This Week’s Announcements, May 20-26, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Peter J. McNeff.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. David Russo & Matt McNeff and John Boyd host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Maggie Eggert, Nick Westberg and Anh & Philip Sawyer host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Brian Sirman & Thiago Rêgo and Meg & Brent Nelson. We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


Newcomers’ Brunch—This Morning Father James and Betsy are hosting a Newcomers’ Brunch.  All newcomers to the parish are invited to attend.  Please make your way to 43 South Russell Street after both the 9:00 am and the 11:15 am Masses.  If you are new to the Advent—i.e, if you started attending during the last year, and/or have never been to a previous Newcomers’ Reception—this will be an opportunity for you to meet other members of the parish and some of the parish leadership.  We are glad to have you as a part of our parish family.  43 South Russell Street is a 10 minute walk up Pinckney Street, left on Anderson Street, right on Myrtle Street, and left on South Russell Street.  43 South Russell Street is half way down the street on the left.  See you there!


THIS WEEK!


The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Galatians and the Ephesians.  That’s at 10 am in the Library.


COMING UP!


More Processiontide!  Trinity Sunday’s Solemn Mass with Te Deum on May 27 will conclude with the Te Deum of Ralph Vaughan Williams. 

Corpus Christi’s Mass with Procession-Around-the-Neighborhood and Benediction, on Thursday, May 31, with music by William Byrd and with a brass quartet playing for the procession.  The guest preacher will be the Rev’d Patrick T. Gray, Rector of Christ Church, South Hamilton.  

A gala garden reception follows the Mass.


Calling all parents of rising 7th through 12th graders!  Fr James and Gabriel Ellsworth invite you to a brief meeting after the 9:00 Mass on Sunday, June 3.  They will discuss plans for the 2018-2019 Church School year for the youth of our parish.  Please plan to attend this gathering and learn about what is in store for next year.   


Mission and Outreach Needs You! Are you interested in serving your community and bringing the peace of Christ to those in need? Mission and outreach minded people are encouraged to attend a brainstorming meeting on June 3 after the 11:15 Mass in the Library. Mission and outreach plans for the coming year will be discussed and all input is welcomed. Any questions? Contact Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho at efialho@eds.edu


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
May 21-27, 2018

Monday, May 21
8:30 am: Advent School Share Event
7:00 pm: Girl Scout Leaders

Tuesday, May 22
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, May 23
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 24
Jackson Kemper
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 25
The Venerable Bede

Saturday, May 26
Augustine of Canterbury
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am: Flower Guild

Sunday, May 27
Trinity Sunday
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass & Te Deum

This Week’s Announcements, May 13-19, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the Church of Advent and its ministries.  The flowers at the Crossing are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Werner Suter.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be David Russo & Matt McNeff and John Boyd.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Betsy, Jay & Sam James and Frederick Ou host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Nest week the hosts will be Anh and Philip Sawyer.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


This year’s Walk for Hunger was a huge success!  An enormous thank you to all the many Advent Parishioners who have so generously donated to Project Bread this year.  We raised a record $12,240!  Thanks to all Team Advent walkers, especially Fr Warren who joined us for the Advent Mile.  Congratulations to all the completed the 20 mile walk—to the young ones and some of us older ones!  It was a great group this year with some new faces !  Thank you one and all!  — Suzi Briggs


Compline at the Advent—TONIGHT, May 13, at 8:00 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave. If you wish to help us organize our service of Compline, please contact Kyriell Palaeologue (k.oldword@gmail.com, 617-396-6225) or Fr Jeffrey Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org). We need (1) a person in charge of refreshments, (2) a reader of the scripture passage, (3) an acolyte for the Lucernarium and (4) a thurifer.


THIS WEEK!


A Requiem Mass will be celebrated this Saturday, May 19, at 1:00 pm for the repose of the soul of Jack Gallimore, a long-time member of the Church of the Advent, who died this past Monday.

May his soul and the souls of all the Faithful Departed,

By the mercy of God,

Rest in Peace.  Amen.

Father Warren


The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Galatians and the Ephesians.  That’s at 10 am in the Library. 


First Communion Class – First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. The final class to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church.  At least one parent should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We’re not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to rector@theadventboston.org


COMING UP!


Newcomers’ Brunch—Next Sunday, May 20, Father James and Betsy are hosting a Newcomers’ Brunch.  All newcomers to the parish are invited to attend.  Please make your way to 43 South Russell Street after both the 9:00 am and the 11:15 am Masses.  If you are new to the Advent—i.e, if you started attending during the last year, and/or have never been to a previous Newcomers’ Reception—this will be an opportunity for you to meet other members of the parish and some of the parish leadership.  We are glad to have you as a part of our parish family.  43 South Russell Street is a 10 minute walk up Pinckney Street, left on Anderson Street, right on Myrtle Street, and left on South Russell Street.  43 South Russell Street is half way down the street on the left.  See you there!


Calling all parents of rising 7th through 12th graders!  Fr James and Gabriel Ellsworth invite you to a brief meeting after the 9:00 Mass on Sunday, June 3.  They will discuss plans for the 2018-2019 Church School year for the youth of our parish.  Please plan to attend this gathering and learn about what is in store for next year.  


More Processiontide!  We will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday, May 20.

