This morning is a very important day in the lives of five of our younger members of the Parish: 

Thomas Lewis-Bowen,  Compton Joyner, Sarah Koury,  Annabelle Bagley and Emma Briggs-Kiernan

will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time.  This is a beginning in the spiritual lives of these fine young people.  We congratulate them and we pray that God will continue to bless them with grown and maturity in their life in Christ.    — Father Warren

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.

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Pin Ou.

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. Carolyn & Tom McDermott and Emily & Ryan Bagley host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Angie Corbet and Maggie Dunbar.  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. Frederick Ou and Jeanine Browne host this morning’s Coffee Hour.  Next week the hosts will be Charles Dale, George McCormick and Philip Le Quesne.  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 (

Today, we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost (Whitsunday).  The music for the Solemn Procession & Mass at 11:15 will be the Coronation Mass in C Major, K.317, of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The orchestral mass is made possible by the generous bequest of Frances Nielsen.


The Advent will host the Diocesan Acolyte Festival on Saturday, May 21, at 9:30 am—Calling all acolytes!  Servers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to participate in this year’s diocesan acolyte festival.  Activities include hands-on training, a shared meal, and a festive Eucharist with acolytes and worship leaders from across the diocese.  Questions?  Contact Deacon Noyes,  Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.

This coming Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 am, Bishop Gates will confirm or renew the vows of eight Advent parishioners at our sister parish, All Saints Ashmont.  Please keep them in your prayers. 


More Procession-Tide!  This year the Feast of Corpus Christi falls on Thursday, May 26.  Here at the Advent it will be celebrated at 6:30 pm with a Solemn Mass, Procession on Mount Vernon Street, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a festive reception.  The preacher will be the Rev’d Dr Roger Ferlo, President of the Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation, who was a colleague of Father Warren in New York, and who taught Father Wood at Virginia Seminary.  Our bishop, the Rt Rev’d Allan Gates, will preside at the Mass.

Urban IV, 1264, instituting the Feast of Corpus Christi in the Bull Transiturus.

The Faithful will come eagerly to the Churches, and then the Clergy and People will rejoice together.  They will raise songs of praise;  and the hearts and voices of all, their mouths and lips, shall sound forth the Joy of Salvation.  Faith shall sing!  Hope shall dance!  Charity exult!  Devotions praise!  Purity sing, and Virtue be celebrated!

Picnic!  Picnic!  Picnic!  On Sunday June 5, we will have 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.  We ask members of the Parish to bring hors d’oeuvres, salads, desserts.  Pray for good weather and feel free to dress appropriately.


Boston Print for Sale to Support the Advent in Mission—Our friends at Old Try ( have created a limited edition vintage letterpress print now on sale in our bookstall to support the Advent in Mission.  The beautiful print reads “In Boston as it is in Heaven” (a prayer we pray implicitly every time we say the Our Father), and depicts the skyline as it appears in our city seal.  The limited edition prints are $39 and supplies are limited—so buy one (or three!) soon as a prayer for our city and to raise funds for missions at the Advent.


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 someone to coordinate this project, as well as a big team of volunteers—Can you help?  To volunteer to work on this project or help coordinate it, 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!


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 thanksgiving for Sundays June 5 and 26.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (email

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:


May 16-22, 2016

Monday, May 16
The First Book of Common Prayer
5:15 pm: Girl Scouts

Tuesday, May 17
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, May 18
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, May 19
Dunstan of Canterbury
Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour (all day)
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 20
Alcuin of Tours
8:00 am: Advent School Event

Saturday, May 21
9:30 am: Acolyte Festival (at the Advent)
10:30 am: Confirmation (at All Saints Ashmont)
3:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm: AA Meeting

Sunday, May 22
Trinity Sunday
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
10:15 am: Church School
11:15 am: Solemn Mass & Te Deum

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