MASS SCHEDULE – WEEK ADVENT III.13 (December 15, 2013)
18, Ember Day
20, Ember Day
+ The 3rd Sunday in Advent is also known as Gaudete Sunday or Rose Sunday. Gaudete is taken from the Introit for the 3rd Sunday which begins: “Gaudete in Domino semper: interim dico, gaudete…” – “Rejoice ye in the Lord, and again I say, rejoice ye!” We wear rose vestments this Sunday, the rose candle is lit, and our liturgical use permits flowers on the Altar for the Sunday services.
+ Ember Days are four separate sets of days within the same week – Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday – set apart for abstinence and prayer for guidance and discernment of the suitability of aspirants for Holy Orders. Since the 5th century the Ember Days have been traditional days for the ordination of clergy.
+ 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 17, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Our next Monday morning Bible study will meet January 6, 2014 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.