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Parable of the Sower

The Week of the Sexagesima at All Saints
 

February 17, Feria
    10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study
     12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 18, St. Simeon, Bishop and Martyr

   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


February 19,  Feria
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass
   5:45 p.m. - Agape Classes & Dinner


February 20, Feria
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


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


February 22, St. Joseph of Arimathea
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


 
Curious about Gesimatide? Read about this
short season in our church year at the Earth & Altar blog.

Agape this Wednesday

Please join us for Agape this Wednesday. We will begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. followed by classes for all ages.

Click here to RSVP for Agape
All Saints Music Director Ken Myers curates Cantica sacra, a website dedicated to the music sung at All Saints and it's rich tradition. Bookmark the site and check often for updates!

Book Group for Boys

The next  Boys' Book Group is planned for Sunday, March 15, during Coffee Hour. The boys will discuss C.S.Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as well Prince Caspian

We're hoping to read and discuss literature that has not only stood the test of time but that would also appeal to this age group of boys. Please bring your classic book suggestion to the next  meeting so we can develop our reading schedule.  Please email 
kristengodbold@gmail.com to register.


Support local farmers this summer, and friend's of our parish (Fr. Dan & Alice's son!), by signing up for their awesome vegetable CSA.

Find more info, and pick-up site locations, on their website -- click here.

Women's Lenten Retreat

The Women's Lenten Retreat will take place at All Saints this year on Saturday, March 28. Bishop Chad Jones will lead the retreat on the theme of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Find more information online: http://www.allsaintscville.org/retreat/

Confirmation on March 29

Bishop Chad Jones will be with us at All Saints on Passion Sunday, March 29. If you or your child wish to be confirmed, please speak to Fr. Sean.

Fr. Sean's Sermon for Sexagesima


The Sower - Van Gogh

Excerpt: "But God did not resign his role of Sower for man to squander. In this parable, God is again sowing seed--this time He is doing it to bring man back to Himself. In order to accomplish this, He actually gives Himself to man freely."
 

Read the rest & listen to sermon audio on our website, click here.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is February 26 this year and only a little more than one week away. It is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is mostly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us, as well as being a token of grief, in this case, grief for our sins that separate us from God. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember oh man that thou are dust, and unto dust thou shalt return.” It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of penitential prayer, fasting & abstinence. Some faithful take the rest of the day off from work and remain home. Small children, the elderly and sick are exempt from this observance.While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

Contact us at:
3889 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 979-2842
www.allsaintscville.org

Office: allsaintscville@gmail.com
Fr. Spencer: frgmspencer@gmail.com
Fr. Sean: mcd.seanedwards@gmail.com

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