Today!        Today!        Today!

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Charles Muller DeFerrier.

If you are visiting or new to the Advent, we hope that you will feel welcome and at home.  Please fill out a visitor’s/newcomer’s card so that we will have a record of your visit here and can keep in touch. 

All persons baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit are invited to the Altar to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If you wish to receive a blessing, come to the Altar and cross your arms over your chest.

Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers during both the 9 am and 11:15 am Masses.

9:00 am—Infant nursery is located on the first floor in the room beyond the Parish Office.  The Toddler nursery is located downstairs in Moseley Hall.

11:15 am—Infant and Toddlers are cared for on the first floor in the room beyond the office.

If you have questions or special needs we want to hear them.  Contact Sarah Connor 617-480-3017 or

9:00 Coffee Hour.  Maggie Dunbar and Angie Corbet host the Coffee Hour this morning.  The hosts next week are Maye Chan & Kris Ferrario and Carolyn Shadid & Jason Lewis.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-625-1857, or email, if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Today, Jeanine Brown and others host the Coffee Hour.  Next week the hosts will be Adam & Lea Rutledge.  We are in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  Please phone or send email to the Coffee Team to volunteer.  To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Marcos or Daniel German-Domingues ( or, or Frederick Ou (

This Week!        This Week!        This Week!

Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday at 2:00 am; don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night!  

Community Groups at the Advent—Interested in being part of a small group?  These are the groups currently, or soon to be, meeting on a regular basis.

  • The Arts & Letters Group meets for reading and discussion most Wednesdays starting around 6:45, after the conclusion of the Healing Mass. Our reading selections are determined by consensus and range from contemporary commentaries on scripture and theology to the classic historic writings of the church.  On October 14 we began exploration of a new book, God and the New Atheism:  A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, by John Haught.  These discussions will be moderated by Michael Gnozzio.  Arts & Letters is open to all parishioners and guests.  Please contact Robb Scholten  ( for info.
  • The Cambridge/Somerville group is taking a break for the fall. If anyone in the Somerville area is interested in forming/hosting a different group this fall, they should contact Father Wood.
  • The Beacon Hill Group meets at the home of Sammy and Renée Wood. For info, contact Sammy ( or Ali White (  All parishioners from the Beacon Hill area are welcome.  The group meets every second and fourth Wednesday at the Woods’ house.    

The Advent urges every one of her members to be part of a small group where we form deep friendships, do in-depth study, worship and pray, encourage each other, and serve together.  Whether you’ve been in small groups for decades or you’ve never been to one at all, you’re invited!

Coming Up!        Coming Up!        Coming Up!

All Souls Day will be observed on Monday, November 2 with a Solemn Requiem Mass at 6:30 pm.  The music of the Mass will be the Missa pro defunctis à 8 of Duarte Lôbo.  Envelopes to receive the names of persons to be remembered at these Masses may be found with the offering envelopes given to those who pledge to the Parish or at the rear of the Church.

SSJE  Retreat at Emery House on March 4 – 6, 2016:  The Advent is sponsoring a retreat during Lent at Emery House (,.html), the SSJE (Society of St John the Evangelist) house in West Newbury, Massachusetts.  One of the brothers will direct the retreat, which runs Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6.  The suggested rate is $135/night for two nights, and a non-refundable deposit of $135 is due by Sunday, December 6, to reserve a spot.  For more information, contact Fr Wood (

Odds & Ends

Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Nola Sheffer.  You can find her between the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses at the Coffee Hour or Entr’acte.  The vouchers can be used after 4:00 pm weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Questions?  email:


This Week at the Advent

October 26 – October 31

Monday, October 26
Alfred the Great

5:15 pm      Girl Scouts

5:45 pm      Cub Scouts Cookout

Tuesday, October 27

5:30 pm      Community Supper

Wednesday, October 28
SS Simon & Jude

6:00 pm      Healing Mass

7:00 pm      Bell Ringing

Thursday, October 29
James Hannington & Companions

7:00 pm      Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 30

Saturday, October 31

10:00 am      Advent Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm      AA Meeting

Sunday, November 1
All Saints

    2:00 am     Daylight Saving Time Ends

7:30 am      Morning Prayer

8:00 am      Low Mass

10:15 am      Church School

10:15 am      Entr’acte

11:15 am      Solemn Mass

2:30 pm      Bells

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