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What's Happening at Saint Christine's?

Forgot to get a bulletin this week? Don't worry, you can read it online just click the Weekly Bulletin image below for the complete bulletin. We have also listed a number of highlighted bulletin announcements below for your convenience.

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(Updated 5/15/2021)

Current Mass Schedule

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

Confessions: (Call First)
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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Activities, Events & Schedules

Church Calendar (On hold)
Activities & Events

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Schedules & Forms
Euch Ministers (On Hold)
Lectors (April 2021)
Altar Servers (On Hold)

Scholarship Application Form (*)
CCD Schedules & Lessons
(*)
Confirmation Schedules/Lessons
Confirmation Sign Up Form
CCD Enrollment Form (20/21)

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Catholic Women Today & Tomorrow
Men's Group
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Guidelines for Coming to Mass
During COVID-19

 - Masks must be worn at all times.
 - Seating capacity is limited, you may be turned
    away.

 - Seating sections are available for 1, 2 and 5
    people.

 - Families should sit in the family seating sections.

 - Blue tape marks areas where you cannot sit.

 - The Mass will end with the distribution of
    Communion.

 - Receive the host, step aside, lift your mask to
    consume the host, replace mask and exit the
    church.

 - Follow the markers on the floor to maintain social
   distance.

 - There will be no exchange of Peace or holding of
    hands.

 - Place your offertory contributions in the
    receptacles by the side doors.

FAMILY ROSARY ON ZOOM

When: Every Sunday at 7:30 PM
Where:
On Zoom. Click here to join. More details
Meeting ID:
812 7108 4187

During May: Pray the Rosary before 9 AM Mass at the church.

LIVE STREAMING MASSES AT ST CHRISTINE'S

You can watch Mass celebrated at Saint Christine’s anytime on your computer. Go to saintchrsitine.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the You Tube link.

Upcoming Sunday Masses will be streamed on:   
 Sat, May 15th - 5:00 pm  |  Sat, May 22nd - 5:00 pm


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT, NOW MORE THAN EVER!!

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.

 

Ways to Watch Mass

Click above to watch the most recently recorded Mass

Other Ways to Watch

Live Sat 5 PM or
Sun 11 AM Mass
Mass on YouTube
Live & Recorded

Recorded

Marshfield Public Television Airing Times
Mon - 8:30 PM |  Tues - 7 AM  |  Thur - 9 PM   |  Fri - 11 AM
Verizon - Ch 34    |    Comcast Ch 13


~ Highlighted Parish News ~
(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,
We are still in urgent need of support of the 2021 Catholic Appeal. We need to reach our goal by June 30, 2021. It is good to think about what the Catholic Appeal means to the Archdiocese. This Appeal is to the Archdiocese what the weekly offering is to a parish in terms of much needed support, which includes the central administration and 290 parishes. Here in Marshfield we are always aware of the greater needs of others in places beyond our borders and once again we have been asked by our Cardinal to support the work of those in the Boston area.

What you may not have known is that the Catholic Appeal assists over 60 ministries and agencies that help Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The Archdiocese is doing some wonderful things with the monies raised from your contributions, such as, being a great support during the pandemic. It also supports seminarians in their studies and in their growth towards becoming priests. As an administrator, I can tell you of many instances where my fellow priests and I have used the assistance of the Canon Law Office, the Marriage Tribunal, the Insurance group, Personnel Office, Facilities Management, the Catholic School Office, the Chancellor’s Office and Catholic Charities. These are but a few of the offices that we need to make our work a little easier.

It may be easier to think of this as a mission, one that is contained to those in most need in our own Archdiocese, here in our own home. We do have many in great need and
I urge you once again to support as much as you can. I know that much has been asked of you over this year, such as, the Grand Annual Collection or the Catholic Relief Services. This request too is so important and it advances God’s calling for us to think not only about the need we have here at Saint Christine Parish, but also for the Archdiocese of Boston and its agencies.

