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A Few Words From Father Steve
For All That Has Been - Thank You!
As you know May 20th was my 25th anniversary as a priest and June 1st was my second anniversary as your administrator. Over these two years, I have thanked God constantly for your overwhelming positive response in your willingness to work together as we continue to witness to the Kingdom of God and move into our future. In my 25 years of ministry, I have been in many faith-filled parishes and assignments, but I must admit that St. Christine’s Parish has strengthened me the most in my pastoral responsibilities. This Parish helps me so much in my attempts to be a faithful pastor!
As I begin my third year with the Church of Saint Christine and become a stronger member of this Faith Community, I share with you the words of The Most Reverend Daniel Pilarczyk, the now retired, former Archbishop of Cincinnati, taken from his book, ‘The Parish: Where God’s People Live.’ As I share these words with you, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk talks about the meaning and purpose of a Parish. His words have become over the years of my ministry, in the various parishes in which I have served, my pastoral motivation and direction. May this yearly reflection upon these words help all of us in deepening our relationship with the Lord Jesus.
“A Parish, then, is a moment, a chapter in God’s love affair with us human beings. And being a member of a parish does not mean just ‘belonging to something,’ but rather, being involved in a loving association with God in Christ Jesus and with each other in him, and with all the world for him.
A Parish is therefore concerned with relationships - our relationship with Christ and our relationship with each other in him.
Consequently, the main participant in every parish is the Lord Himself. It is God around whom the people gather in worship. It is He whose word the Parishioners hear there. It is His work the parishioners carry out in the context of the parish’s life and in their activity in the world, activity for which they are enlightened and strengthened in the Parish.
It is for the strengthening and expression of His Body, the Church, that the Parishioners build buildings and carry out programs.
It is in response to His love that the Parish engages in care for the poor and in outreach to those who have forgotten Christ or have never known him.” I have the privilege of serving you, the Parish of Saint Christine, on its Faith Journey, its Love Affair with God, in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that, because our paths now at this time have become one, we will continue to deepen our relationship with the Lord Jesus, and that we will continue to center our lives more completely on Him.
As I continue my ministry as your Administrator, I once again commit all of my time, talent, treasure, and energy in building on the strong foundation that has already been set here, that is, the ongoing creation of a climate and an environment of hospitality that says: “The Church of Saint Christine is holy ground. The Church of Saint Christine is a people and a place where God is revered, and all God’s People are treated with dignity, respect, and offered the opportunity to be challenged by the Gospel. The Church of Saint Christine is the home of brothers and sisters in Christ who take time to support each other in deepening their relationship with Jesus the Christ for the purpose of making our world a better and safer place for all people. In other simple and more complex words, the Church of Saint Christine is a family.
I promise all of you that I will do all that I can, during this time of transition, challenge and change, that as a Faith Community, we do not experience ‘a loss of momentum,’ but rather, that we experience a ‘surge of energy.’
As we pilgrimage through life, as individuals and as a community of Faith, our book of Life is being written. Some chapters we write. Other chapters are written for us. Chapters end. New chapters begin. Today we begin a new chapter in the Faith Life of the Church of Saint Christine. With me, I ask that you “look forward to opportunities for growth that change affords.”
As we continue to walk together, may our prayer be: “For all that has been - Thank you!” “For all that will be - Thank you!”
With so much Love, Father Steve
FOURTH OF JULY
WELCOME SUMMER VISITORS
90-DAYS NOW – FOR YOUR PARISH
A Letter From the Propagation of the Faith
Dear Young Missionaries,
SOWING SEEDS OF HOPE
pray that our daily living may transform our suffering world into a
place of love, justice and peace.
Other Catholic Activities at Local Parishes
None at this time....
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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.
PAPER RECYCLE BIN - WE ARE NO LONGER RECYCLING
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
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.
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER!!