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Funeral Mass - John D. Shinnick

posted May 22, 2018, 11:38 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated May 22, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

There will be a Funeral Mass for John D. Shinnick on Friday, May 25th at 11:30am in the Church.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, 5/24 from 4-8pm at John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank.

Funeral Mass - Anthony J. DeMarco

posted May 21, 2018, 12:19 PM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated May 21, 2018, 12:19 PM ]

There will be a Funeral Mass for Anthony J. DeMarco on Friday, May 25th at 10am in the Chapel.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, 5/24 from 5-8pm at The Pfleger Funeral Home in Middletown.

Funeral Mass - Muriel L. Mattone

posted May 15, 2018, 11:17 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated May 15, 2018, 11:17 AM ]

There will be a Funeral Mass for Muriel L. Mattone on Wednesday, May 30th at 10am in the church.

Baby Shower for Birthright - now thru Mother's Day

posted Apr 21, 2018, 2:40 PM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Apr 21, 2018, 2:41 PM ]

Newborn and mother

We are collecting:

Diapers Newborn to Size 3


Diaper Bags

New Clothing up to 18 months


*Collection boxes will be at all entrances of the church until Mother’s Day*

From the Birthright of Red Bank website:

Birthright of Greater Red Bank, an organization of trained volunteers, has been assisting pregnant women in Monmouth County since 1978. Our help is free, confidential and non-judgmental. Because we are volunteers, and our funds come entirely from private donations, our services are not limited in any way. We can respond to each woman's needs as they are presented.

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. However, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy.

Sponsored by the Nativity Women’s Group and Respect Life Committee

Contact Mary Goepfert @ gregandmarygep@aol.com  

Thank you from the Nativity Women's Group

posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:39 PM by The Church of the Nativity

Spring plants
The Nativity Women’s Group would like to thank the Nativity parishioners for supporting the annual Plant Sale.

Thank you for supporting the Easter Food Baskets

posted Apr 7, 2018, 6:30 PM by Sarah Maris

Food Basket
Thank you to the Nativity community for your support in filling our Easter Food Baskets.  Through your generosity we were able to provide Easter dinner to 34 families.  Even though we have completed this project we do continue to support St. Anthony’s in Red Bank, Christ the King in Long Branch and other local families who may be in need.  You may drop off non-perishable items to the boxes located by the Religious Education doors, the back of the Church and by the side doors of the Church.  Suggested items are pasta, sauce, rice, canned beans, vegetables, fruit, cereal, soups, coffee, tea, macaroni and cheese, etc. If you know of someone in need you may contact Basic Needs at: 732-741-1714 EXT. 44.  All information will be kept confidential.

Thank you again!   

Jo Heath and Amanda Stevens


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.

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!

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)

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