The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Frances Lee and Barbara McCormick. 

The flowers at the Crossing are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Staff Sergeant Matthew Albert Pucino, US Army Special Forces. 

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. Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay host the Coffee Hour this morning. The hosts next week will be Abigail & Alister Lewis-Bowen and Carolyn & Tom McDermott. 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. This week’s Coffee Hour is hosted by Mark Aparece, Kyriell Palaeologue, Steven Sayers and D. J. Henderson. Next week the host will be Philip Sawyer.  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 (

It’s that time again!  As we have done the past few years, guests at the Tuesday Evening Community Dinner will be given Gift Cards to Dunkin’ Donuts as their Christmas gift from the Advent.  This will allow them to go to a warm place and get hot coffee and something to eat during the cold months of winter.  If you wish to make a donation—and we hope you do—send it in marked “Donuts.”


Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Library.  We are currently reading the Epistle to the Romans. 

This Saturday, December 2, a Solemn Requiem for the Repose of the Soul of the Rev’d W. Douglas Bond will be celebrated at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in Moseley Hall.  The 9:00 am Mass that Saturday is cancelled.


Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent, our Feast of Title & Dedication.  At the 9:00 am and 11:15 am Masses the new Advent frontal and vestments will be blessed.  It is also “Ingathering Sunday,” when we will gather in the pledges for the 2018 canvass. 

Also next Sunday, December 3, Simon Thomas Jacobs will play an Organ Recital at 4:30 pm, followed by a Service of Advent Lessons & Carols at 5:00 pm including music of Lehman, Ešenwalds, Poston, Palmer, Byrd, Palestrina, Willcocks and Filsell.  The evening concludes with a gala reception in Moseley Hall.

Entr’acte on December 10—Elizabeth Grady-Harper from the Boston Faith and Justice Network will be giving an introduction to the Lazarus at the Gate adult bible study curriculum.  Our Pastoral Assistant, Eric Fialho, will lead the eight week Bible study starting in January.  Ms Grady-Harper will go through the four principles of the Bible study—how to live simply, how to live justly, how to live generously, and how to live gratefully.  This is sure to be a thought provoking presentation with great meaningful reflection.  

A schedule of Christmas services at the Advent can be found here.


Returns for the 2018 Canvass continue to arrive.  Thanks to everyone who pledged so promptly! 

As of this past Wednesday we have received 85 pledges, pledging a total of $251,234.  25 have increased their pledges by 19%, and there are two new pledges.  We have still to hear from 131 parishioners who pledged a total of $261,974 last year.

The Stewardship Committee thanks all who have made a pledge so far.  If you have not yet pledged, please do so soon.  

If you did not receive a 2018 stewardship packet in the mail, there are Stewardship brochures and pledge cards on the tables at the rear of the Church.  And you can pledge on line by going to the parish website and clicking the “Pledge Online” button.


At the Advent Book Store!  Advent Calendars, Christmas Cards, Christmas music; 2018 Ordo Kalendars and Pocket Diaries; all available at our Book Store.

The Bach Project:  Tonight at 4 pm, a new ensemble consisting of instrumentalists and singers called The Bach Project will give its debut concert at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester).  The Ashmont choir boys will be singing, as will several current and former members of the Advent Choir.  On the program will be the motet Lobet den Herrn, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, and Cantata 47.  All are warmly invited.  More information can be found at:  Tickets:  $25. 

Vestry Nominations.  Please note that several members of the Vestry, a Treasurer and a Clerk will be elected at the Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018.  It is not too early to think about members of the Parish whom you think would serve effectively on the Vestry.  A Nominating Committee consisting of John Higgins, Jack Gurnon, Thatcher Gearhart, Kara Rodgers, Father Warren, and the Wardens, Tom Brown and Paul Roberts, is ready to receive the names of those whom you wish to nominate.  Please speak to them beforehand to make sure that they are willing to run.  

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:

November 27-December 3, 2017

Monday, November 27
5:15 pm: Girl Scouts

Tuesday, November 28
Kamehamaha & Emma of Hawaii
6:00 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, November 29
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:30 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, November 30
St Andrew the Apostle
10:00 am: Beacon Hill Garden Club Event
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, December 1
Nicholas Ferrar

Saturday, December 2
Channing Moore Williams
10:00 am: Flower Guild (to 1:00 pm)
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
2:00 pm: Requiem Mass

Sunday, December 3
The First Sunday of Advent – Feast of Title & Dedication
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Procession & Sung Mass
10:15 pm: Wreath Making
11:15 am: Procession & Solemn Mass
4:30 pm: Organ Recital
5:00 pm: Service of Advent Lessons & Carols; Reception

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