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St. Christine's Church
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Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:30 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Euch Ministers (9/2)
Altar Servers (7/21)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (2017/18 Schedule)
Boys CYO Basketball
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!
PUMPKINS TO CARVE
Pumpkins have been placed on the windowsills of the church. You are invited to take one home with you, carve it and return the pumpkin to the church windowsills before the 5:00 pm Mass next Saturday, October 28th.
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Highlighted Parish News ~
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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
Today’s Gospel contains a crucial message for you and me. Jesus makes it clear that we possess dual citizenship. We are citizens of earth and heaven and we have responsibilities towards both worlds...toward God and Caesar.
The Gospel reminds us that we are to be good citizens. We are to vote, pay our taxes, obey the law and work in our community for the betterment of all. The Gospel also makes it clear that in being good citizens we are to live our faith and be true to God and the commandments. We cannot separate our faith beliefs from whom we are as citizens. We are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It is WE who must make informed, conscientious decisions as we render to God what is God’s and to Caesar what is Caesar’s. We cannot compromise our obligation to God.
So, what is God’s? Jesus gave His life to answer that question. He gave us the rule when He said: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. That is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it. “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus reminds us that we cannot fulfill the first if we are not living the second. Loving God and not loving your neighbor is a contradiction.
Jesus has given us the pattern to follow as we live in our world. We are to honor God by loving the commandments. We are to respect the sacredness of life and protect life in all stages. We are to be the defenders of human dignity. We are to speak our for the poor, the abused, and the victims of war and injustice. We are to open our hearts and minds to all victims of prejudice and discrimination.
Jesus devoted His entire ministry to show us by example how to live the great commandment given to us by God. Let us pray that when we see conflict between God and Caesar, we choose to fulfill our obligation to God.
God bless you.................... Father Tom
Lectors: Your new 2018 Lector workbooks are now available in the sacristy. Please stop by and take yours home with you. Thank you.
Altar Servers: Your new schedule is now available in the sacristy. A new list of Altar Server’s phone and e-mail addresses is also in the sacristy.
GOAL: $100,000 RECEIVED: $99,500
Click on the Weekly Bulletin link above to read all CCD Announcements.
ST. CHRISTINE'S MEN'S
CATHOLIC WOMEN TODAY
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St. Christine’s Book
Christmas Craft Fair
VOCATIONS: We pray that parents will realize their responsibility to be an example of faith for their children.
REFLECTION: How does the garment of Christ fit you today?
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.
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
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
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.