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40 Days for Life - September 26 to November 4

posted Sep 14, 2018, 11:00 AM by The Church of the Nativity

40 Days for Life Logo
From September 26 to November 4, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our diocese — and beyond. 

Please see 40 Days for Life website, https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/shrewsbury/ to schedule some time to pray in front of Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury. Our Parish is asked to cover Thursdays but you may sign up for anytime you have available to offer prayers. 

For more information contact: Annie DiDomenico VBS@NativityChurchNJ.org

Red Bank Crop Walk Needs YOU!

posted Sep 13, 2018, 6:08 PM by Sarah Maris

Red Bank Crop Walk - End Hunger
CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events that build support while raising funds to end hunger in our local community and also around the world. Everyone is welcome to join.

Sunday, Oct. 21
at Red Bank Regional H.S.
 Registration begins at 1pm, Walk at 2pm. 

Donations may be made online at: 
If you would like to use a paper envelope and represent Nativity you may pick one up in the parish office.

 For info please contact Annie DiDomenico at VBS@NativityChurchNJ.org

Coffee and Hospitality Sunday Postponed to Sunday October 14th

posted Sep 8, 2018, 11:54 AM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Sep 15, 2018, 1:09 PM by The Church of the Nativity ]

Coffee and Donuts
We'll see you at the Parish Picnic on September 23rd and at the Hospitality Breakfast on October 14th.

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 Sep 4, 2018, 7:39 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

Eucharistic Adoration for the Healing and Reparation of our Church –
Friday, September 14th

As I have spoken multiple times over these past few weeks, our Church is struggling. We have read about failures of bishops and priests around the world, and some in our own country, to protect and serve the People of God as they are called to do. We have also read the testimony of many reminding us that throughout our Church, most priests and bishops remain faithful to their vows before God. In faithfulness, I invite you to join in prayer for the Church, for every victim of any abuse, and in thanksgiving for the faithful priests and bishops who serve us.

Adoration will begin in the chapel at 6:30 AM and continue until 12 noon. Please consider stopping in before work, or during the morning on September 14th, the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross.

Clerical Abuse and Healing of Our Church

posted Aug 20, 2018, 6:41 AM by Jim Grogan

The news has been difficult for members of our Church and parish these past few weeks, with the failure of Cardinal McCarrick to live out his sacred promises, and the headlines that followed the publication in Pennsylvania of their grand jury investigation of decades of abuse throughout six diocese in our neighboring state. These are difficult topics to discuss, and present particular challenges for Sunday Mass homilies when so many of our young children are in attendance. I offer this video link to my homily on August 16th, at our Daily Mass, where I share my own anger, sadness, and hurt as both a priest, and a member of the global Catholic Church. I encourage those who, like me, have been troubled by these events, to listen to this homily, and I would welcome your conversation with me in the days and weeks ahead. I will not abandon my Church, or my faith and dependence on the healing that can only come from our prayerful appeal to Our Lord.

Your servant and pastor,
- Fr. Jim


Warning: E-Mail Fraud Alert - August 13, 2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 11:32 AM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 11:32 AM ]

Someone, most likely in a foreign country, has created an e-mail address as "FrJimG@gmail.com", with the registered name as "Fr. Jim Grogan."  They have been sending messages to various parishioners requesting support in the form of $200 Ebay gift cards.  The account is fraudulent.  The attempt to coerce money is fraudulent and a crime.  Do not respond to any of these messages, except to report them to Google; if you receive such an email, do not reply, but from the same reply arrow options choose "Report Phishing" and send the report to Google for action.


This attempt at fraud against our parishioners has been reported to Google, and to the Fair Haven Police Department.

VBS 2018: Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

posted Jul 27, 2018, 6:55 PM by Sarah Maris

154 children along with 100 volunteers found themselves SHIPWRECKED last week at Vacation Bible School. We learned: When we worry, struggle, are lonely, do wrong, are powerless, JESUS RESCUES! Many thanks to all the helping hands that make VBS possible each summer. 

VBS 2018


Next year's theme is ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good! July 15-19, 2019.

Eagles Up Donations are appreciated by our troops!

posted Jul 25, 2018, 6:48 PM by Sarah Maris

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


Good evening,

 Thank you for the care package we received today. All the Sailors really appreciated the food, gifts, and letters. I personally took one of the stuffed animals and I will give it to my son the day I walk off the ship. Your packages give us a touch of home. We thank you again for caring. Have a great day.

 Much appreciated!

Very Respectfully,

YNC(AW /IW) Romeo Henry
Command FAP Coordinator
Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT ONE


Proud to Support Our Troops

Bus Trip to The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Show - 9/22/2018

posted Jul 18, 2018, 7:03 AM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 7:05 AM ]

The Met Heavenly Bodies
The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Show Is Worth the Pilgrimage 
It’s gorgeous, moving, and surprisingly witty.

“What do fashion and European Catholicism have to say to each other? Everything, as it turns out, and you do not want to miss the conversation staged by the Met Costume Institute in “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Even non-Catholics will be moved — I myself felt nearly ready to convert.” 
By Rhonda Garelick of “The Cut”

Metropolitan Museum of Art Bus Trip sponsored by Nativity Women’s Group

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
We depart Nativity promptly at 8:30am and leave the Met at 5pm.
$50 per person covers transportation and entrance to the Met’s “Heavenly Bodies” 
Exhibit; lunch on your own. 
Space is limited!

Questions? Contact Annie DiDomenico: VBS@NativityChurchNJ.org

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