September 30: Fair Haven Fields Guided Walking Tour


The Nativity Religious Education Department and Franciscan Earthcare Ministry are pleased to offer our RE students and their families a GUIDED WALKING TOUR led by Natural Area Committee member and Chair, Carolyn Ferguson. The tour will cover history of the area, plant identification, invasive vines, pond life & animals.

Saturday, September 30th
3:15—4:15pm (before 4:30pm Mass)
Fair Haven Fields, Natural Area
(meet at the kiosk in natural area’s Ridge Road parking lot)

Open to Summer Session, GIFT, and in-person RE students and their families.

Questions or to RSVP please call the RE Department at: 732-741-1714, option 3.

October 6: Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

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.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Volunteers Wanted

Adult catechists and teen volunteers are wanted to help with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word program that takes place during the 9:30am Sunday Masses throughout the school year.

For the first half of the Mass, the Children’s Liturgy of the Word team joins children in the chapel to sing, draw or create a craft and listen to age-appropriate versions of the readings in a relaxed and engaging environment.

Click here to sign up.

Questions? Please contact: Mary Haynes,

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

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.