A Few Words
from Father Steve
Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. This year, we have
to show appreciation to many who have shown us divine mercy during this
past year. We know many of those providing essential services don't have
a social distancing option. They need to come within six feet of others
to do their jobs. We want to thank the first responders, all of whom deserve
our appreciation and admiration. That includes health care workers such
as doctors and nurses, orderlies and therapists, and all hospital personnel
who now find themselves on the front lines of this fight against COVID-19.
Also deserving of our gratitude are police officers, emergency medical
technicians, firefighters and others who continue to respond to calls
and medical emergencies. Let us not forget grocery clerks, delivery people
and janitorial workers who keep others safe by disinfecting work spaces.
I want to thank all of the people who are on the front line of this crisis.
Doctors, Nurses, Medical Staff, Police, Fire, Paramedics Grocery Clerks,
and Delivery People still have to put on a brave face and deal with this
head-on, while putting others safety ahead of theirs. We are at war, but
our enemy is not carrying weapons, it's just not visible to the naked
eye, and our heroes don't fear it or dread it; they keep pushing. Each
of us rely on these folks. Keep them in mind as you do your part and we
get through this together.
Mary Magdalene who followed Jesus through the way of the
cross, who clung to the foot of the cross on Calvary, who participated
in his burial, who was the first to arrive on Easter morning at the tomb,
she did not leave. She was not going anywhere. It was then that the Risen
Christ appeared to her, to Mary Magdalene, His first official apparition
on Easter Sunday. He called her by name, and immediately she threw herself
at his feet and clung to his feet, just as she had done at Calvary. Always
the posture of the faithful disciple.
Love, Father Steve
Clergy Health and Retirement
The Clergy Trust provides programs and support to care for the health
and well-being of all active and senior diocesan priests in good standing.
By supporting this collection, you are helping to ensure that our active
priests receive the care needed to continue their important work and our
senior priests have support and access to quality care. This collection
is a critical source of funding for the Clergy Trust and your generosity
is greatly appreciated. On behalf of all the priests who benefit from
the Clergy Trust, thank you so much for your continued generosity. If
you were unable to make a donation last week, you can still contribute
to the Clergy Trust at www.clergytrust.org.
EASTER FLOWER ENVELOPES
Thank you to our parishioners who gave donations in memory
of their beloved deceased families and friends. The beautiful flowers
and plants that decorated our church during Easter were made possible
by your generosity. A Novena in memory of our deceased loved ones will
begin on Monday April 12th and continue through Thursday, April 22nd.
Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / FAITH FORMATION
Tuition bills have been mailed to
Grade 1 thru Grade 5 - Final Zoom classes will take place
Sunday, April 11th from 10 am to 11 am
Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm
April 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th
Grade 2 Family Retreat will take place this Sunday,
April 11th at 12:30 pm in the Church and hall.
First Holy Communion Rehersals and Celebration
Please see the bulletin for all dates and times.
on the Weekly Bulletin link above to read all CCD Announcements.
LIVE STREAMING MASSES
AT ST CHRISTINE'S
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.
The following Sunday Masses will be streamed on: April
11th 11:00 am | April 18th 11:00 am |
April 24th 5:00
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
This Sunday, April 11th, we will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy
which was instituted by Saint John Paul II in 2000. The celebration
of Divine Mercy Sunday is an opportunity to reflect on the theme of
how God’s mercy can overcome sin. The message of mercy is that
God loves us – all of us – no matter how great our sins.
He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins so
that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy and let it
flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. Please
join us next Sunday to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm in the
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2020
- GOAL: $120,000 | RECEIVED:
Our Grand Annual Collection is now taking place. This fund is necessary
to balance our church budget. Grand Annual envelopes have been mailed
to all our parishioners. Each family is asked to contribute $400 dollars.
However, 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
to the rectory anytime. You may also make a donation on-line either
as a one time payment or over a period of time. I am so grateful to
you. Thank you for your faithful support of our parish.
CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY & TOMORROW
CWWT will host a Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 15th at 7:00 pm to
review our favorite books. No worries or fears about preparing a book
report! We suggest your share your excitement about your chosen book
or go to Amazon and share their review with us. We hope to put together
a book list for our anticipated summer reading. We also ask that for
this month’s service, you donate a book to Road to Responsibility.
If you are interested in attending our zoom meeting, please e-mail Jeanne
Dominick at email@example.com
to reserve your place. Please also mention the name of the book that
you will be sharing as we try to avoid duplicates. We hope to see you
ST, CHRISTINE'S SCHOLARSHIPS
St. Christine's Scholarship application forms for any graduating high
school senior who is a member of our parish are now available in the
Sacristy, CCD Office, Rectory and the Guidance Office at Marshfield
High School. Completed forms with a photo and required essay must be
returned to the rectory by Monday, April 5, 2021.
If you are interested in remembering a family member or friend by honoring
them with a scholarship in their name, please contact Fr. Steve at the
LAPTOP GIVE AWAY PROGRAM
If you or someone you know has an extra laptop computer or perhaps received
a new one over the holidays, please consider donating your extra laptop
to the Marshfield Senior Center. We are looking for windows based laptops
in good condition that currently are running on Windows 7, Windows 8
or Windows 10. Our volunteers will upgrade the laptops and we will be
able to assist more Seniors. Please call 781-834-5581 for information.
Thank you for your continued generosity and willingness to help others.
pray for all our young people who are making life time decisions at
Reflect on the risen Christ and be grateful.
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 Catholic Activities at Local Parishes
ALPHA IS HERE!!! - Now through April 14
Alpha Online is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. A
typical session involves gathering via Zoom to watch a 20 - 30 minute
Alpha video looking at a different question around faith. The video is
designed to spark conversation in an open and safe environment. Conversations
follows the video in small groups with a facilitator. The sessions will
take place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm each week. Alpha is sponsored by Holy
Family Parish, Saint Mary/St. Joseph and Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative.
For more information, please contact Ms. Jeanne Cregan at jcregan@holyfamilyduxbury,org
or call 781-934-5055 x114
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.
the Complete Bulletin for all Parish News
The Marshfield Fire Department has requested that our parishioners refrain
from parking in front of the church as it prevents their access in times
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.
FAITH FORMATION INFORMATION (CCD)
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.
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.
FAITH FORMATION 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.