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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 1/9/2021)

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

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Schedules & Forms
Euch Ministers (On Hold)
Lectors (Fall 2020))
Altar Servers (On Hold)

CCD Schedules & Lessons
Confirmation Schedules/Lessons
Confirmation Sign Up Form
CCD Enrollment Form (20/21)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2019/2020)
Catholic Women Today & Tomorrow (19/20)
Men's Group (2020)
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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 from January 3rd until April 11th

Where: On Zoom. Click here to join.
Meeting ID:812 7108 4187
Passcode: 049215

Click here for more details & help


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 latest recorded 5 PM Mass on our website

Other Ways to Watch

Live Saturday
5pm Mass
Mass on YouTube
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,

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON overflows with memories and traditions. We save some of our best songs, stories, films, and recipes for this season of the year. We send out cards and notes, and we do all kinds of odd things that we would never do at any other time - like hang empty socks by the fireplace and bring a tree into the house and put wrapped gifts under it. We get wistful at the sound of a carol, and the ringing of a bell can make us teary-eyed. We get, in short, very sentimental.

The sentimental side of Christmas has its value. It can remind us to appreciate each other and to share with those who have less than we do. But we also have to be a little wary of it because the liturgy, our greatest catechist, teaches us that there is nothing “sentimental” about Christmas. Indeed, if we look only at the texts of the liturgy, we discover that Christmas is the “feast of our salvation” (Collect, Vigil Mass), the “beginning of our redemption” (Prayer over the Offerings, Vigil Mass). Christmas is about the restoration of order to the universe, as God and humanity are united once more through Jesus Christ: “by our communion with God made man, may we become more like him who joins our lives to yours” (Prayer over the Offerings, Mass at Midnight). Christmas is a feast of light, a light that shines not only on us, but in us: “we are filled with the new light by the coming of your Word among us,” (Collect, Mass at Dawn).

There is no nostalgia in these Christmas liturgies. Instead, they are solemn, joyful, yet urgent. They make it clear that Christmas, while it recalls the historical fact of Christ’s birth long ago in Bethlehem, is less about then than it is about now - today! The liturgy emphasizes our participation in the mystery of the Incarnation. The “today” of Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds becomes our “today.”

THE OCTAVE AND SEASON OF CHRISTMAS:
Like Easter, Christmas is too big for just one day: it overflows into a special season of its own. The octave (eight) days of Christmas are celebrated with special solemnity. Within the octave we continue to celebrate the reality of Christ’s Incarnation, from a different perspective, with the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The octave concludes with the solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, on January 1st, the first great solemnity of Mary in the Church. The Christmas season continues with the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. This great solemnity honors the “manifestation” of Christ. Epiphany is traditionally celebrated on the twelfth day after Christmas (January 6th) but in places where Epiphany is not a national holiday, it is transferred to Sunday. This year it falls on January 5th. The Christmas season concludes with the celebration of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 12th). With His baptism, the so-called hidden years of Jesus’ life come to an end, and his public ministry commences and we enter Ordinary Time.

With love, Father Steve

FAMILY ROSARY ON ZOOM
Please join us in praying the Family Rosary every Sunday at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Bring God’s peace into your home by uniting with His mother’s heart in reciting the Holy Rosary. Meeting ID: 812 7108 4187 Passcode: 049215. All are welcome. If you are having trouble logging on, please email Susie at stchristinereled@aol.com or you may call the CCD Office at 781-837-0088.

CONFESSION
Confession enables everyone to experience God’s love and forgiveness. Father Steve will be available on Saturday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm for anyone who wishes to go to Confession.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $4,375
On-Line Giving: $2,750
Total: $7,125
Defecit: $2,675
 
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Grade 2 First Penance
In light of the rising Covid cases, the Grade 2 January Retreat and February First Penance Service have been rescheduled for March 2021. An email with information detailing the procedure of the Family Retreat and the First Penance Service will be sent to all Grade 2 families this week. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these uncertain times. God bless you.

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

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2020 - GOAL: $120,000  |  RECEIVED: $72,270
Our Grand Annual will take place from now through February 2021. As you may recall, we did not have a Grand Annual Collection in April due to the pandemic. 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 generosity and support of our parish. Father Steve

ALPHA IS COMING TO TOWN!!!
February 3 through April 14
Alpha Online is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. A typical session involves gathering via Zoom to watch a 20 - 30 minute Alpha video looking at a different question around faith. The video is designed to spark conversation in an open and safe environment. Conversations follows the video in small groups with a facilitator. The sessions will take place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm each week. Alpha is sponsored by Holy Family Parish, Saint Mary/St. Joseph and Pilgrim Catholic Collaborative. For more information, please contact Ms. Jeanne Creegan at jcregan@holyfamilyduxbury,org or call 781-934-5055 x114.

CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY & TOMORROW
CWTT is planning a limited ZOOM meeting on Thursday, January 28 th from 7 to 8 pm. We will all participate in learning from Audrey Colangelo how to make a true Italian red sauce and meat balls - some for yourself and a portion to share with the seniors at Winslow Village. A list of needed ingredients will be provided. We are limiting participants to 20 women so reserve your place by contacting Jeanne Dominick at mjsdmed@aol.com or call 781-267-4511. We hope to hear from you and see you virtually.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds welcomes donations of newer winter jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves and warm clothing for men, women and children in all sizes. Always needed are baby wipes and diapers for babies, toddlers and adults. The Clothing Bank located on the corner of Route 139 and School Street is open on Thursday andSaturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon to dis tribute and receive donations. Thank you for your help.

VOCATIONS: We pray that families will make their homes places where children can hear God call them by name.

REFLECTIONS: Can you recall a time when your faith transformed you?

BULLETIN SUPPORTERS:
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Other Catholic Activities at Local Parishes

Hour of Prayer
Our Lady of Assumption Church in Marshfield Tuesday, January 19th 3:00 to 4:00 pm We will pray for those affected by Covid 19, for the families who have lost loved ones and for the healing of our country during these trying times in America. We will also pray the Divine Mercy with veneration of the relic of St. Faustina and the redemptive Mysteries of the Rosary. Prayer booklets will be available. For additional information, please contact Claudette at 781-834-6252.
For more information on these new mysteries, please visit www.Tell-the-World.info. Here is a link to follow and pray The 5th Rosary prayer
online.


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.

Read the Complete Bulletin for all Parish News


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.

PAPER RECYCLE BIN - WE ARE NO LONGER RECYCLING PAPER
Please do not deposit any old papers in the recycling bin in the church parking lot. The company that emptied the bin has gone out of business. We will no longer recycle paper.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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