MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF QUINQUAGESIMA (FEBRUARY 19, 2012)
20, Monday – Feria
21, Tuesday – Feria (Shrove Tuesday)
22, Wednesday – Ash Wednesday
23, Thursday – Feria
24, Friday – St Matthias
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group meets Feb. 21, Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.
+ Anyone wishing to make their confession please call, text or email Fr. Spencer. (434-409-3489)
+ The Men’s Group is preparing the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper beginning at 5:45 p.m. Suggested donations are $3/person up to $10/family. All proceeds will go to support our diocese’s Lenten project of building a school in Haiti.
+ Ash Wednesday will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. Imposition of Ashes;
12:15 p.m. Holy Communion (Imposition of Ashes after the 12:15 p.m. Holy Communion); 6:30 p.m. Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion.
+ 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.
+ No Agape or class this Wednesday
The season of Lent had a double origin; it was a period of penitential preparation for the Easter festival; and at the earliest time it was the period when the catechumens received their final training for baptism or confirmation. Following this, the present day fast of Lent is not only our approach to the glories of Easter but also it is a time of penitence, and of recalling one’s baptism with all that that involved. But the penitence is not to be purely personal and internal – a private penance for one’s own sins – it must also be corporate and external; the Church, through all her members acting together, doing penance for her own failings and for the sins of the world.