“Here am I”

The corps of acolytes assists the clergy at the altar—at solemn mass on Sundays, at solemn evensong and benediction, and especially during Holy Week and on feast days. Acolytes set up the altar before mass, lighting candles, laying out the gospel book and missal, and after the mass, they snuff out candles and return vessels and books to the sacristy. During the mass they carry out the duties of subdeacon, thurifer, master of ceremonies, crucifer, server, and torchbearer.

The strength of the corps is that it is representative of the parish. A boy or girl may begin serving when as young as six or seven years of age. The corps is healthiest when it is comprised of young children, teenagers, and adults. The oldest serving acolyte is in his seventies. If you are interested in exploring what it means to be an acolyte, please speak with the Rector, the Acolyte Warden, or an usher.

Service Times


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


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


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.)



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.


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


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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