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Confession: Father Steve will hear for Confessions on Wednesday evenings during Advent from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Confession is also available on Saturday from 4 to 4:45 pm.
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A Few Words from Father Steve
For the Third Sunday in Advent, we are reminded to rejoice.
This is called Gaudete Sunday, a time set apart for rejoicing. On this
Sunday we take a break from wearing purple vestments and wear rose colored
ones. When we change to this color it encourages us to continue our
preparation and continue to wait and prepare. We want to feel joy about
what the birth of our Savior means to us. We think of the journey of
Mary and Joseph into Bethlehem, a long, rugged and difficult ride as
Mary is about to give birth. She is a young teenaged mother, making
her way from Nazareth, her home, with her husband Joseph. We can
Last Thursday, we had a beautiful prayer service for preparing the crèche for our church.Inspired by this, I found myself getting prepared at the rectory. I started with putting up some of the many crèches I have been given over the years and decided this year to display them all. Every one is just as special as the next and each is very different from another. Some of them include ceramic, a Willow tree crèche, a snowman crèche and another from my Hummel collection. Yet you may be like me if you have the nativity set from your childhood. I have my mother’s crèche and the pieces are small and slightly chipped. The color has faded and the angel has a chipped wing but I love this one the most.
I unpacked all my hallmark ornaments. Some of them are handmade snow flakes, shiny icicles, Irish Santas, Fire Fighters, Mickey Mouse, angels, edgewood and religious ones. I didn’t place any on the tree. Since this is my first Christmas here, I invite everyone to come this Sunday afternoon from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and bring an ornament for the tree. That way you will be a part of my first Christmas and every Christmas to come. All those special ornaments will remind me of when I first met all of you. I am confident the tree will look beautiful especially with those unique ornaments from you, my parish family.
As I prepare to celebrate my First Christmas with you,
I appreciate all the joy you have given me especially on this Gaudete
Sunday. Together we will “ Prepare for the way of the Lord.”
Together at Saint Christine’s, we have been doing so well during
this Advent in our Giving Tree, coming to confession, attending Mass,
our Advent Prayer Service and our Advent Arts & Crafts night. Thanks
to each of you for being a reason for us to rejoice today. We are so
With Love, Fr. Steve, Buddy, Coco-nut, and Pokey
RECYCLE BIN - WE ARE NO LONGER RECYCLING PAPER
CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
- Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $75,875
Christmas Eve Concerts
Fuel Collection: Envelope Users
Men’s Group: Calling All Men!
VOCATIONS : We pray that women and men called to be messengers of God as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers will proclaim the good news of salvation.
REFLECTION: What gives you joy the week before Christmas?
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 Local Christmas Masses:
Christmas Masses will also be celebrated at the following Churches in Marshfield.
Our Lady of Assumption
- Christmas Eve at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm
- Christmas Day: 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Saint Ann by the Sea
- Christmas Eve 4:00 pm (Church) and 4:15 pm (Chapel)
- Christmas Day: 7:30 am, 10:00 am and 11:30 am
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.