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the complete bulletin. We have also listed a number of highlighted bulletin
announcements below for your convenience.
for Highlighted Parish News
St. Christine's Church
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Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM
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Euch Ministers (2/24)
Altar Servers (2/10)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2017/18 Schedule)
Boys CYO Basketball
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. Thank You!
Abstinence: Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
Fast: Catholics over 18 years of age and up to their sixtieth year are bound by the obligation of fasting on Ash Wed and Good Friday. On these days only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs but together they should not equal another meal. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids including milk and fruit juices are allowed.
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.
**** FLU SEASON PRECAUTIONS ****
distribution of the Precious Blood is suspended, with
the exception of those who must receive from the Cup for medical reasons.
Highlighted Parish News ~
(If you don't see what you're looking for in the highlights below please check the complete bulletin )
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
Not too long ago while at a restaurant, I noticed an elderly couple who touched me deeply. It was evident that the man had had a stroke. It was very difficult for him to use a knife and fork and he was weak on one side of his body. It was beautiful to watch his wife care for him. It was love in action. She helped him with his food and constantly brought a smile to his face.
When they finished their meal and were leaving, it was difficult for him to raise himself from the chair and his steps were faltering. His wife showed infinite patience as she guided him to the door. It was a powerful scene - not only the love and help she gave him but also the fact that he was not afraid to accept help.
My dear friends, God’s love for us is like that scene. God is always willing to assist us, catching us as we tumble because of our faltering steps. God is the tender one, the compassionate and forgiving one. Yet, sometimes you and I fail to accept God’s love and forgiveness. Ask yourself - When is the last time you came to the sacrament of reconciliation?
In that sacrament Jesus is there waiting to heal, forgive and strengthen. In that sacrament, Jesus says: “Your sins are forgiven and forgotten.” Through the grace of the sacrament, we are like new born people starting all over again.
I am thoroughly convinced that one of the most effective tools the devil uses is to keep us from confession. So many people seem to be prisoners of their past. Self hatred for real or imagined failures can cripple a person and fill the person with guilt. In confession, God’s forgiveness is a gift. It is an unconditional pardon.
During Lent, let us think about the opportunity that is there for us - the gift that is there for us. The sacrament is celebrated every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We also have confessions on Saturday from 4 to 4:45 pm or you can call to set up a time that works for you. Let us not waste the chance to experience this great gift of forgiveness from God.
God bless you. Father Tom
Clergy Health and
Click on the Weekly Bulletin link above to read all CCD Announcements.
Cardinal Sean wishes to thank everyone from Saint Christine’s Parish
who has participated in the 2018 Catholic Appeal. We ask every family
to participate so that we can surpass our goal. Please know that every
gift matters. Your support of the 2018 Catholic Appeal helps countless
people through 50 ministries of the Archdiocese of Boston. If you have
not yet participated in the 2018 Appeal, please consider making a pledge
this weekend. Appeal envelopes are on the ushers’ tables at the
doors of the church. On-line pledging may be made at
VOCATIONS : We pray that we may be signs of God’s presence and love in the world.
REFLECTION: What have you taken to heart that has changed the way you act?
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.
- March 24 and March 25
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
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
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.