MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEXAGESIMA (FEBRUARY 12, 2012)
6, Monday – Feria
7, Tuesday – St. Valentine
8, Wednesday – Feria
9, Thursday – Feria
10, Friday – Feria
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group meets Feb. 14, Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.
+ Red Beans & Rice, Nut-free Waldorf Salad, & Flourless Chocolate Cake are on the menu for the Wednesday Agape Meal and Christian Ed beginning at 5:45 p.m. with dinner; classes for all age groups meet from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
+ Priscilla King is organizing a weekday Precept Bible study for All Saints and friends. The class will be taught in the Undercroft. Please look over the questionnaire that was in the bulleting Sunday for the possibilities.
+ Daily Mass at 12:15 p.m.
+ Choir Rehearsal is after the Agape on Wednesday
+ Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be February 21 starting at 5:45 p.m. in the Undercroft! The Men’s Group is doing all the work and the proceeds ($3 per person/ $10 per family) will go to support our diocese’s Lenten project of building a school in Haiti.
+Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent is Wednesday February 22 – will have three services:
7:30 a.m. The Imposition of Ashes
12:15 p.m. Holy Communion
6:30 p.m. The Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Communion
Valentine is the name of several martyred saints who lived in Rome. The only thing really known of the St. Valentine we memorialize on February 14 is that he was a martyred priest and he was buried on that date north of Rome and he was born February 16 around 269. He was not associated with romantic love until the fourteenth century in England in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Parliament of Foules. In 269 St. Valentine was arrested by Roman officials for assisting martyrs during the persecution under Claudius II. When he refused to turn his back on Christ he was first beaten with clubs and then beheaded.