MASS SCHEDULE – WEEK OF LENT I (March 9, 2014)
11, St. Gregory the Great 604 A.D.
12, Ember Wednesday
14, Ember Friday
15, Ember Saturday
+ Wednesday Agape & Study of Francois Fenelon by Chris James:
March 12 – Introduction to the life, work, & times of Fenelon
March 19 – The interior life
March 26 – The idea of pure love
April 2 – Disinterestedness
April 9 – Simplicity
+ 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.
+ Ember Days are four separate sets of days within the same week – Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday – set apart for abstinence and prayer for guidance and discernment of the suitability of aspirants for Holy Orders. Since the 5th century the Ember Days have been traditional days for the ordination of clergy.
+ All Saints Men’s Group meets Tuesday March 11, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Our next Monday morning Bible study will meet March 17, 2014 in the Undercroft. For further information about the Monday morning Bible Study please contact Priscilla King, 540-456-6458 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Wednesday School and Agape meets this Wednesday, March 12 at 5:45 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 and run till 7:15 p.m. Please contact Jackie Jamison if you are interested in volunteering with the children’s classes since classroom assistants are needed!
+ Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m. You and your family members are all remembered by name at the Altar of God every week. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers!
+ All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.