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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 all the Fridays of Lent.
Catholics over 18 years of age and up to their sixtieth year are bound by he obligation of fasting on 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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A Few Words from Father Steve
As noted before in this column, we became aware of what damage the snow can do and without any warm sun to melt it. Our own chapel roof needs some work. It has developed more leaks and it will probably need to be replaced in the spring but we were able to keep on top of the plowing for the safety of all our parishioners. During a recent storm, we lost two electrical poles due to strong winds. The electrical poles on our property need to be maintained by the parish. Winter is always tough and always tough on the budget. Thank God that Spring has Sprung!!!
I feel very fortunate, because of your generosity to the Grand Annual Collection, I have not needed to ask for any additional collections for snow removal. Sadly, I know of many parishes that have had to resort to this as it is such a financial burden. I have been busy writing thank you notes to all of you who have contributed to the Grand Annual Collection knowing this is probably a big financial burden for many of you. I am extremely grateful to all of you who have made this sacrifice. There is still time to contribute to this collection. It will close at the end of the month of April.
Recently, I started to think about my weekly envelopes. I realized I could go ”green” and try “online giving,” so I wouldn’t forget to pass my envelope in and also save paper. It has only been a short time for me so far but I think “online giving” also helps me organize my budget better to have it automatically withdrawn and keeps paper to a minimum. If you are interested in trying “online giving”, call the rectory for more information.
As this column goes to press, it is already the Third Sunday of Lent. Many of you may not realize it but when you look up the word Lent, there are several meanings. This word in Latin means, “40 days” but in the Anglo-Saxon times it meant “spring.” Even though Lent is about prayer, almsgiving and fasting, we are also slowly coming out of the darkness of winter. Every day is a little brighter, a little longer and there is a sense of happiness. Winter is ended and spring is here. As we journey together through Lent, we are almost doing a spiritual cleansing or a spring-cleaning of our souls, in preparation for Easter. This can lessen our burden and make us feel lighter.
The beginning of spring also means something else for me - my birthday which was this past Thursday. Even though it is a time to celebrate a new year, my birthday has almost always occurred during Lent so it has been a special time to prepare for Easter but also to thank God for all He has done for me. Lent is the season where God gave us His greatest gift–His Son. It can be a season to be grateful for everything else He has given and it can be a time to give back.
As we come out of the darkness during the season of Lent, let us be reminded that spring is here as we see the crocuses have been seen popping out of the once snow covered and frozen ground and as we prepare for opening day of the Red Sox at Fenway.
On a very happy note, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a better winter next year. That’s certainly something to look forward to.
Love, Fr Steve
Grade 5 - Scavenger Hunt
Saint Christine’s Scholarships
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.
LENTEN SCHEDULE - Click here for a printable version
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU
SOUP AND PRAYER
- Thursday, March 21st Parish Hall
LENTEN PRAYER SERVICE
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Saint Christine’s Lenten Book Group
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed in the Church Monday through Thursday at 3:00 pm during Lent.
MASS OF HOPE AND HEALING
VOCATIONS : We pray that parents will realize their responsibility to be an example of faith for their children.
REFLECTION: What do you ask the Father to write on your heart?
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.
End Hunger NE Saturday, March 30th
Help us package meals for local Food Pantries. Holy Family Parish in Duxbury will package meals from 10 am – 2 pm for Food Pantries in Plymouth County. If you would like to help, you can volunteer your time or you can make a monetary donation. Adults and children are welcome to help. All children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. To volunteer to pack the meals, to make a donation or for more information, please visit Holyfamilyduxbry.org or call Jeanne Cregan at Holy Family. (781-934-5055 x 114). Thank you for you help.
Women at the Well Ministry
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.