Almighty God, who on this day didst open the way of eternal
life to every race and nation by the promised gift of thy Holy
Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the
preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the
earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the same 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 flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Nova Lee Burgess Cottrell.
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day and Parish Office will be closed. The holiday schedule will be observed - Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.; Low Mass at 9:00 a.m.; Evening Prayer is cancelled.
9:00 Coffee Hour. Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay host the Coffee Hour this morning. The hosts next week are Rachael & Joe Ringenberg and Nancy Macmillan. 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. Richard Jay, Jason Grant and Daniel & Marcos German-Domingues host the Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Dustin Henderson and others from whom we need to hear. To view the schedule of available dates, please go to http://theadventboston.org/parilife/11coffee.htm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Marcos and Daniel German-Domingues or Frederick Ou.
Celebrate With Us! Today marks the end of the church school year, as well as a significant milestone in the lives of many of our students at the Advent. Please join us at coffee hour following the 9:00 Mass to celebrate today’s feast and the graduations of Emilie and Sarah Gurnon (high school), and Doug Dwyer, Mark Madeja, Michael Murphy, and Ellie Wood (grade 6).
Community Groups at the Advent: Interested in being part of a small group? TThese are the groups currently, or soon to be, meeting on a regular basis:
• The Arts & Letters Group meets for reading and discussion most Wednesdays starting around 6:45, after the conclusion of the Healing Mass. Our reading selections are determined by consensus and range from contemporary commentaries on scripture and theology to the classic historic writings of the church. Arts & Letters is open to all parishioners. Please contact
• The Friends House Group meets on Beacon Hill. For info, contact
All parishioners from the Beacon Hill area are welcome.
• A Cambridge/Somerville group gathers on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the home of Maye Chan and Kris Ferrario (81R Mt. Vernon Street, Apt. 2, Somerville) to watch and discuss a video series by Stanley Hauerwas called “Sunday Asylum: Being the Church in Occupied Territory.” The group is open to everyone, and for more info contact Maye (917-385-3470), Kris (651-357-7476) or Andrew Reese (617-460-2979).
The Advent urges every one of her members to be part of a small group where we form deep friendships, do in-depth study, worship and pray, encourage each other, and serve together. Whether you’ve been in small groups for decades or you’ve never been to one at all, you’re invited!
A Very Special Entr’acte - Children’s Spiritual Formation at the Advent: On Trinity Sunday, May 31, Emily Litman will present a special Entr’acte at approximately 10:15 am in the Library to demonstrate the method of spiritual formation we use with our children at the Advent. The ancient tradition of storytelling has been used for thousands of years to pass on traditions and capture children’s imaginations. Using a storytelling method called “Godly Play,” Bible stories come alive in our Church School - our kids don’t just hear the stories, they are engaged visually and physically. Each week, our children and their teachers enter into a story and become part of it. Under Emily’s direction, we have used this method for several years to great success at the Advent, and members of the parish not directly involved in Church School are urged to take advantage of this special opportunity to learn about the wonderful things taking place upstairs every Sunday.
“Procession-Tide” Continueth: Thursday, June 4, is The Feast of Corpus Christi. The guest preacher will be the Rev’d Michael Dangelo, the Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, and an old friend of the Advent.
PICNIC! PICNIC! On Sunday, June 14, we will have a summertime picnic in the Garden following the 9 AM and 11:15 AM Masses. The Advent will provide hot dogs with all the trimmings and drinks of various kinds. We ask members of the Parish to bring hors d’oeuvres, salads, desserts. Pray for good weather and feel free to dress appropriately.
MISSION & OUTREACH
Volunteer at the Tuesday Community Supper: summer is a good time to try this, as we tend to have more guests and fewer volunteers. Contact Barbara Boles by phone if interested, 617-501-7572, or .
Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive for Solutions at Work - through June 14 - A New Opportunity! // Advent parishioner Adam Oliveri is a professional wardrobe consultant, personal shopper, and more - and has generously offered a discount for his services to any parishioners who would like his expertise and assistance in a closet clean-out and wardrobe makeover. See more at adamtoliveri.com. Whether you work with Adam or do this on your own, we are looking for men’s and women’s professional attire and accessories, and children’s school clothing. Out-of-season items are accepted. All must be clean, unstained, and wearable. A full list of items suitable for donation is on the clothes rack, or at solutionsatwork.org, or speak with Deacon Daphne.
Prayer & Care Team // Thanks to all who have responded to our invitation to be part of the parish’s new initiative. If you’ve already expressed interest, or would like to learn more, please join us! If you would like more information, contact Larry Civale, 617-947-3261 or , or Deacon Noyes, 617-470-4578 or .
ODDS & ENDS
To all Fifties/Sixties Retirees: More information on proposed monthly lunch group. The first meeting will be Friday June 19 (note correction in date) around 1 PM (after Mass) in Moseley Hall and Garden. Please bring something to share or give Ginnie a contribution for salads and beverages. The first meeting will be to talk about what we might do in the future. Let me know if you’re interested, by email, phone (in the directory) or talk to me at coffee hour. .
If You Aren’t Marian You’re an Arian! // Along with the Guild of All Souls, the Society of King Charles the Martyr, and the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, the Society of Mary is one of the so-called Catholic societies in the Anglican Communion - groups devoted to an aspect of the Catholic faith otherwise underemphasized in Anglicanism. While we here at the Advent have a healthy enthusiasm for Our Lady, in many ways the Society of Mary still has quite a lot to do in promoting this essential aspect of Christianity. The objects of the Society are simple: to love and honor Mary; to spread devotion to her in reparation for past neglect and misunderstanding, and in the cause of Christian unity; and to take Mary as a model in purity, personal relationships, and family life. If you’d be interested in joining the Society of Mary, contact .
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 on Sunday, June 28, and Sunday, July 5. If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 or .
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? .
This Week at the Advent
May 25-May 31, 2015
Monday, May 25
The Venerable Bede of Jarrow
Memorial Day (Parish Office Closed)