This Week’s Announcements

November 2, 2014
Sunday in the Octave of All Saints
Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting. 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.

Healing services will be held after all Masses in the Lady Chapel.

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of George & Frances Lee McCormick.
The flowers in the All Saints Chapel are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of the Rt Rev’d M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE. The icon in the Chapel was given to the Church of the Advent by Bishop Shaw in honor of, as he said, “your faithful witness.”
The flowers in the Lady Chapel are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Peter Martin.

Coffee Hours Church School Entr’acte
All Souls Day/Guild of All Souls Monthly Holy Hour Begins “Now and at the Hour of our Death”
Fighting Ebola Fall Coat Drive Arts & Letters Group
2015 Advent Calendars Tramontana Concert Parking Vouchers
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9:00 Coffee Hour: Melissa & Eric Baldwin and John Boyd host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Rob Braman & Rachel Johnson and Melissa Fox. 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: Kara Rodgers, Kyle Pilares and Jackie Martindale host the coffee hour this morning. Next week’s coffee hour hosts are Annlinnea Terranova and Ariel & Nathaniel Slater. 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 .

Advent Church School is in session! Following communions during the 9 AM Mass, classes are offered for children of all ages. Please contact Emily Litman 617-852-2661 to register or schedule a tour of our classrooms.

Children’s Sermons:
After the Gospel reading, willing children may process out of the sanctuary to hear a sermon put into their own words. Following the message, they process back into the service to join their families for the liturgy of the Eucharist. Children’s bulletins may be found in the back of the church as an alternative.

ENTR’ACTE // Entr’acte, the Advent’s Adult Education Series, takes place this morning following the 9:00am Mass (approximately 10:20am) in the Parish Library. This year’s topic will be entitled Sacraments and Sacrifice. This morning Father Warren will talk about the Sacramental Vision of Christianity.

The central and essential conviction of the Christian religion is that a new kind of life for women and men and a new world has come and is coming into being through the Incarnation of Jesus the Christ. Through his obedient life, his sacrificial death, and his rising out of death, human reality has been forever changed. Classical Catholic Christianity understands that one way by which Christians are joined to the new life in Jesus and enter his new world is through the Sacraments of the Church. In this series we will think about the connection between Jesus’ Sacrifice and Resurrection and the Sacraments he provides for us as a means of grace and life.


All Souls Day will be observed tomorrow, November 3 with a Requiem Mass at 12:15 pm and a Solemn Requiem Mass at 6:30 PM. The Music of the Mass will be the Missa pro defunctis cum sex vocibus of Tomás Luis de Victoria. 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 today.

In addition to the All Souls’ Day Mass, there will be a Solemn Requiem sung on Saturday, November 8 at 11 AM. This Mass is sponsored by the Guild of All Souls.

The Guild is a devotional society which was founded in 1873 to promote prayers for the dead and dying and the celebration of Mass as part of the funeral rite. Both of these practices, as familiar as they are to all of us nowadays, were uncommon in the Anglican Communion at the time of the Guild’s founding, and it would be no exaggeration to say that the Guild had a great deal to do with their current familiarity. Members of the Guild pledge themselves to prayer for the departed throughout their lives and will be prayed for by members of the Guild after their deaths. If you are interested in becoming a member of this society, please speak to Christopher Laconi, who is the Guild’s representative at the Advent.

A light lunch will follow the Requiem. If you wish to come, please speak to Fr. Warren so that we will know how many people for whom to prepare.

An Organ Recital, played by David Enlow, the well-known and widely praised organist at the Church of the Resurrection in Manhattan, will follow the luncheon at approximately 2:00 PM.

Because of the Guild of All Souls Requiem this Saturday, the 9:00 AM Mass is cancelled.

Monthly Holy Hour Begins // Friday, November 7, at 11:00 AM // Lady Chapel - “Could you not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26.40) Spending a “Holy Hour” with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is a centuries-old devotion that we renew at the Advent this fall. On the first Friday of every month, gather in the Lady Chapel for Eucharistic adoration, prayer, worship, readings, and other acts of devotion. Sort of a “mini-retreat,” Holy Hour is time to be still and be with God, escape the pressure of hectic daily life, and offer our love and devotion to God and receive his peace in return. No experience necessary - come join us!


