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What's Happening at Saint Christine's?

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 10/13/2018)

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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Schedules

Euch Ministers (Sept-Dec)
Lectors (Sept-Dec)
Altar Servers (Aug-Oct)
CCD Schedules (Grades Pre, 1,2,3,4,5)
Confirmation Schedules (Grades 9 & 10)
CCD Enrollment Form
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2018/19 Schedule)
Catholic Women Today
Men's Group (2018/19 Schedule)
Boys CYO Basketball (Registration)
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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:    $68,400

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

RCIA
If you would like to become a Catholic, receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation, RCIA is what you need to prepare for conversion or to be in full communion with the Catholic Church. For more information, please call Father Steve at the rectory. (781-834-6003)


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.

 

BLOOD DRIVE
Children’s Hospital will hold a Blood Drive in honor of Dean Andersen, the 300th heart transplant recipient at Children’s Hospital. Dean is the grandson of our parishioners, Nancy and Tom Andersen. The Blood Drive will take place in Children’s Hospital Blood Mobile unit in St. Christine’s parking lot on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. It only takes an hour to give the Gift of Life to someone. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact Lauren at 339-793-0152. Walk- ins are welcome.


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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,

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.
My spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For He has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

Every evening in the Church’s prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, we hear these words of Mary in the Gospel Canticle. These words are the words that are in my heart this week as I celebrate 4 months of being your administer. These words resonate with me as I reflect on the best part of priesthood, serving and getting to know God’s people.

At this special time in my life, allow me to reflect upon my time with you at Saint Christine. After just a few months as your administrator, my soul is certainly proclaiming the greatness of God. Every weekend and everyday makes my spirit rejoice. In being named your administrator, God has certainly looked upon me, His lowly servant, with great favor. As I write this to you, I am overwhelmed by how welcome I feel here at St Christine Parish. The liturgies are so very moving. I believe you can tell the most about a parish from the way we celebrate Sunday Eucharist. After all, that is where we begin and end. From the Eucharistic table, all else flows.

From the weekend’s liturgies, I learn that we are family. As family, God’s family, we share our hopes and dreams, our sorrows and our struggles. What an amazing privilege to be with you on this journey we call life. It is my hope and my dream that we can continue to grow closer as a family as the months become years.

My heart is also full of gratitude this week. I am eternally grateful to my brother priests who have served you in the past and those who continue to serve with me. All of those who have come before me and those presently serving have made a great impact.

Happiness is also found in my heart as I think about the staff I am honored to collaborate and with whom I serve you, God’s family at Saint Christine Parish. In the same way as the priests, I am thankful for all the staff that has served you in the past as well as the present. Please allow me to humbly tell you that my impression of the present staff is that they are phenomenal people with an incredible sense of service. The talents of the staff bless us. I saved the best for last, you. You have made me a very happy priest. I am truly amazed by all the wonderful things happening here. I look forward to sharing the special moments of your lives. I want to laugh and cry with you. I want to be there for you. I am extremely proud and privileged to be your Administrator. Thank you for the honor. May I be deserving of it. I love being here.

With love, Father Steve

TRUNK or TREAT
Sunday, October 28th 2 pm - 3 pm
A Halloween celebration for the family!! Pull your car or truck into the back parking lot at St. Christine’s for set up at 1:30 pm and decorate it for Halloween. Bring the kids or yourself in costume and LOTS of candy to hand out. The kids will Trunk or Treat from car to car. There will be another designated parking lot for those who just want to come for treats. We ask you to bring a new pair of kid size pajamas (one per family) to be donated to Sowing Seeds. If you have any questions and if you can help in any way, contact Joanie Pozerski at quailrunskis@hotmail.com or you may call 617-529-6345. Come and join the fun !!!

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $68,400
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: $6,364
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,104

You gave $ 2,211 in the second collection for the support of the Youth Ministry Program in our parish. Thank you for your generosity.
This weekend there will be a second collection for the assistance of urban parishes. Please make your check payable to Saint Christine’s. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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

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.

Our Pre-School and Kindergarten classes meet on Sunday mornings from 8:50 to 9:45 am in the parish hall.

Grade 1: There will be a special “Welcome Mass” for all first graders on Sunday, October 14th at the 9:00 am Mass. All first graders and their families are invited.

Confirmation Classes
Grade 9 Sunday, Oct. 14th 4:30 pm hall
Grade 10 Sunday, Oct. 21st 4:30 pm hall
Rock Masses will be celebrated at 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 14th and October 21st. All parishioners are invited.

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

ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP
Saint Christine’s Men’s Group meets monthly to study and discuss their faith, service to our parish community and to reach out in charity. This year the theme is: Our Faith thru Art: The Sacraments. All men are invited to come on Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 am for liturgy followed by breakfast. For more information, contact Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097.

Protecting God’s Children - Virtus Program
All adults 18 years of age or older who volunteer at Saint Christine’s parish in any ministry must attend the mandated child abuse prevention one time only training.
Class will be offered at:
St. Christine’s - Thursday, October 25th 7:00 pm hall
Assumption - Monday, Nov. 5th 6:30 -8 :30 pm hall
Please contact the CCD office at 781-837-0088 to make arrangements to attend this class.

CYO BASKETBALL
Basketball Teams are now forming. Boys in Grades 9 thru 12 who are interested in playing basketball for Saint Christine’s Junior and Senior teams should contact the coaches for registration and additional information. Home games are played at Martinson Elementary School.
Senior Team for those 19 years and under, contact Bob Lang at kristinelang14@gmail.com.
Junior Team for those 17 years and under, contact Matt Steinaway at steinawaym@gmail.com.
Registration deadline is October 30th.

NEW DAY BEREAVEMANTOPEN HOUSE - A Journey from Grief to Healing
Wednesday, November 7th 1 - 3 pm
If you are recently or not so recently bereaved because of the loss of a loved one, you are welcome to attend. Saint Christine’s will hold an Open House on Wednesday, November 7th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the rectory. New Day is an opportunity to move forward with others who have experienced a similar loss on their journey from grief to healing. If you are unable to attend but are interested in knowing more about the group, please call Susie McCarthy at 781-834-6003 x 19.

Cori Forms It’s that time again!!!
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all volunteers at St. Christine’s Parish to fill out an annual Cori Form. We will begin collecting Cori Forms for the new year effective July 2018 through June 2019. For your convenience, a staff member will be available in the foyer of the Church after all the Masses on the weekends of October 21st and October 28th. Please stop by with your Picture ID to fill out a form.
   You may also do one of the following: .
     1. Take a Cori form home, fill it out and return it in person to the rectory with picture ID.
     2. Mail a completed Cori Form to the rectory with a copy of your picture ID. Picture identification is a driver’s license, passport, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please note: Due to security, Cori forms are not available on our parish website.

Rosary for Recovery - St. Ann's
Rosary4Recovery invites you to pray the Rosary for the healing of those who suffer from addiction. Join us at Saint Ann by the Sea Chapel on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 am to pray the Rosary, listen to a speaker and enjoy light refreshments All are most welcome.

VOCATIONS : We pray that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, God will fill those He calls with the courage and faith to respond to a life of service.

REFLECTION: How can you distinguish between things that are transitory and those that are permanent?

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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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