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St. Andrew - Artus Wolffort, c. 1600

The Week of Advent I at All Saints

November 30, St. Andrew, Ap. M.
  10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study   
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass
   6:45 p.m. - Sr. Lynda's Class
   7 p.m. - Youth Group

December 1, Feria
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 2, St. Peter Chrysologus, B.C.D.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 3, St. Francis Xavier, C.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 4, St. Clement of Alexandria, C.D.
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 5, Feria
   5 p.m. - Mass

December 6, Advent II
   9 a.m. - Mass & Livestream
  10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. - Mass
   2 p.m. - Annual Meeting via Zoom


Music to Begin Advent

     We will be singing “Creator of the stars of night” together all during Advent. This page at Cantica sacra provides some background information about the hymn, and recordings to sing with or listen to. This page has further background about the tune to which we sing the hymn.

     This weekend, we sang “Come, thou long expected Jesus.” You can read more about it and sing along with the choir’s recording here.

     J. S. Bach wrote three cantatas for use on the First Sunday in Advent. You can learn more about the best known of these —  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61) — and listen to two different recordings of it here.

     Recordings of music have become more valuable to me during Covidtide, when our choir has not been singing together. I imagine that they will become even more cherished during Advent and Christmas. Between now and Epiphany, I’ll be letting you all know about some of the repertoire that I find especially compelling and enriching.

    The Psalms and propers for this week are now available on this page.


Ken Myers
Music Director

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will take place via Zoom on Sunday, December 6, at 2 p.m. The budget proposal and Zoom link will be sent out via email this week.

Ladies Advent Retreat December 12

Please Save the Date for the Ladies Advent Retreat via Zoom with talks by Bishop Chad Jones and Ken Myers, as well as liturgical activities for the home. The retreat will focus on nurturing our domestic churches during Advent and Christmas. 

Register online, here!
On Receiving Holy Communion in One Kind

Our Lord is present fully and entirely under both forms of bread and wine: we receive Our Lord whole and entire and total under each separate sacred kind. Therefore, one can receive the Eucharist in the form of bread only or wine only and receive the whole Christ. This doctrine is called concomitance, ‘with-one-ness.’ We confess that in the Eucharist, after the consecration, the Body and Blood of Christ are substantially and truly present, and we believe that in the entire Christ is present under each form, so that the Blood of Christ is no less present under the form of bread by concomitance than it is under the form of the wine, and the reverse.

Christmas Mass times & pew reservations

Happy New Year! As we look ahead to next month, the Nativity of Our Lord will be celebrated on:

Thursday, December 24 at 3:30 & 5 p.m.
Friday, December 25, at 9 & 10:30 a.m

Parishioners do not need to attend both a Christmas Eve & Day Mass, either one counts as Christmas communion. To sign up for a Christmas Mass, please e-mail the church office. We will try to accommodate everyone's plans, but reservations will be taken on a first-come basis.

Click here to e-mail the office

Agape Education Classes

The adult education classes will resume via Zoom on the first Wednesday after Epiphany.

 Unction Announcement
One of the Seven Sacraments, Holy Unction is a beautiful gift of the Holy Mother Church though often misunderstood. While many take it just to be Last Rites, Holy Unction is given to the sick for any illness. The Sacrament's outward and visible sign is Holy Oil which has been blessed by the Bishop. The inward grace is both physical and spiritual healing. Many of our own parish have received healing of their body after Unction or received a spiritual calm. In our tradition, we give Unction once for each sickness. Holy Unction is also given at the time of death, hence the term Extreme Unction or Last Rites.

The service itself is quite short, consisting of two Collects found on page 320. The priest prays the first and then anoints the head of the sick while saying the name of the Trinity in the second Collect. This follows the New Testament expectation: "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him" (James 5:14-15). 

If you are sick or you are about to undergo a medical procedure, please let the clergy know. You may also come to mid-day Mass and request Unction before or after the Mass.

