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Volunteer Opportunities for RE Teachers/Catechists

The Church of the Nativity is in search of  volunteer catechists, who are also practicing Catholics, to be teachers in our 2023-2024 school year Religious Education Program. This program runs from the beginning of October through mid May. You may choose to teach Tuesdays or Wednesdays  in the afternoon or evening.  Tuition discounts are available for catechists who have children in our program.  We also have babysitting available for your children while you teach.


If interested, please contact Angela in the Religious Education Office at 732-741-1714, ext. 227 for more information.


Altar Servers Wanted

The Church of The Nativity is looking for more children to join our current group of altar servers who assist the priest on the altar during Mass. This is a role which only your sons and daughters can fill! We are seeking boys and girls in 4th-8th grade or in high school.

Please email to sign your son or daughter up or if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Lectors Wanted

Nativity is currently seeking new LECTORs for all Masses.

Interested in serving as a Lector?

Please call: Paul Sperber 908-902-1209

What do you get for serving as a Lector?

  1. The opportunity to serve your parish
  2. The opportunity to participate in the Mass in a new way
  3. The opportunity to increase your spirituality
  4. Training
  5. Appreciation
  6. Credit for your high school volunteer hours

September 10: Parish Picnic

Join us Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 12:30pm-3:00pm for a Nativity Parish Picnic!

Pony Rides *  Inflatable Slide * Crafts * Games * Live Music

Pulled Pork * Barbecued Ribs * Meatball Sandwiches * Mac ‘n’ Cheese * Salads * Desserts

The event is free. Guests are welcome! Kindly sign up below to give us a headcount for food.

Nativity Families Helping Families in Need
When you come to the picnic, please bring a bag of non-perishable items for our food pantry.

Sign up for the Parish Picnic!


Hawaii Wildfires Disaster Relief

Catholic Charities Hawai’i in the Honolulu Diocese has appealed for donations to help the agency meet the housing, food and other needs of what could be thousands of victims from wildfires raging on the island of Maui that wiped out an entire town and drove people to seek refuge in the ocean.

Click here if you would like to donate:

Support Our Troops

Let’s HELP OUR TROOPS and let them know that NATIVITY CARES and appreciates their service.

Your Basic Needs Committee is championing an effort to collect and mail Care Packages to OUR TROOPS. Since January 2023, we have sent over 300 packages! Let’s keep it going!

Collection boxes are located at the entrances to the Church along with a list of items requested.

Most requested items include:

  1. Any kind of nuts: peanuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
  2. Trail mix
  3. Beef jerky
  4. Powdered drink mix that can be poured into water bottles
  5. Protein and granola bars
  6. Dried fruit snacks
  7. Popcorn
  8. Rice Krispie treats
  9. Shampoo and conditioner-full size and chap stick
  10. Laundry soap sheets



Heavenly Music Campaign

Help Nativity renew and build our Music Ministry for future generations by contributing to our Heavenly Music Campaign!

Campaign Goals

  • Replace aging electronic organ with technologically advanced, updatable American-made Allen digital organ
  • Improve and update choir loft audio system
  • Create safe musical environment in choir loft for all musicians


  • The Diocese of Trenton approved a 2-year capital campaign to offsite net price of the organ, $103,000. (The campaign will end on June 30, 2025.)
  • The entire project with organ, sound system, carpentry, flooring, carpeting and other upgrades will cost approximately $140,000

How to Donate

  • Using Heavenly Music church envelopes. Available in the church and parish office. Checks payable to: Church of the Nativity (memo line: Heavenly Music)
  • Online through your Parish Giving account
  • Online through the parish Website. Click here to make a donation.


July 13: Franciscan Earthcare Ministry Meeting

There will be an Earthcare Ministry meeting this Thursday, July 13, at 8:30am in the Parish Library.  All are welcome!


Opening Prayer
Open discussion

2023 Calendar

  • Sunflower Project – 3/21/23 In Person (grades 1, 2, 7)
  • Fair Haven Fields Tour – TBD At Home (grades 3 – 6)
  • Easter Plant Sale – Saturday, 4/1/23
  • Earth Day – Annual April 22nd
  • U.S. National Pollinator Week – June 19 – 25, 2023
  • World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – Annual September 1st
  • Feast of St. Francis of Assisi the Patron Saint of Ecology – Annual October 4th