This Week at the Advent

April 15-21, 2018


In This Issue
Theology on Tap
The Walk for Hunger
First Communion Classes
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap Returns this Tuesday, April 17!

Historian and memoirist  Carlos M. N. Eire opens the 2018 season of Theology on Tap with reflections on: "Transforming the Supernatural in the Reformation".

One of the most significant changes brought about by the Protestant Reformation was a redefinition of the relation between the natural and supernatural realms, which amounted to a redefinition of religion itself. How did this redefinition shape the various churches created in this era? How did it affect the Church of England? How does it affect us today?

Prof. Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University and the author of numerous books, including most recently the magisterial Reformations: The Early Modern World, which won the R. R. Hawkins Prize for Best Book of the Year from the American Publishers Association, as well as the award for Best Book in the Humanities. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir  Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, which won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Join us at  7 pm on April 17 at: Carrie Nation Cocktail Club, The Beacon Room,  11 Beacon Street, near the State House.

Parishioners wishing to eat dinner first are strongly encouraged to arrive early and please inform the club that you are part of the Church of the Advent party for the evening.
Coming in May: The Walk for Hunger
Glorious Easter is still in our minds and Spring is almost here, which means that the  Annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger is beckoning!!  

Please consider joining Fr. Warren and many fellow Advent Parishioners on Sunday, May 6 th. This will be the 50th Walk for Hunger and at least the 35th Church of the Advent participation in the Walk, and most importantly, Fr. Warren's last Walk! He has been part of this great tradition, bravely walking many miles, over these last 25 years, so, if you haven't considered this before, please do this year!

Project Bread's financial grant supports The Church of the Advent's Tuesday Community Dinner, which is a vital part of the Advent's community outreach program.

Please consider joining us by registering as a walker or by supporting Team Advent with a donation. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.

Contact Suzi Briggs : 617-905-4871 or if you want to be a Walker and need help with registering.

Many thanks for your consideration and generosity on behalf of Fr. Warren and Team Advent.

The Briggs Kiernan Family,
     Bruce + Suzi
     Ellie + Emma
Team Captains 2018

First Communion Classes
First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. Classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am in the Rectory, and Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church. At least one parents should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development,  here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We're not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to

This email highlights just a few of the items in this week's announcements. For much more, go to

Parish Office
Church of the Advent
Sunday's Collect
O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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