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The Week of the Quinquagesima at All Saints

February 24, Feria
    10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study
     12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 25, St. Matthias

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

February 26,  Ash Wednesday (see below)
   7:30 a.m. - Imposition of Ashes 
   12:15 p.m. - Imposition of Ashes and Low Mass
   6:30 p.m. - Imposition of Ashes and Choral High 

February 27, Lenten Feria
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 28, Lenten Feria
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 29, Lenten Feria
   12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

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 to register.

Lenten Confession Times

If you would like to say a confession, you may always make an appointment with Fr. Glenn, Fr. Dan or Fr. Sean for anytime during the week. For your convenience, here are some set times during this Lent, beginning February 26:

Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Confessor, Fr. McDermott

Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon
Confessor, Fr. Malcolm

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!

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:

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 Quinquagesima

Excerpt: "Even along the way, Jesus stops to heal and to serve those around Him. In the Gospel narrative, of course, the blind man’s healing is in stark contrast to the spiritual blindness of those around Jesus. I like to think of him as our Lenten guide, for he is our example of how to reach out towards Divine Love."

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

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday 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

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