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(Updated 2/23/2019)

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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CCD Schedules (Grades Pre, 1,2,3,4,5)
Confirmation Schedules (Grades 9 & 10)
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Men's Group (2018/19 Schedule)
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FLU SEASON CHANGES
The Archdiocese of Boston has notified us that due to the Flu season, the Precious Blood will not be offered at Holy Communion. The holding of hands during Mass is also suspended and a bow or a wave may be substituted in its place. Hopefully the Flu season won’t last long and we can resume offering the Precious Blood at Holy Communion.

   

St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection

Goal:    $100,000
Total Received:    $76,945

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

2019 Online Giving Tax Report

To download and print your 2019 Online Giving Contribution Tax Report. Follow the link below for instructions.

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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 )

A Few Words from Father Steve

Dear Friends,
It has become something that I am anticipating several times a week lately. The sound of the snow blowers and the plowing of snow in the parking lot. Even today, as I write this bulletin, I hear the drone of the machines filling the air to clear off the snow once again. When will spring be here?! In early February, when I heard that the groundhog didn't see his shadow and they uttered those words, "NO 6 more weeks of winter." I never really thought that it was going to
be the case. I mean the groundhog can't be so scientific that he really knows and yet, it seems to be the case this year.

Still with the snow we have had, we know there are signs of spring starting. First was "Truck Day" at Fenway where the Boston Red Sox's equipment truck left for Fort Myers, Florida a couple of weeks ago. Yes, this was a sure sign of spring! The 53-foot truck, carrying a surplus of baseball equipment and supplies, left Fenway Park to make the 1,480-mile trip to the Red Sox' spring training complex in Fort Myers. The Red Sox pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report in Fort Myers for the team's first workout scheduled for Feb. 13th . Truck Day marks the unofficial beginning of spring training and you could see that many people braved the cold weather at Fenway Park to send the equipment truck off to Fenway South. Opening Day, April 9th will be here soon!

Another sign of Spring was when my sister and I went looking for rock salt the other day. It was pretty difficult to find rock salt, where every place had run out, but lots of sand boxes and kiddie pools already out and ready for those sunny days that are coming!

With every snowflake that falls however, we know that the surest sign of spring is Easter coming on April 21st. The liturgical season of Easter coming fills all of us with immense hope. When we talk with Jesus, we are free from the loneliness in life. The goodness of God fills us and all we have to do is ask for His help. This gives us hope and we are not alone.

We wait for Spring! Love Fr. Steve

CATHOLIC APPEAL
Next weekend, we will take important steps to enrich the many life-changing ministries and our parish communities with more than 50 critical ministries supported by the 2019 Catholic Appeal. As we prepare to embark on the season of Lent, may you prayerfully consider supporting these important ministries. Your generosity provides nearly half of the funding for these great efforts and every gift makes a difference. Please find more information about this work in the envelope in your pew or you may visit www.bostoncatholicappeal.org to view a video about the Appeal. Thank you!

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $4,813
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $7,558

You gave $ 3,105 in the second collection to the Mission Cooperative Appeal to help the poor. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
This weekend there will be a second collection to support the Churches in underdeveloped areas of the world. This collection will provide funds for Catholic Relief Services, churches in Africa Eastern Europe, the Home Missions, Black and Indian Missions, and the Military. - Thank you for your generosity and support.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Classes will resume on Sunday, February 24th.

All Tuition Bills are now due. Please remit your payment to the CCD office as soon as possible.

Grade 2 - Banner Workshop for Teachers
Friday, March 1st at 6:30 pm in the parish hall.

Teacher Meeting: Grades 1 through Grade 5
Monday, March 4th 7:30 pm Parish Hall

Grade 4 – Reconciliation
Grade 4 students will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the church on:
Group 1 Thursday, March 7th 7:30 pm
Group 2 Thursday, March 14th 7:30 pm
Class assignments were mailed to each family or you may call the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 for more information.

First Holy Communion Clothing
If anyone has a First Communion dress or suit that you would like to donate for our communicants, please bring it to the hall or CCD Office. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

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

LENTEN SCHEDULE - Begins March 6th
Monday through Friday - Morning Prayers 6:30 am Mass: 9:00 am
Saturday: No morning Mass
Confessions: Every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Stations of the Cross - Sunday, March 17th at 10:30 am
March 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st at 4:30 pm
Lenten Collections - During Lent, we will collect food and related items to help the Marshfield Food Pantry.
You are asked to bring the following items on:
March 10 coffee, tea, juices (in plastic bottles)
March 17 soaps, laundry & dishwashing detergents
March 24 light bulbs, batteries
March 31 pasta, cereal, rice
April 7 paper towels, tissues, toilet paper
Soup & Prayer - Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 pm in the parish hall

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR FAMILY & SOUP AND PRAYER
You are invited to gather together to pray the Stations of the Cross on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 pm in the parish hall. Family Teams ( parent & child / grandparent & child ,etc. ) will lead us in a short prayer for each station followed by our usual Soup and Prayer meal and a full course of fellowship! For more information, please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097or Ed Casassa at 781-545-1881. Please join us.

St. Christine’s Scholarships
Scholarship application forms for any graduating high school senior who is a member of our parish are now available in the rectory, CCD Office and Guidance Office at Marshfield High School. Completed forms with a photo and required essay must be returned to the rectory by April 1st.
If you are interested in remembering a family member or friend by honoring them with a scholarship in their name, please contact Fr. Steve at the rectory.

Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors
Your new schedules are now available in the sacristy and online. A list of ministers with contact information is available the sacristy. Please take a copy home with you.

VOCATIONS : We pray for families, who are the source of religious vocations, that they may encourage young people to rejoice in doing God’s will.

REFLECTION: As Lent begins, what needs to be done on our part to draw closer to God?

BULLETIN SUPPORTERS: 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.


Calling all Women!
Our Lady of Assumption Parish has started a new ministry for women called the “Women at the Well.” The group will meet in the conference room in the Parish Center after the 8:00 am Mass the last Saturday of every month. This is a safe and trusting environment to share your faith and grow closer to God. Pam Hulme will facilitate the group and you can email her for additional information at pamhulme@hotmail.com. All are welcome!

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.

PAPER RECYCLE BIN - WE ARE NO LONGER RECYCLING PAPER
Please do not deposit any old papers in the recycling bin in the church parking lot. The company that emptied the bin has gone out of business. We will no longer recycle paper.

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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