The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Isabelle and J. Fred Sayer.

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. Nancy Macmillan and Nola Sheffer host the coffee hour this morning.  The hosts next week will be Robb Scholten and Barbara Boles.  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. Karen Chaney hosts the Coffee Hour this morning. 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 (

A Letter from Ray Porter:

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the cards, and most importantly your prayers. The packet of good wishes and pictures by some of our little ones was a great surprise and warmed my heart.
I am doing well and just have to be patient as this surgery takes 6-8 weeks to get back to normal.  My support system here is wonderful as Fr. Warren, Fr. Wood, Deacon Noyes and Julianne Ture can attest.

I miss the Advent and all of you very much and look forward to returning as soon as my surgeon says I can.

Know you are all in my prayers as well.

God bless you all!



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.


Volunteers needed for Advent Week at B-SAFE in Dorchester — Our parish would like to host a field trip and provide lunch for the kids and staff at the B-SAFE  (Bishops’ Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment) Program at the Epiphany School in Dorchester on August 1 – 4.  We need a big team of volunteers—Can you help?  To volunteer to work on this project, please contact Fr Wood ( or 617.697.8528).  Time is already short, so if you’re able to help out, please be in touch as soon as you can!


Parish Work Days—Saturdays, August 6 & 13, 10 am to 2 pm—Mark your Calendars!  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.  More details forthcoming; 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 1-6, 2016

Monday, August 1
Joseph of Arimathea

Tuesday, August 2
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 3
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 4

Friday, August 5
11:00 am: Holy Hour
6:0 pm: Concert

Saturday, August 6
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
10:00 am: Parish Work Day
8:00 pm: AA Meeting

Sunday, August 7
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Healing Services after all Masses
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

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