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St. Christine's Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM
Changes to 11:00 AM THIS SUNDAY
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Church Calendar (May)
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Euch Ministers (UPDATED 4/17)
Altar Servers (May - July)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2018/19 Schedule)
* MASS TIME CHANGE *
Sunday, May 26th, the
BLESSED MOTHER MAY
May is the month dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. You are invited to gather together with other parishioners as they pray the Rosary every Monday through Friday mornings before the 9:00 am Mass.
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.
St. Christine's Parish Library
Saint Christine’s Parish Library is located in the foyer of the church and has many religious books available for children and adults. You are invited to borrow some books to read for your pleasure.
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A Few Words from Father Steve
This holiday was originally called Decoration Day because it is a time for decorating graves with flowers and flags. Over time, the designation of Memorial Day became much more popular.
To give us a little background, many local observances to honor the war dead in the United States became widespread following the American Civil War (1861-1865), which had taken close to a million lives. In 1868, General Logan, of a Union veteran’s group, issued an order to designate May 30th as a day for “strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion (Civil War) and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” After World War I (1914- 1918), Memorial Day observances were changed to honor the dead in all American wars, starting with the American Revolution. The US Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, and changed the date of observance from May 30th to the last Monday in May to give workers a three-day weekend.
Memorial Day, as we know, is marked by parades, speeches and the decoration of graves. Traditionally, the president or vice president places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and small flags are placed on all the graves. Many people choose to visit family graves on Memorial Day.
Let us give thanks to God many times this weekend and throughout the year for such brave and unselfish soldiers! Please pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Pray for peace that only the Lord can bring. Pray for the survivors, who mourn the death of their loved ones. Pray for innocent civilians. Pray for the enemy.
Let us remember that many soldiers paid an incredible price of giving their lives that we might live in freedom, especially religious freedom. We were able to celebrate Easter and we can look forward to Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost precisely because these women and men were willing to sacrifice their lives for the many freedoms we enjoy.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Happy Summer!
MASS TIME CHANGE
- THIS SUNDAY
GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2019
Sowing Seeds Clothing Bank
VOCATIONS : We pray that our newly ordained priests will be blessed for their gift of generous service to the people of God.
REFLECTION: When do you look to the Holy Spirit for guidance?
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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
Holy Family Parish in Duxbury
Pre K thru Grade 4 July 8th - July 12th 9:00 am - 12 noon
Grades 7 & 8 June 23 -June 27 6 pm to 8 pm
Register at the Faith Formation Office at 781-934-5055.
Our Lady of Assumption Parish Edge Camp
Grade 6-7-8 June 24th - June 28th 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Register now at www.olamarshfield.org.
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
PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
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
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.