A PRAYER BY FR. GREGORY

Father of the little ones, we pray for all people who have been abused by those they trusted.  May we be your healing instruments in their lives.

Jesus, our Good Shepherd, raise up in your Church shepherds after your own heart who will guide us to greater knowledge and love of you. Call forth leaders from among your flock who will be true servants. Purge from the shepherds of your Church all vestiges of clericalism and careerism and guard the gate of your sheepfold against wolves that will harm your people.

Lord, we thank you for the gift of our Baptism, which makes us members of your Body, the Church. Give us the grace to take responsibility for the holiness of your Church by our pursuit of the spiritual disciplines that will strengthen us as intentional disciples.  Draw us into deeper intimacy with you, the Source of our salvation, through prayer and the study of your Word in Scripture.  As members of your Body, may we truly be your hands, your feet, and your heart, so that your Church may be a light of hope to all nations.

Amen.

Wine Sunday

Approximately four times per year, we ask each parish household to help replenish the supply of wine used at Masses, by donating a bottle of red wine. You may bring it when you come to Mass, or drop it off at the parish office through the week between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We ask that you do not bring white, blush, or rosé wines. Thank you. You may also wish to offer a monetary donation for the purchase of sacramental wine. In that case you can make a check payable to the Church of the Incarnation re: Sacramental Wine.

Welcome to the Church of the Incarnation!

We welcome all visitors to Charlottesville and our parish family. We invite you to Liturgy on the weekend as well as Daily Mass Tuesday through Friday. In addition, join us for coffee and fellowship after the 9:00 and 11:30 am Sunday Liturgies.

Joining the Parish:

We encourage all newcomers to “visit” all three parishes in our area:  Holy Comforter (downtown), St. Thomas Aquinas (the University of Virginia) and our own Church of the Incarnation.  If you have decided that Incarnation is the home for you (and/or your family), we encourage you to register. Registration requires the completion of a simple one-page form and can be found in the Welcome Packet. Welcome Packets are located in the Narthex, at the Newcomer’s Bulletin Board (across from the Parish Hall) and in the Parish Office.

Joining a Ministry:

We invite you to peruse our website and look at the over 80 ministry opportunities to serve in our parish community and the broader community. Should you have any questions or wish to offer your spiritual gifts in any one of our ministries, please contact the parish office at 434-973-4381.

Newcomer’s Welcome Dinner:

We invite all new and prospective parishioners to a wonderful evening of food, fellowship and a chance to meet the parish staff. Check our bulletin for the next Welcome Reception Dinner.

Welcome Video