Trinity Sunday’s Solemn Mass with Te Deum on May 27 will conclude with the Te Deum of Ralph Vaughan Williams. 

Corpus Christi’s Mass with Procession-Around-the-Neighborhood and Benediction, on Thursday, May 31, with music by William Byrd and with a brass quartet playing for the procession.  The guest preacher will be the Rev’d Patrick T. Gray, Rector of Christ Church, South Hamilton.  


Mission and Outreach Needs You! Are you interested in serving your community and bringing the peace of Christ to those in need? Mission and outreach minded people are encouraged to attend a brainstorming meeting on June 3 after the 11:15 Mass in the Library. Mission and outreach plans for the coming year will be discussed and all input is welcomed. Any questions? Contact Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho at efialho@eds.edu


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
May 14-20, 2018

Monday, May 14

Tuesday, May 15
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, May 16
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 17
Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 18
10:00 am: Advent School Grandfriends Day

Saturday, May 19
Dunstan of Canterbury
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am: Flower Guild
11:00 am: First Communion Class
1:00 pm: Requiem Mass

Sunday, May 20
The Feast of Pentecost (Whitsunday)
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession & Sung Mass
Newcomers’ Reception (at 43 South Russell Street)
11:15 am: Procession & Solemn Mass
Newcomers’ Reception (at 43 South Russell Street)

This Week’s Announcements, May 6-12, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Pearl Pfeffer.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. Paul & Mary Roberts and Cassie & Jack Gurnon host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Maria Denslow, Karen Chaney, and Frank Olney host the Coffee Hour this morning.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


We remember in our prayers this morning those who were wounded or lost their lives in the Battle of the Coral Sea from May 4 to May 8, 1942, seventy-six years ago. In particular we remember Gilbert Corwin Hoover, whose heroic actions saved many lives in that battle; he was a close friend of John Higgins’ father, the Rt. Rev. John Seville Higgins, Bishop of Rhode Island.


The Walk for Hunger is today! and Team Advent thanks all those who have supported the walkers, both financially and in spirit. Some of them are off to walk all 20 miles, so please keep them in your prayers today! As of Friday, Team Advent was within $3000 of its goal of $10,000, and donations are always welcome. Use this link to donate! Many thanks !

http://support.projectbread.org/goto/TeamAdvent


THIS WEEK!


“Procession-Tide” Beginneth! This coming Thursday, May 10, is the Feast of the Ascension. A Procession & Solemn Mass with orchestra will be celebrated at 6:30 pm, followed by a festive reception. The music of the Mass is the Missa Sancta no 1, the “Freischützmesse” of Carl Maria von Weber, for chorus, soli and orchestra.

The guest preacher will be the Rev’d Marc G. Eames, Rector of the Church of the Advent, Medfield. Fr Eames is a former parishioner at the Church of the Advent and was sponsored for ordination by this parish. We welcome him.


First Communion Class – First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. Classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am in the Rectory, and Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church. At least one parents should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We’re not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to rector@theadventboston.org


COMING UP!


We will celebrate Rogation Sunday with processions to the garden after the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses next Sunday, May 13. Normally we celebrate Rogation Sunday on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, but are postponing it because of the Walk for Hunger today.


Compline at the Advent—Next Sunday, May 13, at 8:00 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave. If you wish to help us organize our service of Compline, please contact Kyriell Palaeologue (k.oldword@gmail.com, 617-396-6225) or Fr Jeffrey Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org). We need (1) a person in charge of refreshments, (2) a reader of the scripture passage, (3) an acolyte for the Lucernarium and (4) a thurifer.


Mission and Outreach Needs You! Are you interested in serving your community and bringing the peace of Christ to those in need? Mission and outreach minded people are encouraged to attend a brainstorming meeting on June 3 after the 11:15 Mass in the Library. Mission and outreach plans for the coming year will be discussed and all input is welcomed. Any questions? Contact Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho at efialho@eds.edu


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


Softball, Anyone? In this season of celebrating the Resurrection, we want to see if we can breathe new life into the Advent’s softball team. Are there two persons willing to manage and coach our softball team? If you’re being called to this good work, please see Father James. If we have two persons step forward to lead the team and some parishioners willing to play on the team, then we can take the field this spring and summer. Father James’ email address is frjames@theadventboston.org and his phone number is 617-523-2377 x 132.


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
May 7-13, 2018

Monday, May 7
5:15 pm: Girl Scouts

Tuesday, May 8
Dame Julian of Norwich
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, May 9
Gregory of Nazianzus
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 10
The Feast of the Ascension
6:30 pm: Procession & Solemn Mass; Reception

Friday, May 11

Saturday, May 12
11:00 am: First Communion Class

Sunday, May 13
The Sunday after Ascension Day (Rogation Sunday, transferred)
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass & Procession to the Garden
11:15 am: Solemn Mass & Procession to the Garden
8:00 pm: Compline

This Week’s Announcements, April 29-May 5, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for Noelia Constanza Hernandez Corbet on her second birthday.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. Maggie Dunbar and Eric & Melissa Baldwin host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Paul & Mary Roberts and Cassie & Jack Gurnon. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Michael Gnozzio and Lea & Adam Rutledge host the Coffee Hour this morning.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


Musical Notes: Our soloists for the prelude at the 11:15 Mass are Advent parishioner John Ferrillo and friends. Mr Ferrillo has been the Principal Oboist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2001, holding the Mildred B. Remis Chair. Before joining the BSO, Mr Ferrillo was co-principal oboist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1987 to 2001.


