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First Sunday of Advent
Jesus sets the tone for how we are to approach this Advent with these
words in today’s Gospel, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not
know when the time will come.” The Church gives us Advent as the
season of waiting and preparing for the coming of Christ at the end of
time. Yet preparations for Christmas occupy our time leaving little or
no time for reflection on Christ’s admonition. This Advent, let
us strive to make it a daily practice to take ten minutes each day to
turn your attention to Jesus and to his presence. What change can we make
or what practice can we adopt in our daily lives that will help ready
us for the time when Christ comes to take us home?
TREE 2023 GIFT CARD COLLECTION
This is the LAST WEEK for you to donate your Giving Tree
Last Christmas, because of your
generosity, the Giving Tree was able to provide assistance to 116 Marshfield
families in need. This year, the increased cost of housing, groceries,
and fuel has increased the number of Marshfield families who need help
with the essentials of life not only at Christmas but year round. All
Giving Tree Gift Cards must be returned this weekend. Please bring your
gift cards to the foyer of the church. Our
distribution date is Friday, December 8th. Suggestions
for Gift Cards include Stop & Shop, Shaws, Roche Brothers, Ocean State
Job Lot, Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, Marshalls, CVS, Kohls, and Walgreens.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
CHRISTMAS SENIOR LUNCHEON
Wednesday, December 13th - 12 noon
Join us for a Christmas Luncheon at the The Grill at the Fairview Inn
with a Sing-A-Long and a Yankee Swap with a gift between $10 and $15.
Tickets are $42 and will be on sale next weekend in the foyer of the church.
For more information, please call Audrey at 617-686-8978.
CHRISTMAS WREATHS & GARLANDS
- LAST WEEKEND
Boy Scout Troop 101 will sell Wreaths with bows for $20 each and 25 foot
Garlands for $22 each after all the Masses on December 2/3.
All proceeds will help defray the cost of Boy Scouts camping trips, equipment
and other Scout activities. Please make your check payable to Marshfield
Troop 101. Thank you for your support.
Confession: There will be no Confession
next Saturday, December 9th.
Last Week's Offertory Collection
Giving: (weekly donations)
Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
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GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION!!
Our Grand Annual Collection is now taking place. This fund is necessary
to maintain our parish financially and to help realize some of our future
projects. Please be as generous as you can. What one gives is your choice
and no one should give beyond their means. Your envelope may be mailed
or returned to the church or rectory at any time. You may also make a
donation on-line either as a one time payment or over a period of time.
Thank you for your generosity.
Current Grand Annual Total
Received: $ 63,638
Thank you for your generosity and support.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / FAITH FORMATION
/ CCD / CONFIRMATION
All Faith Formation classes will meet as scheduled this
Grade 2 Family Mass
There will be a special Mass for second graders and their families
on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Grade 5 students will celebrate the Sacrament
of Reconciliation on Monday December 11th at 7:00 pm in the church.
All students are expected to attend.
Grade 10 will meet on Sunday, December 3rd at 5
Grade 9 will meet Sunday, December 10th at 5 pm.
Following classes, Mass will be celebrated at 6:00 pm. Parents are
most welcome to attend this Mass.
Parking Lot Reminder: Please drive
slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones.
ADVENT CANDLES & PRAYER BOOKLETS
Advent Candles and Prayer Booklets will be are available for purchase
in the foyer of the church after all the Masses next weekend, November
25th / 26th Candle Sets are $5 each. Prayer booklets are $1 each.
BUILDING THE CRECHE -
Thursday, December 7th 6:30 pm church
You are invited to help prepare the Creche as we begin the beautiful
Advent season. Join us for this wonderful community event with music,
prayers and cookies. Call Norm at 781-834-4097 for more information.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES
The Christmas season is a time of memories especially of our beloved
deceased. Christmas Flower envelopes for donations in memory of our
deceased relatives and friends have been placed at the entrances of
the church. Please print clearly the names on the back of the envelope
and return the envelope with your donation in the collection basket
or to the rectory. You may also make a Christmas Flower donation at
CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY & TOMORROW
Catholic Women Today And Tomorrow invites all women of the parish
to join our spiritual and philosophical discussion entitled: “Finding
Ways to Enhance Your Life.” Using Michael Kelly’s book:
“Holy Moments”, Jeanne Fernandes will lead our discussion
on Sunday, December 3rd at 1:30 pm in the parish hall. Join
us as a gift to yourself before the hurriedness of the Christmas holidays
and 2024 comes upon us. Call Jeanne Dominic at 617-267-4511 if you
have any questions. No sign-ups necessary but we would love the surprise
of seeing you!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet this Sunday, December
3rd from 12:30 to 2:30 in the children’s room. See
bulletin for more details.
The Men’s Retreat will reflect on our Beautiful Eucharist as
they explore their faith. All men are invited to join together on
Tuesday, December 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Alice’s
House in Humarock. Please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097
for more information.
NEW DAY BREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
December 5th 12:30 to 2:00 pm. See bulletin for more
PRAY THE ROSARY
The Rosary will be prayed on Saturday, December 9th at 12
noon in front of the Marshfield Police Station on Ocean Street.
Join us as we pray for our country, our world and your intentions.
Children’s Hospital will hold a Blood Drive on Saturday, December
16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in their Blood Mobile Unit in Saint Christine’s
parking lot. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call
Lauren at 339-793-0512. Walk-ins are also welcome. It only takes an
hour to give the Gift of Life to someone.
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.
Other Activities in the Area:
Craft Fair: Our Lady of Assumption Church in Marshfield
will hold their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00
am to 3:00 pm. All are invited to attend. Please contact Kathy Doyle at
781-837-9110 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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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.
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.
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.
FAITH FORMATION INFORMATION (CCD)
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.
FORMATION 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.