This Week’s Announcements

August 31, 2014
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 17)
Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

If you are visiting or new to the Advent, we hope that you will feel welcome and at home. Please, if you will, fill out a visitor’s/newcomer’s card so that we 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
- Infant 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 Emily Litman at 617-852-2661.

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 1, for Labor Day.  The Holiday schedule will be observed - Morning Prayer at 8:30 am; Low Mass at 9:00; Evening Prayer is cancelled. 

Coffee Hours Arts & Letters Group RIP Robert Hunter
Church School Kickoff & Blessing of the Backpacks Consecration of our 16th Bishop The Parish Choir
The Advent in Mission: Sarah Durfey Tuesday Night Community Supper Flower Memorials
  Parking Vouchers  
  This Week at the Advent  


9:00 Coffee Hour: Bette Boughton and Barbara Boles host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Melissa Fox and Cassie & Jack Gurnon. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-625-1857, or , if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour: Stephen Teichgraeber and the Parish Kitchen host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Lea & Adam Rutledge and others. To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, go to If you have any questions, feel free to contact .


You are cordially invited to attend the Advent’s Arts & Letters reading and discussion group. We meet most Wednesdays starting around 6:45, after the conclusion of the Healing Mass.  We are beginning to read and discuss Dante’s Divine Comedy. The group has finished The Inferno and is (in August) in the midst of The Purgatorio. We will continue on through September until we have completed The Paradiso. Arts & Letters is a church community group open to all parishioners. We usually have lively and interesting discussions (more or less) based on the text at hand.  Please contact or with questions. 

A Mass in celebration of the life of Robert Douglas Hunter will be offered at 1:30 PM this Saturday, September 6.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, By the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Church School at the Advent kicks off SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014! THAT’S NEXT SUNDAY!!!! We start by Commissioning the Church School Teachers as a parish family at the 9 o’clock mass, which is also the service for the Fifth annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Students of all ages - from pre-school to grad school - can come forward with their backpacks during the 9 o’clock mass to be blessed by a priest. Don’t worry if you’re not old enough for a backpack yet - just bring a lunchbox, a pencil box, something you’ll carry to school with you every day.

After Mass, Registration for Church School begins in the Library. Why not join us, and invite a family that doesn’t yet have a church home? Come out for refreshments, to meet the Church School staff, get a blessing for your backpack and celebrate as a parish the beginning of another great school year!

Church School classes begin the following week, on September 14.

The Rev’d Alan Gates will be consecrated as the 16th Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts on Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 AM. The service will take place in Boston University’s Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue. The service and reception are open to all, but everyone who plans to attend (including participants and volunteers) must have a ticket. Online ticket ordering closed on August 15. Tickets have been mailed to those who registered online. Remaining tickets will be available for pick-up at the reception desk at the diocesan offices at 138 Tremont Street in Boston on September. 8, 9 and 10 between 10 AM and 3 PM. They also will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at a will-call table at the Agganis Arena on the morning of the consecration service.

Webcast: There will be a live webcast for those who cannot be at the celebration in person. A link will be provided on the consecration event page, where additional information about the day is available.

Attention singers! The choir season will begin shortly, with the first rehearsal of the Advent’s famed Parish Choir taking place Wednesday evening, September 24, 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 rehearses on most Sunday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 AM, and has a once-a-month midweek rehearsal on a Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM. The schedule is flexible; if you can make the once monthly full rehearsal, you can sing for the following 4 Sundays to which it corresponds. And, there are occasional Sundays off. If you wish to join them to sing masterworks of the Renaissance and Anglican traditions, please contact Mark Dwyer or Ross Wood after Mass, or contact Mark Dwyer at 617-523-2377 extension 141 or for more information.


Praying This Month: Sarah Durfey - The Advent supports a number of people involved in mission in Boston and around the world, and we’ve committed to supporting them not only financially, but in our prayers. One of our missionaries is Sarah Durfey, a founder of Amirah, Inc. (she now serves on its Board) and the Director of the Abolitionist Network which runs out of the Emanuel Gospel Center in the South End. Please pray for Sarah and the people these ministries serve, and for more information or to get personally involved, visit

Get involved and stay informed about Advent mission projects:

• Follow @AdventInMission on Twitter
• Contact to be added to an Advent In Mission email list
• Remember our missionaries in your prayers!

Can You Help? The Tuesday Community Supper operates year-round, serving a meal to those in need weekly. The summer is a great time to volunteer if you’re interested in exploring this ministry, as our school and college groups are gone. We can use volunteer servers starting at 5:30, and we finish clean-up by 7:00. For more details, call Barbara Boles at (h) 617-625-1857 or (w) 617-496-1012, or just come on any Tuesday!


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish. There are openings for flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sundays, September 21 and September 28. There is also an opening for the Crossing for Michaelmas, September 29. If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 or her.

Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $5.50 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? .

  • This Week at the Advent
    September 1-7, 2014

  • Monday, September 1
    David Pendleton Oakerhater (Labor Day - Parish Office Closed)

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Low Mass
  • Tuesday, September 2
    The Martyrs of New Guinea

  • 5:30 p.m.
    Community Supper
  • Wednesday, September 3
    Paul Jones

  • 6:00 p.m.
    Healing Mass
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Bell Ringing
  • Thursday, September 4

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Advent School Parents’ Reception
  • Friday, September 5

  • Saturday, September 6

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Godly Play Ship Shape
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Mass of the Resurrection: Robert Douglas Hunter
  • 8:00 p.m.
    AA Meeting
  • Sunday, August 7
    The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Blessing of the Backpacks & Sung Mass
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Solemn Mass
  • 4:00 p.m.
    AGO Service