From the Wardens: Thanks to the many Adventers who have already submitted names for the Vestry to consider for the Administration and Search Committees. Please submit any further names to the Wardens (Tom Brown and Paul Roberts) or to Lynda Blair by Monday, April 30. A copy of the letter that was sent to all Parishioners may be found here.


THIS WEEK!


Community Group News: The Community Group that has been meeting at the Fisher residence (33 Branch Street) will meet at 43 South Russell Street, Boston, on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 pm. Please email Father James and Betsy (frjames@theadventboston.org) to let them know you will be attending.


COMING UP!


The countdown for donations for the Walk for Hunger is on !! We have a good team of walkers who will represent Church of the Advent and we are eager to achieve our goal of $10K !! Use link here to donate! Many thanks !

http://support.projectbread.org/goto/TeamAdvent

If it’s not too late, please consider joining Fr. Warren and many fellow Advent Parishioners on Sunday May 7th. This will be the Church of the Advent’s 15th Walk for Hunger and most importantly, Fr. Warren’s last Walk! He has be part of this great tradition, bravely walking many miles over these last 15 years, so, if you haven’t considered this before, please do this year!

Project Bread’s financial grant supports The Church of the Advent’s Tuesday Community Dinner, which is a vital part of the Advent’s community outreach program. Please consider joining us by registering as a walker or by supporting Team Advent with a donation. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.

Contact Suzi Briggs : 617-905-4871 or Suzi.Briggs@gmail.com if you want to be a Walker and need help with registering.

Many thanks for your consideration and generosity on behalf of Fr. Warren and Team Advent.

The Briggs Kiernan Family,

     Bruce + Suzi

     Ellie + Emma

Team Captains 2018


First Communion Class – First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. Classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am in the Rectory, and Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church. At least one parents should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We’re not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to rector@theadventboston.org


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Thursday, May 10 (Ascension Day) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, May 13.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


Softball, Anyone? In this season of celebrating the Resurrection, we want to see if we can breathe new life into the Advent’s softball team. Are there two persons willing to manage and coach our softball team? If you’re being called to this good work, please see Father James. If we have two persons step forward to lead the team and some parishioners willing to play on the team, then we can take the field this spring and summer. Father James’ email address is frjames@theadventboston.org and his phone number is 617-523-2377 x 132.


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
April 30-May 6, 2018

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 1
SS Philip & James
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, May 2
Athanasius of Alexandria
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 3
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 4
Monnica of Hippo

Saturday, May 5
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, May 6
Sixth Sunday of Easter – The Walk for Hunger
7:00 am: Mass & Breakfast for Walkers
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, April 22-28, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of George Briggs and in honor of St George’s Day.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. 9:00 Coffee Hour.  Tony Pulsone & Darcy Montaldi and Barbara Boles host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Maggie Dunbar and Eric & Melissa Baldwin. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Kyle Pilares, Kelly & Montgomery Link and Roxy Hanson host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the host will be Michael Gnozzio. We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


From the Wardens: Thanks to the many Adventers who have already submitted names for the Vestry to consider for the Administration and Search Committees. Please submit any further names to the Wardens (Tom Brown and Paul Roberts) or to Lynda Blair by April 30. A copy of the letter that was sent to all Parishioners may be found here.


Organ Recital, Evensong, and Supper-Lecture! This afternoon at 4:30 pm, our own Ross Wood will play the complete Symphonie Romane of Charles-Marie Widor on the Advent organ. Ross has just played this magnificent work based on Easter chants in recital at Notre-Dame in Paris, so we are surely in for a treat. At 5:00 pm, Evensong & Benediction will be sung by the Advent Choir, featuring motets of Lassus and the joyful Evening Service in D by American composer Leo Sowerby. A light supper with libation follows, and familiar friend of the parish, the Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, will give a brief and engaging talk entitled “On Snarks and Boojums and the Quest for the Anglican Way”. Many of us recall Canon Alistair’s canny and informative Sunday evening commentary which took place last fall, concerning the situation in the Middle East. 

Evensong is a perfect way to cap off Sunday, the service is slightly less than an hour, and dinner is usually completed in the same amount of time. Please join us for all or just part of the final and very rich Sunday evening offering of the season.

 

 


COMING UP!


Spring is here, magnolia trees are blossoming and the Annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger and 5k Run is around the corner.  Thank you to those who have signed up to be Walkers with Team Advent already. Others, please consider joining Fr. Warren and many fellow Advent Parishioners on Sunday, May 6. This will be the 50th Walk for Hunger and the Church of the Advent’s 35th Walk, and most importantly, Fr. Warren’s last Walk as Rector! He has been part of this great tradition, bravely walking many miles, over these last 25 years, so, if you haven’t considered this before, please do this year!

For those interested in joining for the 5k run that starts at 7 am, please consider this too! Mark Aparece (mark.aparece@gmail.com) is the contact for this. 

Project Bread’s financial grant supports The Church of the Advent’s Tuesday Community Dinner, which is a vital part of the Advent’s community outreach program. Please consider joining us by registering as a walker or by supporting Team Advent with a donation. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.

Team Advent’s 2018 Walk for Hunger webpage

Contact Suzi Briggs : 617-905-4871 or Suzi.Briggs@gmail.com if you want to be a Walker and need help with registering.

Many thanks for your consideration and generosity on behalf of Fr. Warren and Team Advent.

The Briggs Kiernan Family,

     Bruce + Suzi

     Ellie + Emma

Team Captains 2018


First Communion Class – First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. Classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am in the Rectory, and Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church. At least one parents should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We’re not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to rector@theadventboston.org


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sunday, April 29; Thursday, May 10 (Ascension Day) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, May 13; and Thursday, May 31 (Corpus Christi) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, June 3.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


Softball, Anyone? In this season of celebrating the Resurrection, we want to see if we can breathe new life into the Advent’s softball team. Are there two persons willing to manage and coach our softball team? If you’re being called to this good work, please see Father James. The church softball league is holding its first meeting Monday, April 23, at a time and place to be announced. If we have two persons step forward to lead the team and some parishioners willing to play on the team, then we can take the field this spring and summer. Father James’ email address is frjames@theadventboston.org and his phone number is 617-523-2377 x 132.


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
April 23-29, 2018

Monday, April 23
Michael Ramsay (& St George)

Tuesday, April 24
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, April 25
St Mark the Evangelist
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, April 26
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, April 29
Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, April 15-21, 2018

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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. 9:00 Coffee Hour.  Betsy Ridge Madsen and Will Joyner & Linda Jones host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Tony Pulsone & Darcy Montaldi and Barbara Boles. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Persis Dhas, Mark Davidson, Kara Rodgers and Philip Marshall host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the host will be Kyle Pilares. We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


THIS WEEK!


Monday, April 16, is Patriots’ Day and the Parish Office will be closed. The regular schedule will be observed: Morning Prayer at 9:00 am; Low Mass at 12:15 pm; Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm.


Theology on Tap Returns this Tuesday, April 17!

Historian and memoirist Carlos M. N. Eire opens the 2018 season of Theology on Tap with reflections on: “Transforming the Supernatural in the Reformation”.

One of the most significant changes brought about by the Protestant Reformation was a redefinition of the relation between the natural and supernatural realms, which amounted to a redefinition of religion itself. How did this redefinition shape the various churches created in this era? How did it affect the Church of England? How does it affect us today?

Prof. Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University and the author of numerous books, including most recently the magisterial Reformations: The Early Modern World, which won the R. R. Hawkins Prize for Best Book of the Year from the American Publishers Association, as well as the award for Best Book in the Humanities. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, which won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Join us at 7 pm on April 17 at: Carrie Nation Cocktail Club, The Beacon Room, 11 Beacon Street, near the State House.

Parishioners wishing to eat dinner first are strongly encouraged to arrive early and please inform the club that you are part of the Church of the Advent party for the evening.


COMING UP!


Organ Recital, Evensong, and Supper-Lecture! Next Sunday, April 22, at 4:30 pm, our own Ross Wood will play the complete Symphonie Romane of Charles-Marie Widor on the Advent organ. Ross has just played this magnificent work based on Easter chants in recital at Notre-Dame in Paris, so we are surely in for a treat. At 5:00 pm, Evensong & Benediction will be sung by the Advent Choir, featuring motets of Lassus and the joyful Evening Service in D by American composer Leo Sowerby. A light supper with libation follows, and familiar friend of the parish, the Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, will give a brief and engaging talk on the nature of Anglicanism. Many of us recall Canon Alistair’s canny and informative Sunday evening commentary which took place last fall, concerning the situation in the Middle East. 

Evensong is a perfect way to cap off Sunday, the service is slightly less than an hour, and dinner is usually completed in the same amount of time. Please join us for all or just part of the final and very rich Sunday evening offering of the season.


First Communion Class – First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. Classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am in the Rectory, and Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church. At least one parents should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We’re not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to rector@theadventboston.org

 


Glorious Easter is still in our minds and Spring is almost here, which means that the Annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger is beckoning!!  

Please consider joining Fr. Warren and many fellow Advent Parishioners on Sunday, May 6th. This will be the 50th Walk for Hunger and at least the 35th Church of the Advent participation in the Walk, and most importantly, Fr. Warren’s last Walk! He has been part of this great tradition, bravely walking many miles, over these last 25 years, so, if you haven’t considered this before, please do this year!

For those interested in joining for the 5k run that starts at 7 am, please consider this too! Mark Aparece (mark.aparece@gmail.com) will be a contact for this. 

Project Bread’s financial grant supports The Church of the Advent’s Tuesday Community Dinner, which is a vital part of the Advent’s community outreach program.

Please consider joining us by registering as a walker or by supporting Team Advent with a donation. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.

Team Advent’s 2018 Walk for Hunger webpage

Contact Suzi Briggs : 617-905-4871 or Suzi.Briggs@gmail.com if you want to be a Walker and need help with registering.

Many thanks for your consideration and generosity on behalf of Fr. Warren and Team Advent.

