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

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

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. 


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 (


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 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


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 Sundays, April 15, 22 and 29.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (

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

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