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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.
Catholic Women Today and
Sowing Seeds presents
Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm in the Marshfield High School auditorium. Divas with a Twist is a well known singing group consisting of 5 female vocalists. All proceeds will benefit Sowing Seeds to support the works of this volunteer interfaith organization. Details below.
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A Few Words From Fr. Steve
One of the most important helps is encouragement. As I suffered with my ankle, I realized I had been surrounded by a bunch of unicorns. Just as a group of fish are called a school, a group of birds are a flock and a group of cows are a herd; there is a special term for a group of unicorns. Two or more unicorns are called a blessing". It was crucial to my recovery that I had support and encouragement from others. The staff was fantastic, not only in their knowledge, but also in their ability to encourage me to keep on trying. I am forever grateful to my brother priests. Truly, I felt the song, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother “ in my heart as they carried me. Much of the encouragement that I felt came from you, the people of the parish that I love who always made sure I was okay. Thank you for so many cards and prayers. You really are unicorns... a true blessing to me in my recovery and in my life.
One important part of rehab is to remember this isn't the end of recovery, but a new beginning. While I have gained back much of my strength and endurance, I still have a way to go. I want to build upon that which I have learned and the recovery that I have experienced, so that I can be stronger and healthier. This is just as true, spiritually, as it is physically. This reminds me that St. Paul tells us in Colossians, “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." Whether we are speaking of physical or spiritual health, we need to continue to grow in strength or risk going back to where we were.
In many ways, my experience of rehab is like that of discipleship. We need practice, encouragement, and learning. To move forward, we also need to keep asking the question, "What's next?" With all that has happened, it's hard for me to believe that the leaves will soon be turning various colors. It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the summer heat. Somehow, we manage to adjust and change like the seasons. I find that as I get older two things happen. First, the seasons seem to come and go faster. It feels like it was only yesterday when we were looking forward to warmer temperatures.
Second, I fail to fully embrace some of the seasonal changes that take place. Reality is that we cannot avoid all changes. We might be able to compensate or avoid change for a period of time, but the changes will eventually take place anyway. Just as the leaves will turn amazing colors, they will eventually drop to the ground. It's that way in the church. Sometimes changes are thrust upon us, simply because our world has changed. A great example is the use of electronics in our lives. I'm old enough to remember rotary telephones, and when we all shared that one phone. Imagine!! I wouldn't want to go back to those days, but I know some people who resisted those changes as much as they could. Eventually, we all need to modernize to new technology.
What really scares me, isn't that change will come to the Church, my ministry and my life. Because change will come. What sometimes terrifies me is that I won't be either willing or able to make the adjustments needed to embrace the changes as they happen. In those moments of change, I have found Reinhold Niebuhr's "Serenity Prayer" to be helpful. Perhaps you can find help in it as well. The shorter version goes like this,
"God grant me the serenity
Love, Father Steve
APPLE PICKING :- ( Do to a low interest, we are sorry to inform you we had to cancel the event. ) -:
TRUNK OR TREAT
CORI FORMS: IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!
BLESSING OF THE HANDS
VOCATIONS : We pray for all religious congregations serving the church in our diocese and throughout the world.
REFLECTION: How can I strengthen my patience? How does faith help?
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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.