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Boys CYO Basketball
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A Few Words from Father Steve
This week I would like to talk to you about those that came with me to Saint Christine’s. In May of 1995, I was ordained. On that day, I never thought about having a dog. It was just simply something that never crossed my mind. That is how I lived the first fifteen years of my priesthood. It was 2010 that I was assigned to Incarnation Parish in Melrose. The pastor there had passed away after a long illness. He had a dog but the dog was given to a friend of his. This began me thinking that maybe a dog would bring healing to the parish.
It was at this time that I got Buddy who was a rescued dog and abused. In fact, even when I got him, he had a collar imbedded in his neck which had to be surgically removed. Even though it may take Buddy longer to trust humans, once he does, he will be loyal to the end. That’s what Buddy taught me - loyalty.
Next came Rocky who came from the Rough Tails Rescue. Rocky was also a Shih Tzu and looked a little like Buddy. It was obvious that Rocky too had been extremely abused. Rocky taught me that love conquers all. As time went on, Rocky learned to trust and ultimately to accept love and give love in his own unique way. Rocky crossed the Rainbow Bridge on August 31, 2017.
Then there was Gracie. I go to the South End to get my hair cut. Down the street from the barber is the Animal Rescue League. I went into it and saw Gracie who was also a Shih Tzu but she was must older than Rocky. It occurred to me that there might be the possibility that she would spend the rest of her life in a cage. So that very day, home she went with me. Gracie taught me to take a chance on love. The blessings she brought me were so numerous even though she crossed the Rainbow Bridge a few months later on all Saints Day 2016.
Next came Pokey. Learning from Gracie, Pokey was an older dog who is deaf and blind. He was found roaming around the Germantown section of Quincy. So, just a year ago, he joined the Boyle family. Since then Pokey has taught me that regardless of the hardships in life, we all have great strengths which always shows through his gentle personality. Pokey has taught me much especially the gift of patience.
Finally, I come to my youngest, my two year old, Coco. Many have asked why an all white dog is called Coco. It is because his full name is Coconut but I always shorten it. Coco has taught me the importance of playfulness and has certainly brought the gift of joy into my life. Throughout this column, I have mentioned the Rainbow Bridge.
Here is the story!
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again just as we remembered them. The animals are happy and content except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had been left behind. They all run and play together but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass with his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted. And when you and your friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Love, Father Steve
***** THERE WILL BE NO CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER.
OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER
ANNUAL COLLECTION -
Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $61,000
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SAINT CHRISTINE'S BOOK
Rite of Christian Initiation
VOCATIONS : We pray that we may be signs of God’s presence and love in the world.
REFLECTION: How does God give you strength for your journey?
Traveling this Summer!!
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Vacation Bible School
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.