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(Updated 1/19/2018)

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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Altar Servers (Nov - Jan)
CCD Schedules (Grades Pre, 1,2,3,4,5)
Confirmation Schedules (Grades 9 & 10)
CCD Enrollment Form
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Catholic Women Today
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Boys CYO Basketball (2018)
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St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection

Goal:    $100,000
Total Received:    $76,945

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

  Snow Removal
Help is needed to remove snow on the walkways and steps of the church and rectory using a snow blower and shovel. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested, please call Ron at the rectory at 781-834-6003 x 11 for details. Thank 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.

 

Novena of Masses

A Novena of Masses in memory of our deceased families and friends will take place at the 9:00 am Mass on Monday, January 7th and continue through Thursday, January 17th.


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(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

Dear Friends,
As I write this column, I’m getting ready for Mass. As you read it, we will be back in Ordinary Time. This has been such a beautiful Christmas season. I find myself with a heart full of gratitude for the beauty of this place where we are privileged to live and for so much else.

This past week has given me the experience of setting aside some time for a prayer of gratitude. Such a time of reflection, I have found, can bring great perspective to life. Setting aside time for gratitude can also help to nourish in us a heart that is open to the God who creates, redeems and sustains us. This is the beginning of all stewardship, and, in our tradition, it is the foundational perspective of all seeking relationship with God.

In fact upon reflecting on my life, I found most of the most precious gifts of my life have been given to me by God. So, I am going to take my own advice and reflect with you in this column on some of the things and the people I am grateful for at St Christine's Parish.

First and foremost, I am grateful for the privilege of serving as your administrator. A new year is a time when I get a little more time to reflect and I have become aware in recent weeks how grateful I am to be here with you.

I am grateful for our staff who are such a talented and dedicated group of people. They are a pleasure and a joy to work with. They help to sustain me, practically speaking, because of the good work they do in their areas of specialty, but also, and perhaps more importantly, because of their own faith and dedication to parish ministry. We could not do what we do here without these generous ministers.

I am grateful for the literally hundreds of volunteers who step forward day in and day out to support the many ministries here at our parish. I am grateful for the parishioners who have been in our parish for decades and for the young people who have been in our parish for only a few years or a few months and even in some instances just a few days. We have a rich diversity of ages here at Saint Christine's and that diversity brings such life and vitality to
our community of faith. Many of you have taken on leadership roles to make sure that all are welcome and all feel at home here and are nourished in our faith.

I wish you were able to have my perspective sometime from the presider's chair. To look out and see adults conversing with each other, sharing their joys and struggles, reaching out to each other at the sign of peace or to see ushers passing the basket with warmth and a smile. To see the excitement and joy of young children running up to witness a baptism or go to hear God's word. To witness all together sharing in word, prayer and song. All of this and so much more is a glimpse of the Kingdom of God.

I am grateful for the generous priests who serve so faithfully here in our community. It is their generous sharing of their ministry that makes it possible for me to be present elsewhere at times. I am especially grateful for their friendship, assistance and concern.

As I said above, gratitude and nourishing a grateful heart is the beginning of all stewardship. I invite you to take some time this coming week for a prayer of gratitude. You might even want to make a list of those things and people you are grateful for in your life. Then simply bring that gratitude to God and say thank you.

Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my prayers as we look forward to being together in this new year!

Love, Fr Steve

FLU SEASON CHANGES
The Archdiocese of Boston has notified us that due to the Flu season, the Precious Blood will not be offered at Holy Communion. The holding of hands
during Mass is also suspended and a bow or a wave may be substituted in its place. Hopefully the Flu season won’t last long and we can resume offering
the Precious Blood at Holy Communion.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $76,945
If you have not yet made a contribution, Grand Annual envelopes are available at the doors of the Church. Your envelopes may be placed in the collection baskets or mailed directly to the rectory throughout the year. Each family is asked to contribute $350. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,426
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,166
Thank you for your generosity and faithful support of our parish.
Next weekend the second collection will help support the churches in underdeveloped areas of the world. This collection will provide funds to Catholic Relief Services,
Churches in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe and
also the Home Missions, the Military and the Black and
Indian Missions. Thank you for your generosity.
Please write your checks payable to St. Christine’s with
Churches Around the World written on the memo line.
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

There will no Religious Education classes on Sunday and Monday, January 20th and 21st due to the holiday weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd.

All Tuition Bills are now due. Please remit your payment to the CCD office as soon as possible.

Grade 9 Confirmation Retreat
All Grade 9 students will meet this Sunday, January 13th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the parish hall.
Grade 9 teachers do not have to attend this retreat.

Grade 2 – First Penance - Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 am in the church.
Grade 4 - Commandment Mass - Sunday, January 27th at 9:00 am

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.

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

Cori Forms Are Due Now!!!!
All Ministers who volunteer at Saint Christine’s must fill out an annual Cori Form. (Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Teachers, Greeters, Ushers, Choir members, etc.) It is imperative that every volunteer fill out a Cori Form. If you have not yet filled out your form, please stop by the rectory for just a few minutes to do so.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed to serve as Eucharistic Ministers at our Sunday Masses. If any parishioner feels called to become a Eucharistic Minister and would like more information, please call Mary Doolan at the rectory at 781-834-6003 x 21. Thank you.

Shawl Ministry
If you knit or crochet and wish to be part of our Shawl Ministry, you are welcome to join us. Beginners may come at any time to learn to knit or crochet and we have many who would enjoy teaching you. For information, you may contact Judith Casullo at 781-834-4681 or Maryellen Mastriani at 781-834-3420.
Next meeting will be Sunday, January 27th from 1 - 3 pm.

MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
Marshfield Food Pantry needs donations of canned stew, macaroni & cheese, soups, pancake mixes and syrup, detergents and personal care items such as soap, shampoo and conditioner, tooth paste and tooth brushes, razors and shaving cream, deodorants, diapers and baby wipes. You may bring your donations to the Food Pantry located at Library Plaza on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon. All monetary donations may be mailed to
the Food Pantry at P. O. Box 1097, Marshfield MA, Thank you for your generosity and support to help our neighbors in need.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds needs warm clothing in all sizes for adults and children especially coats, sweaters, gloves/mittens and hats. Personal care and baby items such as diapers and baby wipes are always needed. Drivers are urgently needed to transport patients to medical appointments both locally and in Boston. Please call Sowing Seeds at 781-837-3337 if you can help.

VOCATIONS : We pray that every parishioner and their families will pray for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life.

REFLECTION: Are you willing to hear the Lord’s voice?

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.

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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