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Funeral Mass - Benjamin F. Appio

posted Nov 13, 2018, 12:17 PM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 12:18 PM ]

There will be a Funeral Mass for Benjamin F. Appio on Friday, November 16th at 11am in the Church.

Coat Drive for Lunch Break

posted Nov 9, 2018, 11:52 AM by Sarah Maris

Winter coat
Please donate gently used or new children's coats, men's coats and plus size women's coats for Lunch Break

You may also donate hats, gloves and scarves.  The coat drive will begin on November 12th and run through February.

Boxes will be clearly marked and located at the entrances of the Church and Religious Ed.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drive

posted Nov 9, 2018, 11:43 AM by Sarah Maris

Sharing Food
The Basic Needs Committee is looking for non-perishable food items that we will use to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for local families.  We are looking for canned fruit, vegetables, soup, gravy, cranberry, boxed stuffing and potatoes, pasta/sauce/macaroni and cheese, cake or brownie mixes, corn muffin mix, etc.

Boxes will be clearly marked and located at the entrances of the Church and Religious Ed.

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas - Sunday December 9th

posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:25 PM by Sarah Maris

A Long Standing Nativity Tradition 

St. Nicholas

The Nativity Women's Group and the Knights of Columbus are co-hosting:

We are all set to have St. Nick visit Nativity once again on December 9th at 10:30 am. There will be food, crafts, carols, visits with St. Nicholas and an impromptu Nativity Play starring YOUR CHILDREN! 

 Tickets are $7 per person, children under 3 free.

Questions?  Contact VBS@NativityChurchNJ.org

Nativity's Annual Tree Lighting Saturday December 1st

posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:15 PM by Sarah Maris

Christmas Tree lit upSave the Date!!!

Nativity's Annual Tree Lighting 

Saturday, December 1st Following the 4:30 Mass

Light it Up - A Tree of Hope and Joy

posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:10 PM by Sarah Maris

Nativity will be sponsoring our  "Light it Up - A Tree of Hope and Joy" Christmas tradition again this year.
Tree of Hope and Joy

Want to honor a special person in a unique way this Christmas season? What better way than to have a light shine in their honor on a beautiful new live tree for all to see as reminder of the good in people and the Hope and Joy of the season to come. 

People are invited to sponsor a light in memory of someone deceased or in honor of a living person. The project requests a contribution of $ 6 per light. All of the names will be inscribed in the " Light it Up - A Tree of Hope and Joy " book, which will be on display. Each donor receives a card of acknowledgement. The Tree will be lit on Saturday, December 1st after the 4:30 pm mass, with music and refreshments and will remain lit through the Christmas season. 

Deadline to reserve a light will be Dec. 21st. 

For more information please contact Sue at 732-741-1714 x20 or sueh@nativitychurchnj.org 

Advent Wreath Making: Family Christmas Event

posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:01 PM by Sarah Maris

Advent Wreath

Bring the whole family to create your own Advent wreath and learn about the tradition. 

Music provided by our very own parishioners 

Share in some fellowship and Refreshments! 

Sunday Dec 2nd
2 sessions immediately after the 9:30 and 11:30 am masses

$30 per family
includes wreath with fresh greens, supplies, refreshments and music

Limited supply, register early! 

Please email any questions to jessohagen@yahoo.com

Support our Troops through the Eagles Up campaign

posted Oct 3, 2018, 3:25 PM by Sarah Maris

Your donations to the Eagles Up campaign supported by the Basic Needs Committee are appreciated by our troops. See letter below:

To Our Friends,

Your patriotism, friendship and support are widely recognized and appreciated.

We received several care packages in the mail. They have been distributed to the Company Office and the Chaplin’s office.

I personally watched Marines pillage and plunder through the boxes like kids at Christmas. The joy of receiving any gift is priceless.

I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as I’m sure you are for us.

I only wish that someday I can share the gifts of support to others as you have shared your support for us.

Compassion and giving of gifts, the act of giving spreads happiness and gratitude throughout the ranks.

Thank you,
Major USMC


Proud to support our Troops!

Renew Fall Season

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:14 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 11:14 AM ]

   Please consider joining a small faith-sharing group.  The groups will meet once a week for 6 weeks starting the week of 10/8.  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. 


posted Jun 22, 2018, 9:48 AM by The Church of the Nativity

Proud to Support Our Troops
Your Basic Needs Committee is partnering with EAGLES UP! a support group that serves, supports and assists our military personnel, our wounded, our fallen soldiers and all of their families. 

Basic Needs will collect and forward supplies to EAGLES UP! for shipment as well as contribute to the cost of mailing.  Collected items are mailed directly to the troops and shared among many military personnel.   

Let's HELP OUR TROOPS and let them know that NATIVITY CARES and appreciates their service. 

Collection boxes are located at the entrances to the Church along with a list of items requested.
    Most requested items include:
    • Beef jerky             
    • Crunch & Munch
    • Nuts-any kind       
    • Cookies-any kind
    • Life savers                                
    • Chips, Doritos etc.
    • Protein & granola bars           
    • Microwave snacks
    • Popcorn-kettle corn               
    • Licorice
    • Dried fruit snacks                    
    • Rice Krispie Treats
    • Sunflower seeds                     
    • Tic-Tacs
    • Pumpkin seeds                        
    • Trail mix
    • Peanut butter

    • Gum
    • Sunscreen      
    • Socks
    • Moisturizer                              
    • Shave cream
    • Razors                      
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Bug spray/wipes                     
    • Chap stick    
    • Baby wipes
    • Shampoo conditioner            
    • Q-tips
    • Batteries                                   
    • Mouthwash
    • Powdered drink mixes         
    Over the counter medications:
    • Hydrocortisone cream      
    • Neosporin 
    • Gold Bond PowdeFoot Powder      r 

    • Cold, cough & flu relief
    • Imodium
    • Dayquil. Nyquil
    • Lactaid pills
    • Tylenol cold
    • Allergy relief
    • Aspirin, 
    • Ibuprofen
    • Motrin
    • Gas X
    • Zantac
    • Pepcid

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