Mass Schedule – Lent II (February 21, 2016)
22, Lenten Feria
23, Lenten Feria
24, St. Matthias, AP.M.
25, Lenten Feria
26, Lenten Feria
27, Lenten Feria
+ There is no mention of a Matthias among the lists of disciples or followers of Jesus in the three synoptic Gospels, but according to Acts, he had been with Jesus from his Baptism by John until his Ascension. In the days following, Peter proposed that the assembled disciples, who numbered about one hundred and twenty, nominate two men to replace Judas. They chose Joseph call Barsabas (whose surname was Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Matthias was present with the other apostles at Pentecost. No further information about Matthias is to be found in the New Testament. Even his name is variable: the Syriac version of Eusebius calls him throughout not Matthias but “Tolmai”, not to be confused with Bartholomew (which means Son of Tolmai), who was one of the twelve original Apostles; Clement of Alexandria says some identified him with Zacchaeus while others identify him with Barnabas or Nathanael in the Gospel of John. The tradition of the Greeks says that St. Matthias planted the faith about Cappadocia and on the coasts of the Caspian Sea, residing chiefly near the port named Issus.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education for all ages begins the Lenten term this Wednesday, February 24, 2016. We will begin serving the meal at 5:45 pm and after a time fellowship we have classes for all age groups. Chris James continues his Lenten devotional series on St. John of the Cross’ The Ascent of Mount Carmel and St. Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle. All blessings!
+ All Saints Men’s Group will meets each Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft of the parish church.
+ Our Monday Morning Bible Study is also into its Lenten term. The Bible study meets each Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For further information contact Priscilla King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ 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.