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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.

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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 11/21/2020)

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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Church Calendar (On hold)
Activities & Events

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

CCD Schedules & Lessons
Confirmation Schedules/Lessons
Confirmation Sign Up Form
CCD Enrollment Form (20/21)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2019/2020)
Catholic Women Today & Tomorrow (19/20)
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
- Temperatures may be taken
- Name and phone number may be collected for
  contact tracking
- 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


Mass will be Celebrated at 8:30
in the Church
We hope to live streem
this Mass on Facebook


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.

 

Ways to Watch Mass

Click above to watch the latest recorded Mass on our website

Other Ways to Watch

Live Saturday
5pm Mass
Mass on YouTube
Recorded

Recorded

Marshfield Public Television Airing Times
11/30 - 8:30 PM |  12/1 - 7 AM  |  12/3 - 9 PM   |  12/4 - 11 AM
Verizon - Ch 34    |    Comcast Ch 13


~ 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,
We celebrate Thanksgiving this coming week and liturgically, this Sunday, we observe the Feast of Christ the King. But I write this column looking forward to the wonderful season of Advent which we begin in a few short weeks.

"The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.” writes Frederick Buechner in "Whistling in the Dark.”

Think of the pregnant pause that happens in a recital hall just before the curtain rises for a performance by an orchestra or the quiet of a field covered in new snow before any tracks disturb it. Remember the sense of anticipation and excitement one feels in that moment.

Advent calls us to stop the headlong rush to the stable at Bethlehem that seems to be the dominant preoccupation of our culture and live in that moment of anticipation and waiting. We are called to remember whom the one coming once again into our world really is. Yes, it is the Babe of Bethlehem, but it is also the King of Glory who comes to judge the world and this is the time to prepare a place for Him in our lives. Unfortunately, if we allow ourselves to be caught up totally in the carols and parties and gifts and other festivities of the season, we will not be ready.

In the Church, this season of waiting, preparing and watching is symbolized with solemnity and quiet joy. Our liturgical hangings and vestments are purple and we sing hymns pointing to the coming one while waiting until Christmas to sing the much beloved carols. We are called to look inward, to ask hard questions about just how ready we are for the coming of Christ, and to allow God to work in us to prepare us for his renewed presence in our lives.

Or the put it another way — anticipation — waiting, watching and preparing for the birth of the Christ child — can be just as important and life changing as the birth itself. It is a time to prepare not just our homes but to prepare ourselves as a home for the childof Bethlehem. So how do we take advantage of the opportunity?

WAIT
Make space in your life for silence -- time to be quiet in the midst of all the business and noise of the season -- time to listen to the voice of God calling us to know the real experience of love is not found in the cost of a present.

GIVE
Find time to give not just to friends and families but to give of yourself to someone in need -- donate a gift card for our Giving Tree, volunteer at a food pantry, visit a nursing home and ask God to help you see Christ in those you serve.

WATCH
Watch the world around you for the signs that God is acting even in unexpected ways in your life and in the lives of others you know. Ask God to open your eyes to see the world as the beloved creation and to serve it more faithfully.

As we do these things, God is faithful to bless us with a fruitful time of growth and quiet joy that blossoms into new life.

In order to help you and your family celebrate Advent well, Advent Candles and Prayer Booklets will be available for purchase at the side doors of the church after all the Masses this weekend. Candle Sets are $5 each and Prayer Booklets are $1 each.

My prayers for you and yours for a wonderful Advent.
With love, Father Steve

WATCH MASS ONLINE & ON TELEVISION
We are in the process of providing you with a number of way to enjoy Mass at St. Christine's from the comfort and safety of your home. Please bear with us as this is a work in progress. Check the website each week for updates.

Facebook: Currently we plan to Live Streem the Saturday Evening Mass on Facebook. If you are a member of St. Christine's Parish on Facebook you will be notified by Facebook when we go live (as long as you have notification turned on). Live Masses will always be available on the Facebook page as recordings.

YouTube: All live Masses will be uploaded to the St. Christine's YouTube site. Every recorded Mass will be available there.

Marshfield Public Television: Recorded Masses will also be aired on Marshfield Public Television. Here are the currently available times they will air.
11/22 - 7 AM  |  11/23 - 10:30 AM  |  11:24 - 11 AM on Verizon - Channel 34 and on Comcast - Channel 13

GRAND ANNUAL COLLECTION 2020
Our Grand Annual will take place from now through February 2021. As you may recall, we did not have a Grand Annual Collection in April due to the pandemic. This fund is necessary to balance our church budget. Grand Annual envelopes have been mailed to all our parishioners. Each family is asked to contribute $400 dollars. However, what one gives is your choice and no one should give beyond their means. Your envelope may be mailed or returned to the church or to the rectory anytime. You may also make a donation on-line either as a one time payment or over a period of time. I am so grateful to you. Thank you for your generosity and support of our parish. Father Steve

Last Weekend's Offertory Collection
Budgeted Goal: $9,800
Received: $4,550
On-Line Giving: $2,750
Total: $7,300
Defecit: $2,500
This weekend, there will be a second collection for the 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. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
          >> Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!!<<
 ~ Thanks to all our Online Giving subscribers. ~
~ Please Consider our Online Giving Program ~

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Grade 9 and 10 Food Pantry Drive
Big thanks to the Confirmation students and families. Over $480 and 3 carloads of food were brought to the Food Pantry on November 8th. The food filled 15 shopping carts. The Food Pantry administrators thank you all for your generosity. Well done!!

Giving Tree Collections
The Grades Pre-School-Five November lessons are available on-line at stchristinereled.com. St. Christine’s Religious Education Program will collect items for the Giving Tree in support of our senior citizens from now through December 7th.

Grade 1: Food cards
Grade 2: Games and puzzles for seniors: Sudoku, deck of cards, adult puzzles, coloring books & pencils.
Grade 3: Gifts for senior women; slippers, socks, tea, lap blankets, lotions, cocoa , hard candy
Grade 4: Books of stamps
Grade 5: Gifts for senior men; underwear, slippers, socks, hard candy, lap blankets, coffee, cocoa.

Please drop your gifts off in the parish hall. May God bless you for your kind and generous hearts.

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. View Class 2 Presentation

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.

CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY AND TOMORROW - ZOOM MEETING
Catholic Women Today and Tomorrow is planning a limited Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 3rd from 7 to 8 pm. We will participate in creating one “Thinking of You” card for Covid-19 patients at South Shore Hospital and one card for a very special person of your choice. Craft kits will be provided. We are limiting participants on Zoom to 20 women. Please contact Jean Dominick at 781-267-4511 or email mjsdmed@aol.com to reserve a place. In a effort to inspire camaraderie, please plan on sharing a blessing you are grateful for as a result of the restrictions of the virus. Hope to see you then

THE MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY
The Marshfield Food Pantry needs donations of food, soup, cranberry sauce, muffin and pie crust mixes, gravy 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 Library Plaza on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12 noon and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All monetary donations may be sent to
P. O. Box 1097, Marshfield, MA 02050. Thank you.

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 the hearts and minds of those called to serve the Lord as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers will be enriched in Christ.

REFLECTIONS: How can you make the effort to see the Lord in the faces of those in need?

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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