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The Holy Innocents

The Week of Christmas I at All Saints

December 28, Holy Innocents
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 29, St. Thomas of Canterbury, B.M. (see below)
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 30, Sixth Day of Octave
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 31, St. Sylvester, B.C.
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

January 1The Circumcision of Christ
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

January 2, Octave, St. Stephen, M.
    3:30 p.m. - Outdoor Carol Sing

    5 p.m. - Mass

January 3, Christmas II
   9 a.m. - Mass & Livestream
  10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. - Mass

Christmas Carol Sing

The outdoor Carol Sing has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. We will have some fires going and the outdoor lights lit for when the sun goes down. There will be time to fellowship between the carol sing and 5 p.m. Saturday Mass! Dress warm and please feel free to bring hot chocolate or warm cider.

In your prayers this week...

Please remember Virginia and Ed Creasy and Fr. Wade and Trish Miller

Musica Sacra Virtual Concert

Enjoy the first concert of Musica Sacra Virginia from the comfort of your own home on Monday, December 21st at 7pm EST. You’ll enjoy selections such as “Ave Maris Stella” by Edvard Greig, “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” by Harold Darke, and a variety of Christmas hymns. Once purchased, the link to our prerecorded concert will be accessible for two weeks after it goes live on December 21st. During the concert enjoy some cider from their partner, Albemarle CiderWorks, who is offering a special discount when you purchase your tickets. 

Fr. Sean's Sermon for Christmas I

The sermon is posted on our website, click here to read it.
Saints Bio: St. Thomas of Canterbury

The Death of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral

On December 29, we remember Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, slain in his own cathedral in 1170, for his defiance of King Henry II. The death of Thomas reminds us that a Christian, even when safe from pagans, can be in danger from his fellow-Christians. It also reminds us that one can be martyred in a cause where the merits of the particular issue at hand are not obvious to all men of good will. The issue here, or one of the issues, was one of court jurisdiction. King Henry claimed that a cleric accused of an ordinary crime ought to be tried in the King’s Courts like any layman. Thomas, who was Henry’s Chancellor and his close friend, vigorously upheld the king’s position. However, when he was made Archbishop of Canterbury with the king’s support, he reversed himself completely and upheld the right of clergy to be tried only in Church courts, which could not inflict capital punishment. Henry wanted an arrangement by which (for example) a priest accused of murder would be tried by a Church Court, which if it found him guilty would degrade him to the rank of a layman, whereupon a King’s Court would try him, and if it found him guilty would order him hanged. Thomas objected that a man could not be tried and punished twice for the same offense. Henry, being angered at opposition from someone whom he had counted on for support, was heard to exclaim in anger, “This fellow who has eaten my bread has lifted up his heel against me [see Psalm 41:9]. Have I no friend who will rid me of this upstart priest?” Four of his knights promptly rode to Canterbury, where they confronted the Archbishop and demanded that he back down. When he did not, they killed him. Henry swore that he had not intended his remark to be taken seriously, and had himself publicly whipped at the tomb of Thomas. Thomas was very soon canonized, and his tomb was one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Europe for the next three-and-a-half centuries. During a war between England and France, a King of France obtained a cease-fire to enable him to make a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is concerned with a group of pilgrims on their way to the tomb of Thomas.

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. Lee
13. Worsham

Sunday 9 a.m.
1. Barnes
2. Moruza, P.

3. Cann
4. Faircloth
5. Camblos
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. Godbold
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. Newcomb
10. Townsend
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

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