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(Updated 1/20/17)

Regular  Mass Schedule

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

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


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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. Thank You!


Any church envelopes that you want to be included in your 2017 tabulation for income tax purposes must be returned now. Deadline is this Sunday, January 7th. Please remember to write the amount of your donation on the front of your envelopes. Thanks for your cooperation.

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St. Christine’s
Grand Annual Collection
Goal: $ 100,000  Total Received: $ 108,800

If you have not yet contributed to the Grand Annual Collection and wish to do so, envelopes are on the ushers’ tables at the doors of the Church. Thank you for your generosity and continued support of our parish.


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

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

When I was a kid, my friends and I used to go fishing at a place called Tar Wharf in Dorchester. Fishing seemed easy then. Put a hook on a line, a little bait and throw the line into the water and hope for a fish to bite. As I grew older, I learned there was a skill involved. In fact, people pay a lot of money to enter a national fishing contest and they are depending on skill, not luck, to win.

In the Gospel, Jesus says to the apostles: “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” In other words, follow me and I will give you the skills to tell people the good news of God’s love for them. Jesus says the same thing to us. I want you be fishermen for God.

The first skill we need is to embrace our own story. Stop and reflect on our good and not so good points. Think about the tragedies we’ve had to deal with and got through them. Reflect on the moments of our sin and the hurt we may have caused others. In the midst of those thoughts, rejoice in the truth that God has remained faithful to us, forgives us and loves us with great mercy. That is something about which to get excited. It is something to share.

The next skill we need to embrace is the courage to share the good news with others. Pope Francis put it well when he noted that too many of us walk around with sour faces. How can we lead others to God if we are not joyful, if all we do is complain and speak negatively about the faith. We all have family members, neighbors or friends who no longer come to church. Some are angry at the church and at times with good reason. Some feel that God is distant. Some are struggling to forgive themselves and accept God’s forgiveness. Does the way you and I live our life attract them? Have we ever invited them to Mass? Have we talked to them about our love for God and God has been with us in good times and in bad? Are we joyful evangelizers for our faith and the story of God’s love for His people? Are others attracted to God because of us?

Let us pray for the grace to be bearers of God’s love to those around us. That is what we are called to do as followers of the Lord.

God bless you. Father Tom

THANK YOU!
Thank you to all who sent Christmas greetings, gifts and goodies to us during the holidays. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. God bless you. Fr. Tom

FAMILY SOUPER BOWL GATHERING
SAVE THE DATE
- January 27th 6:00 pm

Bring your famous soup, wings or desert to share with others as we celebrate faith, family and football. Beverages and related games and crafts will be provided. Tickets will be on sale next weekend, January 13/14 at the 5:00 pm, 9:00 am and 11:30 am Masses and also at the rectory. Tickets are $2.00 pp, $10 per household, $1 for senior citizens and free for children 3 years of age and under. Please use the“Sign Up Genius” to indicate what you will bring or let us know when you purchase your ticket. Also, help us stock the Marshfield Food Panty shelves by bringing a can of soup.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,013
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,753

Next weekend the second collection will help support the
churches in underdeveloped areas of the world. This
collection will provide funds to Catholic Relief Services,
Churches in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe and
also the Home Missions, the Military and the Black and
Indian Missions. Thank you for your generosity.
Please write your checks payable to St. Christine’s with
Churches Around the World written on the memo line.

Thank you for your generosity and faithful support of our parish.

 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Classes will meet as scheduled this week.

** Tuition fees are now due. Please remit your payment to the CCD office as soon as possible. Thank you. **

GRADE 2 – First Penance
First Penance for our second grade students will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27th at 10:00 am in the church. Children should arrive at least 15 minutes early and report to the parish hall to pick up their hearts and programs.

CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
Now that the winter season is upon us, there may be occasions that CCD classes will be cancelled due to inclement weather. If classes are cancelled, 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.

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

ST. CHRISTINE'S SHAWL MINISTRY
St. Christine’s Shawl Ministry If you knit or crochet and wish to be part of our Shawl Ministry, you are welcome to join us. Beginners may come at any time to learn to knit or crochet and we have many who would enjoy teaching you. For information, you may contact Judith at 781-834-4681 or Maryellen at 781-834-3420.

CYO BASKETBALL
Following are the dates of the games for St. Christine’s Basketball Intermediate and Junior Teams. Home games are played at Martinson Elementary School in Marshfield.

Intermediate Boys Games
Jan. 21 - 12:30 pm at Martinson (St. Paul’s - Hingham)
Jan. 28 - 12:30 pm at Martinson (St. Leonard - North End)
Feb. 3 - 8:00 pm - at St. Paul - Hingham

Junior Boys Games Q
Jan. 21 - 1:30 pm - at Martinson (St. Agatha’s - Milton)
Jan. 28 - 12:30 pm- at-Martinson (St. Leonard-North End)
Feb. 3 - 2:45 pm - at St. Ann - Dorchester
We wish all the members of our parish teams success and we encourage our parishioners to attend these games to cheer our parish teams on.
God bless you. Father Tom

ST. CHRISTINE'S BOOK CLUB
St. Christine’s Book Group will meet on Thursday evening, February 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Children’s Room for a discussion on the book: Dying to Be Happy, Discovering the Truth About Life by Chris Stepien. All are welcome to join us.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds needs warm clothing in all sizes for adults and children especially coats, sweaters, gloves/mittens and hats. Personal care and baby items such as diapers and baby wipes are always needed. Drivers are urgently needed to transport patients to medical appointments both locally and in Boston. Please call Sowing Seeds at 781-837-3337 if you can help.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
The following Catholic Elementary Schools will host Open House at their schools for students in Grades 1 through Grade 8. All interested parents and their children are most welcome to attend.

Holy Family - Rockland Sun. Jan 28 10:30 am-12 noon
Sacred Heart - Kingston Sun. Jan 28 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s - Hingham Sun. Jan. 28 11:00 am-1:00 pm

For further information, please call the schools.

VOCATIONS : We pray that every parishioner and their families will pray for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life.

REFLECTION: How do you respond to today’s words: “Repent and Believe?”

BULLETIN: 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 MARSHFIELD
Holy Hour for Life
- Our Lady - 1/21 at 2:00 pm.
Holy Family - Alpha - A series of interactive sessions starts on 1/24 - See Bulletin

FACEBOOK!
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.

Read the Complete Bulletin for all Parish News


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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