Now and at the Hour of Our Death: Medical Decision-Making in the 21st Century // Saturday November 15, 10 AM to 2 PM // Moseley Hall: Eventually, each one of us will be faced with making decisions about our own care, or someone else’s. Today’s healthcare system presents patients and families with choices undreamed of only a few decades ago. This four-hour, interactive seminar explores the factors influencing medical decisions from an historical, theological, and practical point of view. Each participant receives a comprehensive toolkit with resources that provide in-depth information about a full range of topics: advance directives, healthcare proxies, decision-making tools, fact sheets about various treatments, and much more. Limited to 25 participants. For information and registration, contact Deacon Noyes or 617-354-2540.


Thank You // Support for Ebola Relief in Liberia: Through the generosity of ten parishioners, we raised almost $1,500 to support medical and humanitarian workers on the front line of the fight against Ebola in Liberia. The parish Mission & Outreach Team matched those funds, so the Advent was able to donate more than $2,800 to Doctors Without Borders. But the relief effort continues - to donate supplies, consult the list of needs at the back of the church or the Wish List from St David’s Episcopal Church in Ashburn, Virginia: To provide financial support, please write “Liberia Ebola Donation” in the memo line of your check. Thank you for serving the world in Christ’s name as a part of the Church of the Advent!

Fall Coat Drive continues until Monday, November 17. Got an extra coat? One you rarely wear, but could be a godsend to someone without a coat this winter? The Church of the Advent is joining with One Warm Coat in collecting clean, usable winter coats for men, women, and children (newborn up to 5T). These will be given to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and Room to Grow. Collection boxes will be in the Frisby Room upstairs or you may leave coats in the Lobby, appropriately and clearly marked. Flyers are available for posting around town or in your work place. For more information contact Deacon Daphne.


Members of the Arts & Letters small group have embarked on a reading of Alexander Schmemann’s book For the Life of the World on Wednesdays after the Healing Mass. All are welcome. Please speak to or for more information about our schedule. We meet in the library starting approximately at 6:45 PM.

Advent calendar available to order: Created especially for the Church of the Advent, 12 months of spectacular color images of liturgies, rituals, and celebrations - with special bonus of photos from the parish trip to the Holy Land. $20 each, with proceeds benefiting Missions & Outreach, these calendars cover January through December 2015. Order forms are available in the bookstore - please note that payment is due with the order! Order by Christ the King (November 23) and have in hand this Advent. See Deacon Daphne with questions.

On Friday, November 14 at 7:30 PM in Moseley Hall, TRAMONTANA will present Prière - 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols. Tramontana is a five-person ensemble, including several members of the Advent choir, dedicated to performing and finding the joy in early music. They will be joined by viol consort Long & Away and others to present sacred works by French Baroque composers, including Charpentier’s magnificent Litanies de la Vierge. All are invited to join us for this beautiful program! There is a $20 suggested donation at the door, and Advent parishioners receive a $5 discount. They will also repeat the concert on Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 PM at Cambridge Friends Meeting House. For more information, please visit

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
    November 3-9, 2014

  • Monday, November 3
    All Souls

  • 12:15 p.m.
    Requiem Mass
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Solemn Requiem Mass
  • Tuesday, November 4

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Beacon Hill Seminars
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Community Supper
  • Wednesday, November 5
    St Elisabeth of Hungary

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Beacon Hill Seminars
  • 6:00 p.m.
    Healing Mass
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Bell Ringing
  • Thursday, November 6
    William Temple of Canterbury

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Advent Choir Rehearsal
  • Friday, November 7
    Willibrord of Utrecht

  • 5:00 p.m.
    Guild of All Souls Meeting
  • Saturday, November 8
    All Saints

  • 9:00 a.m.
    Chinese Class
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Solemn Requiem Mass
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Guild of All Souls Reception
  • 2:00 p.m.
    Organ Recital
  • 8:00 p.m.
    AA Meeting
  • Sunday, November 9
    The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Sung Mass
  • 10:15 a.m.
    Church School / Entr’acte
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Solemn Mass