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Forgot to get a bulletin this week? Don't worry, you can read it online just click the Weekly Bulletin image below for the complete bulletin. We have also listed a number of highlighted bulletin announcements below for your convenience.

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(Updated 9/22/2018)

Regular Mass Schedule

St. Christine's
Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM

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


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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:    $68,300

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers:

You new schedule is now available in the sacristy and on line. A list of Ministers names and phone numbers is also available in the sacristy. Please take one home with you.


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.

 

A warm welcome is extended to the following recipients of the Sacrament of Baptism. See Photos

Tiago Fernando Alves
Quinn Marie Massarelli
David Patrick Burke
Robert Emmet McCarthy III
Matthew Kenneth Egan
Anna Kelly Sulmonte
Caroline Elizabeth Gilmore
John Daniel Sulllivan


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

A Few Words from Father Steve

It was an aspiring weekend as I commissioned our dedicated catechists at the 9:00 am Mass and then at the 6:00 pm Mass, I witnessed our Confirmation candidates participate in the Rite of Commitment. Both of these events reminded me of the importance of all of us to hand on the faith.

We gather today as we do every Sunday, around the table of the Lord. We do so in order to receive Christ, the Bread of Life. In the gospel, Jesus says, “Who ever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” How does Jesus remain in you? Can others see Christ’s presence in you in the way that you act? Let us ponder these questions as we approach the table to receive Christ.

Registration and bills for Religious Education have been sent and payment of tuition for Religious Education is due as soon as possible to allow us to pay bills for materials purchased for our students. As you know, I decided not to increase tuition amount but it is important for all to make their payments to defray the cost of the program. As with everything, lots of hands make less work.

It has been many years since our St. Theresa’s Chapel has been painted. Last week, we began the process of updating the chapel. Old, peeling paint has been removed and cracks will be sealed and broken windows replaced. Drive by sometime and take a look. Next will be the main church. It will be a slow process but whenever I can, I would like to update all of our areas. As usual, I will keep everyone posted through my Pastor’s column.

Now that our students have gone back to school and Religious Education classes have begun, we pray for God’s blessings for them and for their teachers. Another wonderful gift is that our choirs return this weekend. Last week, we blessed our students and teachers in Religious Education and this week, we bless our Adult Choir and next week, we bless the Chorister, our youth choir. May God bless you.

Love, Fr. Steve

Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors: You new schedules is now available in the sacristy and on line. A list of Ministers names and phone numbers is also available in the sacristy. Please take one home with you.

CLERGY HEALTH AND RETIREMENT TRUST COLLECTION - Thank You!!
We extend a sincere thank you to all who contributed so generously to the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust. Last week’s collection raised $ 4,056 for the care and well being of our priests. If you wish to make a contribution but did not have the opportunity to do so, you may visit clergytrust.org. Thank you for your prayers, generosity and support of all the priests in the Archdiocese of Boston.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
First Friday Adoration will take place on Friday, October 5th after the 9:00 am Mass with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $68,300
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: $6,543
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,283

Clergy Health and Retirement Trust Collection. See details above.Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of our priests.

 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

All CCD Classes will meet as scheduled this week. The CCD Office is open Monday afternoons from 1 - 4 pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Thank You: We wish to thank all of our catechists in all grade levels from Pre-school through Confirmation for their kindness and generosity in teaching our children here at St. Christine’s. We are so blessed to have so many faith-filled catechists that share God’s love and are the face of Christ to our children and families.

Grade 2 Parents’ Meeting - Parents will meet with Father Steve on: Thursday, September 27th 7:30 pm parish hall

Our Pre-School Program will commence this Sunday, September 23rd. Classes for Pre-School and Kindergarten meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 9:45 am in the hall.

Grade 6: Due to a conflict with the Open House at Furnace Brook Middle School, Grade 6 classes will begin this Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm I the parish hall.

Confirmation
Grade 9 Retreat Sunday, September 23rd 3:30 pm
All Grade 9 students are expected to attend.
Grade 10 classes: Sunday, Sept. 30 - 4:30 pm hall

All families are most welcome to attend the Rock Masses at 6:00 pm this Sunday, September 23rd.

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

PARKING LOT REMINDER
Once again we remind you to exercise extreme caution in our parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from weekly classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed to avoid an accident. 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 class.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet this Sunday, September 23rd in the Children’s Room from 1 to 3 pm. If you knit/crochet or would like to learn, you are welcome
to join us. If you cannot attend the meeting, join us as an At-Home Crafter. Please call Judith at 781-834-4681 or Maryellen at 781-834-3420 for more information.

Adult Choir and Choristers
New members of all levels and talents are needed to sing at our Sunday Masses. The Choristers (Grades 3 - 8) rehearse on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and sing at the 9:00 am Mass.
The Adult Choir (Gr. 9 - Adult) rehearses on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and sing at the 11:30 am Mass. Please call Meri-Lee Mafera, our Musical Director, at 617-548-0893 for more information.

Be A Eucharistic Minister!!!
Parishioners are needed to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Masses or to bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister or have any questions, please call Mary Doolan at 781-834-6003 x 21. Training will be provided at your convenience.

RCIA : Rite of Christian Initiation
Do you know someone who would like to become Catholic or wants to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation to complete the process of Christian initiation. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or want more information, please call Father Stephen Boyle at 781-834-6003 x 12.

Catholic High School Fair
Thinking about sending your child to a Catholic High School! Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree will host a Catholic High School Fair on Sunday, September 30th from 1:00 am to 1 pm. Students and parents can meet with representatives from local Catholic High Schools to learn more about their school life. Please visit kmayo@awhs.org for additional information.ocated on the corner of Rt. 139 and School Street and is open to receive and distribute items on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon. Thank you.

PERMANENT DEACON
Permanent Deacon: The Diaconate Program is four years in length and is open to single and married men between the ages of 35 - 65. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an ordained Deacon, you and your wife are invited to an Inquirer Program at the following parishes:
S. Jerome Parish - Weymouth - Monday, September 24th
St. Joseph the Worker - Hanson - Tuesday, Oct. 9th
St. Joseph’s - Kingston Tuesday, October 9th
Meetings are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. For more information, please call Deacon Christopher Connelly at 617-746-5649 or e-mail cconnelly@rcab.org.

VOCATIONS : We pray that those who feel a call to and the desire for the priesthood or religious life may find the courage to say yes to what God asks of them.

REFLECTION: “Is it is giving of ourselves that we receive.”

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.



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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