Welcome to the Church of the Advent! If you are new to the area, visiting, or seeking a church home, we are glad you’re here and hope to have a chance to greet you in person. Please join us downstairs following the service for a coffee hour.

Child care is offered during the 9 am and 11:15 am services; an usher can guide you to the nursery.

Welcome cards are located in each pew; please fill one out so we can keep in touch.

The flowers at the high altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of John Kocyk Zartarian.

9:00 Coffee Hour: Darcy Montaldi & Tony Pulsone, and Abigail & Alister Lewis-Bowen host this morning. Today’s Coffee Hour also includes a recognition of our Church School teachers. Next Sunday Will Joyner & Linda Jones join Megan & Mike Zadig in hosting.  If you would like to sign up to host coffee hour, please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-501-7572, or email bbolesster@gmail.com if you’re interested or have questions.

11:15 Coffee Hour: Today’s hosts are Mark Aparece, Susan Fugliese, and Frank Olney. We are always in need of more volunteers. 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 Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com), Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).

Important Update from the Wardens

We are pleased to report that Bishop Gates has approved our Parish Profile.  Our expectation is that the final layout and formatting will be completed early next week, at which point the document will be publicly available.  When this happens, we will send a special email to the Parish with a link to the profile, which will be posted on the Parish website. 
–Tom Brown & Paul Roberts.


ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES continue this Wednesday in Moseley Hall with a light supper following the 6:00 pm Healing Mass. This week’s topic is “The History of the Episcopal Church.”

On Tuesday, June 4, Leonard and Suzann Buckle, longtime members of our parish, will celebrate the 53rd anniversary of their marriage. Part of their celebration will be a renewal of their marriage vows here at the Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 8. A reception will follow immediately in Moseley Hall.


COMPLINE at the Advent — Next Sunday, June 9, 8:00 pm.

The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish. We have openings for flower memorials or thanksgivings on Sunday, June 16 and especially for Corpus Christi (June 20). If you are interested, please contact the parish administrator (office@theadventboston.org).

PICNIC! On Sunday, June 23, we will have a summertime picnic in the Garden following the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses. The Advent will provide hot dogs with all the trimmings and drinks of various kinds. We ask members of the Parish to bring hors d’oeuvres, salads, desserts. Pray for good weather and feel free to dress appropriately.

SAINT MICHAEL’S CONFERENCE: A Conference in the Anglican Tradition for Young Adults of All Christian Communions.

This educational conference for high school and college students is a week-long conference held in West Hartford, Connecticut from July 28 to August 3 this summer. We encourage every high school and college-aged student between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one to register and attend. Registration forms are available in the church or on the Conference’s website at www.saintmichaelsconference.com. Please see Father James, Betsy James, Rob Braman, Mark Dwyer, Gabriel Ellsworth, Sam James, or Harriet Lewis-Bowen if you are interested in attending. The registration deadline is July 1.


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. The vouchers can be used after 4:00 pm weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Questions? email: nsheffer@newview.org.

From the Advent Archives —

An occasional offering of little known facts, amusing anecdotes, and miscellaneous wisdom, in honor of the 175th anniversary of this parish.

The soaring lines of the Advent have inspired artists and photographers from its earliest days. On Sunday, June 2, a new display case located in the foyer will debut postcards, photographs, and other images of the building’s exterior. Included in the exhibit: one of the earliest drawings of “The New Church of the Advent” from King’s handbook of Boston, 1889 (see below); the original of a familiar image by Jack Frost, used on the cover of our service bulletins; an assortment of postcards and note cards, including the earliest color postcard (circa 1915) of the church; an Epiphany-themed depiction by Robert Turner Walker; a watercolor by Diane Cermak, a member of the Bell Ringers Guild; and a pen-and-ink sketch by Jean Holloway, used on the cover of the Anglican Digest.

June 3-9, 2019

Monday, June 3
Martyrs of Uganda

Tuesday, June 4
6:00 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, June 5
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
6:30 pm:  Adult Confirmation Class follows
7:00 pm: Bellringers

Thursday, June 6
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, June 7
11:30 am: Rosary

Saturday, June 8
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am: Flower Guild
10:30 am: Search Committee
2:00 pm: Buckle Marriage Vows Renewal

Sunday, June 9
Pentecost (Whitsunday)
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession & Sung Mass
11:15 am: Procession & Solemn Mass with Holy Baptism
2:30 pm: Bellringers
8:00 pm: Compline

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