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(Updated 4/7/18)

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St. Christine's
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Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM

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


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RECYCLE YOUR PAPER

Please help our parish by collecting your clean papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items.
Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish.

 
Saint Vincent DePaul
Saint Vincent DePaul Boxes are located at the entrances of the Church. Your donations assist those in need with food cards, utility bills, medical bills and housing. We extend a special thank you to all our parishioners who faithfully place donations in the boxes. Your generosity and support is deeply appreciated.

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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.

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~ 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 TOM

A wealthy man and his son used to collect rare works of art. They had everything from Picasso to Raphael and they would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam War broke out, the son went to war and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father grieved deeply for his son. About a month after receiving the news, just before Christmas, there was a knock on his door. A young man stood there with a package in his hands. He said: “Sir, you don’t know me but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him and he died instantly. He often spoke about you and your love for art.” The young man held out the package and said: “I know this is not much. I’m not a great artist but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.”

The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured his son. His own eyes welled up. He thanked the young man and offered to pay for the picture. “Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me...it is a gift.” The father hung the portrait over the mantle. Every time someone came to the house, he showed it to them before he would show them any of the other great works of art.

A few months later the man died. There was a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people came to bid on them. On the bidding platform sat the portrait of his son. The auctioneer pounded the gavel. “We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?” There was silence. Then a voice cried out: “We want to see the famous paintings - skip this one.” But the auctioneer persisted. “Will someone bid for this picture? Who will start…$100?” The crowd got angry. “We came not for this painting but for the Van Goghs and
the Rembrandts. Get on with the real bidding,” they cried. But the auctioneer continued: “The son, the son. Who will take the son?”

From the back of the room came a voice of the longtime gardener of the man and the son.”I will give you $10. It is all I can afford.” The crowd cried: “Give it to him for $10. We want the masters. We don’t want the son.” The auctioneer said: “Sold for $10.” A man in the second row said: “Great. Now let’s get on with the auction.”

The auctioneer laid down his gavel and said: “I’m sorry but the auction is over.” “What about the paintings?” they cried. “I’m sorry.” said the auctioneer. “When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever brought that painting would inherit the entire estate including the paintings. The man who took the son gets everything.”

God gave His son to die on the cross 2000 years ago. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: “The Son, The Son. Who will take the Son?” Because you see whoever takes the Son gets everything.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life.” That is love...that it the message of this Easter season which we are celebrating. We have the Son. How blessed are we!

God bless you. Father Tom

MASS OF HOPE AND HEALING
Saturday, April 21st 11:00 am Church

You are cordially invited to the celebration of a Mass of Hope and Healing, including the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This celebration is for all people; the sick, the elderly and those in need of physical, spiritual and psychological healing. A special invitation is extended to those who have lost a loved one, those affected by family problems, unemployment and financial difficulties. We welcome those struggling with chronic illness including drug and alcohol dependency. Following Mass, a light luncheon, compliments of Saint Christine’s, will be served in the parish hall. Transportation will be provided to anyone who needs it by calling Saint Christine’s at 781-834-6003 x 21. All are most welcome to join us.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,244
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,984

Thank you for your generosity and faithful support.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education has ended for this year. A sincere thank is extended to our grade level coordinators, catechists and hall monitors who have contributed so generously of their time and talents to our Religious Education Program. We wish to express special gratitude to our many parents who have affirmed and supported our catechetical staff in
their ministry to the children and adolescents of Saint Christine’s Parish Family.

Rehearsals for First Holy Communion
Regularly scheduled Grade 2 classes have ended for this year. Those who are receiving their First Communion will meet for rehearsal on:
Group 1 Tuesday, April 24th 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Group 2 Wednesday, April 25th 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Group 3 Monday, April 30th 4:30 to 6:00 pm
If you are uncertain of your child’s rehearsal date, please call your child’s teacher or the CCD Office.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on:
April 28th Group 1 - 10:30 am - Group 2 - 1:00 pm
May 5th Group 3 - 10:30 am

GRADE 8 STUDENTS - All parents of our 8th grade students, including those who will attend Catholic high school, must register their child for the 2018 - 2019 Confirmation Program. If you have not registered your child for the Confirmation program, please call Maryanne Bursaw at 781-834-6003 x 25 to make arrangements.

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

A NOVENA OF MASSES
A Novena in memory of our deceased loved ones will continue this week at the 9:00 am Mass concluding on Thursday, April 19th.

ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP
The Men’s Group will meet on Saturday morning, April 21st for the celebration of Mass at 7:30 am followed by a discussion of the Gospels of Saint John in the parish
hall. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

KEEP MARSHFIELD CLEAN
Saturday, April 26th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

All are welcome to participate in this community wide effort to pick up litter around public places in Marshfield. You may pick up your plastic trash bags at Furnace Brook Middle School lot on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. You may also pick up trash bags on April 23 – 27 at the service desk in Roche Brothers and Star Market. All trash bags should be dropped at Furnace Brook Middle School lot by 4:00 pm. Let’s join together to Keep Marshfield Clean!!!

VOCATIONS : We pray that our parishioners will pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

REFLECTION: They came to know Jesus in the breaking of the bread.

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.


ST. ANN'S PARISH
Rosary for Recovery invites you to pray the rosary for the healing of those who suffer from addiction. Please come on Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 am to St. Ann’s Chapel in Marshfield to pray the rosary, listen to a speaker and enjoy light refreshments. All are most welcome.

HOLY FAMILY PARISH
Dynamic Catholics - Find Your Greatness:
Dr. Allen Hunt, a speaker from Dynamic Catholic, is coming to Holy Family Parish in Duxbury on Sunday, May 6th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Come for an afternoon of listening, learning, scripture and prayer. Find Your Greatness is based on Matthew Kelly’s best seller: The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. This is not your typical church event. please call Jeanne Cregan at 781-934-5055 x 114 or contact Paula Harris at Paulaharris1@gmail.com if you have questions. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by visiting www.dynamiccatholic.com or you may call 859-980-7900. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

 

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

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.

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.

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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