A PRAYER FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL
God you have guided your people through all things, and you are with
us now. Help us at the beginning of the year:
Bless us as you blessed Abraham and Sarah heading out from Ur to unknown
lands. Protect us as you protected the people from danger in the desert.
Make us strong and courageous, like the Israelities crossing the Jordan.
Renew us when we are weary, just as you helped Elijah as he fled.
Place your Spirit upon us, so that we can understand and speak your truth.
Guide us when we begin new things, just as you led the apostles to teach
When we walk through fire, keep us safe.
When the waters rise, keep us steady.
When we are lost, find us.
When we are found, help us rejoice.
Remind us again and again that you are with us, today and always. Amen.
Clergy Health and Retirement Benefit Trust
We extend a sincere thank you to all those who contributed so generously
to the collection for the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust. Your support
helps to care for the health and well-being of our priests so they can
continue to share the good news, perform good works and spread good faith.
If you did not have the opportunity to make a contribution, you may give
your gift on-line at clergytrust.org. Thank you for your generous and
prayerful support of our priests.
Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
weekend there will be a second collection for the
support of our Youth Programs in our parish. Please
write your checks to Saint Christine’s Youth Ministry.
Your generosity is appreciated.
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / FAITH FORMATION
All Families MUST REGISTER
for our Faith Formation classes.
All Faith Formation classes will
meet this week.
Faith Formation for Pre-School and Kindergarten
Students in our Pre-School and Kindergarten programs will meet on
Sunday mornings from 10 am to 11 am and Monday through Wednesday
from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm in the parish hall. If you wish to register
your child for these programs, please call the Faith Formation Office
at 781-837-0088 ext. 19 or 28.
Saint Theresa of Avila said: “Christ has no body on earth
but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours.” We are
currently seeking teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. We ask
you to prayerfully consider if God is calling you to this most important
and life-giving ministry. Please call the CCD Office 1t 781-837-0088
if you are interested.
Catechists are needed in the following
Pre-School Tuesday - 1 and Wednesday - 1
Grade 1 Monday - 1
Grade 2 Thursday - 2
Grade 3 Wednesday - 1
Grade 10 - Confirmation
The opening Mass will take place this Sunday, September 26h
at 5:00 pm. This Mass is for students only. Teachers will reach
out to families that were in their classes last year. Any questions,
please call the Faith Formation Office at 781-837-0088 x 26
and leave a message. Know that the guidelines from the diocese
meetings is that all are masked.
Teachers are needed for Grades 6, 7, 8, 9.
GRADE 9 - Confirmation Program 2021/2022
Meeting for all incoming 9th graders
The opening meeting will take place on Sunday, September
19th at 5:00 pm in th parish hall. Students and a parent
are expected to attend. This is an informational meeting to
discuss sign-up, attendance, and calendar as well as expectations
for the 2021-2022 year. Know that the guidelines for group meetings
from the diocese is that all are masked.
Parents: Please check you emails regularly
for information regarding the format of classes.
on the Weekly Bulletin link above to read all CCD Announcements.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet this Sunday, September 26th in the
Children’s Room. Meetings are held every other Sunday from 1:00
to 3:00 pm. All are welcome to join us. For beginners who wish to learn
to knit and/or crochet, we are ready and willing to teach you. Please
call Judith Casullo at 781-834-4681 or Maryellen Mastriani at 781-834-3420
Children’s Hospital will hold a Blood Drive in remembrance of
Dean Anderson from Marshfield. The Blood Drive will take place in Saint
Christine’s parking lot in the Children’s Hospital Blood
Mobile Unit on Saturday, October 2nd from 9 am to 3 pm. To schedule
an appointment, please call Lauren at 339-793-0152. Walk-ins are also
welcome. It only
takes an hour to give the Gift of Life to someone.
Cards and Notes for Father Steve
Parishioners are invited to send a card or a note of support and encouragement
to Father Steve. You can put your card or note in the basket in the
foyer of the Church. You may also mail it to the church or drop it off
at the rectory. All cards and notes will be forwarded to Father Steve.
Sowing Seeds needs back-to-school and fall clothing
in good condition in all sizes for adults and children. Gift cards to
local stores are also needed.
Sowing Seeds helps Marshfield residents with bills such as rent, phone,
utilities, mortgage payments and car repairs. Sowing Seeds can also
provide help with clothing, diapers, and gift cards to grocery stores
and pharmacies as well as many available resources. If you are a Marshfield
resident in need of help, please call 781-837-3337 (781-83-Seeds) and
leave your name, phone number and a brief message. All calls are strictly
confidential. Sowing Seeds does not handle emergencies. The Clothing
Bank is located on Rt. 139 and School Street and is open on Thursday
and Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon to accept and receive clothing. Thank
MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
needs donations of food, soup and canned vegetables. Also needed are
personal care items such as soap, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorants,
tooth brushes, tooth paste, detergents and diapers. You may bring your
donations to the Food Pantry at Library Plaza on Tuesdays and Fridays
from 10 am to 12 noon and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Monetary
donations for the Food Pantry are also needed and may be sent to P.
O. Box 1097, Marshfield, MA 02050. Thank you for your support.
pray that parents realize their responsibility to be an example of faith
for their children.
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 in the Area
RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is for those who wish to become a Catholic and prepare to receive
their sacraments to be in full communion with the Catholic Church. Classes
are beginning at Holy Family Church in Duxbury. Those
who are interested in learning more about this process are encouraged
to call Ken McCarthy at 617-549-4620 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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.