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St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection
Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.
Help is needed to remove snow on the walkways and steps of the church and rectory using a snow blower and shovel. Compensation will be provided. If you are interested, please call Ron at the rectory at 781-834-6003 x 11 for details. Thank you.
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Novena of Masses
A Novena of Masses in memory of our deceased families and friends will take place at the 9:00 am Mass on Monday, January 7th and continue through Thursday, January 17th.
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A Few Words from Father Steve
This past week has given me the experience of setting aside some time for a prayer of gratitude. Such a time of reflection, I have found, can bring great perspective to life. Setting aside time for gratitude can also help to nourish in us a heart that is open to the God who creates, redeems and sustains us. This is the beginning of all stewardship, and, in our tradition, it is the foundational perspective of all seeking relationship with God.
In fact upon reflecting on my life, I found most of the most precious gifts of my life have been given to me by God. So, I am going to take my own advice and reflect with you in this column on some of the things and the people I am grateful for at St Christine's Parish.
First and foremost, I am grateful for the privilege of serving as your administrator. A new year is a time when I get a little more time to reflect and I have become aware in recent weeks how grateful I am to be here with you.
I am grateful for our staff who are such a talented and dedicated group of people. They are a pleasure and a joy to work with. They help to sustain me, practically speaking, because of the good work they do in their areas of specialty, but also, and perhaps more importantly, because of their own faith and dedication to parish ministry. We could not do what we do here without these generous ministers.
I am grateful for the literally hundreds of volunteers who
step forward day in and day out to support the many ministries here at
our parish. I am grateful for the parishioners who have been in our parish
for decades and for the young people who have been in our parish for only
a few years or a few months and even in some instances just a few days.
We have a rich diversity of ages here at Saint Christine's and that diversity
brings such life and vitality to
I wish you were able to have my perspective sometime from the presider's chair. To look out and see adults conversing with each other, sharing their joys and struggles, reaching out to each other at the sign of peace or to see ushers passing the basket with warmth and a smile. To see the excitement and joy of young children running up to witness a baptism or go to hear God's word. To witness all together sharing in word, prayer and song. All of this and so much more is a glimpse of the Kingdom of God.
I am grateful for the generous priests who serve so faithfully here in our community. It is their generous sharing of their ministry that makes it possible for me to be present elsewhere at times. I am especially grateful for their friendship, assistance and concern.
As I said above, gratitude and nourishing a grateful heart is the beginning of all stewardship. I invite you to take some time this coming week for a prayer of gratitude. You might even want to make a list of those things and people you are grateful for in your life. Then simply bring that gratitude to God and say thank you.
Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my prayers as we look forward to being together in this new year!
Love, Fr Steve
FLU SEASON CHANGES
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
- Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $76,945
Cori Forms Are Due Now!!!!
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED
MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
VOCATIONS : We pray that every parishioner and their families will pray for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life.
REFLECTION: Are you willing to hear the Lord’s voice?
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.
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.
IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES
PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
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
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
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.