The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Alice Herlihy Walker.

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. Abigail & Alister Lewis-Bown and Cassie & Jack Gurnon host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Robb Scholten and Barbara Boles. 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.  Michael Gnozzio and Kelly & Montgomery Link host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be Marie & Jean Rateau and Jason Grant. We are always 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 (, Roxy Hanson ( or Kyle Pilares (  

If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 

We are very grateful to our fine soloists who have provided music at the High Mass this month. Next Sunday, August 5, the Summer Choir returns.


The next Theology on Tap is this Tuesday, July 31, 7 PM at the MAST’s downstairs bar (45 Province Street, Boston, MA 02108)!

Our Treasurer, Adam Rutledge, PhD, will give a talk called Bona non Utilia sed Honesta: A Reflection on Josef Pieper’s Leisure: The Basis of Culture.

As modernity gradually extended an economic logic into more and more areas of life, in the mid-20th century several philosophers responded by articulating defenses of leisure, understood in the tradition of its classical roots as the foundation of what today we call the liberal arts — those arts and studies suitable to freedom, and pursued as ends in themselves rather than to serve any utilitarian purpose.

The talk will examine one of these arguments as framed by the philosopher Josef Pieper and presented in the slim volume entitled Leisure: The Basis of Culture. In his essay, Pieper discusses the dangers of acceding to the modern view that the concept of labor can be extended to encompass the highest reaches of culture, and, drawing on his own Christianity, he traces his defense of this high culture that he sees as the fruit of all noble civilizations to its etymological roots in the cultus, that is, in the realm of religious faith. Come, then, for an evening of leisure in this classical sense, as we consider the wisdom of a time set aside for the higher things of life, most particularly the divine.

St. Michael’s Conference for Young People will begin its Fifty-Ninth session today. A week-long Anglo-Catholic conference for High School and College students, its 100 members and 30-some staff participate in classes, discussions, sports, and recreational activities, and attend a High Mass and a Solemn Evensong each day. Please keep the Staff and Conferees in your prayers for a fruitful and fun-filled week!


There are two big summer Feasts being celebrated: one at Saint Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and the other at All Saints, Ashmont, here in Boston. On the Eve of the Feast of the Transfiguraton, next Sunday, August 5, at 5:30 PM, Solemn Evensong and Solemn Benediction will be celebrated at Saint Stephen’s Church in Providence.

On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 PM, a Procession and Solemn Mass will be celebrated at All Saints’, Ashmont. The Choir of Men and Boys will sing the Mass and the Rev’d Jeremy Haselock, the sometime Precentor and Vice Dean of Norwich Cathedral, will preach. It will be a joy to celebrate these two feasts at these other two great Anglo-Catholic parishes. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1

C. S. Lewis is coming to Boston! Can you help? The Fellowship for Performing Arts is presenting C. S. Lewis Onstage – The Most Reluctant Convert in Boston at the Wimberley Theatre, 57 Tremont Street in the South End, from August 8 through August 12. They are looking for those who would be able to volunteer at their merchandise table for these performances. This would entail some set-up and selling before and after the performances. Volunteers would receive a complimentary ticket to the performance. Interested? Contact them at

Sixteen young organists are scheduled to participate in the first-ever Boston Bach International Organ Competition from September 1 through 9. Details at International participants will arrive on August 28 to prepare for the three competition rounds. The Advent will be one of the venues for this event along with First Lutheran, Kings Chapel, and Old West, amongst others. 

We are seeking hosts for these artists for some or all of their stay in Boston. For a list of the participants and more information about hosting, please register your interest with Robb Scholten at your earliest convenience: 617-429-4692 or


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 30-August 5, 2018

Monday, July 30
William Wilberforce

Tuesday, July 31
Ignatius of Loyola
5:30 pm: Community Supper
7:00 pm: Theology on Tap

Wednesday, August 1
Joseph of Arimathea
10:o0 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 2

Friday, August 3

Saturday, August 4

Sunday, August 5
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
5:30 pm: Solemn Evensong & Benediction (at St Stephen’s, Providence)

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