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(Updated 6/22/2018)

Summer Mass Schedule

St. Christine's
Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 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:    $52,000

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

  Church air-Conditioning:
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we will be using the air-conditioning at Saint Christine’s church. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to bring a sweater if the cooler air affects you.

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.

 

 


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(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,
Thank You!! That’s what I want to say to our pastor, Father Tom this week. I have always been impressed with his actions as a leader. It was 1993. I was in my second year of the seminary and my best friend was assigned to Saint Ann’s in Dorchester as a deacon for his fourth year of seminary studies. That was when I met Father Tom. I was impressed by his humor, his warmth and his compassion. In short, I was impressed that he was a wonderful pastor and even more, an incredible man. He is a tall man but in the world of exceptional priests, he is a giant. In the last few weeks, my esteem for Father Tom Walsh has just continued to grow as I heard a multitude of stories of his ministry at Saint Christine’s.

I love how he openly shared with the congregation the work God is doing in his heart to strengthen and encourage him, to help him in his times of struggles and to celebrate with him in his joys. I love listening to the stories of how much Father Tom has influenced the lives of so many. The stories remind us all that we have been blessed by a fellow traveler named Tom for 14 years on our faith journey. The stories also communicate two important life lessons for us: that God uses other people, like Father Tom, in our lives and we are all in need of God’s power, love and grace. I have heard that Father Tom regularly takes time to pray for others by name which means so much. So we bow our heads in prayer, we laugh and we cry together as a parish family. Father Tom worked hard with the local clergy as they shepherd across town. This tells me that he understands the importance of unity in diversity within the Body of Christ. He has his eyes focused on advancing the Kingdom of God through his commitment to the universal Church. We are not here to build our own kingdom but to build the Kingdom of God. Father Tom’s humility is always present in the way he ministers to others.

Our pastor loves life. Our pastor has a great sense of humor. Our pastor is funny. Our pastor enjoys life. This is obvious in all he does. Father Tom is a smiling pastor, a man filled with joy. Our church is called to focus on making disciples who live the Gospel crossing racial and economic lines with great joy. When living in a society where tensions have reached national attention over this past year, I understand the spiritual and emotional weight of loving one’s neighbor, humbly and graciously confronting conflict and pursuing justice. Without the discipline of celebration, authentic relationships or a hearty laugh, we can easily lose ourselves in this work. Humor provides much needed levity. Father Tom models this for us and so we are called to practice. So as Father Tom begins his retirement and today as we celebrate his legacy here at Saint Christine’s, I would like to say to our pastor for serving the people of God and for shepherding our flock: ‘THANK YOU!’

Tom,
From one minister to another, I thank you for continuing to remember us in your prayers. If I could be even half the administrator you have been, I’ll be doing just fine. Thank you for not giving up when times got hard. Thank you for showing me how to be a pastor in my early seminary years, at Saint Mary’s in Franklin and the most beautiful and endearing ministry you accomplished here at Saint Christine’s. Again it is indeed such an honor to follow such an excellent, experienced and Christ-like pastor. Thank you for continuing to visit and care for our
parishioners even on the days that you had off. Thank you for being a father to so many. Thank you for being diligent to sit still, listen to God and insightfully preach His Word of truth. Thank you for all the messages you wrote whether in the bulletin or a personal note. Thank you for giving so much more than you take. Thank you for your leadership, your gift of your ordination, your surrender to God, your more that 50 years of faith priestly ministry. God knows what beautiful hands and feet you have to carry the Good News. Be encouraged as you faithfully continue in the call. Enjoy your retirement. Go with our love, prayers and best wishes.

Finally thank you for simply being you.

With love, Steve

FAREWELL TO FATHER TOM - THIS WEEKEND!!
On Sunday, June 24th, a Farewell Reception for Father Tom will be held in the parish hall from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. All parishioner are cordially invited to come and share a personal goodbye with Father Tom and to wish him a healthy and happy retirement.

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE

St. Christine’s: (beginning weekend of June 30/July 1)
Masses: Monday through Friday - 9:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: *7:00 am and 11:00 am
* There will be no 9:00 am Mass on Sundays at Saint Christine’s during July and August.


St. Theresa’s Chapel will open on Sunday, July 1st with Masses celebrated at 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
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: $5,969
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $8,709

You gave $1,384 in last week’s second collection for
Catholic Communications and the Campaign for Human
Development. Your contributions will give those in
poverty the support they need to make lasting changes in
their lives. Thank you for your support and generosity.

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

TEACHERS NEEDED!
We are currently recruiting teachers for the upcoming 2018/2019 school year. Please consider sharing your faith and time with the children of St. Christine’s Parish. Teachers are needed in all grade levels. Please help us to continue to spread the Good News. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Call the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 for any additional information or other volunteer opportunities in Religious Education.
Thank you for considering this important ministry.

Catechists in Grades 1 through 10
It is important that you return your manual and evaluation form to the Religious Education Office as soon as possible. We are in the process of ordering new books for the 2018/2019 school year and we need an accurate count of the number of books needed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pre-School & Grade 1 - Registration 2018/2019
Registration for Pre-School and Grade 1 students for September is now underway. For children not baptized at Saint Christine’s, a Baptismal certificate 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 classes meet on Sunday mornings t 8:45 am.
Grade 2 classes meet on Thursday from 4:00 to 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

Grade 9 - Confirmation Registration
All parents of those students who will be in the ninth grade in September must register their child for our 2018/2019 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.

BOTTLE AND CAN COLLECTION
Save your Bottles and Aluminum Cans Once again, a group of parish families will collect empty aluminum cans and bottles to help Sowing Seeds purchase back to school supplies and backpacks for children in need. Bottles and Cans can be dropped off on the weekend of July 28th and 29th at the CHURCH ONLY. Last summer you helped raise over $2,000 for Sowing
Seeds. Thank you for your support.

BIBLE SCRIPTURE STUDY
Bible Scripture Study meets every Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Children’s Room and will continue meeting during the summer months. The discussion will focus on the Gospels of Saint Mark using Michael Card’s study guide. For more information, please call Ed Casassa at 781-545-0881.

VOCATIONS : We pray that young men and women will listen to the Holy Spirit in their hearts and respond to the cry deep within.

REFLECTION: How does the work of the Holy Spirit influence your life?

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 TOWN

Vacation Bible Schools
Two local parishes will have Vacation Bible School this summer and your children are invited to attend them.

Our Lady of Assumption: Pre-School - Grade 5
August 6 - 10 9:00 am - 12 noon
Register by calling Deb Conlon 781-837-3662

Saint Ann’s by the Sea Parish
July 7th - July 20th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Register by calling 781-834-4953.

Holy Family Parish in Duxbury - Ages 4 thru Grade 4
June 25th - June 29th 9:00 am - 12 noon
Register at the Faith Formation Office at 781-934-5055.


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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