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(Updated 11/4/17)

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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Please help our parish by collecting your papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items.

Please note that no cardboard, plastics and metals can be accepted.

Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish. Thank You!

VETERANS DAY PRAYER
Heavenly Father, we thank you for America’s heroes who have served our
country so faithfully. We honor our Veterans for their sacrifice to our country and for their courage. Our country is a safer place because of their valor. We pray for those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. Bless them and their families and comfort them with the thankful prayers of a grateful nation. Amen.
(Prospect Hill Co)


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ADVENT BOOK CLUB

If you enjoy reading you are invited to join our book group on Thursdays, December 6th at 7:30 pm in the children’s room for a discussion on the following book:

The Return of the Prodigal Son
                                             by Henri Nouwen


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

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

In 1918 on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a cessation of hostilities was signed to end World War I which was called the war to end all wars because it was one of the deadliest conflicts in history. It was so bad that citizens of the world said war should never be allowed to happen again.

Perhaps coincidently, November 11th is the feast of Saint Martin of Tours born in the 300’s. He was a soldier named after Mars, the god of war. Early in life he had a conversation in which Jesus appeared to him disguised as a beggar. Soon after that he declared: “I am a soldier now for Christ. I cannot fight.”

One of the reasons we remember Martin is because his life represented a shift from war to peace. After world War I ended, President Roosevelt established November 11th as a national holiday to honor a transition from war to peace. The holiday was named Armistices Day and eventually was named Veterans Day. On this day, we give thanks to the men and women of our military who now sacrifice and those who sacrificed in the past so that we may live in freedom.

Veterans Day is also a day to ask God to help us as an individual and as a country to move from conditions of conflict and hatred to the peace God calls us to embrace. That is the best way we can honor our veterans. We are called by God to be peacemakers in our world and in our communities by being good citizens who respect each other and are willing to sacrifice and help all in need.

Thanks to our Veterans for their heroism and love of our country. We salute you and give thanks to God for each of you.

God bless you. Father Tom

MARSHFIELD COLLABORATIVE UPDATE
The following is an update on our Marshfield Collaborative. As you know, the three Marshfield parishes were to begin a new collaborative under the guidance of one pastor and a parochial Vicar on June 1, 2018. However, Cardinal Sean has a concern about a three parish collaborative and the stress on one Pastor and Parochial Vicar. Therefore he has decided to remove the Marshfield parishes from Phase 6 which was to begin next June. He has also made similar decisions regarding other perspective three parish collaborative. So we will not be in the next phase. On-going discussions will take place and when we have a solution, I will let you know. Thanks. Fr. Tom

Altar Servers: Your new schedule is now available in the sacristy and online. A new list of Altar Server’s phone and e-mail addresses is also in the sacristy.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
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.

GOAL: $100,000     RECEIVED: $100,150

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,439
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,179

This weekend, November 4/5, there will be a second
collection for Campaign for Human Development which
works to uphold the dignity of human life by breaking the
cycle of poverty through grants to create jobs, improve
education and strengthen neighborhoods.
Please write your checks payable to Saint Christine’s with
Campaign for Human Development written on the memo
line. Thank you for your support.

 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

All CCD classes will meet as scheduled this week.

Religious Education Tuition fees are now due. Please remit your payment to the CCD Office as soon as possible. Thank you.

Grade 4 - Blanket Mass: On Saturday, November 18th at the 5:00 pm Mass

Teachers’ Meeting Grades Pre-School through Grade 5
Thursday, November 2nd 7:30 pm parish hall

Confirmation: Grade 9 and Grade 10
Sunday, November 5th 4:30 pm

More CCD activities in the bulletin

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

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Our Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary this week and remain there for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased loved ones in the book. We ask our parishioners to remember all those who have passed away in their prayers. May they all rest in peace with the Lord. This weekend the names of our parishioners who have passed away this year will be read at all the Masses.

ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP
Saturday, Nov. 18th 7:30 am
The Men’s Group is a gathering of Christian men who are dedicated to the mission of Faith, Charity and Service. This year we will study the Gospels of Saint John and perform several service projects. All men of the parish are invited to join the Men’s Group for Mass at 7:30 am followed by a discussion in the parish hall. Please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097 for more information.

STUDY OF THE GOSPELS OF ST. JOHN
Scripture Study of the Gospels of Saint John will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the children’s room. All parishioners are invited to come and see what the Lord gave us in this scripture. For more information, please call Ed Casassa at 781-545-0881

BLANKET AND COAT COLLECTION
On the weekend of November 18th and 19th, we will have our Annual Blanket and Coat Collection for Project Care and Concern in Dorchester. The blankets and coats should be in new or very good condition. A truck will be available by the rectory to accept your donations before and after each Mass that weekend.

St. Christine’s Book Group
If you enjoy reading you are invited to join St. Christine’s Book Group. All are welcome to come join us on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm in the parish hall for a discussion on the book: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

Christmas Craft Fair - Our Lady
Our Lady of Assumption Parish will host their annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parish hall. Handmade gifts from local crafters and artisans includes jewelry, pottery, jams, toys, ornaments and more. Refreshments, 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale and Raffle prizes will also be available. For more information, please contact Kathy Doyle at 781-837-9110 after 6 pm.

Sowing Seeds
Sowing Seeds welcomes donations of newer jackets, sweaters and warm clothing. Always needed are diapers for babies and toddlers and well as baby wipes. Drivers are urgently needed to transport patients to medical appointments both locally and in Boston. To take advantage of this volunteer opportunity, please call 781-837-3337. The Clothing Bank located on the corner of Route 139 and School Street is open on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon to distribute and receive donations. Thank you for your help.

Marshfield Food Pantry
Marshfield Food Pantry needs donations of food, soup, cranberry sauce, muffin and pie crust mixes, gravy and canned vegetables. Also needed are personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorants, detergents, diapers, razors, and shaving cream. You may bring your donations to the Food Pantry at Library Plaza on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 12 noon. All monetary donations may be sent to P. O. Box 1097, Marshfield, MA 02050.

VOCATIONS: We pray that our lives may be a sign of God’s presence in the world.

REFLECTION: What has been your experience with church leaders? Good leaders are humble servants.

BULLETIN: 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.

FACEBOOK!
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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