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(Updated 3/17/18)

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St. Christine's
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM

Wednesdays During Lent 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)

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Abstinence: Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

Fast: Catholics over 18 years of age and up to their sixtieth year are bound by the obligation of fasting on Ash Wed and Good Friday. On these days only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs but together they should not equal another meal. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids including milk and fruit juices are allowed.

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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.

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The distribution of the Precious Blood is suspended, with the exception of those who must receive from the Cup for medical reasons.

The exchange of the Sign of Peace is to be offered without a handshake and there is no holding of hands during the Our Father

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Not too long ago while at a restaurant, I noticed an elderly couple who touched me deeply. It was evident that the man had had a stroke. It was very difficult for him to use a knife and fork and he was weak on one side of his body. It was beautiful to watch his wife care for him. It was love in action. She helped him with his food and constantly brought a smile to his face.

When they finished their meal and were leaving, it was difficult for him to raise himself from the chair and his steps were faltering. His wife showed infinite patience as she guided him to the door. It was a powerful scene - not only the love and help she gave him but also the fact that he was not afraid to accept help.

My dear friends, God’s love for us is like that scene. God is always willing to assist us, catching us as we tumble because of our faltering steps. God is the tender one, the compassionate and forgiving one. Yet, sometimes you and I fail to accept God’s love and forgiveness. Ask yourself - When is the last time you came to the sacrament of reconciliation?

In that sacrament Jesus is there waiting to heal, forgive and strengthen. In that sacrament, Jesus says: “Your sins are forgiven and forgotten.” Through the grace of the sacrament, we are like new born people starting all over again.

I am thoroughly convinced that one of the most effective tools the devil uses is to keep us from confession. So many people seem to be prisoners of their past. Self hatred for real or imagined failures can cripple a person and fill the person with guilt. In confession, God’s forgiveness is a gift. It is an unconditional pardon.

During Lent, let us think about the opportunity that is there for us - the gift that is there for us. The sacrament is celebrated every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We also have confessions on Saturday from 4 to 4:45 pm or you can call to set up a time that works for you. Let us not waste the chance to experience this great gift of forgiveness from God.

God bless you. Father Tom

Next weekend March 24th and 25th is Palm Sunday. Palms will be distributed after all the Masses.

Clergy Health and Retirement Trust
This Easter, our parish collection will benefit the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust which cares for the needs of our 590 priests. Our priests are always there for us. They share Christ’s good news, perform good works and build communities of good faith. All are welcome to learn more and make a gift on-line at clergytrust.org. And don’t forget to follow the Trust on Facebook by searching “@ClergyTrust.” Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

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.


2018 Lenten Schedule
Click to view, download and print the 2018 Lenten Schedule. Put it on your fridge.

Soup and Prayer: March 22nd 6:30 pm
The Men’s Group invites all parishioners to gather together for a brief prayer service followed by a light meal of homemade soup and bread and fellowship. What a beautiful way to fast during this most spiritual time of Lent. For information, please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097.

Confession: The Light Is On For You
During Lent, Confession will be available every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Church beginning February 21st. You are invited to experience Christ’s healing love through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please join us and spread the word of this special outreach of mercy.

Lenten Prayer Service: During Lent, a morning Lenten Prayer Service will take place at 6:30 am in the church from February 15th thru March 30th. All are welcome to join us. Call Ed Casassa at 781-545-0881 for more information.

Operation Rice Bowl: Operation Rice Bowl is a Lenten project that helps those in need throughout the world. Rice bowls are available at the doors of the church. Please take one home with you and the poor in the world. Thank you.

Lenten Collections: During Lent we will collect food and related items for the Marshfield Food Pantry. You are asked to bring the following items to church on:
March 17/18 paper towels, tissues and toilet paper

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,432
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $10,172

Thank you for your generosity and faithful support.

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Classes will resume on Sunday, February 25th.

** Tuition fees are now due. Please remit your payment to the CCD office as soon as possible. Thank you. **

Confirmation Classes will meet on:
- Grade 9 - Sunday, March 18th 4:30 pm hall
Rite of Commitment Mass at 6:00 pm
Parents should attend this Mass with their children.
- Grade 10 - Sunday, March 25th 4:30 pm hall
Reconciliation and gown measurement

Grade 4 Celebration: “Seeds Mass”
On Sunday, March 18th at 9:00 am,

Grade 5 - Scavenger Hunt
Friday, March 23rd from 4:15 to 6:00 pm.

St. Christine’s Scholarships
Application forms for any graduating high school senior who is a member of our parish are available in the sacristy, the CCD office, the rectory and the Guidance Office at
Marshfield High School. Completed forms with a photo and required essay must be returned by April 1st.

Now that the winter season is upon us, there may be occasions that CCD classes will be cancelled due to inclement weather. If classes are cancelled, 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.

Catholic Appeal: Cardinal Sean wishes to thank everyone from Saint Christine’s Parish who has participated in the 2018 Catholic Appeal. We ask every family to participate so that we can surpass our goal. Please know that every gift matters. Your support of the 2018 Catholic Appeal helps countless people through 50 ministries of the Archdiocese of Boston. If you have not yet participated in the 2018 Appeal, please consider making a pledge this weekend. Appeal envelopes are on the ushers’ tables at the doors of the church. On-line pledging may be made at
www.BostobnCatholicAppeal.org. Thank you for your prayers in support of this important effort.

South Shore Men’s Retreat will be held at Miramar Retreat Center on March 23, 24, 25. This is an opportunity for men to gather together to strengthen their faith in a relaxed atmosphere. The cost is $210 pp which includes meals. For information and reservations, please contact Ed Barkhouse at 781-974-7641

VOCATIONS : We pray that we may be signs of God’s presence and love in the world.

REFLECTION: What have you taken to heart that has changed the way you act?

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.

HOUSEHOLD COLLECTION - March 24 and March 25
Now it the time to clean out your linen closets, kitchen drawers and cabinets. My Brother’s Keeper is an organization that collects and distributes household items to those in need. On Saturday and Sunday March 24/25, our parish will collect dishes, utensils, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans, towels, gently used sheets, blankets and comforters. A truck will be next to the garage all day on Saturday until 2:00 pm on Sunday to collect your donated items. Please careful pack all your breakable items in plastic bags or cartons.

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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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.

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.

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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