The Briggs Kiernan Family,

     Bruce + Suzi

     Ellie + Emma

Team Captains 2018


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, April 22 and 29; Thursday, May 10 (Ascension Day) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, May 13; and Thursday, May 31 (Corpus Christi) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, June 3.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


Softball, Anyone? In this season of celebrating the Resurrection, we want to see if we can breathe new life into the Advent’s softball team. Are there two persons willing to manage and coach our softball team? If you’re being called to this good work, please see Father James. The church softball league is holding its first meeting Monday, April 23, at a time and place to be announced. If we have two persons step forward to lead the team and some parishioners willing to play on the team, then we can take the field this spring and summer. Father James’ email address is frjames@theadventboston.org and his phone number is 617-523-2377 x 132.


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
April 16-22, 2018

Monday, April 16
Patriots Day (Parish Office Closed)

Tuesday, April 17
5:30 pm: Community Supper
7:00 pm: Theology on Tap

Wednesday, April 18
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, April 19
Alphege of Canterbury
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21
Anselm of Canterbury
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, April 22
Fourthay of Easter
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
4:30 pm: Organ Recital
5:00 pm: Solemn Evensong & Benediction; Lecture

This Week’s Announcements, April 8-14, 2018

 

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving Memory and Thanksgiving for the life of William S. Joyner.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. 9:00 Coffee Hour.  Rachel & Rob Braman and Carolyn & Tom McDermott host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Betsy Ridge Madsen and Will Joyner & Linda Jones. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Marie & Jean Rateau, Karen Harrington, Kyriel Paleologue and Alfred Duhamel host the Coffee Hour this morning.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  

Thank you to everyone who contributed something for Easter Day’s 11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour and making it a success. May God bless you all for your generosity and helping to make the Advent a convivial place on this highest of feast days, especially for our guests and visitors!

Soli Deo gloria,

Frederick, Kyle, and Roxy


Compline at the Advent—Tonight at 8:00 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave. 


THIS WEEK!


Dear Younger Adventers!  The Twenty-and-Thirty-Somethings’ Group is gathering again after its successful resurrection two months ago!  Please come to the Healing Mass on the April 11, Wednesday, at 6 pm and stay afterwards for drinks and pizza.  For more information, contact Kyriell Palaeologue at 617-396-6225 (k.oldword@gmail.com).


COMING UP!


Theology on Tap Returns on April 17!

Historian and memoirist Carlos M. N. Eire opens the 2018 season of Theology on Tap with reflections on: “Transforming the Supernatural in the Reformation”.

One of the most significant changes brought about by the Protestant Reformation was a redefinition of the relation between the natural and supernatural realms, which amounted to a redefinition of religion itself. How did this redefinition shape the various churches created in this era? How did it affect the Church of England? How does it affect us today?

Prof. Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University and the author of numerous books, including most recently the magisterial Reformations: The Early Modern World, which won the R. R. Hawkins Prize for Best Book of the Year from the American Publishers Association, as well as the award for Best Book in the Humanities. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, which won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Join us at 7 pm on April 17 at: Carrie Nation Cocktail Club, The Beacon Room, 11 Beacon Street, near the State House.

Parishioners wishing to eat dinner first are strongly encouraged to arrive early and please inform the club that you are part of the Church of the Advent party for the evening.


Glorious Easter is still in our minds and Spring is almost here, which means that the Annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger is beckoning!!  

Please consider joining Fr. Warren and many fellow Advent Parishioners on Sunday, May 6th. This will be the 50th Walk for Hunger and at least the 35th Church of the Advent participation in the Walk, and most importantly, Fr. Warren’s last Walk! He has been part of this great tradition, bravely walking many miles, over these last 25 years, so, if you haven’t considered this before, please do this year!

Project Bread’s financial grant supports The Church of the Advent’s Tuesday Community Dinner, which is a vital part of the Advent’s community outreach program.

Please consider joining us by registering as a walker or by supporting Team Advent with a donation. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.

Team Advent’s 2018 Walk for Hunger webpage

Contact Suzi Briggs : 617-905-4871 or Suzi.Briggs@gmail.com if you want to be a Walker and need help with registering.

Many thanks for your consideration and generosity on behalf of Fr. Warren and Team Advent.

The Briggs Kiernan Family,

     Bruce + Suzi

     Ellie + Emma

Team Captains 2018


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, April 15, 22 and 29.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
April 9-15, 2018

Monday, April 9
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
8:30 am: Advent School Share Event
6:00 pm: AGO Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 10
William Law
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, April 11
George Augustus Selwyn
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Advent 20s and 30s Gathering
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, April 12

Friday, April 13

Saturday, April 14
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, April 15
Third Sunday of Easter
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, April 1-7, 2018 (Bright Week*)

*  “Bright Week” is the wonderfully appropriate name given to Easter Week in the Orthodox tradition. 


The palms are given to the Glory of God and in joyful Thanksgiving for Liam and Catherine.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. There is a gala Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Rachel & Rob Braman and Carolyn & Tom McDermott. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  There is a potluck Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Marie & Jean Rateau, Karen Harrington, Kyriel Paleologue and Alfred Duhamel.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


Easter Day—Petting Zoo and Easter Egg Hunt—Following the 9:00 Mass:  Everyone is invited to the Library after the 9:00 Mass on Easter Day for the annual Easter Petting Zoo; an Easter Egg Hunt follows for kids 8 and under! 


THIS WEEK!


The Parish Office is closed tomorrow, Monday, April 2.
The regular schedule will be observed.


