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(Updated 10/12/2019)

Regular Mass Schedule

St. Christine's
Church
Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
*Sunday: 7:00 & 11:30 AM

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


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PARKING LOT REMINDER!!!

We remind you to exercise extreme caution in our parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from weekly classes.

Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using your cell phones.

   

Catholic Women Today and Tomorrow

Invites all women of the parish to their first monthly meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 in the parish hall. We will spend some time getting acquainted and sharing friendship and prayer. If you need a ride or have any concerns, please call Jeanne Dominick at 781-834-8387.
Hope to see you there.

 

Sowing Seeds presents
“Divas” with a Twist”

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm in the Marshfield High School auditorium. Divas with a Twist is a well known singing group consisting of 5 female vocalists. All proceeds will benefit Sowing Seeds to support the works of this volunteer interfaith organization. Details below.


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A Few Words From Fr. Steve

Dear Friends,
I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it was to climb those steps to the sanctuary last weekend. As I reflect upon the events of that day, there are several things that come to mind. Before that, I didn't have much stamina, was sore from having surgery; and also had some amount of fear that I might end up in the hospital again. After months of exercise, education, and support I have regained much of my strength and endurance. This is especially true over the last couple of weeks. I still have some days where I don't feel as well as others, but overall, I'm feeling pretty good.

One of the most important helps is encouragement. As I suffered with my ankle, I realized I had been surrounded by a bunch of unicorns. Just as a group of fish are called a school, a group of birds are a flock and a group of cows are a herd; there is a special term for a group of unicorns. Two or more unicorns are called a blessing". It was crucial to my recovery that I had support and encouragement from others. The staff was fantastic, not only in their knowledge, but also in their ability to encourage me to keep on trying. I am forever grateful to my brother priests. Truly, I felt the song, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother “ in my heart as they carried me. Much of the encouragement that I felt came from you, the people of the parish that I love who always made sure I was okay. Thank you for so many cards and prayers. You really are unicorns... a true blessing to me in my recovery and in my life.

One important part of rehab is to remember this isn't the end of recovery, but a new beginning. While I have gained back much of my strength and endurance, I still have a way to go. I want to build upon that which I have learned and the recovery that I have experienced, so that I can be stronger and healthier. This is just as true, spiritually, as it is physically. This reminds me that St. Paul tells us in Colossians, “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." Whether we are speaking of physical or spiritual health, we need to continue to grow in strength or risk going back to where we were.

In many ways, my experience of rehab is like that of discipleship. We need practice, encouragement, and learning. To move forward, we also need to keep asking the question, "What's next?" With all that has happened, it's hard for me to believe that the leaves will soon be turning various colors. It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the summer heat. Somehow, we manage to adjust and change like the seasons. I find that as I get older two things happen. First, the seasons seem to come and go faster. It feels like it was only yesterday when we were looking forward to warmer temperatures.

Second, I fail to fully embrace some of the seasonal changes that take place. Reality is that we cannot avoid all changes. We might be able to compensate or avoid change for a period of time, but the changes will eventually take place anyway. Just as the leaves will turn amazing colors, they will eventually drop to the ground. It's that way in the church. Sometimes changes are thrust upon us, simply because our world has changed. A great example is the use of electronics in our lives. I'm old enough to remember rotary telephones, and when we all shared that one phone. Imagine!! I wouldn't want to go back to those days, but I know some people who resisted those changes as much as they could. Eventually, we all need to modernize to new technology.

What really scares me, isn't that change will come to the Church, my ministry and my life. Because change will come. What sometimes terrifies me is that I won't be either willing or able to make the adjustments needed to embrace the changes as they happen. In those moments of change, I have found Reinhold Niebuhr's "Serenity Prayer" to be helpful. Perhaps you can find help in it as well. The shorter version goes like this,

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."

Love, Father Steve

APPLE PICKING :- ( Do to a low interest, we are sorry to inform you we had to cancel the event. ) -:

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2019
Goal: $100,000  |  Total Received: 72,420

Your Grand Annual envelopes may be placed in the collections baskets or mailed directly to the rectory throughout the year. Funds from this collection help to pay
our weekly bills. Each family is asked to contribute $400. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. If you did not receive an envelope in the mail, you will find envelopes on the ushers’ tables next weekend. Thank you for your generosity and support of our Parish Family.

