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Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds - Giotto, c. 1297

The Week of Trinity XVIII at All Saints
October 1, St. Remigius, B.C.
   10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

October 2, Holy Guardian Angels
   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

October 3,  Teresa of Lisieux, V.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass
   5:45 p.m. - Agape meal & classes

October 4, St. Francis Assisi, C. (see below)
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

October 5, Ss. Placidus & Companions, Mm.
   10-11:45 a.m. - Coffee Hour for Mothers
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

October 6, St. Bruno, C.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass
Agape this Week
Agape dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. followed by classes for all ages. Please let us know if you plan to attend so our cook can prepare accordingly.

You can find a schedule posted on our website,
Coming to Agape? Click here.
We still need a two more cooks to fill out the fall Agape cook schedule in November.
If you are interested or able to cook,

please click here to learn more and sign up.

Parish Workday - Saturday, October 6

There will be a workday at All Saints on Saturday morning, October 6th. Below is a list of jobs to be done that day. Please email Junior Warden Austin Jamison (austinejamison@gmail.comif you're able to help.

It would probably work best if those coming could pick one of these jobs beforehand and bring some of the needed supplies/tools. If you just want to show up, we can put you to work as well. Children are welcome, especially if they can help.

Outdoor jobs:

1. Children's play area prep and installation of vinyl fence, 6x6 border and spreading stone. We will supply everything for this project. Other aspects of the project that might get done include spreading mulch and installing a tether ball poll.
2. Weeding - mostly in beds in front of church.
3. Pruning - mostly the large bushes near the back entrance and around the parking lot - need pruners, saws, etc.
4. Ditch digging - clearing out a ditch along the driveway and filling in a washed out area - need shovel, hoes, and wheelbarrow.

Indoors jobs:

1. Cleaning scuff and pencil marks from walls - we will bring some magic eraser, but need scrub brush, rags, buckets.
2. Checking paint cans in basement - opening old paints cans to see which ones are dried out and need to be tossed and which ones are still good and match walls/trim somewhere in church. Bring paint can opener and brushes.
3. Light carpentry work - some pew repair, hanging sign for nursery, weatherstripping front door, maybe some work in Fr. Sean's new office.

We plan to get started around 8:30 and should be there most of the morning.

Ministry Opportunity & Craft Day!
Please join us in supporting Kurt Johnson and Audrey Moruza in their ministry work with Kairos Prison Ministry. Kairos hosts two weekend events in October for incarcerated individuals and there are three areas All Saints parishioner can support this work (see below). Click here to read more information on Kairos and ways to help.

- Join us for an after-church art session on Sunday, October 7, at church to decorate posters and placemats based on God's love for each and all of us. All crafting materials are provided, and all artistic abilities (child and adult) are welcome!

- Sign up electronically on the Prayer Vigil list - click here.

- Bake cookies for the event! (You must follow the directions and recipes provided here) Cookies need to be delivered to Audrey on October 7 or October 10 at Agape. 

Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia Banquets
Please speak to Katy Shonka or Paul Moruza if you would like to attend a Pregnancy Center banquet dinner this year. The dinner is taking place on October 20 (Saturday). You can find more information on their website:

Fr. Glenn's Sermon for Trinity XVIII

Excerpt: Love is the greatest of all virtues and Christ has made it our most accurate identifiable behavior. And the truth is, we may live lives of love because the heavenly virtues of faith, hope, and love have been infused into our soul through the grace of Holy Baptism. Because we really and truly participate in the life of the Shepherd of Love through the grace of baptism and the sacrament of the Altar, we really and truly can live a life of love in the Church and in the world. ...

Read the rest of the sermon here.
Saints Bio: St. Francis of Assisi

Francis was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. His early years were frivolous, but an experience of sickness and another of military service were instrumental in leading him to reflect on the purpose of life. One day, in the church of San Damiano, he seemed to hear Christ saying to him, “Francis, repair my falling house.” He took the words literally, and sold a bale of silk from his father’s warehouse to pay for repairs to the church of San Damiano. His father was outraged, and there was a public confrontation at which his father disinherited and disowned him, and he in turn renounced his father’s wealth–one account says that he not only handed his father his purse, but also took off his expensive clothes, laid them at his father’s feet, and walked away naked. He declared himself “wedded to Lady Poverty”, renounced all material possessions, and devoted himself to serving the poor. In his day the most dreaded of all diseases was something known as leprosy. (It is probably not the same as either the modern or the Biblical disease of that name.) Lepers were kept at a distance and regarded with fear and disgust. Francis cared for them, fed them, bathed their sores, and kissed them. Since he could not pay for repairs to the Church of San Damiano, he undertook to repair it by his own labors. He moved in with the priest, and begged stones lying useless in fields, shaping them for use in repairing the church. He got his meals, not by asking for money so that he might live at the expense of others, but by scrounging crusts and discarded vegetable from trash-bins, and by working as a day laborer, insisting on being paid in bread, milk, eggs, or vegetables rather than in money. Soon a few companions joined him. Dante in his Paradiso has Aquinas say of him:
“Let me tell you of a youth whose aristocratic father disowned Him because of his love for a beautiful lady. She had been married before, to Christ, and was so faithful a spouse to Him that, while Mary only stood at the foot of the Cross, she leaped up to be with Him on the Cross. These two of whom I speak are Francis and the Lady Poverty. As they walked along together, the sight of their mutual love drew men’s hearts after them. Bernard saw them and ran after them, kicking off his shoes to run faster to so great a peace. Giles and Sylvester saw them, kicked off their shoes and ran to join them….”

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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3889 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 979-2842

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