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

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 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  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (, Roxy Hanson ( or Kyle Pilares (  

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.


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 ( to let them know you will be attending.


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 !

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 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


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:

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 (

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 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:

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

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