Mass Schedule – Trinity VIII (July 17, 2016)
19, St. Vincent de Paul
22, St. Mary Magdalene
+ Mary Magdalene is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on before sunrise on Easter Sunday to anoint His body. She was the first to see the Risen Lord, and to announce His Resurrection to the apostles. Accordingly, she is referred to in early Christian writings as “the apostle to the Apostles.” Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany (sister of Martha and Lazarus), and the unnamed penitent woman who anointed Jesus’s feet (Luke 7:36-48) are sometimes supposed to be the same woman. The report that Jesus had cast seven demons out of her (Luke 8:2), as well as her description as “a notorious sinner” has led some to speculate that she had been a prostitute before she met Jesus — of course “notorious sinners” comes in many varieties and it may have been that she was a local politician rather than a prostitute or maybe both. Because of the assumption that Mary Magdalene had been a spectacular sinner, and also perhaps because she is described as weeping at the tomb of Jesus on the Resurrection morning, she is often portrayed in art as weeping, or with eyes red from mournful exhaustion. From this appearance we derive the English word “maudlin,” meaning “effusively or tearfully sentimental.” Magdalen College at Oxford, and a Magdalene College at Cambridge (different spelling), commemorate this most loved disciple of our Lord.
+ 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.