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St. Valentine

The Week of Quinquagesima at All Saints

February 15, Martyrs of Japan
  10:00 a.m. - Zoom Bible Study
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass
   6:15 p.m. - Sr. Lynda's Preschool class via Zoom
   7:15 p.m. - Youth Group via Zoom

February 16, Shrove Tuesday, Feria
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 17, Ash Wednesday
  7:30 a.m. - Imposition of Ashes
 12:15 p.m. - Imposition and Low Mass
  5:30 p.m. - Imposition of Ashes
  6:15 p.m. - Imposition of Ashes

February 18, Lenten Feria (St. Simeon)
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 19, Lenten Feria
  12:15 p.m. - Low Mass

February 20, Lenten Feria
    5 p.m. - Mass

February 21, Lent I
   9 a.m. - Mass & Livestream
  10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. - Mass
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. It 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.
Prayer Request

Please keep Mike Barnes in your prayers as he tested positive for Covid-19. We will be putting together a meal plan in the next couple of days -- look out for an email soon.
Jesus heals the blind man

Sermons for Quinquagesima

Both sermons are posted to our website this week! Audio and text for Fr. Glenn's sermon can be found here, and Fr. Sean's here.

Saints Bio: St. Valentine

Around this time of year, many persons ask: “Who was St. Valentine, and what does he have to do with sending romantic cards and flowers?” St. Valentine is a martyr from before 312, commemorated on the 14th of February. He was likely martyred on that date, but nothing else is known of him. There was a priest in Rome named Valentine, as well as a bishop in Ternia and both have traditionally been commemorated on 14 February. They are now generally assumed to be the same person. In many parts of Europe, it was once said that birds began to pair off for the nesting season in mid-February. Since our forebears often spoke of a given day by naming a saint connected with it rather than by giving the month and the number of the day, we find them saying that birds choose their mates on St. Valentine’s day. There are several stories making the rounds that try to explain the connection between valentine cards and flowers and Valentine but they all sound to me like they have been made up by some overly romantic Victorian low-church clergyman lecturing to children.

Weekend Pew Reservations

Our four Saturday/Sunday Masses are near capacity each weekend. It is wonderful to have so many parishioners worshipping in person -- and via the livestream, too! Please email the church office if you plan to no attending Mass one weekend (traveling, sick, etc). Our Masses are often at capacity and we want to have space for welcoming visitors as well! 

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. Lee
6. McConnell
7. McDermott, R.
8. Shinozaki
9. Shonka
10. Uva Students
11. Williams, R.

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. Moruza, T.
8. Nesbit
9. Spruill
10. Watson
11. White, K.
12. 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
11. Jamison
12. Worsham
13. Markham
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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