MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF LENT III (March 11, 2012)
12, Monday – St. Gregory the Great (In your prayers remember the University of Virginia, faculty, students and staff)
13, Tuesday – Feria (The News Media)
14, Wednesday – Feria (Native Peoples)
15, Thursday – Feria (Single People)
16, Friday – Feria (Educators)
+ Today! Weekday Bible Study Organizational Meeting – Anyone interested in a weekday Bible study please come to the organizational meeting today Monday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Undercroft. Priscilla King will bring a Precept Ministries catalogue to help the group decide on a study. The meeting will last no longer than an hour. If you have questions, please email Priscilla at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 540-456-6458.
+ Daily Mass at 12:15 p.m.
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group meets March 13, Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.
+ The Menu this Wednesday is Potato & Leek Soup, Flat Bread, and Fruit! Agape, fellowship and classes begins at 5:45 p.m. with our common meal and classes at 6:30 p.m. – come one, come all, bring some friends, but let Fr. Dan!
+ The Women’s Lenten Breakfast! This Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day!) at 9 a.m. in the Undercroft. Priscilla King will be leading a devotion.
Gregory I (540-604) was the son of a senator who became a prefect (Praefectus Urbi) of the city, but like many of the finer men of his age he sold his vast property and devoted the proceeds to the relief of the poor. He founded seven monasteries, six in Sicily and on in Rome, which he entered as a monk in 574. As pope his administration of the vast estates of the church, in which he spent great sums on works of charity, showed conspicuous ability. One of his greatest successes was the establishment of the Roman mission in England under the direction of St. Augustine of Canterbury with about 40 missioners from his own monastery in Rome. He has continued to have a positive influence on the Catholic Church through his writings such as his Liber Regulae Pastoralis in 591 in which he set out directives for the pastoral life of the clergy. He fostered the development of liturgical music and his name has been so closely linked with plainsong that it is commonly known as the Gregorian chant. He established the Schola Cantorum (school of singing) in Rome on firm ground and the custom of using trained singers (a choir) spread rapidly over the Western Church.