Mass Schedule – Week of Trinity XII (September 7, 2014)
08, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10, Feria – The Agape New Semester
+ It is impossible not to see that Michelangelo has depicted Moses with horns. Why? This is an example of a misinterpretation that stuck and then the error was developed in art and thinking for years. The error is a result of Jerome’s failed attempt to interpret the word in the Hebrew text that described Moses’ face after he had received the Law the second time. The word in the Hebrew text is karan which is based on the root word keren which sometimes means horns and so Jerome translated the phrase describing Moses’ face this way: “And behold he knew not that his face was horned from his conversation with the Lord.” The correct translation is the one St. Paul used for the text from this past Sunday’s epistle: “the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory (shinning) of his countenance…” This is a good example of how error inhibits our understanding and leads to more error.
+ This coming Wednesday is the first Agape of the new school year and I hope you all can come out and bring a friend. Thanks goes out to all our cooks, teachers, and helpers and especially to Jackie Jamison for her leadership in organizing and developing our Wednesday Agape. Here is a note from her on the upcoming year: “Things will proceed similarly to last year with three classes led by the same teachers (Sr. Lynda for the preschoolers, me for the elementary kids, and Charlie for upper elementary and middle school). I want to encourage parents to encourage kids not to “age up” to Charlie’s class before fourth grade. Even though that class right now is small, if we let the age creep downward, it won’t serve its purpose as a place for older kids who do end up coming!
Another thing that hasn’t changed is our need for a second adult volunteer in each of the three classrooms. I have made a schedule for the first two weeks (see below) that is just parents, and during that time we will recruit non-parent volunteers as well. Two changes are planned: First, we will have a member of the choir run the communal music time at the beginning of the children’s classes each week. I think the plan is for that time to sometimes include a short bit of musical instruction, and then learning a song together. And secondly, we will ring the church bell when the classes start at 6:30 so all kids will know when it’s time to head to class. Please tell your kids that the bell ringing means they need to be in Sr. Lynda’s classroom!”
+ 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 will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ 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.