The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Charles Muller DeFerrier.

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 HourBarbara Boles and Darcy Montaldi & Tony Pulsone host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Nancy Macmillan and Rachael and Joe Ringenberg.  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. Karen Chaney, Charles Dale, George McCormick and Philip LeQuesne host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Meg Mill and others.  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 (

Entr’acte Continues!  Fr Hanson is leading a four-week Entr’acte series on “The History and Practice of Morning & Evening Prayer.”  All of us desire a strong prayer life, but many of us do not know how to use the handiest prayer resource available to contemporary Episcopalians, the orders for Morning and Evening Prayer in our Prayer Book.  What is the history behind these remarkable structures for daily prayer, and, more important, how can we learn how to use them together or alone to strengthen our prayer life?  This series will combine historical study with practical advice on how to recite Morning and Evening Prayer, formally at the Church of the Advent, or with family or friends or alone.

From Ross Wood: “Thank you one and all for the extraordinarily delicious and generous send-off at Michaelmas.   I will always count my tenure at Advent as the best years of my life.  Thank you for making it so.”


Ministry Fair—Next Sunday, October 30—after the 9:00 & 11:15 Masses in Moseley Hall:  At the Advent, our “mutual ministry” with and to each other is the lifeblood of our parish family.  How has God equipped you to serve others?  Come to the Ministry Fair in Moseley Hall after the 9:00/11:15 Masses on Sunday October 30 where tables will be set up for various ministries and guilds.  Grab some coffee and take a look around—learn about the opportunities to serve, and pray about how to share your time and talent as part of your parish family.

All Souls Day will be observed on Wednesday, November 2 with a Solemn Requiem Mass at 6:30 pm.  Envelopes to receive the names of persons to be remembered at these Masses may be found with the offering envelopes given to those who pledge to the Parish or at the rear of the Church.

On Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6:30, a Solemn Mass will be sung for All Souls’ Day. The Choir and Orchestra of The Church of the Advent will offer Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 within the context of the liturgy. The eccentric count Franz von Walsegg commissioned the Requiem from Mozart anonymously, through intermediaries. The count, an amateur chamber musician who routinely commissioned works by other composers and passed them off as his own, wanted a Requiem Mass he could claim he himself composed to memorialize the recent passing of his wife. However, Mozart’s untimely death prevented the completion of the work, and its completion was fulfilled by others, chiefly Franz Xaver Süssmayr. Nevertheless, despite its mixed pedigree, the Mozart Requiem has become one of the most beloved masses for the dead in the repertoire, and it is justly renowned for its beauty, its drama, and its pathos.

Confirmation Classes Rescheduled for Next Spring // The Advent offers confirmation classes every year for those who wish to be confirmed or received into the Anglican Communion. The next confirmation services are in the spring, and in light of the relatively few sign-ups for classes that were to begin this fall, we’ve decided to run the classes on Wednesdays in Lent as we’ve done for the past few years. Adults and teens who are interested should still email for more information and to sign up for a class.

Small Groups at the Advent.  The Advent urges every one of her members to be part of a small group to form deep friendships, do in-depth study, worship and pray, encourage each other, and serve together.  Existing groups  meet near the church, but we’d like to expand to other areas of the city.

  • Are you part of an existing group?
  • Would you like to join a group?
  • Would you be interested in hosting a group?

Whether you’ve been in small groups for decades or you’re exploring small groups for the first time, come be part of this aspect of community life at the Advent.  For more information, contact Fr. Sammy (617.697.8528,

God didn’t make us to be alone; he made us for community.
Get closer to God by drawing closer to each other. 


Coat Drive to benefit Friends of the Children, Boston—through Sunday, November 27—One Warm Coat—Got an extra coat—any size, adult or child?  Donate your lightly worn, clean coat to our coat drive, to benefit Friends of the Children, a nonprofit agency serving Boston’s most vulnerable children by breaking the cycle of poverty.  Questions?  See Deacon Daphne.

Thank you for giving to Hurricane Relief in Haiti—Last Sunday the parish took up a special collection for hurricane relief, and we raised over $1,000 for Episcopal Relief & Development to send to people in the areas of Haiti that are suffering the most.  Thank you for giving so generously to spread the love of Christ abroad to those who are hurting.  If there are other causes you would like to see us support, or you have an idea for a mission opportunity or a service project, please email Fr Wood (


There is an opening for flower memorials or thanksgivings for Sunday, November 13. 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:

October 24-30, 2016

Monday, October 24
St James of Jerusalem
7:00 pm: Girl Scout Leaders

Tuesday, October 25
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, October 26
Alfred the Great
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
6:00 pm: Finance Committee
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, October 27
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 28
Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles

Saturday, October 29
James Hannington & Companions
11:30 am: Holy Baptism

Sunday, October 30
The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
10:15 am: Church School
10:15 am: Ministry Fair
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

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