The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in honor of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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. There is no Coffee Hour this morning.  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. There is no 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 (

Picnic!   Picnic!  Today!!  We are having a summertime picnic in the Garden following the 9 am and 11:15 am Masses.  The Advent will provide hot dogs with all the trimmings and drinks of various kinds.

Entr’acte Topics for Next Year:  Copies of a parish email concerning Entr’acte topics next year, sent out this past week by Father Warren, can be found at the rear of the church.  If you did not receive his message, please pick one up and respond as requested.

Musical Notes: 

Many, many thanks to our nine o’clock Parish Choir for their choral work this year.  Their contribution to our worship is immeasurable.  They are on their summer break, but please express your thanks to choir members personally when you spy them in the pews or at coffee hour.

A reduced choir will sing for the 11:15 Solemn Mass, offering motets and mass settings, until Sunday, July 3, when soloists will sing for the month of July.  On August 7, the summer choir returns.  Music lists can be found online at

Hails & Farewells!  Our very talented Associate Organist & Choir Master pro tempore, Jonathan Ortloff’s last appearance was on Corpus Christi.  Ross Wood will continue as Organist & Choir Master pro tempore through August.  There will be a festive celebration of their time with us after the Solemn Procession & Mass on Michaelmas, September 29.  Please mark your calendars! 


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. This week we begin our study of 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!

Prayer & Care Team sponsors Talk and Discussion on Alzheimer’s Disease—Saturday, June 25, 10:30 am-1 pm, Moseley Hall.  Barbara Moscowitz, LICSW, speaker.  Lunch provided.

All are invited to join members of the Advent’s Prayer & Care Team to learn about Alzheimer’s Disease.  Barbara Moscowitz, a geriatric social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital, will share information and insights gleaned from decades of work with patients, families, and caregivers coping with this disease.  Barbara’s talk will be followed by a light lunch and discussion.  Please RSVP to Deacon Noyes ( so that we can plan accordingly.

About our speaker:  Barbara Moscowitz received her Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College.  She has spent her entire professional career at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Departments of Social Services and Geriatric Medicine.  Beyond the clinical setting, Barbara is currently conducting research on a wellness curriculum in the frail outpatient population, and her goal is to explore interventions that will enable chronically ill individuals to remain in their homes.  She is the Director of MGH Senior HealthWISE, a community-based program that aims to enhance the health and well-being of older adults.

About Alzheimer’s Disease

  • It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
  • It is estimated that one to four family members act as caregivers for each individual with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The incidence of the disease is rising in line with the aging population.
  • Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing the illness rises with advanced age. Current research from the National Institute on Aging indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65.
  • As our population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans. The number of people age 65 and older will more than double between 2010 and 2050 to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population; likewise, those 85 and older will rise three-fold, to 19 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • It is estimated that about a half million Americans younger than age 65 have some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. (This is referred to as young onset or early onset.)


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 Sundays, July 3, 17, and 24. If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 or email

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:


June 13-19, 2016

Monday, June 13
7:00 pm: River Street Meeting

Tuesday, June 14
Basil the Great
10:00 am: Park Street School (Library) (to 3:00pm)
5:30 pm: Community Supper
6:30 pm: Park Street School (Library)

Wednesday, June 15
Evelyn Underhill
10:00 am: Bible Study
10:00 am: Park Street School (Library)
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, June 16
Joseph Butler of Durham

5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry

Friday, June 17
7:00 pm: Park Street School Dance

Saturday, June 18
Bernard Mizeki

4:00 pm: Advent Softball Game (Boston Common Field)
8:00 pm: AA Meeting

Sunday, June 19
The Fifth 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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