Mass Schedule – All Saints (November 1, 2015)
02, All Souls’ Day
03, St. Winifred, Virgin/Martyr 650 A.D.
07, St. Willibrord, Archbp. Utrecht 738 A.D.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education for all ages meets this Wednesday, November 4. We will begin serving our common meal at 5:45 p.m. and education classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please come and bring a friend. Classes are over by 7:15 p.m. Our senior postulant & seminarian, Sean McDermott, will instruct our adult education class (three Wednesday sessions) on The Incarnation as taught by the Fathers, Anglican Worthies, & contemporary Anglo Catholic Theologians.
+ Willibrord, first Archbishop of Utrecht, is one of the missionaries sent out by the Anglo-Saxon Christians about a century after they had themselves been Christianized by missionaries in the south and east of England from Rome and the Continent, and in the north and west from the Celtic peoples of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales Our information about Willibrord comes to us from the Venerable Bede (History of the English Church and People, v. 10-11) and from a biography by his younger kinsman Alcuin (Minister of Education under the Emperor Charlemagne). Willibrord was born in Northumbria in England about 658, and studied in France and Ireland. In 690 he set out with 12 companions to preach to the pagans of Frisia (a region roughly coextensive with the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, including some adjacent territories and the Frisian Islands in the North Sea). His work was interrupted several times by wars, and he left for a while to preach to the Danes instead. He died 7 November 739. Willibrord is a symbol of ties between England Catholics and those of Holland.
+ Our missions committee has planned a mission opportunity for any of our parishioners who would like to lend a hand to our mission in Blacksburg, VA. This is a hands on, one day project for beautifying the parish church of St. Philip’s. The workday is planned for next Saturday, November 7, and everyone on the missions committee is excited and looking forward to making a concrete contribution to good work of Fr. Wade Miller and his parishioners! I think this will be great. We want to build a strong relationship with Fr. Miller and the parish as well as bless them with some labor. Our tentative schedule for the day is:
9:15/9:30: Arrive at St. Philips
Break for lunch
5:30: Wrap up work
Grab some pizza and head back home.
+ All Saints Men’s Group will met next November 3, at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft.
+ The Holy Communion is celebrated Monday 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.