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Sts. Ambrose & Augustine – Fra Lippa, 1437

The Week of Advent II at All Saints

December 7, St. Ambrose, B.C.D. (see below)
  10 a.m. - Monday Morning Bible Study   
   6:45 p.m. - Sr. Lynda's Class
   7 p.m. - Youth Group

December 8Conception, BVM

December 9, Of the Octave

December 10, Of the Octave

December 11, Of the Octave

December 12, Of the Octave
   10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Advent Retreat via Zoom   
    5 p.m. - Mass

December 13, Advent III (St. Lucy)
   9 a.m. - Mass & Livestream
  10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. - Mass

The 12:15 Mass & Wednesday Evening Prayer are canceled this week until further notice.

Advent Music

Cantica sacra has a new post about the hymn we were hoping to sing this weekend, “Wake, awake, for night is flying.”

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!
2021 Ordo Kalendars

2021 Ordo Kalendar

Ordo Kalendars are available for purchase at church! They are $10/each and will be in the Narthex for purchase. If you would like to reserve a copy, please email the church office to do so.

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. (5 p.m. is full)
Thursday, December 24, 4:15 p.m. - Outdoor Carol Sing
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.

Fr. Glenn's Sermon for Advent II

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

Saints Bio: Saint Ambrose

Ambrose was governor of Northern Italy, with capital at Milan. When the Diocese of Milan fell vacant, it seemed likely that rioting would result, since the city was evenly divided between Arians and Athanasians. As you recall from Sean McDermott’s class, the Athanasius affirm that the Logos or Word (John 1:1) is fully God in the same sense that the Father is, while Arians believed that the Logos is a creature, the first being created by the Father. Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and Anglo-Catholics are Athanasian. Ambrose went to the synod where the election was to take place, and appealed to the crowd for order and good will on both sides. He ended up being elected bishop with the support of both sides. He gave away his wealth, and lived a simple life utterly dedicated to Orthodox, Athanasian Christianity. By his preaching, he converted the diocese to the Athanasian position, except for the Goths and some members of the Imperial Household. The Arian emperor Constantius, son of Constantine the Great, had sent Arian missionaries to convert the Gothic tribes and the Goths, being the chief source of mercenary troops for the Empire, were mostly Arian. On one occasion, the Empress ordered him to turn over a church to the Arians so that her Gothic soldiers could worship in it. Ambrose refused, and he and his people occupied the church. Ambrose composed Latin hymns and taught them to the people, who sang them in the church as the soldiers surrounded it. The Goths were unwilling to attack a hymn-singing congregation, and Ambrose won that dispute. He subsequently won another dispute, when the Emperor, enraged by a crowd who defied him, ordered them all killed by his soldiers. When he next appeared at church, Ambrose met him at the door and said, “You may not come in. There is blood on your hands.” The emperor finally agreed to do public penance and to promise that thereafter he would never carry out a sentence of death without a forty-day delay after pronouncing it. Ambrose maintained that no Christian could be compelled to provide money for the building of a non-Christian house of worship, no matter what the circumstances. Ambrose was largely responsible for the conversion of St. Augustine. The Te Deum Laudamus was long thought to have been composed by Ambrose in thanksgiving for that conversion.

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. Moruza, P.

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. Newcomb
10. Camblos
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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