MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF Trinity XIV (September 9, 2012)
10, Monday – Feria
11, Tuesday – Feria
12, Wednesday – Agape & Christian Education New Year!
13, Thursday – Feria
14, Friday – Exaltation of the Holy Cross
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education kick off is Wednesday September 12! For our first Wednesday Agape we will have six VIPs representing our missions’ partnerships. Each mission rep will have a five-minute presentation to give us a glimpse into how our parish is helping them reach out for Christ in word and deed. There will be regular classes for the nursery and the children. Also remember to RSVP Fr. Dan Malcolm who is preparing a special dinner for the first session of the new year! Danmalcolm9@gmail.com + All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet September 4th, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Early in the fourth century St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. She razed the Temple of Aphrodite, which tradition held was built over the Savior’s tomb, and her son built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher over the tomb. During the excavation, workers found three crosses. Legend has it that the one on which Jesus died was identified when its touch healed a dying woman. The cross immediately became an object of veneration. At a Good Friday celebration in Jerusalem toward the end of the fourth century, according to an eyewitness, the wood was taken out of its silver container and placed on a table together with the inscription Pilate ordered placed above Jesus’ head: Then “all the people pass through one by one; all of them bow down, touching the cross and the inscription, first with their foreheads, then with their eyes; and, after kissing the cross, they move on.”
To this day the Eastern Churches, Roman Catholic and Anglican Communion alike, celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on the September anniversary of the basilica’s dedication. The feast entered the Western calendar in the seventh century after Emperor Heraclius recovered the cross from the Persians, who had carried it off in 614, 15 years earlier. According to the story, the emperor intended to carry the cross back into Jerusalem himself, but was unable to move forward until he took off his imperial garb and became a barefoot pilgrim.
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet September 11, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Daily Mass is celebrated at 12:15 p.m. You and your family members are all remembered by name at the Altar of God every week. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers!
+ 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.