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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

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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

    Inclement Weather Information

    posted Mar 6, 2018, 12:23 PM by Carolyn McCarthy   [ updated Jul 19, 2019, 7:13 AM ]

    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.

    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)

    Collection for Animal Shelter

    posted Dec 3, 2016, 7:49 AM by Sarah Maris

    The Monmouth County SPCA is always in need of the following items:
    • washable linens
    • towels and blankets
    • pet food
    • cat and dog toys
    • treats
    • new leashes, collars and harnesses.
    Items may be placed in the box located in the hall by the Religious Education entrance.Collection is ongoing Questions, or if you need items picked up, please contact Bryan Balto at 732-842-1758 or cathybalto@aol.com. Thank you!

    FORMED just got easier to sign up!!

    posted Oct 2, 2016, 11:22 PM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 7:44 AM by Sue Hodgkiss ]

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    If you have any questions please contact Sue Hodgkiss at 732-741-1714 x20 or sueh@nativitychurchnj.org

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    posted Feb 2, 2016, 8:17 PM by Sarah Maris   [ updated Nov 8, 2016, 11:48 AM by Sue Hodgkiss ]

    Do you wish to explore what it means to be Catholic?  Were you baptized and not had the opportunity to receive the additional two Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation & Eucharist)?  At the Church of the Nativity we have groups for adults, teens, young adults & children.  If you are interested, or have a child who is interested, please contact Sue at  732-741-1714, ext. 20 or at sueh@nativitychurchnj.org for more information. 

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