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(Updated 7/21/2018)

Summer Mass Schedule

St. Christine's
Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Confessions:
Wednesdays During Lent 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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Euch Ministers (6/9)
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Altar Servers (May-Jul)
CCD Schedules (updated 8/6)
CCD Class Assignments
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Prayer Shawl Ministry (2017/18 Schedule)
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RECYCLE YOUR PAPER

Please help our parish by collecting your clean papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items. Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish.

   

St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection

Goal:    $100,000
Total Received:    $57,200

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
DURING JULY & AUGUST

St. Christine’s:
Masses: Monday through Friday - 9:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: *7:00 am and 11:00 am
* There will be no 9:00 am Mass on Sundays at Saint Christine’s during July and August.


St. Theresa’s Chapel
Masses celebrated at 8:30 am and 10:00 am.


Please Consider Using St. Christine's Secure and Convenient Online Giving or Online Giving's Quick Give Programs

You can support Saint Christine’s Parish on a regular basis by signing up for Online Giving. By giving your weekly contribution on a recurring electronic basis, you help our parish more accurately forecast our finances. This method is a safe, secure and dependable means of giving for you and our parish and it is more convenient for you. Learn more about setting up an Online Giving account.

Not quite ready to create an account but would like to support the parish? Consider using "Quick Give" to make a one time online gift/donation using your credit card. Learn more about Quick Give.

 

Church Air-Conditioning:
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we will be using the air-conditioning at Saint Christine’s church. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to bring a sweater if the cooler air affects you.

Parish Office Summer Hours
The Parish Office and Religious Education Office will also be closed on Fridays during the summer months.


~ Highlighted Parish News ~
(If you don't see what you're looking for in the highlights below please check the complete bulletin )

WELCOME!!
We extend a warm welcome to those who are joining us for worship during the summer months. We wish all of our parishioners and visitors a very happy, safe and pleasant summer.

A Few Words from Father Steve

Dear Friends,
Last week I wrote about how blessed we are to have both our worship sites. I find each one unique and beautiful in its own way. We are blessed by our buildings. This week, I want to be more specific about the work that has been done, work that is scheduled to be done, and what needs to be done soon to make our facilities beautiful, safe and ready for whatever may come in the way of weather. I love living in Massachusetts but as a native, I realize that our winters seem to have become harsher.

I arrived on Friday, June 1st. On the following Monday, I was informed that both roofs were leaking. First, I was taken to the Main Church and shown a leak by the pews in front of the tabernacle. We then went to the Chapel and found a leak right in front of the sanctuary which was damaging the hard wood floor. Having just come from Saint Joseph’s in Quincy, I had been plagued there too by a leaking roof and constant repairs due to water damage. I know that repairs here are needed to be done immediately. We looked to the expertise of Duffy’s Roofing Company and they were able to beautifully repair those two roofs for just under $4,000. The roof repair at the Main Church should be sufficient at this time. While the repairs to the
chapel are sufficient, but now in reality, it has been recommended to replace the entire roof of the Chapel. Duffy Roofing has give us a estimate for just under $50,000. Obviously, this is a huge expense and will have to wait until we have the financial capability to undertake that project. It is also obvious that because of water damage and wear and tear, we will also need to replace the carpeting in the church in the future.

As homeowners know, winter weather, rain and wind also damage the exterior of any home. The same is true in the case of our two parish churches. In both of our Churches, there is substantial wear and tear on our windows as well. Keeping the windows intact and strong keeps the water from causing any damage inside the buildings. With this in mind, these are repairs that I have determined need to be done as soon as possible. The caulking of the windows and painting of the exterior of both Churches is work that definitely needs to be done before the next winter season. Richard Allen Painting has given an estimate of $12,000 for the church and $8,000 for the Chapel. In looking at the extensive amount of work to be done, I find these estimates to be very reasonable. Realizing that by not doing these repairs it will eventually cause more problems, I have approved this work.

I apologize to you for such a detailed column but I believe in complete transparency in dealing with all aspects of parish life. I am so grateful for such an incredible staff and wonderful Parish and Finance Councils which are always ready to advise. I especially thank you for your continued generosity. Our weakly Offertory speaks of the importance Saint Christine’s Parish is in our lives. I am extremely grateful we have been able to exceed half our goal for the Grand Annual Collection which covers our usual expenses. Thank you to those who have made their contribution. Unfortunately the expenses that I have outlined in this column are not covered by the Offertory and Grand Annual. I know in my own life, it is my faith that has made a difference. I am always confident of God’s presence in the life of the Church. It is my hope and my commitment that the crosses on the steeples of our Church and our Chapel will remain bright and strong to strengthen the faith of generations to come.

With love, Father Steve

Feast of Saint Christine
Saint Christine is the patron saint of our parish as well as millers and archers. We celebrate her feast day this Tuesday, July 24th. Christine accepted Jesus and gave all
her worldly goods to the poor.
Prayer to Saint Christine
Saint Christine, virgin and martyr, who so loved Jesus that you gave your life for him, teach us to share your love of the poor. Help us to see Jesus in the poor and lonely. Grant that we put out faith in Jesus and not in the riches of the world. Heavenly Father, grant this prayer through the intercession of Saint Christine. Amen.

