November 9: Holy Cross Academy’s Open House

Holy Cross Academy’s Open House

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Holy Cross Academy, 40 Rumson Road, Rumson NJ 07760

Join us at Holy Cross Academy’s Fall Open House on Thursday, November 9th, starting at 9:30 AM. We’re excited to welcome prospective families to explore our school, catering to preschool through grade 8. Discover our engaging and nurturing educational environment that fosters holistic growth, traditional Catholic teachings and academic excellence. Meet our dedicated faculty, tour our facilities, and learn about our comprehensive curriculum designed to empower students both academically and personally. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a firsthand look at the Holy Cross Academy experience and how we prepare students for a successful future. We can’t wait to see you there!

Register online at

Now-November 12: Honoring Veterans

From November 5 thru 12, you will have the opportunity to Honor the Veteran(s) in your life by placing a gold star, with a veteran’s name, on the poster located at the side entrance to the church.

Father Chris will give a special blessing to veterans displayed for their patriotism and service.

Help make those soldiers and sailors currently on active duty feel special by donating some of the following items. All donations should be placed in the collection bins at the church entrances. Thank you!

Beef jerky
Bug spray and wipes
Chips, Doritos, etc.
Coffee and tea
Cookies (any kind)
Crunch and Munch
Dried fruit snacks
Feminine hygiene products
Gold Bond foot powder
Life Savers
Microwave popcorn
Nuts (any kind)
Peanut butter
Powdered drink mixes
Protein and granola bars
Pumpkin seeds
Rice Krispie Treats
Shampoos and conditioners
Shaving cream
Sunflower seeds
Suntan lotion
Trail mix


FH ACME Give Back Where It Counts

The Fair Haven Acme generously selected The Church of the Nativity Food Pantry as the recipient of their “Give Back Where It Counts” program for the month of August. The Acme will offer the “Give Back” reusable bags for $3. $1 dollar will go back to the food pantry for every bag purchased. Better yet, add a few non-perishable items in the bag and donate the bag to the food pantry. We can reuse the bags for our holiday Food Basket distribution. Thank you!
For more information, please contact Jo Heath, 732-996-0101,

November 18: Nativity Potluck Friendsgiving [SIGNUP]

Gather with us to express our gratitude, love, and well wishes for those around us… come for 4:30pm Mass and stay for dinner!

Nativity Potluck Friendsgiving

Saturday, November 18
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Parish Hall
Immediately following 4:30pm Mass

All are encouraged to bring and share your favorite dishes.  You may drop them off before Mass either in the Parish Hall or at the back door by the Religious Ed classrooms. Feel free to share recipes or special instructions (ie, gluten free) on index cards. Pans are available for sternos. Please let us know if you need one by writing your request in the Comments section on the Sign-up Sheet. If cooking is not your thing, we could use your help setting and cleaning up.  Access the Friendsgiving Sign-up Sheet.

Questions? Please contact Claire Harbeck, Pastoral Associate, or 732-741-1714 x220.


KOC 50/50 Raffle Tickets

The Knights of Columbus are selling 50-50 raffle tickets. The raffle drawing date will be December 18 for a cash prize of up to $5,000. Ticket books are $25 per book.

Proceeds to benefit the Knights of Columbus-sponsored charites such as Coats for Kids, the Arc of Monmouth, Birthright of Red Bank, and Catholic Education.

Ticket sales will occur at the October 29th and November 19th weekend Masses. To purchase tickets directly, please contact John Hayes at or 551-206-5706.