
We keep the Holy Mass on every 4th Sunday of the Month in Syro Malabar Rite in Malayalam at 10.30 am.

IV. Annual Programme

1. Divine Mercy Feast
We celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Divine Mercy Sunday which falls on the first Sunday after the Easter. We keep he Novena in preparation to the Feast. From Easter Monday to Saturday we invite priests from the Diocese of Berlin. On the Day of Feast we invite of the Bishops our Diocese. After the Holy Mass we conduct a solemn Eucharistic procession with the attractive involvement of the children with candles and flower petals. We give snacks and cakes after the celebration for all the people who came. The feast of the Divine Mercy has the most number of the congregation in our Church.
2. Berlin Bible Convention
We conduct a Five Days Bible convention in connection with the feast of Pentecost since 2010. It begins on the Thursday before the Pentecost Sunday and ends on Pentecost Monday.  1st, 2nd and 3rd Bible conventions was led by Fr. Jose Vettiyankal. A good number of people are attending this programme.
3. Feast of St. Vincent De Paul
We celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent De Paul our heavenly patron on 27th September. We invite any of the Bishops for the Festal Mass from our diocese. The members of the community renew the profession of vows during the Eucharistic celebration. We give snacks and Coffee for the people who come for the Mass.
4. Christmas, New Year and Easter Celebrations
We celebrate Christmas, New Year and Easter with evening services. We conduct a thanks giving adoration just before the Midnight mass for the New Year Celebration. After the Eucharistic celebration of these events we give cakes and coffee for all, for Easter we give Easter Eggs.
We invite the poor, single and all who are alone to celebrate the Christmas for the Christmas Day Lunch at our centre.
5. Volunteers Day    
We invite all the volunteers of our centre in the first week of January every year. We have a prayer cession we give them Lunch.
6. Novenas
We keep Novena in preparation to the following Feasts:
1. The Feast of St. Joseph (March 19th)
2. Divine Mercy Feast (First Sunday after Easter)
3. The Feast of Pentecost
4. Assumption of BV Mary(August 15th)
5. The Feast of St.Vincent  De Paul(September   27th)
6. Immaculate Conception of Mother May (December 8)