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Parish Adult Choir

posted Nov 15, 2019, 6:59 AM by Sue Hodgkiss

All are welcome!! 

Thank you to all that came out for the Parish Choir practice.   Our next Rehearsal will be on Thursday, December  5th at 7 pm in the Chapel.     For more information please contact Peter Isherwood at 732-778-8474  or email musicministry@nativitychurchnj.or

Nativity Advent Wreath Making

posted Nov 1, 2019, 5:19 AM by The Church of the Nativity

Family Christmas Event!

Advent Wreath

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

Share in some fellowship and Refreshments!
$30 per family (includes wreath with fresh greens, supplies, refreshments and music)
Sunday Dec 1st
(2 sessions immediately after the 9:30 and 11:30 am masses)

Please email any questions to sueh@nativitychurchnj.org

Limited supply, register early!

Register here

Light it Up - A Tree of Hope and Joy

posted Nov 1, 2019, 5:19 AM by The Church of the Nativity

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.

Christmas Tree

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, November 30th 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

Reserve here

Donations needed for Holiday Food Baskets

posted Oct 28, 2019, 7:53 PM by The Church of the Nativity

Food pantry items
As the holidays approach we are beginning to collect food for our food baskets that we donate for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are looking for the following: 
  • boxed potatoes and stuffing, 
  • gravy
  • canned fruit/cranberry
  • cake/brownie mixes and icing
  • canned vegetables and soup
  • coffee and tea
  • cereal
  • macaroni & cheese
  • pasta and sauce 
We will also accept toiletries. Please do not donate medicine.

Be sure to check the expiration dates on everything that you donate.

We thank you for your help and generosity. Our donations are not possible without your support!

RENEW Fall Season

posted Sep 17, 2019, 5:57 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Sep 17, 2019, 5:57 AM ]

Please consider joining a small faith-sharing group.  The groups will meet once a week for 6 weeks staring the week of October 13th. 

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Children's Liturgy of the Word

posted Aug 27, 2019, 3:09 PM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 3:17 PM ]

Childrens Liturgy
"His law is love and His Gospel is peace." 

Who will bring Jesus' message of love and peace, the WORD, to the children?

Most Sundays, during the Religious Education School year, we offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word at 9:30 Masses for Preschoolers through 6th grade. The children hear the readings and an explanation of those readings at their own age level. 

If you have musical, talent we need you too! The children sing a song at the beginning and also sing the Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. It takes quite a few volunteers to facilitate this worthy endeavor! 

 Please consider signing up to help out. There are lesson plans available at our website. If interested please contact Annie DiDomenico at VBS@NativityChurchNJ.org 

 Thanks so much.

Basic Needs Food Collection

posted Apr 25, 2019, 1:34 PM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Jul 24, 2019, 7:43 AM by Carolyn McCarthy ]

Holiday Food Baskets
 We will continue to collect non-perishable food items benefiting local churches, in particular, soup, peanut butter and jelly and coffee or tea. Your generosity is so appreciated!

Thank you, 
Amanda Stevens 
Jo Heath

Domestic Church Media

posted Apr 21, 2019, 9:21 AM by Sarah Maris

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New Ministry: Jeanne's Prayer Blankets

posted Mar 13, 2019, 7:39 AM by The Church of the Nativity   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 6:07 AM by Sue Hodgkiss ]

Jeanne Silvestri

     Jeanne’s Prayer Blanket Ministry makes lap-sized fleece blankets that will be given to adults and children who are sick or are going through extremely difficult times.  We pray that this ministry will bring all those who receive these prayer blankets comfort, peace and hope.

      No skill is necessary, just a prayerful and willing heart!  We will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 9:15am in the parish hall.  All are Welcome!

      If you would like to get involved in making these blankets, request a blanket or make a donation to help off-set the cost, please contact Sue H. at 732-741-1714, x20 or SueH@nativitychurchnj.org .

  Please watch future bulletins for details on how to request a prayer blanket or if you would like to make a donation in honor of someone to help offset the cost of the blankets.





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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