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

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. Rob Braman & Rachel Johnson and Megan & Michael Zadig host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Alister & Abigail Lewis-Bowen and Tom & Carolyn 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.  Gabriel Ellsworth, Xander Mojarrab, Philip Sawyer and D.J. Hatfield host the Coffee Hour today. 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  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (, Roxy Hanson ( or Kyle Pilares (


The Advent will celebrate the Feast of St Michael & All Angels this coming Friday, September 28, with a Procession and Solemn Mass at 6:30 PM. The Bishop of Massachusetts, the Right Rev’d Alan M. Gates, will preside and preach. Childcare will be provided.

A very special gala reception will follow.

All parishioners and friends of the Advent are cordially invited to attend.

Because of the celebration of Michaelmas this Friday evening, there will be no Low Mass at 12:15 that day.  The Rosary will be said in the Lady Chapel at 11:30 am.

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.

This Saturday, September 29, the diocesan community will celebrate the new ministry and installation of the Very Rev’d Amy E. McCreath as the ninth dean of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Boston.

Bishop Alan M. Gates will preach at the special 10:30 AM service and co-preside with Bishop Barbara C. Harris. All are invited, in person and in prayer. McCreath was appointed in February and began her new ministry as cathedral dean in April. She is the first woman to serve as cathedral dean in the Diocese of Massachusetts.

She served for eight years as the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown and, for nine years prior to that, was co-chaplain of the Lutheran Episcopal Ministry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge


BLESSING OF ANIMALS—in Two Weeks—Sunday, October 7!! There will be a blessing of the animals at 3 PM that afternoon in the chancel. Questions? See Deacon Daphne or Fr James.


Mission Sunday & Canned Food DriveBeginning today, all are encouraged to bring canned food items to Church. Betsy James will be setting up a purchase table during coffee hours at which parishioners can purchase food stuffs to donate.  All the items will be donated to the Boston Rescue Mission by the end of the month. 

MISSION & OUTREACH MEETING on October 7—There will be a meeting for Mission and Outreach after the 11:15 AM Mass in the Library. All are welcome to attend! We will be discussing upcoming events and ministries.

Merrimack Valley Assistance:  In the aftermath of the natural gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley on Thursday, September 13, all three Episcopal churches and one Episcopal school in the affected communities—Christ Church in Andover, St Paul’s Church in North Andover and Grace Church and Esperanza Academy in Lawrence—reported no property damage and no known personal injuries but at least two church families in Lawrence and one in Andover with homes damaged by fires.  Many in all three communities continue to deal with the effects of the emergency evacuations and power outages that followed Thursday’s explosions and fires. 

How to help:  To that end, the bishops have urged all congregations in the diocese to consider collecting or designating an offering for a diocesan relief response.  Contributions, made payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and marked “Merrimack Valley Disaster Relief,” may be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Attn: Lauren Zook, 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111.


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:

Advent Beer Brewing:  For the last year some of our parishioners have taken up brewing our own beers for coffee hour and special events.  With the start of the program year we are aiming to reinvigorate the Brewing group.  Anyone interested in learning how to brew beer and lending a hand in the process should contact Fr Hanson in person or at Brewing normally happens in the parish kitchen on Saturdays and takes three or four hours.  It’s a relaxing and creative way to fellowship with one another, and it yields superb results!

September 24-30, 2018

Monday, September 24

Tuesday, September 25
Sergius of Moscow
5:30 pm: Community Supper
6:00 pm: Boston Harbor Deanery Meeting

Wednesday, September 26
Lancelot Andrewes
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, September 27
John Coleridge Patteson
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September 28
The Vigil of the Feast of St Michael & All Angels
11:30 am: Rosary
12:15 pm: Low Mass-CANCELLED
6:30 pm: Procession & Solemn Mass; Reception

Saturday, September 29
Philander Chase
10:00 am: Flower Guild

Sunday, September 30
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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

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