Saint Theresa’s Chapel Collection and Cleaning
During the summer months, there will be a second collection to help defer the cost of maintenance of the Chapel. We appreciate and thank you for your generosity. Also, s
everal volunteers are needed to do a light cleaning inside Saint Theresa’s Chapel during the summer months. If you can help in any way or for more information, please call Ann Roth at 781-834-9411. Thank you.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $57,200
Your Grand Annual envelopes may be placed in the collections baskets or mailed directly to the rectory throughout the year. Funds from this collection help to pay our weekly bills. Each family is asked to contribute $350. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. If you did not receive an envelope in the mail, you will find envelopes on the ushers’ tables. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish family.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,192
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,932
Flower Garden Collection: $2,226
Thank you for your faithful and generous support of our parish.
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Teachers’ Needed: We are currently seeking teachers for the upcoming 2018/2019 school year. You do not need to be an experienced teacher. Please consider sharing your faith and time with the children of Saint Christine’s Parish. Help us to continue to spread the Good News. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Contact the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 if you can help and thank you for considering this important ministry.

All classes will meet from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.
Grade 1 - 1 teacher   - Tuesday & 2 teachers - Wednesday
Grade 2 - 2 teachers - Thursday
Grade 3 - 1 teacher   - Tuesday
Grade 4 - 1 teacher   - Tuesday & 1 teacher - Wednesday
Grade 5 - 2 teachers - Wednesday

Pre-School & Grade 1 - Registration 2018/2019
Registration for Pre-School and Grade 1 students for September is now underway. For children not baptized at Saint Christine’s, a Baptismal certificate must be submitted at the time of registration. Please register early so that you can select the day most convenient for your family.
Pre-School classes meet on Sunday mornings t 8:45 am.
Grade 2 classes meet on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Grade 1-3-4-5 classes meet on Sunday from 10 to 11 am and Monday through Wednesday from 4:15 to 5:15 pm

Grade 9 - Confirmation Registration
All parents of those students who will be in the ninth grade in September must register their child for our 2018/2019 Confirmation Program. If you have not
registered your child, please call Maryanne Bursaw at 781-834-6003 x 25 to make arrangements.

Click on the Weekly Bulletin link above to read all CCD Announcements.

BOTTLE AND CAN COLLECTION - NEXT WEEKEND
Save your Bottles and Aluminum Cans Once again, a group of parish families will collect empty aluminum cans and bottles to help Sowing Seeds purchase back to school supplies and backpacks for children in need. Bottles and Cans can be dropped off on the weekend of July 28th and 29th at the CHURCH ONLY. Last summer you helped raise over $2,000 for Sowing
Seeds. Thank you for your support.

ST. CHRISTINE’S SUMMER BOOK GROUP
All are welcome to join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Children’s room for a discussion on the following book:
July 26th - Barking to the Choir by Rev. Greg Boyle

SOWING SEEDS CLOTHING BANK
Needed are summer clothes for adults and children in all sizes. The Clothing Bank, located on Rt. 139 and School Street, is open on Thursday and Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon to receive and distribute clothing. Drivers are urgently needed to transport patients to medical appointments both locally and in Boston. You only need to drive a patient to a medical appointment when it is convenient for you. To take advantage of this volunteer opportunity, contact 781-837-3337. Thanks.

VOCATIONS : We pray that God will continue to call women and men to serve our church as priests, brothers and sisters.

REFLECTION: Do you take some time to spend with Jesus?

Traveling this Summer!!
Visit www.masstimes.org or call 734-794-2100 to get the time of Masses at Catholic Churches throughout the world. Keep this in mind to help you fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation during the summer.

BULLETIN SUPPORTERS: We sincerely thank all of our advertisers who have placed ads in our bulletin. Please support the businesses that advertise in our parish bulletin as their ads help to defray the cost of the bulletin.


AROUND TOWN

Vacation Bible School
Our Lady of Assumption:
Pre-School - Grade 5 - August 6 - 10 9:00 am - 12 noon
Register by calling Deb Conlon 781-837-3662


Saint Christine’s now has a Facebook page. We will use the Face Book page to post parish news, events, CCD cancellations, photos and more but we need your help. Visit www.facebook.com/stchristinesmarshfield and “LIKE” our page to help spread the word. We’re new to Facebook so please bear with us as we get up to speed with social media. You can also link to our Facebook page whereever you see the Facebook logo on our site.

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IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES

CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
Please exercise extreme caution in our church parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed.

REMINDER: The Marshfield Fire Department has requested that our parishioners refrain from parking in front of the church as it prevents their access in times of emergency.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
Please check your schedules to see if/when you are assigned. If you unable to serve your assigned Mass, it is important that you call a substitute to serve for you.

CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
If classes are cancelled due to weather, notification will be available on Channels 5, and 7. Please tune into these stations or log onto their websites. Additionally, cancellations will be announced on WATD radio (95.9). Please note that if Marshfield Schools are closed, Saint Christine’s CCD classes are also cancelled.

All children in Grades 1 through 3 must have a parent or another adult accompany them to and from class each week. Parents must sign children out before they are released from their class.

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