News & Events
Welcome Fr. Robert Szczechura!!!
Fr. Robert Szczechura returns from Poland this Thursday, July 17th. He will be preaching at all the Masses next weekend. After each of the Masses we will be having a reception in the Narthex to welcome him to Nativity.
By the end of August, the Technology Committee headed by Josh O’Mary, will be installing TV Screens in the narthex and Baker Hall that will display digital information about event occurring at Nativity and in the Diocese. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, computer kiosks will be set up at each of the Digital Screens so that parishioners will be able to sign up for Parish events and diocesan events – and pay, if necessary online.
Want to become Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at Nativity is on-going. If you know anyone who may be interested in joining the Catholic Church, please invite them to the RCIA to simply inquire about the Church as they discern their journey of faith. More info.
Support for our Seminarians
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Seminarian Dinner and Auction is Friday, August 1st at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Marian Hall. It begins at 6:00 p.m. with a Silent Auction, with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m. The live auction begins at 8:30 p.m. Last year, Nativity had a very good showing at the event that supports financial aid for our seminarians.
Are you Extra Ordinary???
Nativity will have an in-house training of new extra-ordinary ministers of the Eucharist on Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you wish to serve as an extra-ordinary minister of the Eucharist, please contact me at the office so that we ascertain your ability to do so. We are in dire need for more Eucharistic ministers for the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Nativity needs to add two more people distributing the Body of Christ and to double the number of people giving out the Precious Blood from 4 to 8 people. The new logistics have been worked out so that there will be no change in how the people of the parish come up for communion. From 12 Noon to 12:30 p.m., the EM training will include the veteran EM’s as well to go over the new logistics and to reinforce and remind certain liturgical etiquette that marks the ministry of the EM and the reverence that is expected. After the training sessions, lunch will be served.
Nativity’s Picnic with the Redbirds
The Nativity Parish Picnic with the Redbirds is scheduled for Saturday, August, 9th. The event is being revived and sponsored by the Men’s Club, the Knights of the Columbus and the Holy Family Ministry of Nativity. This Parish likes to EAT and so this night will be a festive all-you-can-eat event.
The gates open at 5:00 p.m., which is when you start eating and the game starts at 6:05 p.m. while you continue to eat. The last call for food is 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are as follows:
- $16.00: Reserved Seat and $5.00 Redbirds Bucks
- $26.00: Reserved Seat and the buffet
This is a fireworks night (after the game). Door prizes are included.
For more information, but most of all to sign up for this night of fun, food, fireworks and fellowship, see the sign-up sheet in the narthex after Mass.
Fishers of Men
Nativity’s chapter of Fishers of Men meet every Saturday after the 8 am Mass in Stelling Hall. The gathering time is one hour. Änd He said to them, follow me and I will make you Fishers of Men.” Mark 1:17.
Contact Walt Hanna at (901) 385-8277 or (901) 857-4069 for more information.
St. Vincent dePaul
The new SVDP Soup Kitchen is now open.
On September 24, 2013 four volunteers from Nativity fed 130 people. The next Soup kitchen is October 15, 2013. Volunteers meet at 8 am at Nativity on the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesday of each month. If you would like to volunteer, there is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
For more information, contact John Walton (901) 568-0910. October’s Tuesdays are the 1st, 15th, & the 22nd.