MASS SCHEDULE – SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (March 16, 2014)
17, St. Patrick
18, St. Cyril of Jerusalem
19, St. Joseph, Spouse of the BVM
20, St. Cuthbert
21, St. Benedict, Abbot 543 A.D.
+ Wednesday School and Agape meets this Wednesday, March 19 at 5:45 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 and run till 7:15 p.m. Please contact Jackie Jamison if you are interested in volunteering with the children’s classes since classroom assistants are needed!
Our Wednesday Study of Francois Fenelon by Chris James:
March 19 – The Interior Life
March 26 – The idea of pure love
April 2 – Disinterestedness
April 9 – Simplicity
+ Cuthbert (c. 634-687) Monk and Bishop of the island of Lindisfarne from 685-687, is known for his piety and zeal for preaching, teaching and visiting the people of his diocese. Pious tradition has it that he was blessed with the gifts of prophecy and of healing. May the Church continue to be blessed by such powerful bishops and priests.
“Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy Saints sing with joyfulness; for thy servant David’s sake, turn not away the presence of thine Anointed.”
+Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary, is truly a saint for our times – a day in which so many families are marked by fathers who choose not to fulfill their responsibilities and promises both to their wives and children. Joseph stands as a good example of one who responds to God’s presence in life – for him it came to him in his dream, in which he was told, “fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”
+ Saint Benedict (c. 480 – 550) is the father of Western monasticism. Benedict renounced the worldly education he was receiving as a youth in Rome, and became a hermit in Subiaco, Italy. He began a monastery there, which was followed by another one in Monte Cassino. In all, he created twelve monasteries of twelve monks each, which were called “schools for the Lord’s service.” He lived the remainder of his life with a small band of monks at Monte Cassino, where he composed what would come to be known as the Rule of Saint Benedict – marked by prudence, obedience and monastic zeal. Unique among rules, his provides both founding principles and an outline of the monastic way of life. Having never been ordained, he serves as a model for all in our day, of faithfulness and a godly focus of life.
+ All Saints Men’s Group meets Tuesday March 25, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Our next Monday morning Bible study will meet March 24, 2014 in the Undercroft. For further information about the Monday morning Bible Study please contact Priscilla King, 540-456-6458 – [email protected]
+ Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday 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.