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Parish Covid-19 Procedures for Masses and other Liturgies

posted May 28, 2021, 5:26 AM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Jun 1, 2021, 7:54 PM by Sarah Maris ]

Please find in the attached document 
New Parish Covid-a9 Procedures for Masses and other Liturgies 

VBS Summer 2021

posted Apr 27, 2021, 11:36 AM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Apr 27, 2021, 11:38 AM ]

Greetings, VBS Family!

We are so excited to announce that The Church of the Nativity will be holding

VBS 2021 the week of August 16-20  from 9am to 11:30am 4 years thru 5th grade.  All activities will be outdoors.  We will have a MAIN STAGE where station leaders will rotate through with exciting activities.  As usual there will be Bible Stories, Music, Science, Games and snacks.  Everything will be prepackaged and ready for your family’s crew which will have a spot in the grove socially distanced from other family crews.

 

Government and Diocesan Covid-19 compliance will be maintained for the safety of all participants and staff.  In order to minimize interaction, we will meet outside as we have for outdoor Masses in the Grove and will also utilize the parking lot.  We will not be mixing the crews.  In order to make this work we will need an adult or high school student from each family to remain with the children that make up their own “Family Crew.”  AND as with all of our other activities there will be a mask policy for EVERYONE except during snack time.  We understand that you may choose to interact with other families on your own time but while we are on church grounds, we have to follow the public safety rules as put out by the Diocese so we will not be able to mix families. This is NOT a drop off program. 

The adult/teen leader in each family crew does not have to pay for participation.

Would you like to receive a VBS kit for home instead?  Let us know!

There will be very limited High School student volunteers outside of family crews but only to gather materials, assist with station rotations, and set up, not for crew leadership. 

If you were signed up last year that means you get preference for this year’s VBS. 

Participation fee is only required for each child 4 years - 5th grade.  Reply to SueH@NativityChurchNJ.org with any questions. 

Summer PARISH OFFICE HOURS

posted Apr 19, 2021, 7:34 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Jun 1, 2021, 7:31 AM ]

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:

 

Monday thru Friday:

(in person)

8:30am – Noon

 

Administrative Staff working from home & available by phone or email, from 8:30am to Noon (M-F), 

and 1-3pm (M-Th).  


Living Last Supper

posted Mar 27, 2021, 12:41 PM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Mar 27, 2021, 1:05 PM ]

We are happy to celebrate the work of the cast and musicians in the Living Last Supper. Preformed in our parish for the past decade or so during the beginning of Holy Week, it was missed last year due to the pandemic, and we made sure we did not miss a second year by creating a video version, with music preformed by our owen parish Contemporary Music Ensemble.  

Enjoy this 46 -minute video as part of our Holy Week!!!



Stay Connected with the Parish

posted Jun 4, 2020, 12:23 PM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Oct 27, 2020, 8:00 AM by Sarah Maris ]

Keep connected to the parish by receiving information and updates directly to your email !!! Its quick and easy to add your email to our list
Click on link
https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/1LnDq8i

Or you can text NATIVITYNJ to 22828

Any questions please call Sue H at 732 741 1714 x20

(Cleaning) St. Martha’s Ministry!

posted Jun 4, 2020, 12:21 PM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Jun 1, 2021, 7:28 AM by Carolyn McCarthy ]

Dear Nativity Parishioner,

We need your help!  We have a vital Ministry at Nativity called the “St. Martha Ministry.”  This Ministry sanitizes the Church after Masses, Prayer, Funerals and Weddings.  We have several amazing volunteers now, but need more to continue to keep the Parish open and operating.

Volunteers are needed for:

·       Monday through Saturday Morning at 8:30am (after 8am Mass)

·       Monday through Friday at 4pm (after daily Prayer)

·       Saturday at 5:30pm (after the 4:30pm Mass)

·       Sunday at 8:30am (after 7:30am Mass), 10:30am (after 9:30am Mass) & 12:30 (after 11:30am Mass)

·       Funerals / Weddings as Announced

Volunteers can sign-up for consecutive dates / times (i.e. every Tuesday at 4pm) or for a single date / time.  We need a minimum of 2 people to sign-up for any given date / time slot to keep that event open, with a maximum of 6 people.  Sanitizing typically takes ~15 minutes, especially if we have a few volunteers.  Any volunteer under 18 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at: CarolynM@NativityChurchNJ.org if you have any questions or want to join this important Ministry!

Thank you & God Bless you,

Carolyn

Parish Secretary


 

Saint Martha, pray for us that we might serve Jesus better. Help us to overcome our distractions and worries to listen to his words and be present to him this day. 

facebook link

posted May 17, 2020, 4:06 PM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Dec 9, 2020, 6:45 PM by Sarah Maris ]

Click on the words "Facebook Link" once tab opens click on yellow Link

Facebook icon
https://www.facebook.com/The-Church-of-the-Nativity-458535774167612/ 

Follow along with Mass :  Mass Prayers and Responses

Private Prayer

posted May 13, 2020, 5:41 AM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Jun 1, 2021, 7:29 AM by Carolyn McCarthy ]


The main church will be open for private prayer, from 12:15pm until 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Maximum occupancy: 10 persons.

Face masks MUST BE WORN.  Maintain social distancing.

Parish Giving Online

posted Mar 30, 2020, 7:56 AM by Sue Hodgkiss   [ updated Apr 24, 2020, 10:52 AM ]

Thank you to all those who have continued to financially support us, and even though our building maybe closed temporarily, we continue to pray together and administer to the needs of our parishioners and community families in need.    The Church of the Nativity has  an online giving system in place for those who wish to participate.  Its quick, easy and secure.   You can log onto www.parishgiving.org   or click on the link
https://www.parishgiving.org/index to set up an account.   You will have 24/7 access for 1 time or automatic reoccurring contributions.  If you need any assistance in setting up an account or navigating the website please contact Sue H at 732-741-1714 x20  or email sueh@nativitychurchnj.org  .  Click on the link for a short video tutioral to help with creating an account. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQQ23eTtIfA&feature=youtu.be


Spiritual Communion Prayer During our Time of Isolation

posted Mar 29, 2020, 11:26 AM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 3:19 PM ]

Behold the Lamb of God

My Jesus, 

I believe that You
are present, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament,
and take comfort in turning to you.

In these days of isolation and quarantine, I miss so much the chance to receive you in Holy Communion, and to be united with my sisters and brothers in person.

My deepest desire is to receive You into my soul, to be nourished by You, the Bread of Life.  Since I cannot while in isolation receive you physically, I ask that You fill my heart with Your presence and love.

Protect me from harm, and never allow me to be separated from You.

Amen.

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