• A Letter for Holy Week and Easter

    A Letter for Holy Week and Easter
    The Rev'd Michael Godderz
    12 Apr 19

    My Dear Folk,

    We now enter upon the most holy time of the year; we now hold before ourselves the most central events in our Lord’s life.  As God brought to completion His plan for our salvation, our Lord Jesus literally walked the way of the cross. Like the Palm Sunday crowd, it is so easy to cheer on the Messiah at His triumphal entry to the Holy City.  That costs us very little. But it is a very different thing to stand with Him when He is betrayed in the Garden, as He is falsely accused before the Sanhedrin and again before Pilate, while He is mocked and beaten by the Roman soldiers, while He bears the judgement of all mankind upon the cross.  Dying with Christ is precisely what every Christian is called to do. Yet as St. Paul encoura

  • A Letter for Corpus Christi

    A Letter for Corpus Christi
    The Rev'd Michael Godderz
    5 Jun 18

    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.

  • A Letter for Holy Week and Easter

    A Letter for Holy Week and Easter
    The Rev'd Michael Godderz
    16 Mar 18

    My Dear Folk,

    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.

  • A Letter for Lent

    A Letter for Lent
    The Rev'd Michael Godderz
    10 Feb 18

    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.

  • A Letter for Christmas

    A Letter for Christmas
    The Rev'd Michael Godderz
    25 Dec 17

    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.”

  • Christmas at All Saints

    Christmas at All Saints
    The Rev'd Michael Godderz
    25 Dec 17

    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.

  • A Letter for Corpus Christi

    A Letter for Corpus Christi
    The Rev'd F. Washington Jarvis
    5 Jun 18

    To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont
    Dear Friends,

    “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

  • A Letter for Holy Week and Easter

    A Letter for Holy Week and Easter
    The Rev'd F. Washington Jarvis
    15 Mar 18

    To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont
    Dear Friends,

        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

  • A Letter for Lent

    A Letter for Lent
    The Rev'd F. Washington Jarvis
    9 Feb 18

    To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont

    Dear Friends,

    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...

  • A Letter for Christmas

    A Letter for Christmas
    The Rev'd F. Washington Jarvis
    24 Dec 17

    To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont

    Dear 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

  • A Letter for Advent

    A Letter for Advent
    The Rev'd F. Washington Jarvis
    1 Dec 17

    To the Beloved in Christ at Ashmont

    Dear 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.

  • A Letter for Corpus Christi

    A Letter for Corpus Christi
    Andrew Sheranian
    5 Jun 18

    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.

  • Performing Bach with musicians who ‘reflect the diversity’ of Dorchester

    Performing Bach with musicians who ‘reflect the diversity’ of Dorchester
    Andrew Sheranian
    5 Jun 18

    I used to keep this such a secret,” says Mary Beth Alger, the artistic director of Dorchester’s Ashmont Hill Chamber Music. “I’m increasingly honest, the older I get.”

    The long-running Ashmont Hill series under Alger’s leadership has adopted the dual priorities of putting local musicians in the spotlight and bringing touring performers to the ne

  • A Letter for Holy Week and Easter

    A Letter for Holy Week and Easter
    Andrew Sheranian
    15 Mar 18

    As many of our parishioners have noticed, Ross Wood has been accompanying the choir here on a regular basis for the past few months, and it is with great pleasure that I announce that he has agreed to join the music staff of the parish as Associate Organist. For many years Ross was the organist at two distinguished parishes here in Boston: Trinity

  • A Letter for Lent

    A Letter for Lent
    Andrew Sheranian
    10 Feb 18

    One of the riches of our Anglo-Catholic heritage is the fact that we get to chant the Great Litany in procession, not once or twice a year, but five times: twice in Advent and thrice in Lent. I must confess that in previous years, the Litany has been challenging for me. From time to time I have fallen prey to impatience at its length; at other time

All Saints will hold Festal and Sunday massess on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the First and Second Sunday of Christmas.

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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