March 2: Nativity Progressive Dinner

March 2, 2024

The idea of the Progressive Dinner is to bring our community together in a fun and informal setting to foster relationships beyond our weekly sign of peace at Mass. The dinner will be organized so everyone coming has some kind of involvement.

Fr. Chris has promised a short homily that night so we can start at 5:45pm for appetizers and wine at local parishioners’ homes. Each of these homes will host about 40 people and guests will be asked to bring either an appetizer or a bottle of wine. Then at 7:00pm, the groups will split up and go to other parishioners’ homes where a different group of 8-10 people will enjoy a full catered meal together. After dinner at about 8:30pm, all participants are invited to a central location for dessert and music.

There is a $22 registration fee to cover the cost of dinner which will include salad, a chicken entree, pasta and vegetable. Where else can you have a Saturday night out for just $22?

We’d really like to make this an inclusive parish wide event. To make the evening a success, we need your help most importantly in registering for the event and secondly to offer participation in some small way. If you are willing to open up your home for dinner or appetizers that would be great, but we also need help with supplying appetizers, dessert and wine. We are also asking that when you sign-up, you tell us a little bit about yourself so that we can do our best to group people of similar ages and interests. The idea is to sit around a table with some parishioners you may have never met before but have some commonality.

Note: Registration is now closed for this event. If you’d like to inquire about limited availability, please contact Carolyn Rue at (732) 673-1998 or