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(Updated 8/11/2018)

Summer Mass Schedule

St. Christine's
Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Confessions:
Wednesdays During Lent 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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Euch Ministers (6/9)
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RECYCLE YOUR PAPER

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

Goal:    $100,000
Total Received:    $61,000

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
DURING JULY & AUGUST

St. Christine’s:
Masses: Monday through Friday - 9:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: *7:00 am and 11:00 am
* There will be no 9:00 am Mass on Sundays at Saint Christine’s during July and August.


St. Theresa’s Chapel
Masses celebrated at 8:30 am and 10:00 am.


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.

 

Church Air-Conditioning:
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we will be using the air-conditioning at Saint Christine’s church. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to bring a sweater if the cooler air affects you.

Parish Office Summer Hours
The Parish Office and Religious Education Office will also be closed on Fridays during the summer months.


~ Highlighted Parish News ~
(If you don't see what you're looking for in the highlights below please check the complete bulletin )

WELCOME!!
We extend a warm welcome to those who are joining us for worship during the summer months. We wish all of our parishioners and visitors a very happy, safe and pleasant summer.

A Few Words from Father Steve

Dear Friends,

This week I would like to talk to you about those that came with me to Saint Christine’s. In May of 1995, I was ordained. On that day, I never thought about having a dog. It was just simply something that never crossed my mind. That is how I lived the first fifteen years of my priesthood. It was 2010 that I was assigned to Incarnation Parish in Melrose. The pastor there had passed away after a long illness. He had a dog but the dog was given to a friend of his. This began me thinking that maybe a dog would bring healing to the parish.

It was at this time that I got Buddy who was a rescued dog and abused. In fact, even when I got him, he had a collar imbedded in his neck which had to be surgically removed. Even though it may take Buddy longer to trust humans, once he does, he will be loyal to the end. That’s what Buddy taught me - loyalty.

Next came Rocky who came from the Rough Tails Rescue. Rocky was also a Shih Tzu and looked a little like Buddy. It was obvious that Rocky too had been extremely abused. Rocky taught me that love conquers all. As time went on, Rocky learned to trust and ultimately to accept love and give love in his own unique way. Rocky crossed the Rainbow Bridge on August 31, 2017.

Then there was Gracie. I go to the South End to get my hair cut. Down the street from the barber is the Animal Rescue League. I went into it and saw Gracie who was also a Shih Tzu but she was must older than Rocky. It occurred to me that there might be the possibility that she would spend the rest of her life in a cage. So that very day, home she went with me. Gracie taught me to take a chance on love. The blessings she brought me were so numerous even though she crossed the Rainbow Bridge a few months later on all Saints Day 2016.

Next came Pokey. Learning from Gracie, Pokey was an older dog who is deaf and blind. He was found roaming around the Germantown section of Quincy. So, just a year ago, he joined the Boyle family. Since then Pokey has taught me that regardless of the hardships in life, we all have great strengths which always shows through his gentle personality. Pokey has taught me much especially the gift of patience.

Finally, I come to my youngest, my two year old, Coco. Many have asked why an all white dog is called Coco. It is because his full name is Coconut but I always shorten it. Coco has taught me the importance of playfulness and has certainly brought the gift of joy into my life. Throughout this column, I have mentioned the Rainbow Bridge.

Here is the story!
Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again just as we remembered them. The animals are happy and content except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had been left behind. They all run and play together but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass with his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted. And when you and your friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

Love, Father Steve

***** THERE WILL BE NO CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER.

ASSUMPTION OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER
The Feast Day of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 15th with Masses at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

ALTAR SERVERS WANTED
Altar Servers hold a privileged place in our liturgical celebrations. St. Christine’s needs children in fourth grade and older who would like to minister to our parish as Altar Servers. Training sessions will take place in August. If you would like to take part in this very important ministry, please contact Father Stephen Boyle at 781-834-6003 x 12 or contact Susie McCarthy in the CCD Office at 781-837-0088.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $61,000
Your Grand Annual envelopes may be placed in the collections baskets or mailed directly to the rectory throughout the year. Funds from this collection help to pay our weekly bills. Each family is asked to contribute $350. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. If you did not receive an envelope in the mail, you will find envelopes on the ushers’ tables. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish family.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,362
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $10,102
St Theresa's Chapel: $1,133
Grand Total: $11,235
During the summer, there will be a second collection at Saint Theresa’s Chapel to help with the maintenance of the
Chapel. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Teachers’ Needed: We are currently seeking teachers for the upcoming 2018/2019 school year. You do not need to be an experienced teacher. Please consider sharing your faith and time with the children of Saint Christine’s Parish. Help us to continue to spread the Good News. Contact the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 if you can help and thank you for considering this important ministry.

Classes meet from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.
Grade 1 - 2 teacher - Tuesday
Grade 2 - 2 teachers - Thursday
Grade 4 - 1 teacher - Tuesday & 2 teachers - Wednesday
Grade 5 - 1 teacher - Wednesday
Middle School classes:
Grade 6 - 2 teachers - Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 7 - 5 teachers - Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 8 - 2 teachers - Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 9 - 1 teacher - Sunday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Pre-School & Grade 1 - Registration 2018/2019
Registration for Pre-School and Grade 1 students for September is now underway. For children not baptized at Saint Christine’s, a Baptismal certificate must be submitted at the time of registration. Please register early so that you can select the day most convenient for your family.
Pre-School classes meet on Sunday mornings t 8:45 am.
Grade 2 classes meet on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Grade 1-3-4-5 classes meet on Sunday from 10 to 11 am and Monday through Wednesday from 4:15 to 5:15 pm

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

SAINT CHRISTINE'S BOOK GROUP
EVERYONE is welcome to join us in the reading and discussion of the following book on August 23rd at 7:30 pm in the children’s room:
Building a Bridge by Fr. James Martin

RCIA : Rite of Christian Initiation
Do you know someone who would like to become Catholic or wants to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation to complete the process of Christian initiation. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or want more information, please call Father Stephen Boyle at 781-834-6003 x 12.

ST. VINCENT DePAUL
Saint Vincent de Paul Poor Boxes are located at the doors of the Church and the Chapel. The money received assists people with food cards, utility bills, medical needs and housing. A special word of thanks goes out to those parishioners who so faithfully place donations in the poor boxes. Thanks you for your generosity and support.

MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
Marshfield Food Pantry needs food and fresh garden produce during the summer months. Also needed are personal care items such as soaps, tooth paste and rushes, deodorants, shaving cream and razors, diapers, baby wipes, as well as detergents and cleaning supplies. You may bring your donations to the Food Pantry at Library Plaza on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Thanks for your support.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds would like to help Marshfield children get off to a great start this school year. Due to the extensive nature of the list of items needed, please visit their website at sowingseedshopemarshfield.org. Also appreciated are gift certificates to Payless, Marshall’s, and Kohl’s for back to school shoes and clothing. Sowing Seeds is located on the corner of Rt. 139 and School Street and is open to receive and distribute items on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon. Thank you for your support.

VOCATIONS : We pray that we may be signs of God’s presence and love in the world.

REFLECTION: How does God give you strength for your journey?

Traveling this Summer!!
Visit www.masstimes.org or call 734-794-2100 to get the time of Masses at Catholic Churches throughout the world. Keep this in mind to help you fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation during the summer.

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.


AROUND TOWN

Vacation Bible School
Our Lady of Assumption:
Pre-School - Grade 5 - August 6 - 10 9:00 am - 12 noon
Register by calling Deb Conlon 781-837-3662


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.

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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