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2018 VBS is Full

posted Mar 20, 2018, 1:48 PM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 7:50 AM by Carolyn McCarthy ]

Vacation Bible School Shipwrecked Logo
Our 28th annual VBS is, “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,”  is now full and no more registrations will be taken.

Vacation Bible School Student Volunteers are still needed
No fee required for student volunteers.

Question? Contact: VBS@NativityChurchNJ.org

Inclement Weather Information

posted Mar 6, 2018, 12:23 PM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Mar 6, 2018, 12:23 PM ]

In case of Inclement Weather, please call Nativity Church at 732-741-1714 & press number 9 for updated Church Closing Information.  Thank you & stay safe.

Lenten Crosses

posted Feb 13, 2018, 7:26 PM by The Church of the Nativity

Lenten Crosses
Nativity’s Way of Changing Hearts of Stone to Loving Hearts

Take notice of the “Stones on the Crosses” at each entrance to the House of the Church. Each word on each stone reminds us that we must be striving NOT to be like these words, but to become more like the word on the OTHER SIDE of each stone- the LOVING HEART side. During this Lenten season, each time you come into the House of the Church and resolve to turn your heart into a loving heart, TURN OVER a stone and display the HEART. By the time EASTER arrives, we should see each cross covered with hearts – a display of the love that exists in our Nativity family.

Nativity Womens Group Annual Plant Sale March 24-25

posted Feb 10, 2018, 8:00 AM by Sarah Maris

Nativity Womens Group Annual Plant Sale on Palm Sunday Weekend
March 24 and 25

Flower sale

Great selection of beautiful plants from hydrangeas to palm crosses fresh from the farm at great prices!
Plants will be available for purchase at all Masses.
Cash or Checks Only
Thank you for your support!

Cold and Flu Season

posted Jan 18, 2018, 12:41 PM by Sue Hodgkiss

A few have asked about any changes to our liturgical practices during the season when colds or influenza virus are most prevalent, and so I offer this advice to parishioners, which has been reviewed with our Diocese. First and foremost: if you are feeling sick, and especially if you have active symptoms of influenza, you should not come to church. With such symptoms, it is impossible for you not to share the virus, as it is airborne and every breath and cough propels this into the air. There is no sinfulness in missing Mass when you are sick, and you should never put others at intentional risk of illness when you know you are sick.

If you are dealing with the common cold, and your symptoms are mild (or your doctor tells you that any antibiotics have gotten you past any infectious period), then you are welcome in our church. However, as a courtesy, I ask that you not receive the Precious Blood from the common Communion Cups, that you should refrain from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace, and avoid using the Holy Water fonts. While the far greater cause of sharing your germs is simply breathing in close proximity to one another, there can be an increased risk of sharing your cold through the shared cup or hand shake. Your fellow parishioners will understand, and will thank you for your consideration. For the sake of our ministers distributing Holy Communion, I would further recommend that if you have a cold, please receive the host in your hand, not on your tongue, to minimize any risk of infection to those ministers.

For everyone else, please use your own best judgment; if you have concerns about catching something from a neighbor in the pews, feel free to refrain from offering any sign of peace beyond a nod or a word – no physical touching is necessary, nor required at any time of year. Please do not take offense if your neighbor chooses to be cautious; “judge not, lest ye be judged” can be found right in the Bible!

Renew Spring Season February 11th - March 23rd

posted Jan 10, 2018, 9:14 AM by Sarah Maris

Please consider joining a small faith-sharing group. The groups will meet once a week for 6 weeks staring the week of February 11th.

Renew groups generally involve 5 to 10 people. Faith sharing is not discussion, nor problem solving, nor scripture study. Each person shares at the level where he or she feels comfortable. The groups can choose from a variety of topics and meeting formats. All are welcome.

We share our faith to help each other see God in our lives.

“Only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” (Pope Benedict 16th)

Please contact Tom Babcock at 732-530-9282 if you have any questions or would like to sign up for a group.

Save the date for REBOOT! 4-11-18

posted Nov 11, 2017, 5:13 AM by Sarah Maris



With internationally renowned speaker and author,
Chris Stefanick
Reboot! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more!
There is no part of your life that will be left untouched!

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018   7:00 – 9:30PM
St. Leo the Great, Lincroft
Keep watching the bulletin for all the details!
To register, go to www.RealLifeCatholic.com 
– or –
Contact Annie DiDomenico, at 732-539-2038


Meals for Lunch Break

posted Oct 11, 2017, 1:18 PM by The Church of the Nativity

We invite all Parishioners to come together as Nativity prepares and serves a Monthly Dinner at Lunch Break in Red Bank 

Feed the Body, Nourish the Soul

Join us as our parishioners cook and serve dinner the 3rd Friday of every month to approximately 150 people at Lunch Break in Red Bank.


  • COOKING: Every 3rd Thursday of the month we will meet in the Nativity Parish Hall to prep and cook from 8:30-10:30AM. 

  • SERVING: Every 3rd Friday we will be in need of volunteers to meet at Lunch Break from 5pm-7:30pm to serve and/or clean up. 

This is an ONGOING, monthly Community Outreach Ministry, so the more volunteers involved the less of a commitment each person will have to make. No cooking or serving experience necessary! 


Any questions, please contact one of the ministry chairs: Kathy Ramirez (Kramirez123@gmail.com )  
Linda Gesell (732-758-8012) or (LHD121@hotmail.com), Mary Haynes (MMHaynes@comcast.net)

New Emergency number

posted Aug 26, 2017, 9:20 AM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 9:20 AM ]

Anointing of the sick oil
Any family member facing a health crisis is encouraged to arrange for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick as soon as possible. While local hospital chaplains are happy to assist while in the hospital, Father Jim is also happy to visit you in Riverview Hospital or at your home.

For non-emergency visits, please call the parish office (732) 741-1714 and the secretaries can schedule the visit at your convenience.

In cases of emergency, please call the parish office during normal working hours, or call our emergency number outside of office hours, (732) 784-3127 to be connected with a priest.

Basic Needs Food Baskets

posted Apr 17, 2017, 11:13 AM by Sarah Maris

Volunteers from Basic Needs put together food baskets for 28 families right before Easter.  Thank you to all who donated food and helped with the baskets and delivery

Basic Need Food Baskets
Basic Need Food Baskets
Basic Need Food Baskets
Basic Need Food Baskets

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