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.
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 AltarServers@NativityChurchNJ.org to sign your son or daughter up or if you have any questions.
Family Advent Wreath Making Activity
Looking for a fun activity for your family to do during Advent? Come to the Nativity Parish Hall on Sunday, November 26 and make your own Advent Wreath!
The cost is $40 per family and includes a wreath making kit, fresh greens and candles. Fr. Chris will talk about the significance of the Advent wreath and refreshments will be provided.
The 10:30am session is sold out but there are still spots available at the 12:30pm session.
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a very old devotion in our Church that highlights the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist – that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.
Exposition begins as the priest places the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance on the altar for adoration. At this time, a hymn of praise (such as O Salutaris Hostia) is sung as the priest incenses the Blessed Sacrament. During the period of adoration, the faithful may pray in quiet and foster a deeper spiritual communion with the Lord. The adoration period may also include prayers, such as a novena or Liturgy of the Hours, and Scripture readings accompanied by a homily to increase the understanding of the Eucharistic mystery. At the end of the adoration, the priest again incenses the Blessed Sacrament as a hymn of praise (such as Tantum Ergo) is sung, and then blesses the congregation with the Blessed Sacrament, making the sign of the cross. After the blessing, the priest reposes the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.
If you are interested in participating in this time-honored ritual, please join us in the church the first Friday of every month. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 8:30am and the Benediction & Reposition is 10:00am-10:15am.
Join us outside Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30pm (immediately following the 4:30pm Mass).
Fr. Chris will give a special blessing to the creche located on the corner of Hance Road and Ridge Road. We’ll then walk around to the other side of the rectory to light the Christmas tree and sing some carols.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served!
Please join us for a long-standing Nativity tradition:
Breakfast with Saint Nicholas
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Come and enjoy breakfast, a craft, visits with St. Nicholas, and an impromptu Nativity Play starring YOUR CHILDREN!
Tickets are $5 per person. Children under 3 no charge.
Co-sponsored by the Nativity Women’s Group and the Knights of Columbus. All proceeds will go to “Coats for Kids.”
The Basic Needs Committee is currently holding a Christmas Collection for our Troops. Below is a list of requested items. We would also suggest cards to thank them for the troops for their service and to let them know we are all thinking and praying for them. Donations can be placed in the bins located inside the sliding doors at the front of the church.
Items must be received by Sunday, December 3rd to insure delivery before Christmas. NO AEROSOL CANS. Monetary Donations are also accepted to help cover shipping costs. Make checks payable to The Church of the Nativity with “Support our Troops” on the memo line.
|Feminine hygiene products||Rice Krispie Treats||Gold Bond foot powder|
|Beef jerky||Sunflower seeds||Razors|
|Crunch and Munch||Tic-Tacs||Coffee and tea|
|Nuts (any kind)||Pumpkin seeds||Bug spray and wipes|
|Cookies (any kind)||Trail mix||Chapstick|
|Life savers||Peanut Butter||Shampoo and conditioner|
|Chips, Doritos, etc||Gum||Q-Tips|
|Protein and Granola bars||Suntan lotion||Batteries|
|Microwave popcorn/snacks||Socks||Powdered drink mixes|
|Licorice||Moisturizer||Cold, Cough and Flu relief|
|Dried fruit snacks||Shaving cream||Imodium|
|Dayquil, Nyquil||Lactaid Pills||Tylenol cold|
|Allergy Relief||Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Motrin||Gas X, Zantac, Pepcid|