- Fr. Sean McDermott

Fr. Glenn's Sermon for Advent I

The sermon is posted on our website, click here to read it.

Saints Bio: Saint Andrew

Most references to Andrew in the New Testament simply include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles, or group him with his brother, Simon Peter. But he appears acting as an individual three times in the Gospel of John. When a number of Greeks wish to speak with Jesus, they approached Philip, who tells Andrew, and the two of them tell Jesus (Jn 12:20-22). Before Jesus feeds the Five Thousand, it is Andrew who says, “Here is a lad with five barley loaves and two fish.” (Jn 6:8f) And the first two disciples whom John reports as attaching themselves to Jesus (Jn 1:35-42) are Andrew and another disciple. Having met Jesus, Andrew then finds his brother Simon and brings him to Jesus. Thus, on each occasion when he is mentioned as an individual, it is because he is instrumental in bringing others to meet the Saviour. Just as Andrew was the first of the Apostles, so his feast is taken to be the beginning of the Church Year. The First Sunday of Advent is defined to be the Sunday on or nearest his feast. Centuries after Andrew’s his relics were brought by a missionary named Rule to Scotland, to a place then known as Fife, but now known as St. Andrew’s, and best known as the site of a world-famous golf course and club. For this reason, Andrew is the patron of Scotland.

When the Emperor Constantine established the city of Byzantium, or Constantinople, as the new capital of the Roman Empire, replacing Rome, the bishop of Byzantium became very prominent. Five sees (bishoprics) came to be known as patriarchates: Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Byzantium. Now, the congregation at Rome claimed the two most famous apostles, Peter and Paul, as founders. Antioch could also claim both Peter and Paul, on the explicit testimony of Scripture, and of course Jerusalem had all the apostles. Alexandria claimed that Mark, who had been Peter’s “interpreter” and assistant, and had written down the Gospel of Mark on the basis of what he had heard from Peter, had after Peter’s death gone to Alexandria and founded the church there. Byzantium was scorned by the other patriarchates as a new-comer, a church with the political prestige of being located at the capital of the Empire, but with no apostles in its history. Byzantium responded with the claim that its founder and first bishop had been Andrew the brother of Peter. They pointed out that Andrew had been the first of all the apostles to follow Jesus (John 1:40-41), and that he had brought his brother to Jesus. Andrew was thus, in the words of John Chrysostom, “the Peter before Peter.” As Russia was Christianized by missionaries from Byzantium, Andrew became the patron not only of Byzantium but also of Russia.

Weekend Pew Reservations

See the Mass schedule below to confirm your time!

  • E-mail the church office if you need to switch Mass times or cancel your reservation. Please do not show up at a service you have not signed up for as pew space is very limited and most services are at capacity.
  • Please email, too, if you will not attend Mass one weekend (due to travel, sickness, etc.).
  • If you have not attended a weekend Mass but would like to attend now, please e-mail the church office:
  • We will continue a livestream at 9 a.m. on Sunday
If you have not read All Saints' guidelines for returning to Mass, please do so before attending a Mass. 
Saturday 5 p.m.
1. Carter
2. Huffman
3. Hughes
4. James
5. Jamison
6. McConnell
7. McDermott, R.
8. Shinozaki
9. Shonka
11. Williams, R.
12. Worsham

Sunday 9 a.m.
1. Barnes
2. Camblos

3. Cann
4. Faircloth
5. Godbold
6. Hubbard
7. Malcolm 
8. Micheletti
9. Page
10. Trent
11. Tyler
12. Southwell
13. Woody
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
1. Fickley 
2. Fields
3. Fitzhugh
4. Gerlach
5. Hart
6. Lee
7. Markham 
8. Moruza, T.
9. Nesbit
10. Spruill
11. Watson
12. White, K.
13. Williams, K.

Sunday 12 p.m.
1. Barnes 
2. Foradori
3. Haggerty
4. Hujik
5. Johnson
6. Mitchell 
7. Perry
8. McDermott, J.
9. Moruza, P.
10. Newcomb
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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