8 a.m. Low Mass
10 a.m. Solemn Mass
Stations of the Cross & Meditation
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
13 March through 10 April
John Boylan will be presenting this year’s meditations on the Penitential Psalms
March 6 The First Day of Lent: Ash Wednesday sung by the Full Choir
Mass for Three Voices - William Byrd
Psalm 103:8-14 Anglican Chant: I. Atkins
Lord, let me known mine end - Maurice Greene
Prelude in B minor (BWV 544) - J.S Bach
Fugue in B minor (BWV 544) - J.S Bach
Music throughout the year is further down the page, under 'Mark your Calendar.'
Music at All Saints
Music - Fall 2018
Boys, join the choir!
C.B. Fisk, Opus 103
Skinner Organ Co., Opus 708
The McShane Tower Chime
The Organist and Master of Choristers
Music from Candlemas (2017)
Music from Evensong, Oct 2016
Music of Eastertide 2016
Lessons and Carols 2018
Music from Evensong, Oct 2015
Lessons and Carols 2014
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)
Saturday Low Mass 9:00 a.m.
Saturday May 5 at 10:30 am
My Dear Folk,
As our program year draws to a close, I want to update you all on some building matters since I last addressed this subject in the fall.
Most immediately obvious to all was the water leak onto the Fisk organ in January. Those arriving for Sunday’s Masses on the fourteenth found the organ at the back of the church once again encased in protective plastic, just as it had been during the building renovations.
When I was in grade school, I learned how to play the clarinet. My older sister had played one, ultimately in the University of Minnesota marching band. So the instrument was there to be handed down. When the chance for musical instruction in my school became available, my parents thought it would be a good idea for me as well. I have to admit that I was an indifferent musician. I didn’t like to practice, and therefore seldom did. My progress reflected that fact.
Recently I stumbled on something written by Fr. Darwin Kirby. His name is probably not recognized by many today, but he was a major figure in the American Anglo-Catholic movement. I am sharing that column which Fr. Kirby wrote. In it you catch a glimpse of the passionate, vigorous faith which he proclaimed – the faith which is the true hope of the world. As we begin this Lent, we would all do well to attend to his words.
My dear folk, I don’t know why it should, but I’m always surprised at how often people tell me of their memories of Christmas Eve Mass. If asked for a particularly precious memory of something in our Christian life, I suspect that for many of us it would involve that beautiful and time- honored service. There’s no criticism in that. Indeed, I have to plead guilty myself: one of the most vivid memories of my first year in Holy Orders is of preparing the altar at the Midnight Mass while the congregation lifted their voices singing “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
My dear folk,
Enclosed with this letter you will find All Saints’ Christmas schedule. Let me offer a few words about what is to come in the next few weeks.
My dear folk,
There is a wonderful prescription for Lent which Fr. Jarvis frequently offered. My first experience of it was in what he wrote for Lent issue of The Chronicle just before I was called to be Rector. I thought it was spot on. It was the only thing which made me feel a tinge of regret when that call was extended to me: I thought I never be able to use his concise and direct advice. Let’s just say that I’ve decided I was wrong – and that I've brazenly stolen that bit of wisdom and have been using it ever since.
His advice for Lent was very simply put: Give up, pick up, & shut up.
My dear folk, “Remember, O man, that thou art dust, and unto dust shalt thou return.” I can’t help but think that those words, so familiar to us from their use at the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday as we begin the season of Lent, might be equally the call to our observation of Advent. Who are we; what shall we be, but for God’s saving grace. We see this emphasis reflected in the four traditional themes of Advent:
To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont
“At the Episcopal Church you get something to eat.” So spoke a visiting fellow Boy Scout after attending mass at my boyhood parish, St. James’ Church in Painesville, Ohio, in the 1950's. My friend was a Presbyterian, and they had “The Lord’s Supper” only four times a year.
In simple ter
Here we are late in Lent. It is nearly time to stop and contemplate the conclusion of our Lenten pilgrimage: the Triduum – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil, when we gather at church all three nights at 7.
Our purpose in gathering on those three nights is to “s
To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont
My beloved mother was forever announcing dates when she would once again begin some project of self-improvement: “After the Fourth of July, I shall....” After Labor Day, I shall....” After Christmas (New year’s resolution), I shall....” And, of course, most of all: “When Lent comes, I shall...
To the Beloved in Christ at AshmontDear Friends,There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, tis not to come. If it not be now, yet it will come – the readiness is all.
Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2
To the Beloved in Christ at AshmontDear Friends,Advent is about judgment. “Repent!” shouts John the Baptist. “You brood of vipers. Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”Unfortunately, some parishes today are offering a false-Christianity that is judgment-free.
Recently I was asked to comment on something about our parish that I find noteworthy... what I find most special about All Saints is one word: silence.
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer8:00 a.m. Low Mass9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Education*10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour
* during the academic year
Low MassWednesday 10 a.m. *Friday 7 a.m.Saturday 9 a.m.
* followed by coffee hour
209 Ashmont StreetDorchester 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.
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.