The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Alexina Wilkins Talmadge, William Malcolm Mill, and Robert Mill.

The flowers at the Crossing are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Richard Douglas Rogers.

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. Betsy Ridge Madsen and Angie Corbett host the Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts are Melissa Fox and Rachael and Joe Ringenberg.  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.  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 (

Compline at the Advent – TONIGHT at 8pm – Join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting. We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00pm in the nave.

There will be special music at the Compline service this evening and a reception will follow.

There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr. Hanson ( or Fr. Wood (

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

We are delighted to announce that Nancy Macmillan is now convalescing at home after a very long stay in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.  She would love to talk on the phone, and cards would be happily received and a great tonic for her.  3 Anderson Street, Boston, MA 02114-3655


The Wednesday Evening Reading Group meets this Wednesday, July 12, at 7 in the Library.  We will discuss Chapter 7: “Walking to Emmaus in a Postmodern World” from N. T. Wright’s The Challenge of Jesus.

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).


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar for Sundays, July 16 and July 23.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (

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 3-9, 2017

Monday, July 10

Tuesday, July 11
Benedict of Nursia
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, July 12
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing
7:00 pm: Wednesday Evening Reading Group

Thursday, July 13

Friday, July 14

Saturday, July 15

Sunday, July 16
The Sixth 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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