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Saints Philip & James, Apostles & Martyrs

Easter II Week at All Saints

April 27, St. Peter Canisius, C.D.
   7 p.m. - Youth Group via Zoom*

April 28, St. Paul of the Cross, C.

April 29,  Patronage of St. Joseph
   7:30 p.m. - Agape Class via Zoom*

April 30, St. Catherine of Siena, V. (see below)

May 1, St. Philip & James, App. Mm.

May 2, St. Athanasius, B.C.D.

May 3, Easter III Sunday
    10 a.m. - Live Stream of Easter II Mass*
    7:30 p.m. - Sunday Class via Zoom*

* Please mark your calendars for all live stream times. We will send out a reminder e-mail with the Zoom link several hours before each event.

Agape Class via Zoom

Please join us for the Agape adult education class this Wednesday (4/29) at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Fr. Glenn will continue his  Bible study on the resurrection and speak on the next big liturgical days coming up. Text for the class is John 17.


Sunday Class via Zoom

Our Sunday Class on 5/3 will be led by Sarah James. She will be presenting on Psalmody, Psalm Tones, and Plainchant and referencing St. Dunstan's Psalter. The Psalter is not a required text for the class, but if you would like to check it our and/or purchase it as a supplement for your worship at home, click here.

Please contact the church office if you've missed a class and would like to get the audio recording!

Tithing from Home

For information on tithing while church is closed, visit our new webpage at the All Saints site.  We are now offering secure online giving through and have posted our PO Box for mailing your tithe checks.

Click here to visit the giving page

Lenten Appeal Extended

We have raised $2,440 for the Bishop's Lenten Appeal thus far. Thank you for giving to this cause! On Good Friday, Bishop Grundorf announced that he has extended the deadline for giving to the Lenten Appeal until Trinity Sunday (June 7) given the limitations placed upon parish communications and closures from the coronoavirus. 

From Bishop Grundorf: "This year’s critical Lenten Appeal is for our Domestic Mission and will be going to our two Mission Churches in Eastern Alabama. Father John Klein has taken on building a Mission Church in Smiths Station (Opelika) Alabama, (St. James the Great) and at the same time, each Sunday following Mass at St. James, travels to Dothan, Alabama, to celebrate Mass and teach at St. Mathias, Church. St. Mathias Church, as some of you know, had an influx of new members from a local Episcopal Church and has gone from 6 faithful souls to 30+ with more considering joining. They greatly need a curate to help them and who at the same time would benefit from serving them under the tutelage of an accomplished priest, Father Klein.

As with previous Domestic Funds, our goal is to raise $100,000 for the support of a Curate who would relocate to the area. He would be compensated at $50,000 the first year, $30,000 the second year and $20,000 the third year. We anticipate that the Missions would be able to offset the Diocesan support and maintain the $50,000 per year."

Guide to the Mass from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer: For Anglican Youth and Newcomers by Jackie Jamison and Fr. Sean McDermott is published and available for purchase!

Click here to read more about it, and buy it on Amazon here.

Fr. Glenn's Sermon for Easter II Sunday

Jesus as the Good Shepherd, mosaic, 5th c. Galla Placidia Mausoleum, Ravenna

Click here to watch the sermon.

Lesson on Spiritual Communion 

Fr. Glenn taught a Sunday lesson via Zoom on Spiritual Communion. If you missed it, you can listen to the audio and read a lesson outline at our website, click here.
Saints Bio: St. Catherine of Siena, V.

Catherine Benincasa, born in 1347, was the youngest of twenty-five children of a wealthy dyer of Sienna (or Siena). At the age of six, she had a vision of Christ in glory, surrounded by His saints. From that time on, she spent most of her time in prayer and meditation, over the opposition of her parents, who wanted her to be more like the average girl of her social class. Eventually they gave in, and at the age of sixteen she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic (First Order = friars, Second Order = nuns, Third Order = laypersons), where she became a nurse, caring for patients with leprosy and advanced cancer whom other nurses disliked to treat. She acquired a reputation as insightful and sound in judgement, and people from all walks of life sought her spiritual advice, both in person and by letter — four hundred letters from her to bishops, kings, scholars, merchants, and obscure peasants have been collected in a book. She persuaded many priests who were living in luxury to give away their goods and to live simply. In her day, the popes, officially Bishops of Rome, had been living for about seventy years, not at Rome but at Avignon in France, where they were under the political control of the King of France (the Avignon Papacy, sometimes called the Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy, began when Philip the Fair, King of France, captured Rome and the Pope in 1303). Catherine visited Avignon in 1376 and told Pope Gregory XI that he had no business to live away from Rome. He heeded her advice, and moved to Rome. She then acted as his ambassador to Florence, and was able to reconcile a quarrel between the Pope and the leaders of that city. She then retired to Sienna, where she wrote a book called the Dialog, an account of her visions and other spiritual experiences, with advice on cultivating a life of prayer. After Gregory’s death in 1378, the Cardinals, mostly French, elected an Italian Pope, Urban VI, who on attaining office turned out to be arrogant and abrasive and tyrannical, and perhaps to have other faults as well. The Cardinals met again elsewhere, declared that the first election had been under duress from the Roman mob and therefore invalid, and elected a new Pope, Clement VII, who established his residence at Avignon. Catherine worked tirelessly, both to persuade Urban to mend his ways (her letters to him are respectful but severe and uncompromising — as one historian has said, she perfected the art of kissing the Pope’s feet while simultaneously twisting his arm), and to persuade others that the peace and unity of the Church required the recognition of Urban as lawful Pope. Despite her efforts, the Papal Schism continued until 1417. It greatly weakened the prestige of the Bishops of Rome, and thus helped to pave the way for the Protestant Reformation a century later. Catherine is known (1) as a mystic, a contemplative who devoted herself to prayer, (2) as a humanitarian, a nurse who undertook to alleviate the suffering of the poor and the sick; (3) as an activist, a renewer of Church and society, (4) as an adviser and counselor, with a wide range of interests, who always made time for troubled and uncertain persons who told her their problems — large and trivial, religious and secular.
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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Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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