MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF TRINITY XXI (October 28, 2012)
29, Monday – Feria
30, Tuesday – Feria
31, Wednesday – Feria
1, Thursday – All Saints Day (also day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, see below)
2, Friday – All Souls Day
+ All Saints Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 1 at 12:15 pm. All Souls’ Day will be celebrated on Friday, November 2 at 12:15 pm. As you have seen from our Mass schedule just about everyday of the week marks the celebration of the life of a specific saint. All Saints Day is tied to the Communion of Saints, a doctrine of comfort that declares that the Church is not divided by death. We affirm this truth in the hymn “The Church’s One Foundation.”
“Yet she on earth hath union
With God, the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won…”
When we celebrate the Holy Communion, we celebrate with our loved ones who are with our Lord. There are more saints than there are days and so on All Saints we celebrate the life and witness of all the saints of God, in a way commemorating “the unknown saints.”
All Soul’s is the commemoration of all the faithful departed as well, but slightly different. The Church prays for, and remembers, the faithful departed throughout the entire year. However, All Souls is a day of solemn supplication on behalf of the faithful departed in which the main intention of the Mass for their “continual growth in thy (God’s) love and service.” Typically Christians will take this day to offer prayers up on behalf of their departed relatives and friends.
+ This Thursday, November 1, is the Barnabas Aid Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. As part of their Proclaim Freedom campaign, Barnabas Aid invites you to join them on Thursday for 24 hours dedicated to interceding for the suffering churches and believers around the world. As Christians around the world in different time zones follow the prayer guide Barnabas Aid created, each country will be listed repeatedly to the Lord. The guide focuses on a different country every 30 minutes and crosses the globe from East to West.
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet October 30, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Don’t forget the Monday Morning Bible Study that meets in the Undercroft at 10:30 a.m. Priscilla King is leading a study of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Canceled this week due to weather.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education is Wednesday October 31. We have regular classes for the nursery and the children, as well as adult education. Fr. Glenn is teaching The Revelation of St. John the Divine at the Wednesday agape. We are especially looking at how the imagery used by John enabled the first Christians to confront the political idolatries in a world dominated by Roman power and ideology. The Revelation calls Christians to eschew those who would make themselves God’s rivals for the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
+Also remember to RSVP Fr. Dan Malcolm who, along with his team is preparing dinner! The agape dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Child and adult education classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and are over at 7:15 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 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.
+ 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!