*  “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

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