The Beacon Hill Community Group meets next Thursday, April 5 at the home of David  & Sally Fischer, 33 Branch Street.  The group are currently reading and discussing the Acts of the Apostles. 


COMING UP!


Compline at the Advent—Next Sunday, April 8, at 8 pm—Join us next Sunday evening for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave.  There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org).


Dear younger Adventers!  The Twenty-and-Thirty-Somethings’ Group is gathering again after its successful resurrection two months ago!  Please come to the Healing Mass on April 11, Wednesday, at 6 pm and stay afterwards for drinks and pizza. For more information, contact Kyriell Palaeologue at 617-396-6225 (k.oldword@gmail.com).


ODDS & ENDS


Can you help the Advent Flower Guild?  Preparing the floral decorations for Easter would be utterly impossible without reinforcements from outside the flower guild.  Please join us if you can on Saturday April 7, 10:00 am (Post-Easter cleanup).


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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:  nsheffer@newview.org


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


STEWARDSHIP 2018


This is the final report for Stewardship 2018. 

So far we have received 200 pledges, pledging a total of $503,024.  66 have increased their pledges by 21%, and there are 19 new pledges.  The Stewardship Committee thank all who have pledged.

If you have not yet pledged, it is never too late.  There are Stewardship brochures and pledge cards on the tables at the rear of the Church.  And you can pledge on line by going to the parish website www.theadventboston.org and clicking the “Pledge Online” button.

The 2018 Stewarship Committee

                                        Barbara Boles                                                 Virginia Pierce

                                        Michael Gnozzio                                            Kyle Pilares

                                        David Lapin                                                    Paul Roberts

                                        Philip Le Quesne                                            Kara Rodgers

                                        Peter Madsen                                                  Adam Rutledge

                                        Meg Nelson                                                    Steven Sayers

                                        Frederick Ou                                                   Fr Allan Warren

                                                                        Thatcher Gearhart, Chairman


EASTER WEEK AT THE ADVENT
April 2-8, 2018

Monday, April 2
Monday in Bright Week
(Parish Office Closed)

Tuesday, April 3
Tuesday in Bright Week
1:00 pm: Organ Practice
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, April 4
Wednesday in Bright Week
10:00 am: Bible Study
11:00 am: Organ Practice
6:00 pm: Low Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, April 5
Thursday in Bright Week
9:30 am: Organ Practice

Friday, April 6
Friday in Bright Week

9:30 am: Organ Practice
7:30 pm: Organ Concert (AGO)

Saturday, April 7
Saturday in Bright Week
10:00 am: Organ Workshop

Sunday, April 8
Second Sunday of Easter
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession & Sung Mass
11:15 am: Procession & Solemn Mass
8:00 pm: Compline

This Week’s Announcements, March 25-31 (Holy Week)

The palms are given to the Glory of God and in joyful Thanksgiving for Liam and Catherine.


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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


Holy Week, which begins today, and finds its fulfillment on Easter Day, April 1, is the most significant and hallowed time of the Church’s year.  It is a spiritual journey in which we relive liturgically the events of the last week of Jesus’ life—those events which culminated in his Resurrection and our Salvation.  Therefore, like the Mass, it is an anamnesis—a re-presenting—of those events.  They are made present to us in the liturgies of Holy Week so that we may enter into them mystically and may be given deeper insights into their meaning.  Christians have found over the centuries that when they give themselves up to the disciplined and complete observance of Holy Week they are changed.  Their faith is confirmed; their joy is grounded in God’s sacrificial and saving love made real in Jesus. 

I call all members and friends of this Parish to a diligent, disciplined, and prayerful observance of Holy Week in its entirety.  Let there be no halftime Christians during these sacred days.  Give yourself, devote yourself to this time and let God change you.

Copies of a guide to the Services of Holy Week, written by Father Warren, are to be found at the rear of the church.  You may find these helpful and you worship during this most important and holiest of times.

Confessions will be heard after the Liturgies on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and may be made any time during the week by appointment with one of the clergy.


9:00 Coffee Hour. There is no Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week is a gala Coffee Hour. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  There is no Coffee Hour this morning.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  

For this upcoming Easter Day, we have decided to make the 11:15 am coffee hour potluck-style.  In the past, we have had a few generous hosts step up to provide all of the provisions on a feast day on which we always have substantially greater than usual attendance, but having everyone chip in something instead is an easier and more equitable solution.  Thus, we are requesting that each person bring something to share for the 11:15 am coffee hour on Easter Day.  Thank you. 


THIS WEEK!


Child care will be provided for all evening services from Wednesday through Holy Saturday.


Many people make an annual “pilgrimage” to the Advent from out of town and one, at least, even from as far away as the South Pacific!  They do this because Holy Week is the most important and crucial time of the year for Christians, and one of the most memorable celebrations we enact in this parish.  They find—and so do I—that the Holy Week services and especially those of the Sacred Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter) are an occasion for real growth in the Faith, for Re-conversion and for Revival.  

It is not too early to take a look at your date book and clear it for Thursday through Saturday of Holy Week.  Clear it, so that you can be here at the Advent.  If you have tickets to this or to that event, change them right now so that you be here for all of the services of the Triduum.  These are interconnected and comment, so to speak, on one another.  Some people think of them as one service which extends from Maundy Thursday to the Easter Vigil and First Mass.  Therefore, no picking and choosing—you must be here for them all.

