Advent Wreath


 This Week at the Advent

 December 9-15 , 2018


In This Issue
Mission & Outreach
Stewardship Update
Entr'acte this Sunday
This Sunday Fr Warren will conclude Entr'acte for the year with the third part of an examination of the various sects within what is called Christianity: what they believe, what they practice, how they differ from Classical Christianity. That's after the 9:00 Mass in the Library. 
This Sunday evening at 8pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by  Lucernarium , an evening service of lamp-lighting. Members of the Advent Choir will sing chant and contemplative music.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave. 
Mission & Outreach
As we have done the past few years, guests at the Tuesday Evening Community Dinner will be given Gift Cards to Dunkin' Donuts as their Christmas gift from the Advent. This will allow them to go to a warm place and get hot coffee and something to eat during the cold months of winter. If you wish to make a donation - and we hope you do - send it in marked "Donuts."

Every year stuffed animals and infants' clothing are presented at the crèche during the 4:30 pm Mass on Christmas Eve. This year these donations will be given to the Fragment Society, who, since their inception in 1812, have been distributing clothes to Boston's poor and needy. They are especially in need of infant clothing and small stuffed animals to include in the more than 400 layettes that volunteer ladies involved in the organization assemble each year.

Stewardship Update
As of this past Friday we have received 165 pledges, pledging a total of $495,249.  75 have increased their pledges by 20%, and there are 22 new pledges.  We have still to hear from 64 parishioners who pledged a total of $94,010 last year.

The Stewardship Committee thanks all who have made a pledge so far . If you have not yet pledged, please do so soon. 

You can pledge on line by going to the parish website and clicking the "Pledge Online" button.
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Parish Office
Church of the Advent
Sunday's Collect
Merciful God, who didst send thy messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect for the season:

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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