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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 10/21/17)

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!

PUMPKINS TO CARVE

Pumpkins have been placed on the windowsills of the church. You are invited to take one home with you, carve it and return the pumpkin to the church windowsills before the 5:00 pm Mass next Saturday, October 28th.


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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.

 

 


~ 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

Today’s Gospel contains a crucial message for you and me. Jesus makes it clear that we possess dual citizenship. We are citizens of earth and heaven and we have responsibilities towards both worlds...toward God and Caesar.

The Gospel reminds us that we are to be good citizens. We are to vote, pay our taxes, obey the law and work in our community for the betterment of all. The Gospel also makes it clear that in being good citizens we are to live our faith and be true to God and the commandments. We cannot separate our faith beliefs from whom we are as citizens. We are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It is WE who must make informed, conscientious decisions as we render to God what is God’s and to Caesar what is Caesar’s. We cannot compromise our obligation to God.

So, what is God’s? Jesus gave His life to answer that question. He gave us the rule when He said: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. That is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it. “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus reminds us that we cannot fulfill the first if we are not living the second. Loving God and not loving your neighbor is a contradiction.

Jesus has given us the pattern to follow as we live in our world. We are to honor God by loving the commandments. We are to respect the sacredness of life and protect life in all stages. We are to be the defenders of human dignity. We are to speak our for the poor, the abused, and the victims of war and injustice. We are to open our hearts and minds to all victims of prejudice and discrimination.

Jesus devoted His entire ministry to show us by example how to live the great commandment given to us by God. Let us pray that when we see conflict between God and Caesar, we choose to fulfill our obligation to God.

God bless you.................... Father Tom

Lectors: Your new 2018 Lector workbooks are now available in the sacristy. Please stop by and take yours home with you. Thank you.

Altar Servers: Your new schedule is now available in the sacristy. 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: $99,500

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,577
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,317

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. In today’s second collection, we are asked to reach out to help those in need with pastoral and evangelization programs in over 1,150 missions in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Latin America. Through the work of the missionaries, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy. Please write your checks payable to St. Christine’s
with World Mission Sunday written on the memo line
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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

TRUNK OR TREAT
2 - 3 pm - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
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 can go Treating from 2 to 3 pm. There will be another designated parking lot for those who just want to come for treats. If you have any questions, contact Joanie Pozerski at quailrunskis@hotmail.com. Come and join the fun !!!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The CCD Office is open Monday afternoons from 1 - 4 pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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

Confirmation Classes
Grade 9 Sunday, Oct. 22th 4:30 pm hall
Grade 10 Sunday, Oct. 29nd 4:30 pm hall

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

ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP
Saint Christine’s Men’s Group is a gathering of Christian men who are dedicated to the mission of Faith, Charity and Service. The men meet monthly at 7:30 am for Mass and discussion on faith. This year the topic of discussion is the wonderful Gospel of Saint John. During the year we help feed the homeless in Boston at the Sisters of Missionary of Charity and also provide Thanksgiving meals, buy presents for a family in need at Christmas, award 2 scholarships to our graduating seniors and clean the grounds at Saint Theresa’s Chapel in the Spring. Please join us! For further information, please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097.
The 2017/2018 Men's Group schedule is now available. You can always find it above under the schedules section.

CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY
We will gather together to honor Our Lady and the Miracle of Fatima on Sunday, November 5th at 1:00 pm in the Church. All ladies are invited to take part in a prayer service “In Memory of Our Loved Ones.” We will take a moment to share reflections from those who viewed the film ‘Fatima” followed by a discussion and questions. Refreshments will be served in the children’s room.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet this Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Children’s Room. If you would like to learn to knit/crochet, please join us. For information, call Judith Casullo at 781-834-4681 or Maryellen at 781834-3420.

SOWING SEEDS
With the cool weather approaching, 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.

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 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.

VOCATIONS: We pray that parents will realize their responsibility to be an example of faith for their children.

REFLECTION: How does the garment of Christ fit you today?

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.

Read the Complete Bulletin for all Parish News


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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