The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in celebration of the wedding of Austin Anschultz & Graham Jamison last Friday in Birmingham, Alabama.

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 Angie Corbet host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Tony Pulsone & Darcy Montaldi and Nola Sheffer.  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. Bud Scheffy and Frederick Ou host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Michael & Janell Sauer and Michael Gnozzio.  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 8 pm—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 8:00 pm in the nave.  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 (

Louise Barnes, longtime—indeed, very longtime—member of the Church of the Advent died last Sunday. She had received the Blessed Sacrament and the Last Rites of the Church and was at peace.  The date and time of her Requiem here will be announced.

May her soul and the souls of all the Faithful Departed,
By the mercy of God,  rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

Dear Team Advent and all our Church of the Advent Parishioners!

Sunday’s Walk for Hunger was AMAZING!  There was a great group of families and parishioners who left the steps of the Advent after a wonderful blessing from Fr Warren.  Thank you to those walkers—for the Advent Mile and those that walked on further!  Everyone made it a very fun and joyous occasion for us all.  Thanks to Barbara Boles for making the breakfast and all who helped.

Congratulations to Ellie (10 years old ) and Emma Kiernan (8 years old ) who walked almost all day (from 8:30 to 5 pm) and completed the 20 miles challenge.  A great first effort and all with smiles and humor albeit with sore feet and aching legs by the end.  Family, friends and parishioner’s donations were critical to motivating them (and their weary parents Suzi and Bruce ) through the last 10 miles.

If you have not already donated please consider doing it now.  The Kiernan girls and family have helped raised almost $2K of the $7K raised to date.  We would love to see Church of the Advent meet its $10K goal and know the aching feet and sore legs was really worthwhile !

Donations are still appreciated, so go to to “Donate to a Participant” and search for “Church of the Advent.”

Many thanks from All  – Team Advent! 


Bible Study Continues—Wednesdays at 10 am—Parish Library—Interested in studying the Bible with others from our parish?  Join us in the Library on Wednesday mornings at 10 am.

First Communion Class—The next classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturdays, May 20 and June 3, from 10:30 am to noon:  in the Rectory on May 20, in the Church on June 3.  At least one parent should plan to attend the class alongside the child.  First Communions will be on Pentecost, June 4, this year.

This Saturday May 20—Parish Workday.  Interested?  Please contact Fr Wood or Deacon Noyes. 


Is your money a discipleship issue?  Are you curious about what the Bible has to say about wealth?  Maybe you’re uneasy with American consumer culture and its emphasis on immediate gratification, tolerance of vast inequalities, and promotion of anxiety.  What if there was an alternate vision of real prosperity?  If you’d be interested in a conversation about how to live more simply, gratefully, justly, and generously, contact Fr Wood (  And watch the Mission Corner in the months to come for details about a parish conversation on financial discipleship.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities with the Advent:

  • B-SAFE (July 31-August 3)
  • Common Cathedral (August 20)

Help the Advent love our city to life—Watch this space for details about how you can get involved with these and other projects.


Softball this Summer—Interested in playing softball this summer with the Advent Swingers?  We’re looking for someone to manage the team, so please contact Fr Wood ( if you’re interested.

The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish. There is an opening for a flower memorial or thanksgiving for the High Altar for next Sunday May 21 (Rogation Sunday).  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 or email

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:

May 15-21, 2017

Monday, May 15
5:15 pm: Girl Scouts

Tuesday, May 16
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, May 17
10:00 am: Bible Study
11:00 am: Staff Meeting
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 18
All day: Beacon Hill Garden Club
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 19
Dunstan of Canterbury
8:30 am: Advent School “Grandfriends” Event

Saturday, May 20
10:00 am: Parish Workday
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
10:30 am: First Communion Class

Sunday, May 21
The Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogation Sunday)
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass & Procession
10:15 am: Church School
11:15 am: Solemn Mass & Procession
1:00 pm: Mission & Outreach Meeting

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