MASS SCHEDULE – WEEK ADVENT II.13 (December 8, 2013)
13, St. Lucy, 304 A.D.
+ 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.
+ WEDNESDAY SCHOOL AND AGAPE OF 2014 will resume Wednesday, January 8 at 5:45 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 and run till 7:15 p.m. We will have classes for all age groups and our schedule will be published next Sunday. Please call Jackie Jamison if you are interested in volunteering with the children’s classes since classroom assistants are needed!
+ All Saints Men’s Group next meeting is Tuesday December 10, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Our next Monday morning Bible study will meet December 16 in the Undercroft. For further information about the Monday morning Bible Study please contact Priscilla King, 540-456-6458 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ 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.