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(Updated 11/3/2018)

Regular Mass Schedule

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

Confessions:
Wednesdays During Lent 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 4 to 4:45 PM (church)


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RECYCLE PAPER

Please help our parish by collecting your clean papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items. Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish.

   

St. Christine’s Grand Annual Collection

Goal:    $100,000
Total Received:    $69,400

Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

 

                Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint Vincent de Paul boxes are located at the doors of the church. Your donations assist those in need with food cards, utility bills, rent, medicine and more. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated. Thank you


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.

 

Book of Remembrance

On November 1st, our Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary for the month of November. You are invited to write the names of your deceased loved ones in the book. We ask our parishioners to remember all those who passed away in their prayers. This weekend the names of our recentlydeparted loved ones will be read at all the Masses.


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A Few Words from Father Steve

Dear Friends,

This weekend, we gather to celebrate Veterans Day. We give thanks for all the brave men and women who have served our country. We are a thankful nation. This month is a month filled with gratitude and thanks culminating with the feast of thanksgiving.

When you read the history of Thanksgiving, there was nothing economic in what happened on the original 1621 holiday. Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered to give thanks over a three-day period for a successful harvest. The Pilgrims were joined with about 90 of the Wampanoag tribe and also Chief Massasoit. The current holiday is based on that original gathering that Fall. As the celebration evolved every year, groups would gather to give thanks for a variety of reasons; thanks for the end of a drought, the end of a battle or a successful harvest.

The first national celebration of Thanksgiving was in 1777 with all thirteen colonies making November 26th a “day of public Thanksgiving and prayer,” per President George Washington. Still not many celebrated it as a national celebration. A woman named Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor and who also wrote, Mary had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme, had spent 40 years trying to make it an annual holiday. She thought that this holiday would give everyone hope and belief in the Constitution and in our Nation.

When our United States was involved in the Civil war, President Lincoln looked for ways to bring the nation together and he brought this discussion to Hale. In October 1863, Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation declaring the last Thursday in November (using Washington’s decree) to be a day of Thanksgiving and prayer. For the very first time, Thanksgiving was a national and annual holiday with its own date. And so it was like this for 75 years. Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 had received complaints from retailers that if Thanksgiving was too close to the end of November then it gave people less time to shop. Under pressure he did change the holiday to November 23 - the second to last Thursday.

Many questioned his right to move a holiday especially where there was so much at stake. School tests had to be rescheduled and traditions and vacations all were changed that year. Many refused so there were divisions in different states. After two years of this, Congress stepped in 1941 saying it would be the fourth Thursday in November. It was also concluded that spending was also the same no matter when Thanksgiving was. Economics of this holiday season has been around for a long time!

Love, Father Steve

VETERANS’ DAY PRAYER
Heavenly Father we thank you for America’s heroes who have served our country so faithfully. We honor all our Veterans for their sacrifice to our country and for their courage. Our country is a safer place because of their valor. We pray for those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. Bless them and their families and comfort them with the thankful prayers of a grateful nation. (Prospect Hill Co. )

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION - Goal: $100,000 Total Recieved: $70,400
If you have not yet made a contribution, Grand Annual envelopes are available at the doors of the Church. Your envelopes may be placed in the collection baskets or mailed directly to the rectory throughout the year. Each family is asked to contribute $350. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,655
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $10,355

Next weekend, there will be a second collection to assist
religious communities in providing retirement and health
care needs for the Retired Sisters in the Archdiocese of
Boston. Please take this opportunity to say thank you to
the Sisters who have served the Church in Boston so
generously for so many years.
Please write your checks payable to Saint Christine’s with
Retired Religious Sisters written on the memo line.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

There will be no CCD classes on Sunday and Monday, November 11th and 12th due the Veterans Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 13th.

Grade 9 Confirmation Classes will meet on Sunday, November 18th 4:30 pm

Grade 4 Blanket Mass: Saturday, November 17th at the 5:00 pm Mass

All Tuition Bills are now due. Please remit your payment to the CCD office as soon as possible.

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

BLANKET AND COAT COLLECTION
Next weekend, November 17th and 18th, we will have our Annual Blanket and Coat Collection for Project Care and Concern in Dorchester. The blankets and coats should be in new or very good condition. A truck will be available by the rectory to accept your donations before and after each Mass that weekend. Thank you.

ST. CHRISITINE'S MEN'S GROUP
The Men’s Group will meet on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 am for Mass followed by a discussion on: Our Faith through Art: The Sacraments. All men of the
parish are invited. For more information, please contact Norm Shacochis at 781-834-4097.

GIVING TREE
Trees will be placed in the foyer of the Church and parish hall on the weekend of November 24th and 25th. Please take a card or several cards and buy a gift for
someone in need during this holiday season. Requests are greater than ever and we truly appreciate your generosity and support of those in need.

ADVENT CANDLES AND PRAYER BOOKLETS
Advent Candles and Prayer Booklets will be available for purchase in the foyer of the church after all the Masses next weekend. Candle Sets are $5 each Prayer booklets are $1 each

NEW DAY BEREAVEMANTOPEN HOUSE - A Journey from Grief to Healing
Wednesday, November 14th 1 - 3 pm

ST. CHRISTINE'S SCRIPTURE STUDY
St. Christine’s Scripture Study of the Gospels of Saint Luke will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the children’s room. All parishioners are invited to come and
see what the Lord gave us in this scripture. For more information, please call Ed Casassa at 781-545-0881.

MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
Marshfield Food Pantry needs donations of food, soups, cranberry sauce, muffins and pie crusts, gravy and canned vegetables. Also needed are personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorants, detergents, diapers, razor and shaving cream and tooth brushes and tooth paste. You may bring your donations to the Food Pantry located at Library Plaza on Tuesday and Friday from 10 am to 12 noon. All monetary donations may be sent to P. O. Box 1097, Marshfield, MA. Thank you for your support.

Neighbor to Neighbor
Neighbor To Neighbor provides meals to people in all types of situations: financial hardship, death, illness or even a new baby! We need volunteers who can cook a meal, deliver meals, organize events or generally help with the program. If you know of a family in a situation where it is challenging to put a meal on the table, Neighbor to Neighbor wants to help. Please contact Jackie Walsh or Katie McAlpine for more information.

VOCATIONS : Vocation: We pray that God will continue to call us to serve our church as priests, sisters and brothers.

REFLECTION: How do you put your love of God and neighbor into action?

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.


Rosary for Recovery invites you to pray for the healing of those who suffer from addiction. Join us on Saturday, November 17th at 10 am at St. Ann’s Chapel in Marshfield to pray the rosary, listen to a speaker and enjoy light refreshments. All are most welcome.


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.

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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