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St. Christine's Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
*Sunday: 7:00 & 11:30 AM
Euch Ministers (Sep 14 - Dec 8)
Lectors (Sep 14 - Dec 8)
Altar Servers (Nov-Jan)
CCD Schedules (Some Schedules Added)
Confirmation Schedules (Being Updated)
CCD Enrollment Form (Updated)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2019/2020)
Boys CYO Basketball
PARKING LOT REMINDER!!!
We remind you to exercise extreme caution in our parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from weekly classes.
Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using your cell phones.
Book of Rememberance
Our Book of Remembrance has been 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 have passed away in their prayers. May they rest in peace.
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.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all volunteers at St. Christine’s Parish to fill out an annual Cori Form. We will begin collecting Cori Forms for the new year effective July 2019 through June 2020. For your convenience, a staff member will be available in the foyer of the Church after all the Masses on the weekends of October 21st and October 28th
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A Few Words From Fr. Steve
Late fall can be a melancholy time, bittersweet in many ways. Though the colors of both land and sky are the most glorious of the year, and the smell of wood smoke and the chill in the air can be bracing, fall is still a harbinger of winter. The shortening of days, the lengthening of shadows and the dreary, overcast days and patter of chill rain are reminders of things passing away. For many of us, the question, “Where did the year go?” turns into “Where did my life go?” The spring of childhood, and the summer of youth have given way to the fall and winter of middle and old age. “Where did my life go?”
But, as the passing of seasons also marks the passing of life, each has its own particular joys and pursuits. While spring, summer, and fall are times of busyness and activity, winter can be a time of growth and reflection. A time of settling down and considering “the one thing needful that will never be taken away (Luke 10:42).” Where have our lives gone? They are “hidden with Christ in God.”
For the one in Christ, each passing day brings opportunities to live and grow in the love and mercy of Christ. Each passing day brings us chances to serve God by praying for, and helping others. Each passing day also brings us closer to our eternal home. While we may grieve our loss of youth, we can still rejoice that at that Last Day “our bodies will be made like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subdue all things to Himself (Philippians 3:21).”
A great way to keep all of this in perspective is to connect the passing of the seasons with the passing of the Church Year. Advent and Christmas, which occur in early winter, focuses our attention on God sending His Son into our flesh as our Redeemer. Midwinter sees the Epiphany season, where this Savior, born of the Jews, is the Savior of the gentiles as well. In the darkest time of the year, Epiphany celebrates that “Jesus Christ is the Light of the world; a Light no darkness can extinguish.” Late winter begins the Lenten season, where Christ, out of love for us all, travels to Jerusalem and the cross to accomplish His work of atonement for the sins of all mankind that, in Him, we might have life. Early spring is also the time of Easter. As winter must give way to spring, so death gives way to Christ’s bodily resurrection, which makes possible our resurrection, as well.
Then, in late spring, we celebrate Pentecost, which first commemorates the sending of the Holy Spirit to Christ’s followers, empowering them (and us, too!) in faith and life to live for Him. Summer and fall is the ordinary time season of the Church Year, where we follow Christ’s life, works and words, all for us and for our salvation. And as fall deepens toward winter, we move to the last Sunday of the Church Year, the Sunday of Christ the King. As the seasons pass; as this world passes away, our attention is drawn to the return of Christ, the end of all things in this fallen and sinful universe, and the promise of all things being made new.
So, you see: just as each season of the year has its own glories and challenges; and as each season of our lives do as well, marking the time through the Church Year keeps everything in perspective. Thus, our focus will not be on what we are losing, but on what has been gained for us through our Savior Jesus Christ.
While the changing of the seasons may give us melancholy moments as
we see our own lives tick by, we can confidently and joyfully know that
as winter must inevitably turn into spring once more, so the winter of
our lives, which are already “hidden with Christ in God” will
inevitably pass away into the eternal spring of “the
Love, Father Steve
ADVENT CANDLES & PRAYER
Lectors: Your new 2020 Workbook is now available in the rectory. Please take one home with you.
Eucharistic Ministers Needed: If any parishioner feels called to become a Eucharistic Minister or would like more information about this ministry, please call Mary Doolan at the rectory at 781-834-6003 x 21.
BLANKET AND COAT COLLECTION
- THIS WEEKEND
Catholic Women Today and Tomorrow (CWTT)
NEW DAY BEREAVEMANT SUPPORT GROUP
MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
VOCATIONS : We pray that our families will encourage young people to rejoice in doing God’s will.
REFLECTION: What do you do when you are faced with a steady barrage of tragic news? What gives you hope?
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.
Other Religious Activities in our Area
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
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
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.