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(Updated 12/2/23)

Summer Mass Schedule

St. Christine's
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
*Sunday: 7 AM, 9:30 AM &
11 AM

Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)

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(2023 - Gr 1-5)
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First Sunday of Advent

Jesus sets the tone for how we are to approach this Advent with these words in today’s Gospel, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” The Church gives us Advent as the season of waiting and preparing for the coming of Christ at the end of time. Yet preparations for Christmas occupy our time leaving little or no time for reflection on Christ’s admonition. This Advent, let us strive to make it a daily practice to take ten minutes each day to turn your attention to Jesus and to his presence. What change can we make or what practice can we adopt in our daily lives that will help ready us for the time when Christ comes to take us home?



You can watch Mass celebrated at Saint Christine’s anytime on your computer. Go to saintchrsitine.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the You Tube link.

Upcoming Saturday/Sunday Masses will be treamed Live on:
Sat 11/25 - 5:00 PM | Sun 12/3 11:00 AM
Sat 12/9 - 5:00 PM |
Sun 12/17 11:00 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.


Ways to Watch Mass

Other Ways to Watch

Mass on YouTube
Live & Recorded


** Marshfield Public Television Airing Times **
More Times Added!
Mon: 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM | Tue: 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM | Thur: 7:00 PM | Fri: 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Technical difficulties may prevent the current Mass from airing.

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

This is the LAST WEEK for you to donate your Giving Tree Gift Cards.
Last Christmas, because of your generosity, the Giving Tree was able to provide assistance to 116 Marshfield families in need. This year, the increased cost of housing, groceries, and fuel has increased the number of Marshfield families who need help with the essentials of life not only at Christmas but year round. All Giving Tree Gift Cards must be returned this weekend. Please bring your gift cards to the foyer of the church. Our distribution date is Friday, December 8th. Suggestions for Gift Cards include Stop & Shop, Shaws, Roche Brothers, Ocean State Job Lot, Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, Marshalls, CVS, Kohls, and Walgreens. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Wednesday, December 13th - 12 noon
Join us for a Christmas Luncheon at the The Grill at the Fairview Inn with a Sing-A-Long and a Yankee Swap with a gift between $10 and $15. Tickets are $42 and will be on sale next weekend in the foyer of the church. For more information, please call Audrey at 617-686-8978.

Boy Scout Troop 101 will sell Wreaths with bows for $20 each and 25 foot Garlands for $22 each after all the Masses on December 2/3. All proceeds will help defray the cost of Boy Scouts camping trips, equipment and other Scout activities. Please make your check payable to Marshfield Troop 101. Thank you for your support.

Confession: There will be no Confession next Saturday, December 9th.

Last Week's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $5,266
Online Giving: (weekly donations) $2,950
Total: $8,216
>> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

Our Grand Annual Collection is now taking place. This fund is necessary to maintain our parish financially and to help realize some of our future projects. Please be as generous as you can. What one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. Your envelope may be mailed or returned to the church or rectory at any time. You may also make a donation on-line either as a one time payment or over a period of time. Thank you for your generosity.

Current Grand Annual Total Received: $ 63,638
Thank you for your generosity and support.


All Faith Formation classes will meet as scheduled this week.

Grade 2 Family Mass
There will be a special Mass for second graders and their families on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Grade 5 students will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday December 11th at 7:00 pm in the church. All students are expected to attend.

Confirmation Classes
Grade 10 will meet on Sunday, December 3rd at 5 pm.
Grade 9 will meet Sunday, December 10th at 5 pm.
Following classes, Mass will be celebrated at 6:00 pm. Parents are most welcome to attend this Mass.

Parking Lot Reminder: Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones.

Advent Candles and Prayer Booklets will be are available for purchase in the foyer of the church after all the Masses next weekend, November 25th / 26th Candle Sets are $5 each. Prayer booklets are $1 each.

BUILDING THE CRECHE - Thursday, December 7th 6:30 pm church
You are invited to help prepare the Creche as we begin the beautiful Advent season. Join us for this wonderful community event with music, prayers and cookies. Call Norm at 781-834-4097 for more information.

The Christmas season is a time of memories especially of our beloved deceased. Christmas Flower envelopes for donations in memory of our deceased relatives and friends have been placed at the entrances of the church. Please print clearly the names on the back of the envelope and return the envelope with your donation in the collection basket or to the rectory. You may also make a Christmas Flower donation at On-Line Giving.

Catholic Women Today And Tomorrow invites all women of the parish to join our spiritual and philosophical discussion entitled: “Finding Ways to Enhance Your Life.” Using Michael Kelly’s book: “Holy Moments”, Jeanne Fernandes will lead our discussion on Sunday, December 3rd at 1:30 pm in the parish hall. Join us as a gift to yourself before the hurriedness of the Christmas holidays and 2024 comes upon us. Call Jeanne Dominic at 617-267-4511 if you have any questions. No sign-ups necessary but we would love the surprise of seeing you!

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet this Sunday, December 3rd from 12:30 to 2:30 in the children’s room. See bulletin for more details.

The Men’s Retreat will reflect on our Beautiful Eucharist as they explore their faith. All men are invited to join together on Tuesday, December 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Alice’s House in Humarock. Please call Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097 for more information.

December 5th 12:30 to 2:00 pm. See bulletin for more details.

The Rosary will be prayed on Saturday, December 9th at 12 noon in front of the Marshfield Police Station on Ocean Street. Join us as we pray for our country, our world and your intentions.

Children’s Hospital will hold a Blood Drive on Saturday, December 16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in their Blood Mobile Unit in Saint Christine’s parking lot. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call Lauren at 339-793-0512. Walk-ins are also welcome. It only takes an hour to give the Gift of Life to someone.

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.

Other Activities in the Area:

Craft Fair: Our Lady of Assumption Church in Marshfield will hold their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All are invited to attend. Please contact Kathy Doyle at 781-837-9110 or e-mail kdoyle8045@gmail.com for more information.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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