Remember, we have placed information packets and pledge forms at the doors of the church that you can mail in. You can check www.BostonCatholicAppeal.com. These donations are sent directly by you to the Archdiocese. So far, we have raised $58,295 from 122 households, reaching 77% of our parish goal of $75,689 .Thank you for all you have donated. Please consider helping if you have not. As you are reading this today, this coming Thursday is also the 26th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. In 1995, I was at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and through the imposition of hands over 18 of us were ordained that year. That imposition of hands extends back to the generation of the apostles. The choir and the congregation of family, friends and fellow priests filled the cathedral with the chant of the Litany of Saints.

As I reflect over my past 26 years I realize how quickly they have flown. Even with the derision and distrust that began in 2001 during the sexual abuse crisis, the decrease in the number of men entering the priesthood and the decline in the numbers that attend church, I am still humbled, honored and happy to be a priest. I look back with profound
gratitude for sharing in the sacred priesthood of Christ, the Good Shepherd. There are so many fulfilling moments of being a priest such as, celebrating the Eucharist, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, and Weddings. I also take consolation in celebrating Funeral masses and celebrating the Sacrament of the Sick to somehow bring hope and healing to those who experience loss or those that are sick.

My journey as a priest has taken me from the streets of South Boston, to my first assignment at St. Francis Xavier in South Weymouth, then the Immaculate Conception Parish of Malden-Medford, to a college chaplain at Emmanuel College in Boston, then as a pastor of Incarnation and an administrator at St. Joseph in Quincy and then here at St. Christine’s. There have been so many moments of joy and hope, along with some sadness, in what has happened in the priesthood over the past 26 years. I pray God’s grace will be there for me always as I continue to be a priest and hopefully a Good Shepherd. I pray that many young people will respond to the priesthood and pastoral ministry even with the challenges and obstacles that may face them. God’s grace has been with me every day and I know He will be there for me in the future. I wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day and thank those who have served in our armed forces or are currently serving. I pray for you and your families and I thank you for all that you have done.

I will end this column as I ended my weekend Masses, "You may notice that I love being a priest, but I love, love, love being your priest."

With a heart full of gratitude and love for you, Father Steve

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $4,478
Online Giving: $2,750
Total:  $7,228
Deficit:  $2,572
 
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / FAITH FORMATION / CCD

Confirmation will take place this Sunday, May 16th in the Church. - See bulletin for times.

Congratulations to all our second graders who received Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion. We congratulate their parents, the prime educator of their children in the ways of faith, for preparing them so well. Sincere thanks to our second grade teachers and Susie McCarthy and Lauretta Grant. - God bless you. Father Steve

We congratulate all the children who received their First Holy Communion.

Brady Angeli, Olivia Bevilacqua, Maeve Biviano, Michael Bradley, Brooke Brennan, Molly Buckley, Lily Byron, Anna Capobianco, Elizabeth Capobianco, Leah Carroll, Cali Chesna, Ava Cook, Eva Cordasco, Aislinn Curran, Savannah Daley, Abigail Dawidow, Matthew Dawidow, Jordan Dernier, Graham Deavney, Peter Dion, Avery Doherty, Rory Donovan, Amelia Dwyer, Kyla Egan, Ryan Egan, George Emerling, Isaac Fielding, Catherine Fortino, Regan Gaffney, Jesse Giannett, Jack Gilberti, Lillian Gonsales, Alexander Gonzalez, Elle Goodrich, Jameson Hall, Patrick Holte, Olivia Hood, Mason Hoyle, Annabel Last, Aiden Magaw, Shea Malvey, Liliana Manjone, Anthony Markella, Joseph McDonough, Norah Mellon, Abby Moore, Owen Morse, Madalyn Mottola, James Murphy, Cooper O’Donoghue, Jacob Peckham, Rose Phillips, Jonathan Pratt, Hadley Ryan, Maxwell Sannicandro, Avery Serino, Caiden Souza, Faith Spignesi, Andrea Tarantino, Abigail Walker, Aedan Whitehead, Tristan Zima, Owen Zych.

