Mass Schedule – Trinity IX (July 24, 2016)
25, St. James, Apostle & Martyr
26, St. Anne, Mother of the BVM
29, St. Martha
+ James and John were apparently from a higher social level than the average fisherman. Their father could afford hired servants and John (assuming him to be identical with the “beloved disciple”) had connections with the high priest (J 18:15). Jesus nicknamed the two brothers “sons of thunder,” perhaps meaning that they were headstrong, hot-tempered, and impulsive; and so they seem to be in two incidents reported in the Gospels. On one occasion, Jesus and the disciples were refused the hospitality of a Samaritan village, and James and John proposed to call down fire from heaven on the offenders. On another occasion, their mother asked Jesus for a special place of honor in the Kingdom, and were told that the place of honor is the place of suffering. Finally, about AD 42, shortly before Passover (Acts 12), James was beheaded by order of King Herod Agrippa I, grandson of Herod the Great who had tried to kill the infant Jesus which narrative may be found in Matthew 2. Herod Agrippa was also the nephew of Herod Antipas who killed John the Baptist which narrative may be found in Mark 6; Agrippa was the one who examined Jesus on Good Friday and he was the father of Herod Agrippa II who heard the defence of Paul before Festus which narrative may be found in Acts 25. James was the first of the Twelve to suffer martyrdom, and the only one of the Twelve whose death is recorded in the New Testament.
+ 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.