And if you are, you will be grateful and will understand why I am so urgent in this regard.  Growth in the Faith, Re-conversion, and Revival.  Wouldn’t you say that’s worth a week or even three evenings in Church ? 

Why not invite at least one friend to accompany you to the services of the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Great Vigil of Easter and Easter Day).  Coming alone can be somewhat daunting, but being invited and attending with a friend is not too great a leap.  There are cards at the entrances to the Church.  They have all the information about our Holy Week services.  Give them to your friends.  Put them in places where people gather.  Hotels are glad to have them for their guests during Holy Week.  Take as many as you wish to invite others to commit to join you or simply to come on their own.

                                                                            – Father Warren  


Maundy Thursday Foot Washing . . .  As part of the Maundy Thursday Liturgy, the feet of twelve parishioners are washed by the clergy in imitation of Our Lord’s action at the Last Supper with his disciples.  If you wish to be part of this very moving ceremony and have your feet washed, please sign up in Moseley Hall.  

Could you not watch with me one hour?  (Matthew 26:40)  A Vigil of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Maundy Thursday following the Solemn Mass until midnight.  If you would like to take part, please sign up for a particular period so that we have a person present at all times. 


COMING UP!


Easter Day—Petting Zoo and Easter Egg Hunt—Following the 9:00 Mass:  Everyone is invited to the Library after the 9:00 Mass on Easter Day for the annual Easter Petting Zoo (chicks, ducks, and bunnies—and, we hope, a goat!), and an Easter Egg Hunt follows for kids 8 and under! 


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com)


Can you help the Advent Flower Guild?  Preparing the floral decorations for Easter would be utterly impossible without reinforcements from outside the flower guild.  Please join us if you can on any or all of the following days:

  • Maundy Thursday, March 29, 10:00 am to Noon and/or 1:00 to 3:30 pm
  • Holy Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm—please try to arrive by 11:00 am, but you do not have to stay all afternoon; even an hour or two is helpful
  • Saturday April 7, 10:00 am (Post-Easter cleanup)

You do not need to have any flower arranging skills—if you can carry a bucket, climb a stepladder, use a broom, or fill a trash bag, we can use you!   And if you like flowers but have never made an arrangement, this is a great chance to learn some basic techniques.  Help is especially needed on Saturday, March 31. 


ODDS & ENDS


A form for gifts of flowers for memorials or thanksgivings for Easter can be found on the last page of the bulletin. The deadline is Monday, March 26.


HOLY WEEK AT THE ADVENT
March 26-April 1, 2018

Monday, March 26
Monday in Holy Week
7:30 am: Low Mass
12:15 pm: Low Mass
6:00 pm: Low Mass

Tuesday, March 27
Tuesday in Holy Week
7:30 am: Low Mass
12:15 pm: Low Mass
6:00 pm: Low Mass
6:00 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday in Holy Week
7:30 am: Low Mass
10:00 am: Bible Study
12:15 pm: Low Mass
6:00 pm: Low Mass
7:00 pm: Tenebrae

Confessions will be heard following the Liturgies of Maundy Thursday
and Good Friday in the confessionals at the rear of the Church

Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday
6:30 pm: Liturgy of Maundy Thursday with Foot Washing, Solemn Procession of the Sacrament to the Altar of Repose, Stripping of the Altars.  Watch before the Sacrament until midnight. 

Friday, March 30
Good Friday

12:00 pm: The Three Hours; preached by the Parish Clergy
6:30 pm: Liturgy of Good Friday with the Passion according to St John

Saturday, March 31
Holy Saturday
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
12:30 pm: Acolyte Rehearsal
6:30 pm: The Great Vigil, Holy Baptism, & the First Mass of Easter

Sunday, April 1
Easter Day
7:30 am: Easter Matins
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession & Sung Mass
10:15 am: Petting Zoo & Easter Egg Hunt
11:15 am: Procession & Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, March 18-24, 2018

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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. Abigail & Alister Lewis-Bowen and Robb Scholten host this morning’s Coffee Hour.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com. or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

Next week is Palm Sunday and there are no Coffee Hours.

11:15 Coffee Hour.  We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  

For this upcoming Easter Day, we have decided to make the 11:15 am coffee hour potluck-style.  In the past, we have had a few generous hosts step up to provide all of the provisions on a feast day on which we always have substantially greater than usual attendance, but having everyone chip in something instead is an easier and more equitable solution.  Thus, we are requesting that each person bring something to share for the 11:15 am coffee hour on Easter Day.  Thank you. 


Entr’acte—This morning at Entr’acte, Fr Warren concludes a study of some of the writings of St Paul.  Today we will look at the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians. 

As usual, Entr’acte will meet in the Library this morning between the 9 am and 11:15 am Masses, i.e., around 10:25 am in the Library. 


Solemn Evensong will be sung this afternoon, March 18, at 5 pm, by the treble voices of the Advent Choir.  Works will include glorious polyphony by Dufay and Josquin, and the beautiful motet, Ave verum Corpus by Poulenc.

Our series of Evensong & Benediction Talks continues immediately following the service in Moseley Hall when a light supper will be offered and Father Jay James will give a brief but engaging overview of the Liturgies of Holy Week.  E&B Talks are open to everyone, especially younger parishioners and guests who may not be as familiar with our rich liturgical heritage.

