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. Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay host the Coffee Hour this morning!  Next week the hosts will be Paul & Mary Roberts and Maggie Dunbar. 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.  Karen Harrington, Alfred Duhamel, David Lapin and Theo Theoharis host the Coffee Hour today.  Next week the hosts will be Ellie Dickson and Betsy & Fr Jay James. 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).


Community Groups at the Advent are the best way for new and long-standing parishioners to meet and come to know true Christian fellowship.  We have four community groups centered in four areas in and around the Boston area:  Beacon Hill, Brookline, the North Shore, and Cambridge.  These groups are designed so members and potential members can simply get to know one another better and enjoy time for friendship, education, recreation, or meet for prayer.  The groups decide for themselves how they want to spend their time together. 

We are gathering the members of all four groups this afternoon in Moseley Hall for a light dinner and to “kick off” the fall season.  Everyone who is currently in one of the community groups and everyone who would like to be in a community group should come to that gathering at 5:00 pm.  We will hear what the community groups are doing and what they would like to do over the next. 


The Tuesday Evening Community Supper could use some extra volunteers these last few weeks of summer as many of the “usual suspects” are away.  Please email Barbara Boles at bbolester@gmail.com if you can help.


THIS WEEK


The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Philippians and Colossians. That’s at 10 a.m. in the Library.


COMING UP


Schedule Change:  On Thursday, September 6, the mid-day Mass will be moved to 11 am, in the Lady Chapel as usual, to accommodate the meeting of the New England Chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests hosted by the Advent.  (The meeting format is Mass followed by lunch and discussion.) Fr Nathan Humphrey, familiar to many and a SCP member, will celebrate . Any members of the parish who wish to attend the Mass are welcome to do so.  

(In case you’re wondering: The Society of Catholic Priests (SCP) is a growing society of men and women serving as priests, deacons, and consecrated religious throughout the Anglican Communion.  The Society aims to promote priestly spirituality and catholic evangelism. https://www.thescp.org/).


Church School Classes and Registration!  Our Church School classes are beginning for another year on Sunday, September 9th.  We are trying to get all of the pre-school children, grade-school children, and middle-school and high-school students registered for the Church School.  Please see Meg Nelson, our Coordinator for Ministry to Children, in Moseley Hall so a registration can be completed for your child or children, and watch for more information coming very soon!  We’re are looking forward to a full, exciting and active year in our Church School.


Attention singers!  The fall season is rapidly approaching, with the first rehearsal of the Advent’s famed Parish Choir taking place next month—Wednesday evening, September 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Choir Room.  This ensemble provides music for the 9:00 Sung Mass on a regular basis and for several evening services throughout the year.  The choir meets mostly on Sunday mornings an hour before the mass, but has a full choir rehearsal three times a year on a Wednesday evening.  If you wish to join them to sing masterworks of the Renaissance and Anglican traditions, please contact Mark Dwyer after Mass, or call at 617-523-2377 extension 141 or at dwyer@theadventboston.org for more information.


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
August 27-September 2, 2018

Monday, August 27
Thomas Gallaudet & Hery Winter Syle

Tuesday, August 28
Augustine of Hippo
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 29
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 30
Charles Chapman Grafton

Friday, August 31
Aidan of Lindisfarne

Saturday, September 1
David Pendleton Oakerhater

Sunday, September 2
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

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