Mass Schedule – Trinity XXI (Oct. 16, 2016)
18, St. Luke
19, St. Frideswide
21, St. Hilarion
22, Martyrs of New Guinea
+ St. Frideswide, Virgin, patroness of Oxford, lived from about 650 to 735. According to the earliest accounts, she was the child of King Didan and Safrida, and was brought up to holiness by Algiva. She refused the proffered hand of King Algar, a Mercian, and fled from him to Oxford. It was in vain that he pursued her; a mysterious blindness fell on him, and he left her in her cell. From this eventually developed the monastery in which she died in 19 October (her principal feast), and was buried. The earliest written life now extant was not composed until four hundred years after her death, but it is generally admitted that the substance of the tradition has every appearance of verisimilitude. From the time of her translation in 1180 from her original tomb to the great shrine of her church, her fame spread far and wide; for the university was now visited by students from all parts, who went twice a year in solemn procession to her shrine and kept her feasts with great solemnity. Cardinal Wolsey transformed her monastery into Christ Church College, King Henry made her church into Oxford cathedral, but her shrine was dismantled, and her relics, which seem to have been preserved, were relegated to some out-of-the-way corner of the parish church.
+ All Saints Men’s Group will meets next on Tuesday, October 25, at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft.
+ Our Monday Morning Bible Study will meet next on Monday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.
+ 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.