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St. Christine's Church
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Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM
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Euch Ministers (Sept-Dec)
Altar Servers (Nov - Jan)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2018/19 Schedule)
Boys CYO Basketball (Registration)
Please help our parish by collecting your clean papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items. Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish.
St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection
Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.
Vincent de Paul
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Book of Remembrance
On November 1st, our Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased loved ones in the book. We ask our parishioners to remember all those who passed away in their prayers. This weekend the names of our recentlydeparted loved ones will be read at all the Masses.
Highlighted Parish News ~
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A Few Words from Father Steve
This weekend, we gather to celebrate Veterans Day. We give thanks for all the brave men and women who have served our country. We are a thankful nation. This month is a month filled with gratitude and thanks culminating with the feast of thanksgiving.
When you read the history of Thanksgiving, there was nothing economic in what happened on the original 1621 holiday. Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered to give thanks over a three-day period for a successful harvest. The Pilgrims were joined with about 90 of the Wampanoag tribe and also Chief Massasoit. The current holiday is based on that original gathering that Fall. As the celebration evolved every year, groups would gather to give thanks for a variety of reasons; thanks for the end of a drought, the end of a battle or a successful harvest.
The first national celebration of Thanksgiving was in 1777 with all thirteen colonies making November 26th a “day of public Thanksgiving and prayer,” per President George Washington. Still not many celebrated it as a national celebration. A woman named Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor and who also wrote, Mary had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme, had spent 40 years trying to make it an annual holiday. She thought that this holiday would give everyone hope and belief in the Constitution and in our Nation.
When our United States was involved in the Civil war, President Lincoln looked for ways to bring the nation together and he brought this discussion to Hale. In October 1863, Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation declaring the last Thursday in November (using Washington’s decree) to be a day of Thanksgiving and prayer. For the very first time, Thanksgiving was a national and annual holiday with its own date. And so it was like this for 75 years. Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 had received complaints from retailers that if Thanksgiving was too close to the end of November then it gave people less time to shop. Under pressure he did change the holiday to November 23 - the second to last Thursday.
Many questioned his right to move a holiday especially where there was so much at stake. School tests had to be rescheduled and traditions and vacations all were changed that year. Many refused so there were divisions in different states. After two years of this, Congress stepped in 1941 saying it would be the fourth Thursday in November. It was also concluded that spending was also the same no matter when Thanksgiving was. Economics of this holiday season has been around for a long time!
Love, Father Steve
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
- Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $70,400
BLANKET AND COAT COLLECTION
ST. CHRISITINE'S MEN'S GROUP
ADVENT CANDLES AND PRAYER BOOKLETS
NEW DAY BEREAVEMANTOPEN HOUSE
- A Journey from Grief to Healing
ST. CHRISTINE'S SCRIPTURE STUDY
MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
Neighbor to Neighbor
VOCATIONS : Vocation: We pray that God will continue to call us to serve our church as priests, sisters and brothers.
REFLECTION: How do you put your love of God and neighbor into action?
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.
Rosary for Recovery invites you to pray for the healing of those who suffer from addiction. Join us on Saturday, November 17th at 10 am at St. Ann’s Chapel in Marshfield to pray the rosary, listen to a speaker and enjoy light refreshments. All are most 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.
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.
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.