Since the last issue of The Chronicle, the choir has grown even more, adding one more boy to the ranks. Our latest addition to the choir was sent to us by his piano teacher, who is a former choir mother! It’s been such a blessing to see the choir grow in numbers - something for which we have been praying for years!


In the Advent issue, I detailed the struggles with choir transportation. To review, we now have thriving relationships with two local schools, which are partnering with us to make the choir available to some of their students. The two schools are Epiphany School, which is right next to Shawmut Station, and Pauline A. Shaw Elementary School, which is on the corner of Norfolk and Morton. There are four boys at the Shaw School who are interested in joining the choir, but they have no way of getting from school to church for the weekly treble rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Are you able to help with choir transportation? Here is what would be involved: picking the boys up at the Shaw School at 4:10 on Tuesday or Thursday, and then driving them here to All Saints and dropping them off early for the rehearsal, which begins at 6:00. You would not be expected to stay and wait for rehearsal to finish, nor would you be asked to drive the boys home - their parents would do that at the conclusion of rehearsal at 7:30. All that is needed is the one-way trip from the school to the church on Tuesday or Thursday. One of our parishioners has indicated a willingness to help on Tuesdays. Can you help on Thursdays? If so, please let me know.

On Christ the King Sunday, the Bach Project had its debut concert here at All Saints, and the church was sold out! Many thanks to those of you who came to support the project! I had wanted to bring the music of Bach to Dorchester, and I wasn’t sure if there would be sufficient interest to support concerts of his music here, but clearly there is a thirst for Bach’s music in Dorchester. The partnership between Ashmont Hill Chamber Music and the church is strong and healthy, and we are already planning next year’s concerts. If you were not able to attend the concert for financial reasons, I am very sorry: please rest assured that I am making every effort to make free and reduced-price tickets available to our parishioners for concerts in the future.

Finally, a word about evangelism. I have always felt that our church should be full on Sundays. Don’t you agree? If you do, invite some friends to attend our Advent or Christmas services. Lessons and Carols on December 17 at 4:00 is the perfect way to introduce someone to our parish. Or Christmas Eve or Epiphany! Choose one or all three as a way to spread the Gospel, and let’s fill up those pews! Merry Christmas!


Upcoming

Candlemas - Choral Evensong and Benediction
February 4 with the Choir of All Saints Worcester 4pm

Service Times

Sundays

7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Low Mass
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Education*
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass
11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour

* during the academic year

Weekdays

Low Mass
Wednesday 10 a.m. *
Friday 7 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

* followed by coffee hour

 

Location and Parking

209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester MA 02124
(617) 436-6370

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All Saints is located in the south Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, just off Peabody Square, at 209 Ashmont St. and is a very short walk from the Ashmont T station on the Red Line. (Click icon for map.)

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The five principal levels of our buildings are handicap accessible, served by a five-stop elevator. Handicap access into both buildings is by a walkway and ADA-compliant ramp from the parking lot to the Ashmont Street door of the church.  There are handicap accessible bathrooms on four levels of the church and parish house.

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There is a private parking lot for 47 cars and on-street parking on both Ashmont Street and on the other streets surrounding the church.

Four of these spaces are reserved for Zipcars.

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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Our emphasis at the Parish of All Saints is on sacramental worship (the Mass or Holy Eucharist) celebrated in a traditional Anglo-Catholic style, with strong orthodox teaching and preaching, supportive pastoral care, a caring parish family, and responsibility to our community and the greater world.

 
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