This Week’s Announcements

July 20, 2014
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 11)
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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.

Coffee Hours Can You Help with the Daily Offices? New Elevator
B-SAFE Thank You Consecration of our 16th Bishop Arts & Letters Group
Tuesday Night Community Supper Parking Vouchers Memorial Garden & Columbarium
  This Week at the Advent  


9:00 Coffee Hour: Ray Porter and John Boyd host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Tom & Carolyn McDermott and Jack & Cassie 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: Annlinnea Terranova, Pam Covert and Maria Denslow host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Meg Mill, Steven Hecht, and Larry Civale. 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 .

Can You Help? Morning Prayer is prayed here at the Church of the Advent seven days a week: Sundays at 7:30 AM, Monday through Friday at 9:00 AM, Saturdays and holidays at 8:30 AM. This is a wonderful and appropriate way to begin the day, for the Clergy especially, but also for the others who attend the service.

Evening Prayer is scheduled to be prayed at 5:30 PM Monday through Friday. Because of evening programs and pastoral responsibilities, it is becoming more and more difficult for the Clergy alone to maintain these Monday through Friday services, and so we badly need volunteers to conduct Evening Prayer if the present schedule is to continue. Think about this, and if you are able to take on one of these evening services, please speak to Fr Warren or Fr Wood.

The installation of the new elevator is proceeding apace! The frame of the shaft and the three doors are installed. The next step will be to install the tower and cab of the elevator. Thanks for your continued patience with this project.

Thank You, Thank You!  On three days in the first week of July, several Advent parishioners volunteered to provide lunch for 150 kids and staff at the B-SAFE (Bishops’ Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment) Program site at the Epiphany School in Dorchester.  Parish mission funds provided not only nutritional and tasty meals and snacks for every day, but also a field trip to Boston Common complete with games and a trip to the movies.  We had a wonderful week, and I am so thankful for the tireless efforts of Marcos German-Domingues (Brazilian chef extraordinaire who spent hours in the kitchen preparing the meals), Barbara Boles, Larry Civale, Ginnie Pierce, Elizabeth Mondell, Drew Reese (who also led worship) and Ali White.  -  Fr Sammy


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. You must have a ticket to attend. They are, of course, free, and may be obtained by calling 617-482-4826 ext 687, or by going to the Diocesan website, Be aware that the deadline for getting tickets is August 15.

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, and we have just started with the first cantos of The Inferno.  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. 


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!


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? .

Memorial Garden & Columbarium. Spaces are available for the interment of ashes in the Advent’s Memorial Garden in front of the Church. This is a very fitting resting place for people who have loved the Advent and during their lives have made it their spiritual home. There are three groups of spaces: one between the Parish House door and the main doors of the Church, a second below the tower, and a third along the Library wall. The price includes the interment itself and the stone marker with its engraving. The rest will be put into a fund for the upkeep of the garden. If you are interested in a space and would like a copy of the regulations, please speak to Father Warren.

Spaces are also available in the Church of the Advent’s Columbarium, which is in the All Souls’ Chapel. Niches are available for one or two persons. There is a brochure on the tables at the rear of the Church. For further information, speak to Vance Hosford.

  • This Week at the Advent
    July 21-27, 2014

  • Monday, July 21

  • Tuesday, July 22
    St Mary Magdalene

  • 5:30 p.m.
    Community Supper
  • Wednesday, July 23

  • 6:00 p.m.
    Healing Mass
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Bell Ringing
  • Thursday, July 24
    Thomas à Kempis

  • Friday, July 25
    St James the Apostle

  • Saturday, July 26
    Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (SS Anna & Joachim)

  • 8:00 p.m.
    AA Meeting
  • Sunday, July 27
    The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Sung Mass
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Solemn Mass