MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT (December 9, 2012)
10, Monday – Feria
11, Tuesday – Feria
12, Wednesday – Feria
13, Thursday – St. Lucia – Pray for the church in South Korea
14, Friday – Feria
+ St. Lucy, also known as St. Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church. According to her narrative she born in 286 and while she was still young her father died. Her mother arranged for her to marry a young pagan, but Lucy urged her mother to spend her dowry on the poor instead of a bridegroom. She had given her heart to another Bridegroom, by which she meant our Lord Jesus Christ. When the young man discovered that her wealth was being distributed to the poor, he denounced her to the local magistrate who ordered her burned as a sacrifice to the Emperor’s image. When she was told that she was to burn her reply was, “I offer to Him myself, let Him do with His offering what it pleases Him.” But they were unable to burn her so they plucked her eyes out and stabbed her. She is known as a patron saint of the blind and of writers.
+ Monday Morning Bible Study – This group has completed its thirteen week study of the Letter to the Hebrews as of December 10. Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the undercroft and will begin a new thirteen week study of the Old Testament prophet Daniel using the Precept Ministry resource “God’s Blueprint for Bible Prophecy:Daniel”. This is not “for women only” and all who are able are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information about obtaining the book or for any other questions, please contact Priscilla King, kingplk [at] gmail.com, 540-456-6458.
+ Angel Tree – Next Sunday, December 16, is ingathering Sunday for gifts purchased for an Angel Tree recipient. Please bring your gift with tag to church next Sunday if you have not already done so. If for any reason you cannot get your gift to the church by next Sunday, please contact Priscilla King, kingplk [at] gmail.com, 540-456-6458
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet December 11, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education is Wednesday, December 12. Ken Myers will be lecturing on Church Music and the Church Year at the Wednesday agape. This will be our last class for the year and we will resume the agape and classes on January 9, 2013.
+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. [email protected]
+ 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!