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(Updated 4/20/2019)

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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EASTER MASSES

HOLY SATURDAY – April 20
No 5:00 pm Mass No Confessions
7:30 pm - EASTER VIGIL

EASTER SUNDAY – April 21
Masses at 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 church
Masses at 9:00 & 11:30 parish hall

   
EASTER FLOWER ENVELOPES
Easter Flower Envelopes are now available at the doors of the Church for your offerings in memory of our deceased families and friends. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY the names of your deceased loved ones on the back of the envelope and return the envelope with your donation in the collection basket or to the rectory. Thank you for your generosity. You may also make a contribution on our website by clicking the On-Line Giving icon and following the instruction for Quick Give. A Novena in memory of our
A Novena in memory of our deceased loved ones will begin on Monday April 22nd and continue through Thursday, May 2nd
 

 


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A Few Words from Father Steve

Dear Friends,
Easter Joy! As I write this, I need to tell you that I witnessed a special event. It was Palm Sunday. My heart was filled with joy. There were crowds and angels, there were soldiers and disciples and Jesus. The story began with Jesus and his disciples entering Jerusalem. The disciples went and got Jesus a donkey and Jesus rode into the city as a reluctant crowd waved their palms. The narrator reminded us that Jesus had a last supper with his disciples, was then
arrested and crucified. His body was placed in a cave. Soldiers were placed to guard the tomb.

Our choir, our lectors, our Eucharistic ministers, our servers, our coordinators, our presiders, our staff and you did an amazing job sharing this story on Palm Sunday. Holy Week liturgies allow each of us to celebrate God’s wonderful power as evidenced in the death and Resurrection of Jesus. New life is possible as Jesus is present in our lives.

We all know the story – and on occasion, we are the characters in the story. We may cheer Jesus on, only to find moments later we are cowering in fear that someone might know we are a person of faith. We know Judas betrayed our Lord, Peter denied he knew Him and all the disciples cringed in fear in a room with locked doors after His death. Most of us can readily identify with each of these. The women were brave enough to go to the tomb to care for a dead body. Peter and John later ran to the empty tomb, looking inside to try and make sense of this amazing discovery.

The Resurrection can only be understood through eyes of faith. Linda Ward wrote in a Lenten reflection titled “The Challenge of Easter” these insightful words: “God did not raise Jesus from the grave so that His people could simply marvel at His power and celebrate His love for the world... Our calling is to follow Jesus and continue the ministry He began in this world. The following sums up well what I mean by our “Easter Challenge”: What is heard in the holy place must be lived in the market place or there is no point in hearing at all.”

You know the story – we tell it every year – through music, through readings, through hymns, through worship, through fire, through water, through example – we tell it every Sunday as we gather in worship on the first day of the week and bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus. But we must also tell the story with our lives, with every word we speak and every action we take. Remember on this Easter Sunday morning; it not just what we believe but how we believe that reflects our understanding of the Resurrection. He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!

Happy Easter ! Love to you, Father Steve

On behalf of Father Steve, Father Brian, Father Jack, Father Tom
and our parish staff, we extend our prayerful best wishes to all
for a blessed and holy Easter. May the Resurrected Christ be visible
in our parish and our community through our actions of love and care.

EASTER COLLECTION - Clergy Health and Retirement Trust:
Today’s Easter Collection benefits our priests in good standing, especially our senior priests, who have been helping others for decades. From offering First Communion and daily Eucharist to blessing marriages or our loved ones as they are called home to God, our priests have always answered our call. Like us they are troubled by the current events taking place in the church but they are still there for us. Help us care for the health and well-being of our senior priests by graciously supporting them in our annual Easter Collection this weekend. Boston priests answer the call. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support. (This Trust is an independently managed trust with a majority of lay board of trustees. Funds are used for the sole benefit of active and senior priests in good standing.)

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,896
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,636

Thank you for your generous and faithful support of our parish.

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GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2019
Our Grand Annual Collection will take place on the weekend, May 4th and May 5th at all the Masses. Grand Annual envelopes will be mailed to our parishioners. You may place your envelope in the second collection basket or mail it directly to the rectory. Each family is asked to contribute $400. 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 next weekend. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish family.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Rehearsals for First Holy Communion
Regularly scheduled Grade 2 classes have ended for this year. Those who are receiving their First Holy Communion will meet for rehearsal on:
Group 1 Tuesday, April 23th 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Group 2 Wednesday, April 24th 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Group 3 Monday, April 29th 4:30 to 6:00 pm
If you are uncertain of your child’s rehearsal date, please call your child’s teacher or the CCD Office.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on:
April 27th Group 1 - 10:30 am Group 2 - 1:00 pm
May 4th Group 3 - 10:30 am

Closing Mass and May Procession
Our Religious Education Program officially ends Sunday, May 5th at the 9:00 am Mass. All of our students are encouraged to attend this year-end liturgy. Our First Communicants will participate in our annual May Procession so ALL second graders are encouraged to come to this Mass in their First Communion attire. There will be a reception following Mass in the parish hall and our First Communion Quilt will be raffled off.

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

Prayers for our First Communicants
In a few weeks, our second graders will receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. Please take a card from the white baskets at all the entrances of the church and make a commitment to pray for one of our little ones and his/her family during this important time of preparation for First
Holy Communion.

Grade 8: Confirmation Registration - 2019 - 2020
All parents of our 8th grade students, including those who will attend Catholic high school, must register their child for the Confirmation Program. If you have not registered your child yet, please call Maryanne Bursaw at 781-834-6003 x 23 to make arrangements.

CONFIRMATION
All students and their sponsors or adult family member must attend their rehearsal. The following classes will rehearse on:
Group # 1 Monday April 29th 7 - 9 pm - Mrs. DeGiacome, Mrs. McGonagle, Mr. Dunderdale, Mrs. Rowell
Group # 2 Wednesday, May1st 7 - 9 pm - Mrs. Maurano, Mrs. Cullivan, Mr. Bursaw, Mrs. Goodwin

Confirmation will take place on
Sunday, May 5th at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm in the Church with Bishop Arthur Kennedy presiding. All Confirmandi and their sponsors must be in the
parish hall no later than:
Group # 1 - 12:45 pm
Group # 2 - 3:45 pm

ROSE SALE - May 4th and May 5th
Silk Roses will be available for purchase after all the Masses. All proceeds will benefit Mass Citizens for Life in their effort to fight abortion and euthanasia. Thank you for your generosity.

ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP
The Men’s Group is a unique way for men to share their faith with each other. All men of the parish are invited to come on Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 am for Mass followed by a discussion on ‘Our Faith Through Art: The Sacraments’ in the parish hall. Please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097 for more information.

VOCATIONS : We ask that our parishioners pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

REFLECTION: Following the example of Jesus, how can you be compassionate even while you are suffering?

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.


Easter Masses at our neighboring Parishes

Our Lady of Assumption (Marshfield)
Saturday Vigil: 8:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Saint Ann’s (Marshfield) Saturday Vigil: 7:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 7:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am

Holy Family (Duxbury): Saturday Vigil: 8:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 am and 12 noon


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.

PAPER RECYCLE BIN - WE ARE NO LONGER RECYCLING PAPER
Please do not deposit any old papers in the recycling bin in the church parking lot. The company that emptied the bin has gone out of business. We will no longer recycle paper.

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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