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(Updated 9/26/2020)

Current 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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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

Saint Christine’s Mass Schedule:

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


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.

   

~ 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

Dear Friends,

Since 1928 Catholics in Marshfield attended Mass at either Saint Mary's in Scituate or Saint Theresa's summer mission in Humarock. By the 1940's nearly 300 families were attending Mass regularly at Saint Theresa's. In 1944, Reverend Edmund Moran was appointed by his Eminence Richard Cardinal Cushing as Pastor of Marshfield Hills. Upon his arrival, Father Moran saw that the remote location of Saint Theresa's Chapel would not be suitable for a new parish. A better location with improved access to the community had to be found. A barn, on Rt. 3A in Marshfield Hills, which was formerly used by W. Torrey Little as an antique shop became the first site for the Church. Father Moran fulfilled a dream of his by naming the parish after the patron saint of his deceased mother Saint Christine. It was the only parish in the Archdiocese dedicated to this saint.

From everywhere, people contributed furnishings for the new church. The altar came from Saint Mary's in Scituate and the Stations of the Cross from Saint Ambrose Church in Dorchester. Father Moran, who was also an architect, used his skill to fashion an altar rail from stair banisters and the center lighting from a huge wheel which hung gracefully from the ceiling. Even the pews had a past, as Father Moran managed to salvage them from a condemned school building.

The Sisters of Saint Matthew's in Dorchester made the linen and veil for the Tabernacle and the Tabernacle Society of Emmanuel College presented him with a complete set of vestments, a ciborium, a chalice and other altar linens. Other renovations were made in time, including a balcony that was also designed by Father Moran. djacent to the Church was an attractive Cape Cod Colonial, which Father Moran readily converted to a functional rectory to serve his 300 winter parishioners. Assistance came to Father Moran from various quarters, not only from his flock of 300 but also from many professional contractors, engineers, and architects.

But by the 1950's "the church that was a barn" seemed to grow smaller with the continued expansion of the parish flock. Father Moran was succeeded by Father Daniel Flynn. In 1948 Father Daniel Flynn became pastor. In early 1958 Father Flynn visited the Chancery for permission and funds to build an addition to his church. He returned with instructions to build an entirely new church and rectory. There was then, as there is now, a very active organization of parishioners year-round which ran many fundraisers, from card parties to bazaars to spaghetti suppers. These activities formed a vital base for the building of the new church. Thirty-four acres of land in the vicinity of Route 3A and Pine Street were purchased and the foundation was dug in September of 1959. On November 13, 1960 an impressive ceremony with Richard Cardinal Cushing was held to dedicate the church. Before 750 persons, His Eminence pronounced the words, "Thou art Peter and upon thy rock I will build my church." Among the group of distinguished visitors was our first pastor, Monsignor Edmund A. Moran.

It would have been very safe and easy to settle for the old barn church. But the parishioners and pastor of Saint Christine wanted to do more for God and each other than what was strictly required or practical. They wanted a beautiful church that would glorify God and proclaim their faith. They wanted a building that would not only help them grow closer to the Lord, but would also be well-built and beautiful for generations to come, so that many others could be blessed by their sacrifice and foresight.

This, in a nutshell, is stewardship: Taking a piece of the best of what we have been blessed with and consecrating it back to God.

A true steward does this as a way of thanking God for the gifts that have been received. It is not about tax deductions, or status, or even getting something named after us. Those are all bonus items. Stewardship realizes that everything we have is a gift from God; each day of our life, each talent and ability that we have discovered and refined, each dollar and material thing we own, all of them gifts.

Stewardship says, “I am going to give a small portion of those blessings back to the Lord” Not the leftovers or things that I really don’t want or need. No, a portion of the best; that is what we give to God.

We see this reflected in this church. Everything is beautiful, well-built from the best materials, and made to last. We have received this church as a gift from the arishioners that went before us. Now this is our time to be stewards, to care for the church, to further her mission, to give a portion of the best of ourselves: our time, our talents, and our treasure. We need to give all three, in the measure God shows us, so that this parish can continue to feed and foster the faith of generations to come.

