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 megwnelson@gmail.com.

9:00 Coffee Hour. Paul & Mary Roberts and Barbara Boles host the Coffee Hour this morning!  Next week the hosts will be David Russo & Matt McNeff and John Boyd.  New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Ellie Dickson, Frank Olney and Betsy & Fr Jay James host the Coffee Hour today.Next week the hosts will be Bob & Wilbur Kingston-Parrott and Brian Sirman & Thiego Rêgo. We are always 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 http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).

The Tuesday Evening Community Supper could use some extra volunteers these last few weeks of summer as many of the “usual suspects” are away.  Please email Barbara Boles at bbolester@gmail.com if you can help.


The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day.  The regular schedule will be observed for Morning Prayer at 9:00 am, Low Mass at 12:15 pm.  Evening Prayer is cancelled. 

The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Philippians and Colossians. That’s at 10 a.m. in the Library.

Schedule Change:  This Thursday, September 6, the mid-day Mass will be moved to 11 am, in the All Soul’s Chapel (the Crypt), to accommodate the meeting of the New England Chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests hosted by the Advent.  (The meeting format is Mass followed by lunch and discussion.)  Fr Nathan Humphrey, familiar to many and a SCP member, will celebrate.  Any members of the parish who wish to attend the Mass are welcome to do so.  

(In case you’re wondering:  The Society of Catholic Priests (SCP) is a growing society of men and women serving as priests, deacons, and consecrated religious throughout the Anglican Communion.  The Society aims to promote priestly spirituality and catholic evangelism. https://www.thescp.org/


We begin our new church school year next Sunday!

Commissioning of Church School Teachers—It is a special calling to teach, care for, and support our Church School children.  Next Sunday at the 9:00 am Mass, after the Post-Communion Prayer, we will commission all the church school teachers, caregivers, and volunteers for our 2018-2019 Church School year.

Backpack Blessing—Next Sunday, September 9, at the 9:00 am Mass:   One of the best ways to mark the beginning of a new school year is have your backpack blessed.  The backpack, or anything a student needs daily like a pencil box or lunch box, is offered at the Altar representing all the learning, school friendships, and growth our students will experience this year.  The students can be from pre-school to graduate school.  All should come to the crossing after the Commissioning of the Church School Teachers, have their backpacks blessed, and know that God will be watching over them and they will have the prayers of our parish family with them all through the school year. 

Church School Registration—We hope to get all of the pre-school children, grade-school children, and middle-school and high-school students registered for the Church School.  Please see Meg Nelson, our Coordinator for Ministry to Children, in Moseley Hall so a registration can be completed for your child or children, or you can register online!  We’re are looking forward to a full, exciting and active year in our Church School. 

Attention singers! The fall season is rapidly approaching, with the first rehearsal of the Advent’s famed Parish Choir taking place on Wednesday evening, September 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Choir Room. This ensemble provides music for the 9:00 Sung Mass on a regular basis and for several evening services throughout the year.  The choir meets mostly on Sunday mornings an hour before the mass, but has a full choir rehearsal three times a year on a Wednesday evening. If you wish to join them to sing masterworks of the Renaissance and Anglican traditions, please contact Mark Dwyer after Mass, or call 617-523-2377 extension 141 or at dwyer@theadventboston.org for more information.


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:  nsheffer@newview.org

September 3-9, 2018

Monday, September 3
Labor Day – Parish Office Closed
9:00 am: Morning Prayer
12:15 pm: Low Mass

Tuesday, September 4
Paul Jones
9:30 am: Bach Organ Competition
1:30 pm: Bach Organ Competition
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, September 5
9:30 am: Bach Organ Competition
10:00 am: Bible Study
1:30 pm: Bach Organ Competition
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, September 6
9:30 am: Bach Organ Competition
11:00 am: Society of Catholic Priests
1:30 pm: Bach Organ Competition
6:00 pm: Advent School Event

Friday, September 7
9:30 am: Bach Organ Competition
1:30 pm: Bach Organ Competition
7:30 pm: Bach Organ Competition Recital

Saturday, September 8
10:00 am: Search Committee

Sunday, September 9
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass with Blessing of Backpacks and Commissioning of Church School Teachers
10:15 am: Church School Registration
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
8:00 pm: Compline

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