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(Updated 8/12/17)

SUMMER  Mass Schedule in Effect

St. Christine's

Weekdays: 9:00 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 & 11:00 (* May - Sept)
* 9:00 AM Sunday Mass stops July 1/2 for July/Aug

St. Thresea's Chapel
Opens July 1 & 2 - Masses 8:30 & 10:00

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


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Please help our parish by collecting your papers, newspapers, catalogs, old mail, fliers, envelopes and other paper items.

Please note that no cardboard, plastics and metals can be accepted.

Deposit your papers in the recycling bin in the parking lot and help us to save the environment while supporting your parish. Thank You!

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society assist those who are struggling and donations are desperately needed. lease place your donations in the Saint Vincent de Paul boxes located at the doors of the Church and Chapel. Thank you for you help.

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.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE

St. Christine’s
Masses: Monday through Friday - 9:00 am | Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am and 11:00 am

No 9AM Mass on Sundays at
Saint Christine’s for July & Aug.


St. Theresa’s Chapel will open on Sunday, July 2nd with
Masses celebrated at 8:30 am & 10 am


~ Highlighted Parish News ~
(If you don't see what you're looking for in the highlights below please check the complete bulletin )

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

While reflecting on today’s Gospel, I imagined myself in a boat. The storm was raging and the wind was howling. It was pitch black. I was scared to death and I heard a voice: “Come to me - get out of the boat and come to me.” And my response was: “Wait a minute! You know I can’t swim and you want me to get out of the boat? I don’t think so.” It would take great trust and courage to get me out of that boat.

This Gospel provides us with a great lesson. Like the Apostles in that boat, we too have embarked on a voyage. It is the voyage of life. Sometimes our boat makes good progress. At other times, it runs into strong head winds and heavy seas: like being diagnosed with a terminal illness, suffering mental anguish over a family problem, the times when we don’t feel good about ourselves and don’t see our goodness or usefulness, the frantic pace of life, the moments when we get so angry at God because of the sudden death of someone we love.

Life can be so difficult with its crosses, responsibilities and pressures. And yet when we are on that boat, if we focus for a moment and make time to listen to our heart, we will hear Jesus say: “Come to me. I am here. Don’t be afraid. Life is hard. I know it. I lived it too but I am with you. You and I have to trust and that is difficult to do sometimes. We have to be unafraid to get out of the boat and walk into God’s arms.

Someone once said: “ Life by the yard is hard but by the inch...it is a cinch.” There is much wisdom in those words. We need to live in the present moment, trusting that when the storms of life besiege us, we can cry out “Lord save me” and God will because God, our lifeguard, walks on water.

God bless you. Father Tom

WELCOME TO SAINT CHRISTINE'S!
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 enjoyable, safe and pleasant summer.

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION
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 $350. 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. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

GOAL: $100,000     RECEIVED: $92,900

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $7,180
Online Giving: $2,740
Total: $9,920

You gave $ 1,782 n the second collection for Catholic
Communications which provides emergency relief for people around the world. Thank you for your generosity.

St. Theresa’s Chapel: There will be a second collection
at the Chapel to help defer the cost of maintenance.
Thank you for your generous support of our parish.

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

Teachers Needed
Teachers’ Needed: We are currently seeking teachers for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year. You do not need to be an experienced teacher. Please consider sharing your faith and time with the children of Saint Christine’s Parish. Help us to continue to spread the Good News. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Contact the CCD Office at 781-837-0088 if you can help and thank you for considering this important ministry.

All classes meet from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.
Grade 1 - 1 teacher - Tuesday & 1 teacher - Wednesday
Grade 3 - 2 teachers - Wednesday
Grade 5 - 1 teachers - Monday & 2 teachers - Wednesday

Middle School classes:
Grade 6 - 3 teachers - Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 7 - 3 teachers - Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Grade 8 - 3 teachers - Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Looking Ahead - Upcoming Teachers’ Meetings
Coordinators Monday, Aug. 28 7:30 pm rectory
Grades 6 - 7- 8 Monday, Aug. 28 7:00 pm hall
New Teachers Wednesday, Aug. 30 7:30 pm hall
Grades 9 & 10 Wednesday, Sept. 6 7:00 pm Kathy’s
Pre-School - Gr. 5 Thursday, Sept. 7 7:30 pm hall

Pre-School, Kindergarten and
Grade 1 - 2017-2018 Registration is now underway. For those children not baptized at St. Christine’s Parish, 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.

Pre-School & Kindergarten classes meet on Sunday mornings at 8:45 am.
Grade 2 classes meet on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 pm.
Grade 1-3-4-5 classes meet on Sunday from 10 to 11 am
and Monday through Wednesday from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.

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

ALTAR SERVERS
Altar Servers hold a privileged place in our liturgical celebrations. Saint Christine’s needs children in fourth grade and older who would like to minister to our parish as Altar Servers. Training will take place in the fall. If your child would like to be a part in the very important ministry, please call Susie McCarthy at 781-837-0088.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY
If you feel called to become a Eucharistic Minister and would like more information about this ministry, please call Mary Doolan at the rectory at 781-834-6003 x21.

ST. CHRISTINE'S SUMMER BOOK GROUP
St. Christine’s Summer Book Group will meet on Thursdays August 24th at 7:30 pm in the children’s room to discuss
Vesper Time by Frank T. Cunningham

RCIA : Rite of Christian Initiation
Do you know someone who would like to become a Catholic or wants to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation to complete the process of Christian
initiation? RCIA classes will begin in fall. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or want more information or have questions, please call Ken
McCarthy at Holy Family Parish at 781-549-4620 or Jeanne Cregan at 781-934-5055 x 114. Please spread the word to anyone who has expressed interest in the Catholic Church.

SOWING SEEDS
Sowing Seeds would like to help Marshfield children in need get off to a good start in school with new backpacks and thermal lunch bags. Needed to fill the backpacks are pens, pencils, crayons and markers as well as scissors, lined index cards and 1” and 1.5” binders with filler paper. Always welcome are gift cards to local supermarkets, pharmacies and clothing stores such as Marshalls, Payless, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart. Donations may be dropped off at the Clothing Bank on the corner of Route 139 and School Street on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon. Thank you for your help.

MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
Marshfield Food Pantry needs donations of food, fresh garden produce, soup and canned vegetables. Also needed are personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorants, detergents, diapers, razors, and shaving cream. You may bring your donations to the Food Pantry at their new location at Library Plaza on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12 noon and Wednesday evening from 7:00 8:00 pm. Monetary donations for the Food Pantry may be sent to P. O. Box 1097, Marshfield, MA 02050. Thank you.

Rosary4Recovery (Addictions) - St. Ann by the Sea Church - August 19th at 10:00 am in the side Chapel

VOCATIONS: We pray that families strive to make their homes places where children can hear God call them by name.

REFLECTION: When, if ever, has your fear overcome your faith?

BULLETIN: 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.

FACEBOOK!
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.

CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER
Now that it's getting darker, once again 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 cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed to avoid an accident.

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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