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.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-501-7572, or email bbolesster@gmail.com if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour. Lynn Eustis hosts the coffee hour this morning.  We are 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 Marcos or Daniel German-Domingues (mrbgd@hotmail.com or DGDomingues@outlook.com), Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), or or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).

Musical Notes: 

Attention singers! The regular choir season will begin shortly, and the Advent is always looking for good avocational singers for our Parish Choir. This ensemble provides music for the 9:00 Sung Mass on a regular basis and for an occasional Choral Evensong service during the academic year. There is a regular Sunday warm-up rehearsal an hour before the Mass, plus three week night full choir rehearsals spread over the academic year. If you wish to join us to sing masterworks of the Renaissance and Anglican traditions, please contact Mark Dwyer or Katelyn Emerson after Mass, or email Mark Dwyer at dwyer@theadventboston.org for an informal audition.

A love of choral music, a pleasant voice, some music-reading skills and the ability to make a regular commitment are the requirements.

Ross Wood’s final Sunday is today!  As a “Postlude” we will have a gala celebration and farewell on Thursday, September 29, Michaelmas, following the 6:30 pm Solemn Mass.  We will also celebrate Associate Organist Pro Tem Jonathan Ortloff at this time.  Mark your calendars as we honor Ross’s 15 years of remarkable service to the parish!

Meals Needed for the Rutledge Family // Aug. 22 – Sept. 6

Baby John Reynolds Rutledge was born to Lea and Adam on August 17 at 4.33 pm, entering the world at a healthy 7 pounds, 6.7 ounces, and 20 inches long! The family is doing well, and our parish is helping them out by providing meals from Aug. 22 – Sept. 6. If you can provide the Rutledges a meal (they live on Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill), go to https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/625294/ to sign up and select a date on the Advent Meal Rota website. Then contact Adam at 617.838.4675 to schedule a delivery. If it’s hard to deliver a meal yourself, consider leaving food for them at the church to be picked up/delivered. Welcome to the world,  John!


Bible Study Continues – Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – Parish Library // Interested in studying the Bible with others from our parish? Join us in the Library on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. We are currently studying the Gospel of John.


Blessing of the Backpacks—September 11 at 9:00 am Mass. Church School at the Advent kicks off September 11! We start by Commissioning the Church School Teachers as a parish family at the 9 o’clock Mass, which is also the service for the seventh annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Students of all ages—from pre-school to grad school—come forward with their backpacks during the 9 o’clock Mass to be blessed by a priest. Don’t worry if you’re not old enough for a backpack yet—just bring a lunchbox, a pencil box, something you’ll carry to school with you every day. Parents are encouraged to bring their children so they may experience the support of the parish as they begin a new school year. After Mass, register for Church School downstairs in Moseley Hall. Why not join us and invite a family that doesn’t yet have a church home? Come out for refreshments, to meet the Church School staff, get a blessing for your backpack, and celebrate as a parish the beginning of another great school year!

Confirmation Classes Begin This Fall: The Advent offers confirmation classes every year for those who wish to be confirmed or received into the Anglican Communion. The next Confirmation services will be next spring, but we are planning classes for Wednesday nights beginning in November. Adults and teens who are interested should email frwood@theadventboston.org for more information. All are welcome to attend, even as a refresher course on Christian basics!


The Parish Flower Guild is taking a break during August, but there are openings for flower memorials or thanksgivings for Sundays, September 18 and 25. If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (email flowers.advent@gmail.com).

Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Nola Sheffer.  You can find her 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.

August 29-September 4, 2016

Monday, August 29

Tuesday, August 30
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 31
Aidan of Lindisfarne
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, September 1
David Pendleton Oakerhater

Friday, September 2
The Martyrs of New Guinea
11:00 am: Holy Hour
3:00 pm: Organ Demo
6:00 pm: Rehearsal Dinner (Moseley Hall)

Saturday, September 3

Sunday, September 4
The Sixteenth 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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