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The Week of Ascension I at All Saints

May 17, St. Paschal Baylon, C.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

May 18, Of the Octave
   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

May 19, St. Dunstan, B.C. (see below)
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

May 20, Of the Octave
    (Comm. St. Bernadin of Siena, C.)
    12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

May 21, Feria 
    12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

May 22, Vigil of Pentecost
    9 a.m. - Confirmation Class
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

May 23, Whitsunday
    9 a.m. - Mass 
   10:30 a.m. - Mass
   12:30 p.m. - SMAC Planning Meeting
All Saints Men's Group

Men of the parish are invited to attend the weekly Men's Group at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Undercroft. The group meets for a light breakfast, study led by Fr. Dan, and prayer.

Updated Covid Guidelines
     After discussing with the other clergy, I have decided that we will go back to two services this coming week, Whitsunday. This will give us a week to adjust to two-services before the Bishop's visit on Trinity Sunday. No one is required to wear a mask. There will be no social distancing, and no pew reservations. Of course, anyone who wishes to wear a mask may do so. Also, remember that we have weekday Mass at 12:15 Monday through Saturday.

     Now that we are returning to our full routine, here are a few announcements and changes. 

     1. Both the 9 and 10:30 Sunday services will be sung. The 9 a.m. Mass will have no incense but will now have a cantor. The 10:30 will have incense and the full choir.
     2. Ushers will bring the offering plate to pews during the offertory, but will no longer 'release' pews for Communion. The first pew should come up after the choir at the 10:30, and after the Communion Proper at the 9 a.m.
     3. We will now receive in two kinds and kneel at the altar rail to receive.
     4. We will resume Coffee Hour and the Nursery during the 10:30. Please talk to Julie if you can volunteer to help get these ministries back up and running.
     5. We will no longer livestream the Mass.
     If anyone wants to speak to me directly, feel free to text/call (434-409-3489), and we can find a time to talk. 

- Fr. Glenn

Welcome baby Harlan!

Praise God for the safe arrival of Harlan Randolph McDermott! Harlan was born May 14th at 8 p.m. on the dot and weighs 7 lb 2 oz. We rejoice that he and Whitney are both doing well! 

The McDermott's Meal Train is up and running. Click here to take them a meal!

Sermon for the Sunday after Ascension

You can find Fr. Dan's sermon on our website, click here.
Saints Bio: St. Dunstan

Dunstan was born near Glastonbury in the southwest of England about the year 909, ten years after the death of King Alfred. During the Viking invasions of the ninth century, monasteries had been favorite targets of the invaders, and by Dunstan’s time English monasticism had been wiped out. In its restoration in the tenth century, Dunstan played the leading role. He was born of an upper-class family, and sent to court, where he did not fit in. At the urging of his uncle, the Bishop of Westminster, he became a monk and a priest, and returned to Glastonbury, where he built a hut near the ruins of the old monastery, and devoted himself to study, music, metal working (particularly the art of casting church bells, an art which he is said to have advanced considerably), and painting. A manuscript illuminated by him is in the British Museum. He returned to court and was again asked to leave; but then King Edmund had a narrow escape from death while hunting, and in gratitude recalled Dunstan and in 943 commissioned him to re-establish monastic life at Glastonbury. (Glastonbury is one of the oldest Christian sites in England, and is associated in legend with King Arthur and his Court, with Joseph of Arimathea, and with other worthies. It has been said that the Holy Grail, the chalice of the Last Supper, is hidden somewhere near Glastonbury.) Under Dunstan’s direction, Glastonbury became an important center both of monasticism and of learning. The next king, Edred, adopted Dunstan’s ideas for various reforms of the clergy (including the control of many cathedrals by monastic chapters) and for relations with the Danish settlers. These policies made Dunstan popular in the North of England, but unpopular in the South. Edred was succeeded by his sixteen-year-old nephew Edwy, whom Dunstan openly rebuked for unchastity. The furious Edwy drove Dunstan into exile, but the North rose in rebellion on his behalf. When the dust settled, Edwy was dead, his brother Edgar was king, and Dunstan was Archbishop of Canterbury. The coronation service which Dunstan compiled for Edgar is the earliest English coronation service of which the full text survives, and is the basis for all such services since, down to the present. With the active support of King Edgar, Dunstan re-established monastic communities at Malmesbury, Westminster, Bath, Exeter, and many other places. Around 970 he presided at a conference of bishops, abbots, and abbesses, which drew up a national code of monastic observance, the Regularis Concordia. It followed the Benedictine order, but under it the monasteries were actively involved in the life of the surrounding community. For centuries thereafter the Archbishop of Canterbury was always a monk. Dunstan took an active role in politics under Edgar and his successor Edward, but under the next king, Ethelred, he retired from politics and concentrated on running the Canterbury cathedral school for boys, where he was apparently successful in raising the academic standards while reducing the incidence of corporal punishment. On Ascension Day in 988, he told the congregation that he was near to death, and died two days later.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

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