The flowers in the Lady Chapel are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Chuck Sunergren.

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 Sarah Connor 617-480-3017 or


9:00 Coffee Hour. Robb Scholten and Barbara Boles host the coffee hour this morning. The hosts next week will be Bette Boughton and Jonett Holladay.   The hosts next week will be Nancy Macmillan and Nola Sheffer.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-501-7572, or email if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour. Jacqueline Martindale hosts the coffee hour this morning. Next week the Coffee Hour will be hosted by Michael & Janell Saur. 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  If you have any questions, please contact Marcos or Daniel German-Domingues ( or, Frederick Ou (, or or Kyle Pilares (

Today’s Preacher. The preacher this morning is the Rev’d Edward Thornley. He and his wife Devon are in the States for several weeks visiting relatives and friends, and we are pleased that they consider the Advent a part of that group.

Fr Thornley is a Curate at St Marylebone Church in London and Chaplain to the Royal Academy of Music. Devon is working on a doctorate at King’s College. We are delighted to have them with us this morning.

Musical Notes: This morning we welcome Katelyn Emerson, our new Associate Organist and Choirmaster! Katelyn begins her duties officially on September 1, but is with us for the next few Sundays as a “Prelude” as she becomes acclimated to her new duties and surroundings. Katelyn is a graduate of Oberlin, where she double majored in Music and French. She is the recent first prize winner in the American Guild of Organists National Competition. She is also familiar to many of us as our Oberlin Sacred Music Intern.

Ross Wood’s final Sunday will be August 28. 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!


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.


Second Parish Work Day—This Saturday, August 13, 10 am to 2 pm—All parishioners are invited to come out for one of two Parish Work Days to help spruce up and do general maintenance on our beloved building and grounds.  It’s a great chance to meet and get to know others in our parish family by serving alongside each other.  No experience necessary!  Tools and supplies will be on hand, and we’ll share lunch afterward.  Please let Fr Sammy or Deacon Daphne know if you are interested.

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:

August 8-14, 2016

Monday, August 8
St Dominic

Tuesday, August 9
5:30 pm: Community Supper

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

Thursday, August 11
Clare of Assisi

Friday, August 12
Florence Nightingale
11:00 am: Holy Hour
6:0 pm: Concert

Saturday, August 13
Jeremy Taylor of Down, Connor & Dromore
10:00 am: Parish Work Day
8:00 pm: AA Meeting

Sunday, August 14
The Thirteenth 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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