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(Updated 9/15/2018)

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St. Christine's
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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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RECYCLE YOUR PAPER

Please help our parish by collecting your clean papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and 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.

   

St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection

Goal:    $100,000
Total Received:    $68,300

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

 


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A warm welcome is extended to the following recipients of the Sacrament of Baptism. See Photos

Tiago Fernando Alves
Quinn Marie Massarelli
David Patrick Burke
Robert Emmet McCarthy III
Matthew Kenneth Egan
Anna Kelly Sulmonte
Caroline Elizabeth Gilmore
John Daniel Sulllivan


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A Few Words from Father Steve

This year, the church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 16th. The 2018 theme is “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ.” Catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing down the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. It is a moment to pray for all engaged in catechetical ministry.

Pope John Paul II said that “catechesis is an education of the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted in an organic and systematic way with a view to imitating the hearers into the fullness of life.” In short, it is all about handing on the faith.

How do we do this? Faith is more often “caught” that “taught” to use a word-play in the English language. By that I mean, we tend to believe more what we actually see and experience for ourselves then what we just read in a book or pick up through hearsay. Yet, when we think of catechesis or the catechism, it is often books and classrooms that first come to mind.

We need to remember that, at the time of Christ, most people could not afford, let alone read books or the parchment scrolls that were the “books” of the time. Those who came to believe in Jesus were attached by His words but mostly by His actions of mercy, healing and generosity. Ultimately, it was the breaking of His body and pouring out of His blood that demonstrated a love that could only be divine, in the scope of its forgiving breadth in the face of the universal rejection of God’s pure holiness through sin. We know that if we are to teach as Jesus did, if we are to “Do this in memory of Me” as He commanded us, then our actions must speak louder that our words.

It was St. Francis of Assisi who said: “Preach always, use words if necessary.” One reason this saint is so loved and remembered is that his life was so authentic. He lived the poverty, purity, and generosity of the gospel message so credibly through his humility and good example. This is the example that Christ gave and that St. Francis chose to follow. It is also what we are challenged to imitate.

In our catechetical program, we are making a renewed commitment not only to teaching our children about the faith but also showing them how we live what we believe. We want to tell them about Jesus but we also want them to know, love and serve Him in their everyday lives. To do this, we are reaching out to the parents, grandparents and caretakers of our children by inviting them to work with us, to “come and see.” We are living in a secularized society which continues to squeeze Christianity to the margins or completely out of engagement with Jesus Christ and the Church.

We are losing baptized Catholics at an alarming rate. Many parents are saddened to report that their children are leaving the church after preparing for and celebrating initiation sacraments and after years of Catholic school or parish religion classes. Figures of Baptisms, Church weddings and weekly Mass attendance are down. At the same time, we are blessed with an incredibly generous cohort of faithful who are sacramentally graced to give Gospel witness in their homes, schools and workplace.

We are praying today, most especially, for our catechists who are enthusiastic about sharing their faith in Jesus and showing our children His love by their presence and good example. Thank you for your love and support and remember that you may be the only “Christ” some person may ever know. Let others know His love through you!

Love, Father Steve

Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors: You new schedules is now available in the sacristy and on line. A list of Ministers names and phone numbers is also available in the sacristy. Please take one home with you.

CLERGY HEALTH AND RETIREMENT TRUST COLLECTION
The diocese-wide collection this weekend will support the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust which cares for the health and well-being of our priests. Your gift will provide our priests with an appropriate level of care and quality of life so they can continue to share the good news, perform good works and spread good faith. Remember the priests who have been there in your time of need and consider honoring them with a generous gift to this collection. You may also give your gift on-line at clergytrust.org. Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of our priests.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $68,300
Your Grand Annual envelopes may be placed in the collections 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 $350. 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. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish family.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,543
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,283

Clergy Health and Retirement Trust Collection. See details above.Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of our priests.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Teachers’ Needed: We desperately need teachers for the 2018/2019 school year. You do not need to be an experienced teacher. Please call the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 if you can help and thank you for considering this important ministry.

Classes meet from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.
Grade 4 - 2 teacher - Wednesday
Grade 6 - 2 teachers - Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 7 - 2 teachers - Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 8 - 2 teachers - Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Catechetical Sunday
This Sunday, September 16th, Saint Christine’s will join with parishes throughout the country to celebrate Catechetical Sunday. The theme this year is “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ.” Our catechists will be commissioned at the 9:00 am Mass and we will also recognize the role that parents play in handing down the
faith to our children and youth. Coffee and donuts will be served in the parish hall after the 9:00 am Mass.

Grade 6 CCD will begin on Wednesday, September 26th due to the Open House at Furnace Brook Middle School.

Grade 10 Confirmation classes will meet this Sunday, September 16th at 3:30 pm in the hall followed by a Rock Mass at 6:00 pm in the church.

All families are most welcome to attend the Rock Masses at 6:00 pm this Sunday, September 16th and next Sunday, September 23rd.

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

ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP

CHORISTERS
Does your child love to sing? Why not encourage him/her to share their talents and sing for God? Please consider enhancing their religious experience by participating at Mass in our Choristers Program for children in Grades 3 and up. Parents love that the children receive vocal coaching while singing for God. The children sing at the 9:00 am Mass on Sundays and rehearsals are on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Feel free to contact our Music Director, Meri-lee Mafera, at 617-548-0893 with any questions. The first rehearsal will take place on Monday,
September 17th. Hope to see you there.

ADULT CHOIR ( Grade 9 - Adult )
Our Adult Choir is seeking new members of all levels of talent and vocal ability. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Church and the Adult Choir sings at the 11:30 am Mass on Sundays. Feel free to stop in to a rehearsal and give us a try! The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 18th. Please call our Music Director, Meri-Lee Mafera, at 617– 548-0893 for information about these Choirs.

RCIA : Rite of Christian Initiation
Do you know someone who would like to become Catholic or wants to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation to complete the process of Christian initiation. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or want more information, please call Father Stephen Boyle at 781-834-6003 x 12.

Catholic High School Fair
Thinking about sending your child to a Catholic High School! Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree will host a Catholic High School Fair on Sunday, September 30th from 1:00 am to 1 pm. Students and parents can meet with representatives from local Catholic High Schools to learn more about their school life. Please visit kmayo@awhs.org for additional information.ocated on the corner of Rt. 139 and School Street and is open to receive and distribute items on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon. Thank you.

VOCATIONS : We pray that God will continue to call women and men to serve our church as priests, sisters and brothers.

REFLECTION: Reflect on: “Faith without works is useless.”

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.



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.

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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