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What's Happening at Saint Christine's?

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(Updated 2/27/2021)

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)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

LENT

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 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 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.

FAMILY ROSARY ON ZOOM

When: Every Sunday at 7:30 PM from January 3rd until April 11th
Where:
On Zoom. Click here to join. More details
Meeting ID:
812 7108 4187


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 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 season of Lent has begun and these forty days leading up to Easter make up one of the most important times of the year for those who exercise good stewardship of their Catholic life of faith. It is more than just a time of giving up our favorite sweets or beverages; it is a time when we seek personal and communal renewal through our own
desert experience so that we might welcome the risen Christ with joy on Easter Sunday.

Lent is inspired by those forty days Jesus spent in the desert prior to beginning his ministry. Interestingly, the Gospel of Mark reveals to us that immediately after John baptized him in the Jordan River, Jesus was driven by the Spirit into the desert to be tested by Satan.

It was during this time of testing that Jesus’ resolve and identity were called into question by Satan himself. But when Jesus emerged from the desert he began to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples (see Mark 1:14-20).

Lent gives us the opportunity to be led into the desert as well, allowing us to remain there for forty days, and challenging us to be tested. The Gospel of Mark uses the word “test” in the sense of proving and purifying someone to determine readiness for the task at hand.

The Church provides some traditional guidelines for this Lenten testing: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. How we integrate these three guidelines into our “desert experience” is a personal decision. But let us remain mindful that the desert story of the Gospels is our story. Just as we followed Jesus into the waters of baptism, so must we follow him into the desert.

Creating a desert experience for ourselves can lead to a profound renewal and restoration of our spiritual lives. Take advantage of this Lenten season to embrace a desert experience, and pray that we emerge from our personal desert prepared to proclaim the Gospel and become more devoted disciples of Christ Jesus.

With love, Father Steve

CONFESSION
You are invited to experience Christ’s healing love and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, Father Steve will be available for Confession on Saturday from 4:00 to 4:45 pm.

LENTEN SCHEDULE AND COLLECTIONS
Click here to view and print this years Lenten Schedule and Collections.

CWTT: LENTEN ACTS OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE
Catholic Women Today and Tomorrow is happy to announce the Lenten Acts of Kindness Challenge. We encourage you to perform one act of kindness each day during the month of March. There are two ways to participate:

  1. Go to www.stchristines.org and click on “Lenten Acts of Kindness Challenge”
  2. On Facebook, join Catholic Women Today and Tomorrow Events & Church Activities/Facebook

Then tell us about some of your “Acts of Kindness.” All who share an act of kindness will have their name entered in a raffle. On April 1st, one name will be drawn and $100 will be donated to a non-profit organization of the winner’s choice.

Click here to share your Lenten Act of Kindness

Lenten Booklets are now on sale for $1.00 at the exit doors of the church after all the Masses.

Stations of the Cross - Thursdays at 4:30 pm
You are invited to gather together in the church to pray the Stations of the Cross on the following Thursdays.
 - February 25th March 4th March 11th
 - March 18th March 25th
Social distancing between families and masks are required to ensure safety for all. Please join us as we meditate on the great love Jesus showed for us in His most sorrowful Passion.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $3,345
On-Line Giving: $2,750
Total: $6,095
Defecit: $3,705
Ash Wednesday Collection: $ 1,041
This weekend there will be a second collection for the support of Churches in underdeveloped areas around the World and also for Catholic Relief Services, Churches in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, National Catholic Missions, Home Missions, Black and Indian Missions and the Military. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / FAITH FORMATION / CCD

Tuition bills have been mailed to our parishioners.

Grades 1 - 5
Zoom classes for grades 1 through 5 will take place on: Sunday, March 7th 10 - 11 am Monday thru Thursday, March 8, 9, 10, and 11 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

First Communion Clothing
If anyone has a First Communion dress or suit that you would like to donate for our communicants, please call Susie McCarthy at the CCD Office. (781-837-0088)

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

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2020 - GOAL: $120,000  |  RECEIVED: $85,165
Our Grand Annual will take place 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

ST, CHRISTINE'S SCHOLARSHIPS - View Form
St. Christine's Scholarship application forms for any graduating high school senior who is a member of our parish are now available in the Sacristy, CCD Office, Rectory and the Guidance Office at Marshfield High School. Completed forms with a photo and required essay must be returned to the rectory by Monday, April 5, 2021.
If you are interested in remembering a family member or friend by honoring them with a scholarship in their name, please contact Fr. Steve at the rectory.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Larry and Cathy Whalen on the celebration of their 64th Wedding Anniversary (WOW!). May God continue to bless and watch over them.

CATHOLIC APPEAL - March 6th and 7th
As we begin the season of Lent, we are reminded of the importance of our parish communities that allow us to fully live out our faith. Your support helps our parish to continue serving the faithful in our community and helping our parishes, schools and communities throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. Your generosity provides funding for these great efforts and every gift makes a difference. Please visit www.bostoncatholicappeal.org to learn more about the Catholic Appeal 2021 or to make a donation. Thank you!

Online Giving Tax Information - Information and instructions can be found here.

 

HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN
Horizons for Homeless Children needs volunteers to play with homeless children in Marshfield two hours each week with all safety measures in place. Online trainings will take place on Saturday, February 27th from 9:30 to 11:30 am and Tuesday, March 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Call at 774-260-2612 to register or if you have any questions.

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 and Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon to distribute and receive donations. Thank you for your help.

VOCATIONS: We pray for families that they may encourage young people to rejoice in doing God’s will.

REFLECTIONS: How can you live out your baptismal commitment during this time of fulfillment?

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 at Local Parishes

ALPHA IS HERE!!! - Now 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 Cregan at jcregan@holyfamilyduxbury,org or call 781-934-5055 x114

Rosary: A public Rosary will be prayed on Saturday, February 20th at noon at South River Park on Ocean Street across from Speedway Gas Station. Please join us in praying for Our Lady’s intentions, our own intentions and for our country. We hope to see you there!!!

Miramar Retreat Center
Marriage Encounter: You are invited to attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend for married couples who wish to enrich their marriage from Friday, March12 through Sunday, March 14th at Miramar retreat Center in Duxbury. For more information and registration, please call 800-710-9963 or visit wwnema.org.

Other programs and retreats are also available. If you are interested, please call Miramar at 781-585-2470 for more information and registration.


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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