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The Last Judgment (The right part of the composition - The Damned Consigned to Hell; the left part of the composition - The Blessed Taken into Paradise) - Luca Signorelli, fresco, 1499 - 1502

The Week of Advent II at All Saints

December 9, Of the Octave
   10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 10, Of the Octave
   7 a.m. - Men's Group
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 11,  Of the Octave
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 12, Of the Octave
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 13, St. Lucy, V.M. (see below)
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

December 14, Of the Octave
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass


Christmas Poinsettia Dedications

Parishioners are invited to dedicate Christmas poinsettias this year. They may be given in honor or memory of a loved one or special anniversary. The suggested donation is $20 and supports our Flower Guild and Christmas greening. 

Click here to e-mail your dedication

Women's Advent Brunch

Please join us for the Women's Advent Brunch on Saturday, December 21, at 9 a.m. We will begin with morning prayer followed by a devotional lecture by Fr. Sean McDermott: "Icons, Contemplation, and the Te Deum: An Exercise in Devotion through Image and Word." Afterward we will gather for brunch and fellowship. Email the parish office to RSVP.

Have you subscribed to the Earth & Altar blog? If you haven't, check it out this week! There are Advent-themed posts by Ken Myers & Andrea Perkins and an upcoming post on the feast of St. Nicholaus by Jackie Jamison.

Weeklings VI

Isaac James is accepting submissions for Weeklings Volume VI during the month of December. Please direct submissions to:

Angel Tree for Thrive Women's Healthcare

For the next several weeks the Missions Committee is highlighting Thrive: Women's Healthcare (formerly called the Pregnancy Center) through an Angel Tree gift drive. There is a tree in the Undercroft with tags for items they need (diapers, baby wipes, formula). Please consider supporting their work by taking a tag or two and returning purchased items (unwrapped) to the church by Sunday, December 15. 

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Perkins:

2020 Ordo Kalendars

Ordo Kalendars are available in for purchase in the Undercroft. Supplies are limited! These calendars list the feast day, colors and seasons of our liturgical year. They are wonderful to use in your home or give as a gift! $10/each and cash or check can be placed in the money box.

Fr. Gene's Sermon for Advent II

Sermon audio is available on our website -- click here!

Saints Bio: Saint Lucy

For ideas on celebrating the Feast of St. Lucy with children in your home,
read this post at the Homely Hours.

The early Roman lists of martyrs commemorate Lucy, virgin and martyr, on 13 December, and her name appears in the Roman Liturgy as an example of those who have gone before us, in whose company we join in giving thanks and praise to God. Aside from this, little is known of her, except that she lived in Syracuse in Sicily, and probably died around 304. Her name, which means “light,” probably accounts for the story that her eyes were put out and her eyesight miraculously restored, and may be connected with the fact that her feast occurs near the time when (in the Northern Hemisphere) the nights are longest. In Sweden and elsewhere, the day is observed by having one of the daughters of the house dress in a white robe with a crown of lighted candles and go singing from room to room (presumably followed by an adult with a fire extinguisher) early in the morning when it is still dark to awaken the other family members and to offer them St. Lucy’s Cakes and hot coffee. Ember Wednesday (of the winter season) is defined as the Wednesday after Lucy’s Day.

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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