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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 Coffee Hour. Melissa Fox and Rachael and Joe Ringenberg host the Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts are Ray Porter and Mary & Paul Roberts. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email email@example.com, or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.
11:15 Coffee Hour. Larry Civale hosts the Coffee Hour this morning. Next Sunday the hosts will be Kara Rodgers, Roxy Hanson and Meg Nelson. 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 Frederick Ou (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kyle Pilares (email@example.com).
Advent Tour: This morning our Verger, Raymond Porter, will give a tour of the church building. Ours is a fascinating, complicated, and historic building. Mr Porter will provide a ten to fifteen minute overview of its many facets. Meet him in the Baptistry. The tour will begin immediately after the Postlude.
Musical Notes: During the month of July a soloist will sing for the first four Sundays; on Sunday, July 30, the St Cyprian’s Singers, the Choir of St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate, London will be visiting us and offering the Kodaly Missa Brevis. Primarily consisting of alumni choral scholars from British university chapel choirs, the St Cyprian’s Singers were founded by Philip de Grouchy and Julian Collings in 2012 as the choir of St Cyprian’s Church, Clarence Gate in London. Now one of the leading mixed voiced church choirs in the city, the main focus of the choir’s work is to provide music at the regular choral mass on Sundays and at special services throughout the year.
Repertoire lists can be found at https://www.theadventboston.org/1115-music-schedule/.
Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Library. We are currently reading the Epistle to the Romans.
Pilgrimage to Greece next April. A group from the Advent has been to the Holy Land together. A group has also been to Turkey. We will now round out the New Testament sites by going together next spring to Greece where St Paul preached extensively and where some of the earliest and most influential Christian communities came into being.
The pilgrimage will depart Boston on Monday, April 16, 2018, and return on Saturday, April 29, 2018. Among the places we will visit will be: Thessaloniki, Philippi, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Corinth, Mycenae, Naphlion, Athens, Patmos (by overnight ferry), and others. A more detailed brochure and itinerary prepared by the travel agency, Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries, is available at the rear of the Church.
The cost will be $3,129, if we have 20 -24 pilgrims; $2,979, if we have 25 – 29 pilgrims, and, except for a few meals on one’s own, is all inclusive. If you are interested, speak to Father Warren.
MISSION & OUTREACH CORNER
Advent Community Supper: we have a book table, which our guests really enjoy, but some of the past suppliers have dried up. If you have paperback books or magazines you’d like to contribute, that would be a big help! Most of our guests are men, and prefer things like Time, and suspense/mysteries, but all contributions gladly received. And, if you’ve thought about trying out volunteering, summer is a good time, as we lose our MIT students and regulars to vacation time. Contact Barbara Boles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed for Advent service at B-SAFE in Dorchester: Would you like to help provide a safe, fun, and healthy experience for kids in Boston this summer?
Our parish has signed up to provide lunch for the kids and staff at the B-SAFE (Bishops’ Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment) Program at the Epiphany School in Dorchester from July 31-August 3. We need some volunteers for 1) food prep, 2) meal service, or 3) reading with kids (ages 7-12). You can help on any single day, or for all 4 days. Food prep will be at the Advent (9-11 am), and the other two activities will be at the Epiphany School (11:30 am-1:30 pm, accessible by Red Line T). I was a Site Director at this program last year, and can attest to how great a service this can be for kids and adults alike! To volunteer to work on this project or help coordinate it, contact Steve Armandt (SteveArmandt@gmail.com, 617-943-8355).
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: email@example.com.
THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
July 17-23, 2017
Monday, July 17
William White of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, July 18
5:30 pm: Community Supper
Wednesday, July 19
10:00 am: Bible Study
5:30 pm: Bellringing
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
6:00 pm: BHCA Reception
Thursday, July 20
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry
Friday, July 21
Saturday, July 22
St Mary Magdalene
Sunday, July 23
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass