MASS SCHEDULE – WEEK OF THE EPIPHANY (January 6, 2014)
6, The Epiphany
7, Feria (Octave)
8, Feria (Octave)
9, Feria (Octave)
10, Feria (Octave)
+ The EPIPHANY is one of the oldest Christian feasts, other than Easter and Pentecost, and the focus is upon Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Divine and yet Human. We follow the Western calendar in which the feast falls on January 6 – 13 days after Christmas. The name of the feast in Eastern Orthodoxy may be rendered “Theophany” as in “God shinning forth.” (By the way, Ash Wednesday is March 5 this year and we will not have the Agape that Wednesday. However we will have the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 4 at 6:30!) The season of Epiphany will end with the pre-Lenten Sundays that begin with Septuagesima, which this year will fall on February 16. Epiphany has several guiding images taken from the life of our Lord Jesus Christ beginning with the Visit of the Magi and followed up with the loss and then discovery of our Lord in the Temple of Jerusalem when he was 12-years-old. Other dominant images through the season are the Baptism of Christ and the Wedding at Cana and our Lord’s healings of the sick.
+ WEDNESDAY SCHOOL AND AGAPE OF 2014 will resume this Wednesday, January 8 at 5:45 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 and run till 7:15 p.m. 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 meets Tuesday January 7, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Our next Monday morning Bible study will meet January 13, 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.