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

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 HourNancy Macmillan and Rachael & Joe Ringenberg host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be John Boyd and Ray Porter.  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. Meg Mill, Bud Scheffy and Karen Chaney host the 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 (

Ministry Fair—Today 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 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 this Wednesday, November 2, with a Requiem Mass at 12:15 and a Solemn Requiem Mass at 6:30 pm.  The music of the Solemn Mass will be the Requiem of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  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.  Names must be in the Parish Office no later than 12:00 noon tomorrow.

This Wednesday, November 2, at 6:30 pm, a Solemn Requiem 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.

Because of Diocesan Convention, Morning Prayer and the daily Mass are cancelled this Saturday, November 5.

Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday at 2:00 a.m.; don’t forget to set your clocks BACK ONE HOUR Saturday night!


Baptisms are particularly appropriate on the Sunday when we observe All Saints Day, and next Sunday, November 6, there will be Baptisms at both the 9 and the 11:15 am MassesElizabeth Vickers, daughter of Jeff and Emily Vickers will be receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at the 9:00 o’clock Mass; and at the 11:15 Mass, John Reynolds Rutledge, son of Adam & Lea Rutledge, will be baptized.

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.


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 31-November 6, 2016

Monday, October 31
Vigil of All Saints
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Tuesday, November 1
All Saints
5:30 pm: Community Supper
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, November 2
All Souls
10:00 am: Bible Study
12:15 pm: Requiem Mass
6:30 pm: Solemn Requiem Mass

Thursday, November 3
Richard Hooker
10:00 am: Play Group

Friday, November 4
Diocesan Convention
10:00 am: Play Group
11:00 am: Holy Hour
5:30 pm: Family Group

Saturday, November 5
St Elizabeth
Diocesan Convention

Sunday, November 6
Sunday in the Octave of All Saints
2:00 am: Daylight Saving Time Ends!
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Holy Baptism & Sung Mass
10:15 am: Church School
11:15 am: Holy Baptism & Solemn Mass

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