God bless you. Father Steve


Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $6,379
Online Giving: $2,450
Total: $8,829
Thank you for faithful support of our parish!
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

PLEASE WATCH OUR FOR OUR CHILDREN WHILE DRIVING IN THE PARISH PARKING LOT!!

There will be no CCD classes this Sunday, October 13th and Monday, October 14th due to the Columbus Day holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, October 15th

The CCD Office is open Monday afternoons from 1 - 4 pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Teachers Still Needed: We still need teachers for afternoon and evening classes (see below). Please consider sharing your faith and time with the children of Saint Christine’s Parish. Contact the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 if you can help.

Classes meet from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Grade 6 - 2 teachers - Wednesday
Grade 7 - 1 teachers - Tuesday

Our Pre-School and Kindergarten classes meet on Sunday mornings from 8:50 to 9:45 am in the parish hall.

Confirmation Classes
Grade 10 Sunday, Oct. 20th 4:30 pm hall
Grade 9 Sunday, Oct. 14th 4:30 pm hall
Grade 10: Rock Masses will be celebrated at 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 20th. All parishioners are invited.

Protecting God’s Children - Virtus Program
All adults 18 years of age or older who volunteer at Saint Christine’s Parish in any ministry must attend the mandated child abuse prevention one time only training. Class will be offered at:
St. Christine’s - Thursday, October 24th 7 - 9 pm hall
Assumption - Monday, Oct. 28th 6:30 -8 :30 pm hall
Please contact the CCD office at 781-837-0088 to make arrangements to attend this class.

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

TRUNK OR TREAT
Sunday, October 27th 2 pm - 3 pm A Halloween celebration for the family!! Pull your car or truck into the back parking lot at St. Christine’s for set up at 1:30 pm and decorate it for Halloween. Bring the kids or yourself in costume and LOTS of candy to hand out. The kids will Trunk or Treat from car to car. There will be another designated parking lot for those who just want to come for treats. We ask you to bring a new pair of kid size pajamas (one per family) to be donated to Sowing Seeds. If you have any questions and if you can help in any way, contact Joanie Pozerski at quailrunskis@hotmail.com or you may call 617-529-6345. Come and join the fun !!!

CORI FORMS: IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all volunteers at St. Christine’s Parish to fill out an annual Cori Form. We will begin collecting Cori Forms for the new year effective July 2019 through June 2020. For your convenience, a staff member will be available in the foyer of the Church after all the Masses on the weekends of October 21st and October 28th
Please stop by with your Picture ID to fill out a form. You may also do one of the following: .
1. Take a Cori form home, fill it out and return it in person to the rectory with picture ID.
2. Mail a completed Cori Form to the rectory with a copy of your picture ID. Picture identification is a driver’s license, passport, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please note: Due to security, Cori forms are not available on our parish website.

BLESSING OF THE HANDS
Blessing of the Hands of the members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry will take place next Sunday, October 20th at the 11:30 am Mass. We invite all parishioners who have contributed their handiwork to this ministry, including those who knit at home, to join us as we receive this wonderful gift. For more information, please call Judith at 781-834-4681 or Maryellen at 781-834-3420.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds will present in concert “Divas” with a Twist” on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm at the Marshfield High School Auditorium. Divas with a Twist is a well known singing group consisting of 5 female vocalists. All proceeds will benefit Sowing Seeds to support the works of this volunteer interfaith organization. Tickets may be purchased at Marshfield Hills General Store, Mono Mono Boutiques and the Green Harbor Golf Course or online at sowingseedsofhopemarshfield.org

MEN'S GROUP
Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, October 19th with Mass at 8:00 am followed by a STUDY Meeting in the parish hall. We will talk about
our journey by looking at music. On YouTube at, please listen to the song: ‘Help Is On The Way’ which we will discuss at our meeting. There will be other pieces of music to listen to in the weeks ahead. For additional information, contact Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097.

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

REFLECTION: How can I strengthen my patience? How does faith help?

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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