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(Updated 6/17/17)

SUMMER  Mass Schedule in Effect

St. Christine's

Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, *9:00 & 11:00 (* May - Sept)
* 9:00 AM Mass stops July 1/2 for July/Aug

St. Thresea's Chapel
Opens July 1 & 2 - Masses 8:30 & 10:00

Confessions:
Wednesdays During Lent 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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Please help our parish by collecting your papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items.

Please note that no cardboard, plastics and metals can be accepted.

Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish. Thank You!

***** SUMMER MASS TIME CHANGE *****

The 11:30 am Mass has changed to 11:00 am
for the summer months.


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.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE

St. Christine’s
(beginning the weekend of July 1/2)
Masses: Monday through Friday - 9:00 am | Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am and 11:00 am

No 9AM Mass on Sundays at
Saint Christine’s for July & Aug.


St. Theresa’s Chapel will open on Sunday, July 2nd with
Masses celebrated at 8:30 am and 10:00 am.


~ 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

In 1263, a German priest named Peter of Prague was having serious doubts about the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. So, he decided to make a pilgrimage to Rome to pray for guidance,. On the way he celebrated Mass in the town of Bolsena. As he held the Host and said the words of consecration, blood started to seep from the host onto his hands and onto the linen cloth on the altar which we call the corporal. Naturally, he was confused. He made his way to Rome, to Pope Urban, to have the matter investigated. No natural explanation could be found and the corporal is still on display in the Cathedral of Orvieto. This Eucharistic miracle led the Pope to establish the feast we celebrate today - “The Body and Blood of Christ.”

The miracle, I believe, is a reminder to you and me that just like the priest who was having doubts and trials, we too have Jesus in the in the Blessed Sacrament by our side as we journey through life.

“I am the Bread of Life” said Jesus. I will always be here to nourish you, to console you, to strengthen you even in your darkest moments. That is the promise and the power and the reality of the Eucharist. Jesus is truly present in Holy Communion.

A few years ago, I read “The Hiding Place” which tells the story of a Christian Lutheran family who lived their faith amidst the horror of imprisonment in a concentration camp. It is the story of Corrie TenBoom and her sister Betsie and their family. Listen to some of their thoughts as they lived the horror of war and the death camps.

“There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.” “When we are feeling poorest, when we have lost friends, when we have nothing left in the world to make it beautiful - that is when God says “You are richer that you think.” “Jesus is Victor.”

When I read those words, I could not help but think of the Mass during which we come face to face with the Son of God who comes to us personally in Communion. Let us never take this miracle for granted. Let us not doubt the Real Presence. We have His words for its truth. Let us give thanks for the awesome gift of the Bread of Life which sustains our every moment.

God bless you. Father Tom

MARSHFIELD COLLABORATIVE
Cardinal Sean has approved the list of the remaining collaboratives to be formed as part of “Disciples in Mission.” The Marshfield Collaborative of Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Saint Ann by the Sea Parish and Saint Christine’s Parish will start on June 1, 2018. Prior to that, one pastor will be named to shepherd the Marshfield Collaborative.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
Your Grand Annual envelopes may be placed in the collections baskets or mailed directly to the rectory throughout the year. Funds from this collection help to pay our weekly bills. Each family is asked to contribute $350. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. If you did not receive an envelope in the mail, you will find envelopes on the ushers’ tables. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

GOAL: $100,000     RECEIVED: $81,100

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,875
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,615
Next weekend there will be a second collection which
supports the Holy Father (Peter’s Pence) in providing
emergency assistance to suffering people throughout the
world. Contributions are given directly by the Holy Father
to those suffering from emergencies as the result of war,
oppression and natural disasters.
Please make your checks payable to Saint Christine’s with
Holy Father written on the memo line
. Thank you for your
support and generosity.
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Catechists in Grades 1 through 10
It is important that you return your manual and evaluation form to the Religious Education Office as soon as possible. We are in the process of ordering new books for the 2017/2018 school year and we need an accurate count of the number of books needed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Teachers Needed
We are currently recruiting teachers for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year. Please consider sharing your faith and time with the children of St. Christine’s Parish. Teachers are needed in all grade levels. Please help us to continue to spread the Good News. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Call the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 for any additional information or other volunteer opportunities in Religious Education.
Thank you for considering this important ministry.

Pre-School & Grade 1 - Registration 2017/2018
Registration for Pre-School and Grade 1 students for September is now underway. For those children not baptized at St. Christine’s, a Baptismal certificate must be submitted at the time of registration. Please register early so that you can select the day most convenient for your family.

Pre-School classes meet on Sunday mornings t 8:45 am.
Grade 2 classes meet on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Grade 1-3-4-5 classes meet on Sunday from 10 to 11 am
and Monday through Wednesday from 4:15 to 5:15 pm

Vacation Bible Schools
The following local parishes will have Vacation Bible Schools this summer. All children are welcome to attend. St. Ann by the Sea Parish in Marshfield: July 18 - July 21 8:30 am to 11:30 am ages 4 to 11 years of age $35/one child and $70/family 781-834-4953 Holy Family Parish in Duxbury July 17 - July 22 9:00 am to 12 noon ages 4 thru Grade 4 $70/one child $150/family 781-934-5005 Fees include snacks and all supplies. Registration at the parish is required. Contact the parish for more information.

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

ST. CHRISTINE'S SUMMER BOOK GROUP
St. Christine’s Summer Book Group will meet on Thursdays evenings at 7:30 pm in the children’s room to discuss the following books on:
July 20 - Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
Aug. 24 - Vesper Time by Frank T. Cunningham

SOWING SEEDS CLOTHING BANK - FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, June 21st - Haddad’s Restaurant 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Tickets: $20 available at door or call 781-837-9944
Live entertainment - Silent Auction - Raffles - Buffet
Prizes include: 2 sets of Red Sox tickets, 2 Levitate Festival tickets (7/8 & 7/9) Sunset Cruise
Donations Welcome!
Send donations to: Business First Networking - 933 Webster Street Marshfield MA 02050

POSITION FOR PART TIME CUSTODIAN - Our Lady of the Assumption
Our Lady of Assumption Church is seeking a custodian to do general cleaning of the church and parish hall on a weekly schedule, setting up for weekly events and parish activities, annual deeper cleaning of areas, snow removal on walkways and doorways and occasional grounds, yard work and work in the rectory. Hours are up to 15 per week including weekends and the hourly wage is negotiable. If you are interested, you may contact Fr. Paul Aveni at 781-834-6252 or email at fr.paveni@gmail.com.

Host Families Needed - Open Your Door to the World
This August, young people from more than 60 countries will arrive in the U.S. to study at high schools across the country. Family life, eating meals together and exploring local communities will enable as AFS student to return home with life-changing experiences and lasting memories. To host an AFS student, you may contact Deb Gallagher at ddg_1951@yahoo.com, or call 781-834-0708, or visit www.afsusa.org for information.

VOCATIONS: We pray that parishes will nurture religious vocations through their lives of prayer and service.

REFLECTION:We celebrate and we rejoice by participation in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

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.

FACEBOOK!
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.

CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER
Now that it's getting darker, once again we remind you to exercise extreme caution in our parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from weekly classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed to avoid an accident.

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.

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.

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.

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