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This Week At St. Mary's Advent II

Good day Saints! Advent is better for sharing it with you. As we still collectively mourn Althea we embrace and celebrate new life. See below for a letter from Lisa, more verses from Kana and other updates as we walk together into this New Year! 

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Advent II At 9am, 11am & 1pm Online. Coffee Hour 12pm. 
See you all on the screen! After the 11am service I'll hold a space to talk about people's experience of the Advent prayer so far. You can also ask questions, make suggestions or just talk about how you are doing. 

Click Here For The 11am Service! 

Click Here For The 9am Service!

CLICK Here For The 1pm Service!

 
Join Us For Advent Prayer!
We shall pray our way through advent together. Many of you will get an Advent Prayer kit featuring an Advent calendar, the form for Daily Devotions and the lyrics of O Come O Come Emmanuel. My recommendation, review and do the prayer recommended in the Advent Calendar and then use the forms for either morning or end of day for general prayer with O Come O Come Emmanuel as your daily hymn. I'm also attaching it below for all who prefer things electronic! Thanks to Kana for singing for the sing along (video link below) featuring the 1st two verses for your listening/prayer throughout the week. 

The Advent Calendar English
The Advent Calendar Spanish

Daily Devotions (English then Spanish)
Farewell Letter From Our Micah Fellow Lisa Abraham
Lisa, our Micah Fellow will be leaving St. Mary's next week. She has done a wonderful job, will be missed and thankfully will be doing ministry nearby. In her own words:

Hello everyone!  I first want to say thank you to every single one of you for how warm and welcoming you have all been. I was nervous to see where this journey would take me and I could not be happier with what has happened. The St Mary’s community is a vibrant, warm and loving place and I am so lucky to have been a part of it even if for such a short amount of time. Through working at the food pantry, I have been able to see the heart and desire that you all have to serve the broader community in Dorchester and Boston. Being there with all of you did show me that there is a desire in me as well to be a part of something that gives back to the community so thank you for inspiring me. Being a part of the 20s and 30s group provided me with a support group and people who I could relate to and explore my faith and spirituality in a safe space. To those of you who have taken the extra step to connect with me, to welcome me and even given me rides home from Sunday service (don’t worry we kept our masks on) I am so thankful. This is a community that I have been so motivated by and grateful for and I will never forget the time that I have spent with you all.

I am sad to be leaving this position and it was not an easy decision to make but something that vocationally felt right. During my work at Epiphany School, I have found what I want to do with my life and career. Working with students is a huge passion of mine and this might be my way of giving back to the community in a different way. I am excited to see where this next journey takes me. 

I am hoping that I can say goodbye (for now) to you all and this Sunday at 3pm to 4pm I will have a zoom call open for anyone and everyone to pop in and a way for me to personally thank you for the impact that you have all had on my life. Here is the link: https://zoom.us/j/95568234911?pwd=aFNGQ1RwbzdINkdRVVFEYnI2S0dIUT09 and I hope to see some of you there!!! 

Once again, thank you St. Mary’s for being a family to me and for giving me the best experience I could have possibly had. 
Sincerely, 

Lisa Abraham 

Micah Fellow 2020 



 
O Come Emmanuel Verses 3-4 c/o Kana & Brian!
Thank you Kana for the music and Brian for recording and producing!
From Wednesday's Prayer: Another Poem!
Thank you to all of you who step up! 
Stewardship 2021! Gratitude & There Is Still Time!
Thank you to all of you who have mailed in or electronically submitted your pledge forms. Please take time and consider what you will pledge at St. Mary's in this new year. 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A VIRTUAL PLEDGE FORM
Concerned About Evictions? PRB To The Rescue
Our St. Mary's Prayer List! Keep On Praying!

Frank Gaudino
Doris Harper
Barry Downes
Rohmee Mathe
Al Rezek (Thanksgiving)
Margaret and Vincent Rocchio
Mirta Rodriguez
David Ernesto Díaz Henríquez
Kenny Alexandar Lara
Irma Matzar 
Michael Russell
Ricardo Patterson
Raul Patterson
Marcia Esiwick
Natasha Skeete
Noah Skeete
Sachea Skeete
Carl Ann Crawford
Kim Rice
Merleen Rice
Graham Smith
Artel Joseph
Michael Lewis
John Delano
Carl & Deborah R
Sarah W
Marisa
Mike
Paul
Tina
Sr. Ann, SSM
The Society of St. Margaret
Marcia Thornhill 
Patrick Russell

Elisabeth Van Allen
Jalani Coye
Leena Coye
Denzel & Kids (William, Matthew & Mason)
St. Mary’s Community & Neighbors
Sylvia Clarke
Theresa Fitchet & Family
Marla Coye
Tyrone Rojas
Minou Pusouk
Gaston Peña 
Saulo Silva 

Sue Saltalamacchia 
Vicki Hemmerle

Ludwick Coye (Father)
Ludwick Coye
Efrain Diaz
Peter Weekes
Hilton Danglade
Claudette Jean-Jacques
Gregory Jean-Jacques
Matignon Graduating Class 

Thomas O’Toole - Departed
John Allen-Departed
Louie Fabello-Departed
Ivan Kenneth Daniel- Departed
Cynthia Johnson-Departed
Judith Esmay-Departed
Graham Smith-Departed
Kevin Brainerd-Departed
Clasford Johnson-Departed
Rhea Seldin - Departed
Liz O’Garro - Departed
Alfonso Diaz - Departed
Eunice Greenich - Departed
Marjorie Mathe - Departed
Althea Eda Walker - Departed

 

Rhythm, Flavor, Power!
Padrecito Edwin

Reflection Question: What fresh start are you seeking?

Sunday's Readings
Psalm 85:1-2,8-13;
Isaiah 40:1-11;
 2 Peter 3:8-15a;
 Mark 1:1-8

 

 

 

St Mary's Mission
 

Celebrate God's Rhythm
Delight in God's Flavor
Unite with God's Power

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