Mass Schedule – Week of Rogation Sunday (May 25, 2014)
26, St. Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury 605 A.D.
27, The Venerable Bede, 735 A.D.
29, The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ
30, Sacred Heart of Jesus
+ I am happy to announce that Perrin Godbold is the first recipient of what some are calling The All Saints Young Scholar Award which hopefully will be awarded on an occasional basis to young men or women who have completed their first year of undergraduate education with distinction and who wish to explore a potential vocation in the Church. For young a man that is primarily a vocation to holy orders while for young women it would mean a vocation of teaching theology or some other discipline necessary to the life of the Church. With the help of Fr. William Martin of St. Michael & All Angels in Arden, NC who is a former classmate of Fr. George Westhaver, the Principle of Pusey House, Oxford, as well as some of our parishioners and especially Wheeler and Emily Gum who are providing lodging and loco parentis, Perrin will spend slightly over two weeks in Oxford reading theology with Fr. George and participating in the very active scholarly & liturgical life of Pusey House. If anyone would like to contribute to the All Saints Young Scholar Award please speak our treasurer Bob Trent or you speak to me as well. Please keep Perrin in your prayers.
+ Sean McDermott is well into the process of studying for holy orders under the direction of the Board of Examining Chaplains of DEUS. He has entered the Master of Arts in Theology distant learning program at Trinity School for Ministry and next month he will participate in an intensive week of study in the Anglican Method of Theology on their campus in Pennsylvania. Please keep Sean, Julie, Phinehas and Simeon in your prayers.
+ Bede was a monk at the English monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow, in Northumbria. From the age of seven, he spent all his life at that monastery except for a few brief visits to nearby sites. He says of himself: “I have devoted my energies to a study of the Scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.” He was the first person to write scholarly works in the English language, although unfortunately only fragments of his English writings have survived. He translated the Gospel of John into Old English, completing the work on the very day of his death. He also wrote extensively in Latin. He wrote commentaries on the Pentateuch and other portions of Holy Scripture. His best-known work is his History of the English Church and People, a classic that has frequently been translated and is available in Penguin Paperbacks. It gives a history of Britain up to 729, speaking of the Celtic peoples who were converted to Christianity during the first three centuries of the Christian era, and the invasion of the Anglo-Saxon pagans in the fifth and sixth centuries, and their subsequent conversion by Celtic missionaries from the north and west, and Roman missionaries from the south and east. His work is our chief source for the history of the British Isles during this period. Fortunately, Bede was careful to sort fact from hearsay, and to tell us the sources of his information. He also wrote hymns and other verse, the first martyrology with historical notes, letters and homilies, works on grammar, on chronology and astronomy — he was aware that the earth is a sphere, and he is the first historian to date events Anno Domini, and the earliest known writer to state that the solar year is not exactly 365 and a quarter days long, so that the Julian calendar (one leap year every four years) requires some adjusting if the months are not to get out of step with the seasons.
+ 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 Men’s Group which meets Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft will meet next Tuesday, May 27.
+ Our Monday morning Bible study will meet June 2, 2014 in the Undercroft. For further information about the Monday morning Bible Study please contact Priscilla King, 540-456-6458 – email@example.com.
+ 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.