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A warm welcome is extended to the following recipients of the Sacrament of Baptism. See Photos
Tiago Fernando Alves
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A Few Words from Father Steve
This year, the church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 16th. The 2018 theme is “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ.” Catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing down the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. It is a moment to pray for all engaged in catechetical ministry.
Pope John Paul II said that “catechesis is an education of the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted in an organic and systematic way with a view to imitating the hearers into the fullness of life.” In short, it is all about handing on the faith.
How do we do this? Faith is more often “caught” that “taught” to use a word-play in the English language. By that I mean, we tend to believe more what we actually see and experience for ourselves then what we just read in a book or pick up through hearsay. Yet, when we think of catechesis or the catechism, it is often books and classrooms that first come to mind.
We need to remember that, at the time of Christ, most people could not afford, let alone read books or the parchment scrolls that were the “books” of the time. Those who came to believe in Jesus were attached by His words but mostly by His actions of mercy, healing and generosity. Ultimately, it was the breaking of His body and pouring out of His blood that demonstrated a love that could only be divine, in the scope of its forgiving breadth in the face of the universal rejection of God’s pure holiness through sin. We know that if we are to teach as Jesus did, if we are to “Do this in memory of Me” as He commanded us, then our actions must speak louder that our words.
It was St. Francis of Assisi who said: “Preach always, use words if necessary.” One reason this saint is so loved and remembered is that his life was so authentic. He lived the poverty, purity, and generosity of the gospel message so credibly through his humility and good example. This is the example that Christ gave and that St. Francis chose to follow. It is also what we are challenged to imitate.
In our catechetical program, we are making a renewed commitment not only to teaching our children about the faith but also showing them how we live what we believe. We want to tell them about Jesus but we also want them to know, love and serve Him in their everyday lives. To do this, we are reaching out to the parents, grandparents and caretakers of our children by inviting them to work with us, to “come and see.” We are living in a secularized society which continues to squeeze Christianity to the margins or completely out of engagement with Jesus Christ and the Church.
We are losing baptized Catholics at an alarming rate. Many parents are saddened to report that their children are leaving the church after preparing for and celebrating initiation sacraments and after years of Catholic school or parish religion classes. Figures of Baptisms, Church weddings and weekly Mass attendance are down. At the same time, we are blessed with an incredibly generous cohort of faithful who are sacramentally graced to give Gospel witness in their homes, schools and workplace.
We are praying today, most especially, for our catechists who are enthusiastic about sharing their faith in Jesus and showing our children His love by their presence and good example. Thank you for your love and support and remember that you may be the only “Christ” some person may ever know. Let others know His love through you!
Love, Father Steve
Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors: You new schedules is now available in the sacristy and on line. A list of Ministers names and phone numbers is also available in the sacristy. Please take one home with you.
CLERGY HEALTH AND RETIREMENT
ANNUAL COLLECTION -
Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $68,300
ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S GROUP
ADULT CHOIR ( Grade
9 - Adult )
Rite of Christian Initiation
VOCATIONS : We pray that God will continue to call women and men to serve our church as priests, sisters and brothers.
REFLECTION: Reflect on: “Faith without works is useless.”
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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
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
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.