Thank You !!
We extend a sincere thank you to our grade level coordinators, and catechists who have contributed so generously of their time and talents to our Religious Education Program. We wish to express special gratitude to our parents who have affirmed and supported our catechetical staff in their ministry to the children and adolescents of St. Christine’s Parish Family.

CCD Tuition Fees are now due!!! Please remit your payment to the CCD Office as soon as possible. Thank you .

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

MAY - PRAY THE ROSARY
May is a month dedicated to Mary, our Blessed Mother. You are invited to join our parishioners as they pray the Rosary every day Monday through Friday before the 9:00 am Mass.You can also pray a Family Rosary on Zoom onSunday at 7:30 pm. The Zoom link is on Saint Christine’s website. If you have trouble logging on, please contact Susie McCarthy at 781-837-0088 or e-mail stchristinereled@aol.com.

CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY & TOMORROW
CWTT invites you to their final Zoom meeting of the year. You will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful Church and grounds and to explore the history and highlights that have been added throughout the years. We will meet via ZOOM on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 pm. Don’t forget to enjoy your beverage of choice while you watch and listen to Saint Christine’s history. Please contact Jeanne Dominick at mjsdmed@aol.com to sign up and to get the Zoom address so you can join us. If you have any questions, please call Jeanne at 781-267-4511. Hope to can join us!

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2020 - GOAL: $120,000  |  RECEIVED: $101,605
Our Grand Annual Collection is now taking place. This fund is necessary to balance our church budget. Grand Annual envelopes have been mailed to all our parishioners. Each family is asked to contribute $400 dollars. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. Your envelope may be mailed or returned to the church or to the rectory anytime. You may also make a donation on-line either as a one time payment or over a period of time. I am so grateful to you. Thank you for your faithful support of our parish.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds Clothing Bank is thinking “Spring!” Welcome are donations of gently used Spring clothing for men, women and children in all sizes. Also needed are new socks and underwear, laundry detergent, baby wipes, and diapers for adults and babies. Located on the corner of Rt. 139 and School Street, Sowing Seeds is open on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon to accept and distribute clothing. Thank you for your support.

CANS FOR KIDS
We need your help to collect bottles and cans for Cans for Kids this summer. Volunteers are needed for one weekend in late July after the Masses to transport the cans and bottles to the redemption center in Pembroke. All proceeds are given to Sowing Seeds to buy Back-To-School supplies for children. Please contact Lauretta Grant at 781-837-0088 if you can help.

Be A Super Hero to a Homeless Child!
Horizons for Homeless Children needs volunteers to play with young children 2 hours each week in a Horizons shelter-based PlaySpace in Marshfield. Help a homeless child play, learn and thrive. The next on-line trainings will be held on Tuesday, May 18th and Thursday, June 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. To apply to volunteer or for additional information and other training dates, contact Meghan Schafer at 774--2612 or visit their website at horizonschildren.org/playspace.

CONFESSION
Even though we make mistakes, God loves us and forgives us. Father Steve will be available to hear Confessions on Saturday from 4:00 to 4:45 pm.

VOCATIONS: We pray for all the young people of our parish who are making lifetime choices at this time.

REFLECTIONS: Reflect on the risen Christ and be grateful.

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.


Other Catholic Activities in the Area

Help Stock A Library in Africa
Ann Marie Oliver, a parishioner at Holy Family Parish in Duxbury, is collecting books in good condition for a Primary Library in Malawi through the African Library Project. Needed are children’s picture books, paperback easy readers, K-8 textbooks, (math, English, geography, science) atlases, dictionaries, juvenile literature and chapter books. Books can be dropped off at Holy Family Parish in the lower parking lot in a specially marked bin near the entrance to the Parish Center or at her home at 526 Washington Street, Duxbury. If you have any questions, please call Ann Marie at 781-956-4112. Thank you for your help.

Miramar Retreat Center will host a four part book series via Zoom to discuss the book: The Wisdom Way of Knowing by Cynthia Bourgeault beginning on May 20th from 10 to 11:30 am. The cost is $40 for the entire series or $10 per session. For more information and registration, contact Mary Fran at 781-585-2460 x 312.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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