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.


Child care will be provided for the Lessons & Carols Service on December 31.  The caregivers are in the nursery space adjacent to the Parish office and arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the service.  


COMING UP!


Ghost Stories for a Winter’s Evening—Please come to the Library on Friday, January 19 at 7:30 pm for a most convivial evening full of most pleasing terror.  Two ghost stories written by master writer M. R. James will be told.  Several medieval and baroque songs will be sung by soprano Elise Groves.  Tickets are $15.00 per person, and the profits will go towards the mission and outreach endeavors here at Advent.  Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the door.  If you want to help out at the event please contact Pastoral Assistant, Eric Fialho, at efialho@eds.edu.


The Annual Parish Meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018. Contributions to the 2017 Annual Report must be in the Parish Office no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 5, 2018. All heads of committees or groups are expect to submit a report.


A Hopeful Path Forward:  A Christian Approach to Difficult Conversations, with Robert Bordone—Saturday, January 20—10 am to 2 pm—A renowned professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bordone specializes in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations in corporate, nonprofit, educational, governmental, and cultural institutions.  His clients have included Fidelity Investments, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Microsoft, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dartmouth College, the US Department of Justice, the United Way, the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and the Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration.

Bob is faculty adviser to the Harvard Mediation Program, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Harvard Negotiators, HLS LAMBDA and the Harvard Catholic Student Organization.  He serves on the Board of Visitors for the Center for Service at Dartmouth College, on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Empathy in International Affairs, and on the Board of Advisors for The Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School.  His writings and commentary have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, CNN’s The Situation Room, WBUR’s Congnoscenti, and BBC Radio.

The four-hour seminar includes lunch; the fee is $10; space is limited so early registration is recommended.  For more information or to register, please email Deacon Daphne (deaconnoyes@theadventboston.org).


ODDS & ENDS


Vestry Nominations.  Please note that several members of the Vestry, a Treasurer and a Clerk will be elected at the Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018.  It is not too early to think about members of the Parish whom you think would serve effectively on the Vestry.  A Nominating Committee consisting of John Higgins, Jack Gurnon, Thatcher Gearhart, Kara Rodgers, Father Warren, and the Wardens, Tom Brown and Paul Roberts, is ready to receive the names of those whom you wish to nominate.  Please speak to them beforehand to make sure that they are willing to run.  


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
December 25-31, 2017

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day (Parish Office Closed)
11:00 am: Mass

Tuesday, December 26
St Stephen the Protomartyr (Parish Office Closed)
6:00 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, December 27
St John, Apostle & Evangelist
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:30 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, December 28
The Holy Innocents

Friday, December 29
Thomas Becket

Saturday, December 30
Frances Joseph Gaudet

Sunday, December 31
The First Sunday of Christmas
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
5:00 pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

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