Organ Recital:  Prior to the service, at 4:30 pm, organist Jeremiah Stephenson will play a half-hour organ recital featuring works of Bach, Franck and Eben.  Mr Stephenson is Currently Assistant Director of Music at All Saints Margaret Street in London.  He combines his Sunday duties with a busy career as a freelance recitalist, accompanist and teacher.  In England he has performed in such venues as Westminster Abbey, the Royal Festival Hall and Kings College Cambridge.


THIS WEEK!


The Devil, The Lamb, and the Throne:  The Book of Revelation Bible Study—Concluding this Wednesday, March 21, Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho leads a study of the Book of Revelation.  The study will cover the many beguiling and mysterious themes, symbols, and images presented in the last book of the Bible.  Close attention will be paid to the book’s historical context, its eschatological themes, and its main theme of good versus evil.  The study will meet every Wednesday through March 21 at 7:00 pm. in the Library.  For this week, please read Chapters 10 -18.  


On Thursdays during Lent at 6 pm, Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be prayed in the church.  At Stations we meditate on the events which led to the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus.  At Benediction we meditate on his Risen Presence with us in the Blessed Sacrament, which flows from his atoning and sacrificial death.  He had to die in order that we might live with and in Him.  That is a truth we think and pray about during the holy season.  Stations and Benediction is a helpful means to that end.  Consider making it a part of your week. 


COMING UP!


Many people make an annual “pilgrimage” to the Advent from out of town and one, at least, even from as far away as the South Pacific!  They do this because Holy Week is the most important and crucial time of the year for Christians, and one of the most memorable celebrations we enact in this parish.  They find—and so do I—that the Holy Week services and especially those of the Sacred Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter) are an occasion for real growth in the Faith, for Re-conversion and for Revival. 

It is not too early to take a look at your date book and clear it for Thursday through Saturday of Holy Week.  Clear it, so that you can be here at the Advent.  If you have tickets to this or to that event, change them right now so that you be here for all of the services of the Triduum.  These are interconnected and comment, so to speak, on one another.  Some people think of them as one service which extends from Maundy Thursday to the Easter Vigil and First Mass.  Therefore, no picking and choosing—you must be here for them all.

And if you are, you will be grateful and will understand why I am so urgent in this regard.  Growth in the Faith, Re-conversion, and Revival.  Wouldn’t you say that’s worth a week or even three evenings in Church ? 

Why not invite at least one friend to accompany you to the services of the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Great Vigil of Easter and Easter Day).  Coming alone can be somewhat daunting, but being invited and attending with a friend is not too great a leap.  There are cards at the entrances to the Church.  They have all the information about our Holy Week services.  Given them to your friends.  Take as many as you wish to invite others to commit to join you or simply to come on their own.  Father Warren  


Maundy Thursday Foot Washing . . .  As part of the Maundy Thursday Liturgy, the feet of twelve parishioners are washed by the clergy in imitation of Our Lord’s action at the Last Supper with his disciples.  If you wish to be part of this very moving ceremony and have your feet washed, please sign up in Moseley Hall.  

Could you not watch with me one hour?  (Matthew 26:40)  A Vigil of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Maundy Thursday following the Solemn Mass until midnight.  If you would like to take part, please sign up for a particular period so that we have a person present at all times. 


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com)


Can you help the Advent Flower Guild?  Preparing the floral decorations for Easter would be utterly impossible without reinforcements from outside the flower guild.  Please join us if you can on any or all of the following days:

  • Maundy Thursday, March 29, 10:00 am to Noon and/or 1:00 to 3:30 pm
  • Holy Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm—please try to arrive by 11:00 am, but you do not have to stay all afternoon; even an hour or two is helpful
  • Saturday April 7, 10:00 am (Post-Easter cleanup)

You do not need to have any flower arranging skills—if you can carry a bucket, climb a stepladder, use a broom, or fill a trash bag, we can use you!   And if you like flowers but have never made an arrangement, this is a great chance to learn some basic techniques.  Help is especially needed on Saturday, March 31. 


ODDS & ENDS


A schedule of Holy Week services at the Advent can be found on the antepenultimate page of Sunday’s bulletins and online.

A form for gifts of flowers for memorials or thanksgivings for Easter can be found on the last page of the bulletin. 


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer. You can find them 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: nsheffer@newview.org.

** If you need vouchers for Holy Week Services, please purchase them today, March 18, as there are no coffee hours next week on Palm Sunday. **


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
March 19-25, 2018

Monday, March 19
St Joseph
8:30 am: Advent School Share Event

Tuesday, March 20
(Cuthbert of Lindisfarne)
12:30 pm: Deanery Meeting
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:00 pm: Community Supper
6:15 pm: Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, March 21
(Thomas Ken of Bath & Wells)
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing
7:00 pm: Lenten Series

Thursday, March 22
(James deKoven)
6:00 pm: Stations & Benediction
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, March 23
(Gregory the Illuminator)

Saturday, March 24
(Óscar Romero)
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
12:30 pm: Acolyte Rehearsal

Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Blessing of Palms & Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession of Palms and Sung Mass with the Passion according to St Mark
10:15 am: Church School
11:15 am: Procession of Palms and Solemn Mass with the Passion according to St Matthew