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Activities, Events & Schedules
EASTER SUNDAY MASS
Masses will be televised
Palm Sunday: 11
am, 7 am and 11:30 pm
(Updated 4/4/2020)Regular Mass Schedule
St. Christine's Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
*Sunday: 7:00 & 11:30 AM
Euch Ministers (Mar 14 - Junee 7)
Lectors (Mar 14 - Jun 7)
Altar Servers (Feb - May 10)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2019/2020)
What if everyone on Sunday morning, April 5, puts a branch on the door of their house or on a window to celebrate Palm Sunday. It could be any green branch. This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the holiest of weeks. Want to join? We may be physically isolated but not separated. We are united in the Body of Christ.
NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER!!
Please Consider Using St. Christine's Secure and Convenient Online Giving or Online Giving's Quick Give Programs
You can support Saint Christine’s Parish on a regular basis by signing up for Online Giving. By giving your weekly contribution on a recurring electronic basis, you help our parish more accurately forecast our finances. This method is a safe, secure and dependable means of giving for you and our parish and it is more convenient for you. Learn more about setting up an Online Giving account.
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.
Although we will not celebrate Easter in our church this year, we would
like to continue our parish tradition of remembering our deceased families
and friends. When Saint Christine’s Church reopens, we would like
to decorate the church with beautiful Spring flowers.
Highlighted Parish News ~
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A Few Words From Fr. Steve
How long will this present uneasy situation last? No one knows for certain. Though we do not know how long this tunnel is, we will see the light at the end of it. In the meantime, we will use our wisdom and mindfulness to take the necessary precautions to remain free from being infected or spreading the virus to others. The way to express our love and appreciation for one another for the time being seems to be from a safe distance, from what we’ve come to call “Social Distance”.Since the beginning of this crisis, I have urged all to listen to elected officials and as an alert this morning said, "Every resident should do their part to slow the virus. Stay at home, wash hands and surfaces, and keep your distance from others." This is the greatest Christian response at this time.
Thank you for your continued generosity during this time. The costs of the running the parish are predominately fixed costs that continue despite our inability to gather for Mass. Weekly offertory envelopes can be mailed to the parish or dropped in the basket outside of the back door of the rectory. If you would like to make a one time or recurring gift online you can do so. Thank you to those that have generously given and continue to give during this time. The Archdiocese has introduced a new exciting idea, A“90- Days Now - For Your Parish” Initiative has launched its first of a Kind Initiative in the Archdiocese of Boston. Details elsewhere in this bulletin, on facebook and on the website. It sounds wonderful and easy and at a most needed time. This is different from your regular weekly offertory contributions. It is available by following this link : https://bcatholic.sites.bostoncatholic.org/90DaysYourParish
Can I share with you that it has been a little unnerving to celebrate Mass in an empty Church? More unnerving, to talk to vacant pews! Yet, if that’s the way for the time being, we will overcome this feeling of separation and disconnectedness we feel now because of the Corona virus. We’re Church, the Body of Christ. The Church is meant to be a gathering place; we have the need to connect and commune. I heard a friend of mine say recently that often, chaos gives rise to creativity. This is true. Our inability to continue to have in person services has given rise to other ways of praying and worshiping. I encourageyou to watch Mass on Boston Catholic TV. Receive the spiritual Communion that is offered there and find solace in knowing you are still in communion with the Church here in Boston.
We may not have church services, but I’m grateful to our members of the staff and pastoral leadership who are determined to provide you the support and spiritual sustenance you need at this time. Thanks also to the many who pray for the well being of our parishioners and neighbors, our nation and the rest of the world. Our appreciation to all those who telephoned, emailed or sent in letters inquiring about my well-being, and shared their care and concern for the health of the staff and our very many parishioners. May God bless you.
As you know, we have been informed by the Archdiocese that the distribution of Palms, Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter will not be celebrated publically. This may be for many in this community the most difficult hit so far. I do ask that you think that throughout the Archdiocese and throughout the world, Catechumens and Candidates were scheduled to either be Baptized, Confirmed, or brought into Full Communion with the Church. I ask you to keep these men and women in your prayers in a special way. I realize that this will be like a Palm Sunday we have never experienced, but I quote directly on behalf of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Uglietto's guidance with regards to distribution of Palms and processions.
My Brothers in Christ,
My friends, these are difficult times. I remain available to you. Just
call, just to hear another human voice, just call, even if you don't know
why, just call, if you are in need of anything, food, counsel, whatever,
just call. I am trying to stay strong and healthy for you. Mary Doolin
and I are especially in contact with those who are homebound. And as I
said, so many have come forward to offer to help. So remember, if God
is for us, who can be against us? When Christ is in the boat of our life,
we can weather any storm.
“90 DAYS NOW, FOR
PRAYER FOR LENT
MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
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?
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Other Catholic Activities at Local Parishes
Rosary for Recovery
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
DUE TO WEATHER
CCD & 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
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.