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(Updated 7/3/2020)

Summer Mass Schedule

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

Confessions: (Call First)
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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Schedules
Euch Ministers (On Hold)
Lectors (On Hold)
Altar Servers (On Hold)

CCD Schedules (Schedules Added)
Confirmation Schedules
CCD Enrollment Form (Updated)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2019/2020)
Catholic Women Today & Tomorrow (19/20)
Men's Group (2020)
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OVERVIEW OF GUIDELINES FOR THE
RE-OPENING OF ST. CHRISTINE'S

- Masks are required unless medically excused
- Seating will be first come, first served
- Enter through the front doors only
- Seating capacity is 140 people per Mass. When
  capacity is reached others will unfortunatly be
  asked  to attend another Mass.
- Please sit where directed
- Please do not sit on the areas marked with a Blue X
- No Holy Water, Sign of Peace, Offertory Baskets,
  Chidren's Room, Hymnals or Misalettes

- GUIDELINES FOR RECEIVING COMMUNION:
  Follow directives of the Priest. Keep 6 ft Distance
  Approach Priest, Receive Communion in hand,
  step aside, lower mask, consume host, exit church
  immediately by the side doors.

PLEASE SEE ALL GUIDELINES BELOW

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE

Masses at Saint Christine’s will be celebrated:

Saturday, 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 am

St. Theresa’s Chapel will NOT be open this summer. All Masses will be celebrated at Saint Christine’s.


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT, NOW MORE THAN EVER!!

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.

 

Church Air Conditioning:
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we will be using the air conditioning at Saint Christine’s Church. Just wanted to let you know in case you wish to bring a sweater if the cooler air bothers you.



St. Christine's Catholic Appeal

Gifts & Pledges - $78,034
2020 Financial Goal - $79,156
% of Goal - 98.32%


~ 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 Steve

For All That Has Been - Thank You!
For All That I Will Be - 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
On this fourth of July weekend, we ask you to remember in your prayers all the men and women serving our country throughout the world especially members of our parish family who are serving in the military.

WELCOME SUMMER VISITORS
We extend a warm welcome to those who are joining us for worship during the summer months. We wish all of our parishioners and visitors a very happy, safe and pleasant summer.

90-DAYS NOW – FOR YOUR PARISH

FLOWER GARDEN COLLECTION
July 18th and 19th
When you attend Mass at Saint Christine’s Church and Saint Theresa’s Chapel this summer, you will notice the gardens around the churches filled with beautiful plants and flowers. Many of our parishioners use the gardens for meditation. Next weekend there will be a second collection to help defray the cost and maintenance of the gardens that we so admire. Please write your check payable to St. Christine’s with Flower Gardens written on memo line. Thank you.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $5,600
On-Line Giving: $2,800
Total: $8,400
Your weekly contribution is still needed during this difficult time. Please help if you can. Consider Online Giving
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

A Message to our 9th and 10th Graders and Confirmation Teachers
Our fall program will continue in a manner of best practices for all. You will be contacted by us as we move forward. Watch your e-mail for correspondence.
Stay safe and well. Maryanne Bursaw/Kathy Scanlan

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

MASS INTENTIONS
Many of our parishioners have made arrangements for Sunday and weekday Masses to be celebrated in memory of their families and friends. At a later date, someone from the rectory will call you to give you the opportunity to reschedule your arranged Mass. We will try our best to accommodate everyone. Thank you for your understanding.

A Letter From the Propagation of the Faith

Dear Young Missionaries,
We know that you were not in CCD class to return your Mite boxes but the missions still need you! Please help us to help the missions around the world. There are several ways to help the missions. You can send a check to Saint Christine’s and write Missions on the memo line or return the mite box to the church or rectory. You may also send a check directly to the Missionary Childhood Association, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184 or visit online at www.propfaithboston.org and follow the prompts. The missions need you now more than ever. Please remember to say a Hail Mary everyday for the children around the world. God bless you all.

MASS INTENTIONS
Many of our parishioners made arrangements for a scheduled Mass to be celebrated in memory of their deceased family members or friends. Due to the virus those Masses did not take place. We are now in the process of rescheduling intentions for daily and weekend Masses. If you would like to reschedule a Mass, please call the rectory on Tuesday through Thursday at 781-834-6003 X 16. Please keep in mind that the St. Theresa’s Chapel is closed for the summer. We will try our best to accommodate everyone. Thank you for your understanding.

SOWING SEEDS OF HOPE
Sowing Seeds will always be here to help Marshfield residents in their time of need. Due to the Coronavirus, we had to temporarily close our Clothing Bank, and stop our transportation and our furniture services as well as our intake visits to homes.
We are responding to all calls for assistance on our dedicated phone line and are currently collaborating with the Marshfield Community Fund to help meet the financial needs of our Marshfield residents. After phone consultation, Sowing Seeds can assist with essential bills such as rent and mortgage payments, phone, utilities, and car repairs. We can also provide help with clothing, diapers, and gift cards to grocery stores and pharmacies as well as connect people to many available resources.
If you are a Marshfield resident in need of help, please call 781-837-3337 (781-83-Seeds) and leave your name, phone number and a brief message. A volunteer will return your call. All calls will be kept in strict confidence. Sowing Seeds does not handle emergencies.

VOCATIONS: We pray that our daily living may transform our suffering world into a place of love, justice and peace.
REFLECTIONS: When have you changed a long-held opinion or attitude? Did your faith play a role?

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.


Other Catholic Activities at Local Parishes

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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.

Read the Complete Bulletin for all Parish News


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 PAPER
Please do not deposit any old papers in the recycling bin in the church parking lot. The company that emptied the bin has gone out of business. We will no longer recycle paper.

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.

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
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.

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.

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