~ Bulletin, Info & Events ~
What's Happening at Saint Christine's?

Forgot to get a bulletin this week? Don't worry, you can read it online just click the Weekly Bulletin image below for the complete bulletin. We have also listed a number of highlighted bulletin announcements below for your convenience.

Do you know when you're serving on the altar next? Current ministry schedules can be found in the Schedules area.

Are you new to the parish?
Complete a Parish Registration Form, Find out when your child's CCD classes will be or what activities we have planned. It's all here.

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(Updated 10/24/2020)

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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Bulletin with Guidelines for
Attending Mass

 
Activities, Events & Schedules

Church Calendar (On hold)
Activities & Events

Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Webmaster

Schedules & Forms
Euch Ministers (On Hold)
Lectors (Fall 2020))
Altar Servers (On Hold)

CCD Schedules (Schedules Added)
Confirmation Schedules
Confirmation Sign Up Form
CCD Enrollment Form (20/21)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2019/2020)
Catholic Women Today & Tomorrow (19/20)
Men's Group (2020)
Contact the Webmaster
 

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.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS ENDING

Daylight Saving Time ends next weekend. Please remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour next Sunday, November 1st.
(or to be safe, Saturday night)


~ 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,
This past week, I was honored to pray at the Town Meeting and to bless our town leadership. I am so grateful for the leadership that so many have demonstrated during these difficult days, so I share my prayer with you as I offer to you my overflowing grateful heart for your compassion, dedication and boundless love for our parish, our community, our town, our nation and for each other as individuals.

Lots of Love to you,
Father Steve

Our Loving God, we are blessed to be here in the Town of Marshfield, Massachusetts. Our citizens are second to none. The best part of serving this community is the people. No matter where we go, what we hear constantly is the wonderful love our residents have for our community. We have watched as our citizens come together for those in need no matter the circumstances, always stepping up to the plate. We are a community of patriotism and compassion, and in today’s world, both are vital to
keep on the forefront for all generations to come. As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, we thank you for making our Small Town America the absolute best hometown positively shining throughout the South Shore.

This Autumn Season is one of the most defined times to reflect on the blessings in our lives. As we reflect about the many blessings in our collective lives, one constant is always the dedicated men and women, who are our local town officials, who guide our town in whatever waters we see ourselves at any given time. The last year has been one of the most challenging years of our lives. The challenges of COVID-19 are no easy feat; they take time, change, support, and much patience. Sometimes, the severity of the challenges our town was facing and continue to face appear to be overwhelming. However, critical and irreplaceable factors to these challenges are the incredible individuals who are our town leadership. These men and women committed to the process, and because of their commitment and diligence, we are a better town today than we have ever been. The two words, thanks and giving, go hand in hand when we think of the men and women who serve our community every day. They give of themselves every single day by providing the best possible service to our citizens. Let us never forget the challenges we have overcome, and keep us fervent to place measures to continue evolving as we strive to be the best we can be. Although 2020 has brought various challenges, it has been a great year in the Town of Marshfield, due to our town leadership. We ask that you bless this coming year’s town leadership, as they continue to successfully progress over the coming year through numerous financial challenges and accomplishments, achievements of economic development, infrastructure improvements, and further enhancements in our quality of life and place. It has taken a village for us to be as successful as we are today and our village definitely includes our town’s workforce team that continually strives for the Town of Marshfield to be the best.

During these days as we face COVID-19, we are grateful for our First Responders and Medical Professionals, and everyone else who contributes to the public safety, health, and wellbeing of our community and our active-duty military service members, abroad and at home, for always being, ready, willing, and able to serve our country. Every single one of these professions and so many others work together and apart to nobly serve and protect our citizens. Lord, thank you for their dedication.

We are blessed here in the Town of Marshfield, in our safe and family-friendly community, a place of friendship, honesty, prayers, and support. As we keep our faith, family, and friends close to our hearts, may we always remember to pray to You for each other and lift up those who need it most during this upcoming holiday season.

We ask all this in Your Name. AMEN

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Our Book of Remembrance will be placed in the sanctuary next weekend 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 have passed away in their prayers. May they rest in peace with the Lord. Next weekend, October 31st/November 1st, the names of our recently departed loved ones will be read at all the Masses.

THANK YOU!!!
We would like to extend our gratitude for the gracious feedback regarding the Zoom Prayer meetings and Family Lessons. Each family should have received an email and call from their child’s teacher inviting them to a Zoom call twice a month. Please call the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 if have not received a Zoom invitation. Also please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the Family Lessons. We will continue to collect baby items for Bethesda House for pregnant women and their babies for the month of October. You can drop off your donations in the parish hall. Donations needed are diapers, wipes, hand sanitizers, and soaps. Thank you for your generosity.

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $4,379
On-Line Giving: $2,750
Total: $7,129
Defecit: $2,671
You gave $585 in the second collection for the support of the World Missions.
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

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.

Grade 9 - Confirmation Registration
If you have a ninth grader in Public High School or Catholic/Private High School this Fall and would like them to attend our 2020/2021 Confirmation Program, please log onto our website at saintchristines.org. Click on Youth Ministry/CCD and look for our Confirmation Program Form. Fill out the form and submit it. Please contact the CCD Office at 781-834-6003 x 23 if you have any questions or concerns.

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

GIVING TREE 2020 GIFT CARD COLLECTIONS
In order to ensure the well being of our volunteers and the over 100 Marshfield families in need who will receive help this Christmas, the Giving Tree Committee will collect Gift Cards and monetary donations beginning on Saturday, October 31st through Sunday, November 29th.
The distribution of Gift Cards to families will take place on Friday, December 4th.

How You Can Help

  1. Mail your gift card or monetary donation to Saint Christine’s Church at 1295 Main Street, Marshfield, MA 02050.
  2. Drop your Gift Card or monetary donation into the designated basket in the foyer of the church beginning Saturday, October 31st
  3. Call Cindy Leahy at 617-592-5047 for a contactless home pick up.
Suggested are Gift Cards from Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Ocean State, Marshalls, and CVS.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

THE MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY - NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBOR
Many of us are struggling with the uncertainty of these times. The Marshfield Food Pantry is here to help lighten the load. All Marshfield residents are welcome to visit the Food Pantry once a month and receive a week’s worth of groceries. The Food Pantry has shifted to curbside pickup for a safe, convenient and confidential visit. Stop by on Tuesday or Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 12 noon or Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 1837 Ocean Street behind Ventress Library. For more information, visit www.marshfieldfoodpantry.org. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Food Pantry, please mail it to P. O. Box 1097, Marshfield MA 02050. Thank you for your support,
The Food Pantry currently needs donations of food, soups, cranberry sauce, muffins and pie crusts, gravy and canned vegetables. See bulletin for more.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds welcomes donations of newer jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves and warm clothing for men, women and children in all sizes. Also needed are baby wipes, and diapers for babies, toddlers and adults. The Clothing Bank located on the corner of Route 139 and School Street is open on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon to distribute and receive donations. Thank you for your help.

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

REFLECTIONS: How can your love of God and your neighbor be a model for others?

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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