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(Updated 5/24/2019)

Regular Mass Schedule

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

Changes to 11:00 AM THIS SUNDAY

Confessions:
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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* MASS TIME CHANGE *

THIS Sunday, May 26th, the
11:30 am Mass at Saint Christine’s changes to 11:00 am for the summer months.

   

BLESSED MOTHER MAY

May is the month dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. You are invited to gather together with other parishioners as they pray the Rosary every Monday through Friday mornings before the 9:00 am Mass.

 

Holy Communion
to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound

If you unable to attend Mass, Visitors to the Sick and Elderly are available to bring Eucharist to your home on Sunday mornings. To make arrangements to receive the Eucharist, please call the rectory at 781-834-6003 x 21.


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.

 

St. Christine's Parish Library

Saint Christine’s Parish Library is located in the foyer of the church and has many religious books available for children and adults. You are invited to borrow some books to read for your pleasure.


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

A Few Words from Father Steve

Dear Friends
This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day with the great honor of remembering those women and men of our small towns, cities, state, and country who fought in the great wars. It is a very special weekend in that it honors the nation’s armed services personnel killed in wartime and reminds us all of the sacrifices made by those who have served or are serving our country.

This holiday was originally called Decoration Day because it is a time for decorating graves with flowers and flags. Over time, the designation of Memorial Day became much more popular.

To give us a little background, many local observances to honor the war dead in the United States became widespread following the American Civil War (1861-1865), which had taken close to a million lives. In 1868, General Logan, of a Union veteran’s group, issued an order to designate May 30th as a day for “strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion (Civil War) and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” After World War I (1914- 1918), Memorial Day observances were changed to honor the dead in all American wars, starting with the American Revolution. The US Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, and changed the date of observance from May 30th to the last Monday in May to give workers a three-day weekend.

Memorial Day, as we know, is marked by parades, speeches and the decoration of graves. Traditionally, the president or vice president places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and small flags are placed on all the graves. Many people choose to visit family graves on Memorial Day.

Let us give thanks to God many times this weekend and throughout the year for such brave and unselfish soldiers! Please pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Pray for peace that only the Lord can bring. Pray for the survivors, who mourn the death of their loved ones. Pray for innocent civilians. Pray for the enemy.

Let us remember that many soldiers paid an incredible price of giving their lives that we might live in freedom, especially religious freedom. We were able to celebrate Easter and we can look forward to Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost precisely because these women and men were willing to sacrifice their lives for the many freedoms we enjoy.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Happy Summer!
Love, Father Steve

MASS TIME CHANGE - THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday, May 26th, the 11:30 AM Mass at Saint Christine’s changes to 11:00 AM for the summer months.

MEMORIAL DAY!!!!
On this Memorial Day, we pray for all our service men and women who are serving our country throughout the world and for those who courageously gave their lives to protect our freedom. God Bless America!!

ASCENSION THURSDAY
Ascension Thursday is May 30th and is a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2019
Goal: $100,000  |  Total Received: $ 43,800
Thank you to all who have contributed to the Grand Annual Collection. If you have not yet contributed, your envelopes may be placed in the collection 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 $400. 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 at the doors of the Church. Contributions may also be made On-Line with a one time donation or donate over a period of time. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish family. God bless you. Father Steve

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $5,868
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $8,608

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

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Registration 2019/2020 Pre K, K and Grade 1
Registration for Pre-School and Grade 1 students for September is now underway. Baptismal certificates for those children not baptized at St. Christine’s 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, Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes meet on Sunday mornings at 8:45 am.
Grade 2 classes meet on Thursday from 4:00 - 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.

Catechists: Please return your teacher manuals and evaluation forms to the Religious Education Office as soon as possible. We are in the process of ordering new books for the 2019/2020 school year and we need an accurate count of the number of books needed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Grade 8 - Confirmation Program Registration
All parents of our 8th grade students, including those who will attend Catholic high school, must register their child for the 2019-2020 Confirmation Program. If you have not registered your child, please call Maryanne Bursaw at 781-834-6003 x 25 to make arrangements.

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

CONGRATULATIONS
We congratulate all of our young adults who are graduating from High School and College this year. We celebrate their accomplishments as they embark upon the road ahead of them. Best wishes to all!

Baccalaureate Mass
May 26th at 9:00 am
We congratulate all of our young adults who are graduating from High School this year. All graduating seniors and their families are cordially invited to attend Saint Christine’s Baccalaureate Mass at 9:00 am on Sunday, May 26th. Scholarships will be awarded at the Mass. Families are also invited to attend a reception in the parish hall following the Mass.

Sowing Seeds Clothing Bank
Welcome are summer clothing for men, women and children in all sizes in next-to-new condition as well as donations of personal care products such as toothpaste and tooth brushes, soap, deodorant, body gels and lotions, shampoo and conditioner. Located at the corner of Rt. 139 and School Street, the Clothing Bank is open on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon to receive donations and to distribute clothing. Drivers are urgently needed to transport patients to medical appointments both locally and in Boston. You only need to drive a patient to a medical appointment when it is convenient for you. To take advantage of this volunteer opportunity, please call 781-837-3337. Thank you for your help.

VOCATIONS : We pray that our newly ordained priests will be blessed for their gift of generous service to the people of God.

REFLECTION: When do you look to the Holy Spirit for guidance?

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.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS

Holy Family Parish in Duxbury
Pre K thru Grade 4 July 8th - July 12th 9:00 am - 12 noon
Grades 7 & 8 June 23 -June 27 6 pm to 8 pm
Register at the Faith Formation Office at 781-934-5055.

Our Lady of Assumption Parish Edge Camp
Grade 6-7-8 June 24th - June 28th 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Register now at www.olamarshfield.org.

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.

PAPER RECYCLE BIN - WE ARE NO LONGER RECYCLING PAPER
Please do not deposit any old papers in the recycling bin in the church parking lot. The company that emptied the bin has gone out of business. We will no longer recycle paper.

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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