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We extend a warm welcome to those who are joining us for worship during the summer months. We wish all of our parishioners and visitors a very happy, safe and pleasant summer.
FAMILY ROSARY ON ZOOM
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A Few Words from Father Steve
Last week, I realized how I miss our choir. As Father Brian noted in his final Mass with us, we realized that we were in the presence of a miracle, God working among His people. Our choir is amazing. They bring life, love and prayer to our liturgies. In addition to our adult choir, I miss the great things about our youth choir. I can't wait to celebrate with them again. I am especially grateful to Meri-Lee for her efforts and her work with our wonderful cantors. She herself is a miracle. During these summer months, Meri-Lee celebrated a birthday, but due to COVID-19, we weren’t able to acknowledge or celebrate it well, but please join me in our prayer of thanksgiving for such incredible talent in our midst.
In fact, I have seen God working miracles at every liturgy,
especially in our ministers. As Father Brian also said, we miss our ministers.
As I mentioned those who create joyful music, but also I miss every usher,
Eucharistic minister, Lector, altar server, and presider. I appreciate
how each minister comes to their role prepared and ready. Last week, another
one of our excellent altar servers came in the sacristy to say he was
off to college. I wish we could have celebrated our seniors by now, but
safety is always our priority. If
Finally, I am amazed by God's miracle of your generosity during this difficult time. I noticed the last two weeks in the offertory; we have been close to our budgeted goal. Thank you for that. You are the best. Remember, if it makes it easier for you, we have online giving. I have also especially noticed seeing the Grand Annual increasing closer to the goal of $120,000. Please know of my humble gratitude. You are God's miracles.
In finance, there were two experiences that took place this week that I wanted to share with you. On Thursday, I had just returned from a funeral. Even though the deceased lived in Norwell, she loved Saint Christine's, thus worshiping here. It was a hot and humid day and I had just changed into shorts. When I opened the mail, I was amazed by a donation of $1,000. Another beautiful card accompanied a donation in memory of one of the deceased whose funeral was celebrated last week.
As you know, I almost fell to the floor when a parishioner said he and his wife wanted to match any new donations to Grand Annual up to $5,000 by July 31st and would present me with a check for $5,000. All parishioners remain anonymous but they are all God's miracles.
My friends, thank you for consistently showing me God's presence in the last three years. I can't wait for September when religious education resumes in person and also virtually in unique ways as well and then October when the choirs are safely back to be able to rehearse and to see the true fullness of parish life here. My final advice is to take some time of rest and relaxation in these last days of this month of August. Sit back and experience the multitude of God's miracles around you.
Love, Father Steve
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
2020 - FINAL PUSH - GOAL:
$120,000 | RECEIVED: $118,303
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / FAITH FORMATION / CCD
Church Air Conditioning:
PRAY THE ROSARY
10th, 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversaries
MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
Other Catholic Activities in the Area
Fridays at Miramar August 6th
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
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
FAITH FORMATION INFORMATION (CCD)
PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
FAITH FORMATION CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER