The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the ministries and witness of the Church of the Advent.

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


9:00 Coffee Hour. Melissa Fox and Mary & Paul Roberts host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts are Bette Boughton and John Boyd.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email, or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour. Kara Rodgers, Roxy Hanson and Meg Nelson host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Thiago Rêgo and Bruce Sirman. 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 Frederick Ou ( or Kyle Pilares (

Musical Notes:  Next Sunday, July 30, the St Cyprian’s Singers, the Choir of St Cyprian’s Clarence Gate, London will be visiting us and offering the Missa Brevis of Zoltán Kodály.  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


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.


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,

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 (, 617-943-8355).


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:

July 24-30, 2017

Monday, July 24
Thomas à Kempis

Tuesday, July 25
St James the Apostle
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, July 26
The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, July 27
William Reed Huntington

Friday, July 28

Saturday, July 29
Mary & Martha of Bethany

Sunday, July 30
The Eighth 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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