Mass Schedule – Easter II (April 19 , 2015)
21, St. Anselm
22, The Patronage of St. Joseph
23, St. George
25, St. Mark, Evangelist
+ According to tradition St. George was a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a guard of Diocletian who was martyred during that emperor’s persecution of the Church. He is venerated in the Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church. He is regarded as the most prominent military saint. He was likely born into a Christian noble family around 275 AD and he was martyred on April 23, 303 for begin a Christian. St. George presented in icons as the dragon slayer. The general iconographic interpretation is that the dragon represents both Satan and the Roman Empire. Within ten years of his George’s death, Constantine the Great issued the Edict of Milan putting an end to the persecution of the Church.
+ Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary, is truly a saint for our day in which so many families are marked by fathers who choose not to fulfill their responsibilities and promises both to their wives and children. Joseph stands as a good example of one who responds to God’s presence in life – for him it came to him in his dream, in which he was told, “fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”
+ Wednesday, April 29, Agape & Christian Education and I hope you all can come out as well as bring a friend. I have resumed the class I started last fall on the Sacraments of the Church. 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. All teachers please remember that class is over at 7:15.
+All Saints Men’s Group will meets next, April 28, at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft.
+ The Holy Communion is celebrated this week Wednesday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
+ 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.