It is with an overflowing grateful heart that I thank you for your true stewardship and amazing generosity during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. My prayer for you and for me, is that we become better stewards every time we walk in these doors and that generations from now, our faith will be apparent to those who are still praying in this place!

Love, Father Steve

Clergy Health and Retirement Trust Collection
September 19th and 20th
The diocese-wide collection next weekend will support the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust which cares for the health and well-being of our priests. Your gift will provide our priests with an appropriate level of care and quality of life so they can continue to share the good news, perform good works and spread good faith. Remember the priests who have been there in your time of need and consider honoring them with a generous gift to this collection. You may also give your gift on-line at clergytrust.org. Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of our priests.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $3,846
On-Line Giving: $2,750
Total: $6,596
Defecit: $3,204
We extend a sincere thank you to all those who gave so generously to the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust. Last weekend’s collection raised $ 1,335 for the care and well being of our priests. If you wish to make a contribution but did not have the opportunity to do so, you may visit clergytrust.org. Thank you for your prayers, generosity and support of all the priests in the Archdiocese of Boston.
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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Saint Christine’s Parish Catholic Appeal

Gifts and Pledges as of 8/8/2020      $87,509.00
2020 Financial Goal                         $79,156.00
% of Goal                                         115%                  
Thank you for your generous support.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Grade 1 CCD Registration
We are now accepting registrations for our first grade Faith Formation Program for September 2020. For those children not baptized at St. Christine’s, a Baptismal certificate must be submitted at the time of registration. Please register early so that you can select the day most convenient for your family. To register, please call the CCD office at 781-837-0088.

Faith Formation News
Saint Christine’s Faith Formation Program needs your help. Our Faith Formation Team has been working on plans for our fall schedule that include either remote learning or a combination of remote learning and classes meeting in the hall. As we await direction from the Archdiocese, we are working hard to make sure we have accurate email addresses and mailing addresses for all our families. We want to ensure we are able to communicate with our families effectively. If you have changed your email address or your mailing address or would like to confirm that we have the correct addresses, please call the Faith Formation Office at 781-837-0088 and leave a message with one of our Faith Formation staff. You can also email us at Stchristinereled@aol.com. We will be communicating our plans as soon as we are able. God bless and have a safe and healthy summer.

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

Prayers for our First Communicants
For the next several weeks, our second graders will receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the very first time. We invite you to pray for one of our little ones and
his/her family as they prepare their hearts in anticipation of this holy day. See the bulletin for a list of all who recently received the sacrament of Holy Communion.

First Communion Rehearsals will take place on the following dates:
  Group 2: Tuesday September 29 at 4:30 pm
  Group 3: Wednesday, September 30 at 4:30 pm
  Group 4: Thursday, October 1 at 4:30 pm
Child and parent will meet in the church parking lot.

First Holy Communions will take place on:
  Group 2: Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 am
  Group 3: Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm
  Group 4: Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 pm

GRADE 9 CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION
If you have a ninth grader starting Public High School or Catholic/Private High School in the fall and would like them to attend our 2020/2021 Confirmation Program, please complete and submit this form.
Print/Download Form

Permanent Deacon Program
If you are hearing God’s call to serve the Church as a minister of Charity, Word and Sacrament as an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston, you and your wife are invited to take part in the upcoming Online Inquirer Webinar Program. There will be three inquirer sessions from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 29th, Tuesday, October 20th and Saturday, November 14th. To register or for more information, visit www.bostondiaconate.org or email Deacon Christopher Connelly at cconnelly@rcab.org.

12th Annual Celebration of the Priesthood Gala
You can register now for the 2020 Celebration of the Priesthood Virtual Gala!! With your registration, you will have the chance to join an evening full of special quests and inspirational stories as well as an opportunity to win a tour of the newly renovated cathedral, an Q&A session with Gen. Joseph Dunford and a virtual talk with hockey player Brian Boyle. Also appearing will be Scott Wahle and Mark Wahlberg with music by Dion, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa. To register or if you have any questions, please visit clergytrust.org.

VOCATIONS: We pray for all religious congregations serving the churches in our diocese and throughout the world.

REFLECTIONS: What can you do to help someone to whom you said no in the past?

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

None at this time....


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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