Due to Covid-19, the Bishop’s dispensation for Sunday Mass extends to the end of the calendar year. We will live stream Mass on Sunday at 11 and 1.

Parish Events

 

Due to increase of Covid 19 among our students, teachers and staff, Nativity Catholic Church is cancelling ALL children and youth activities from now until Nov. 30th.  Adult groups may continue to meet with the insistence of masks and social distancing (this INCLUDES RCIA).

There will be NO CHANGE in the Mass/ Communion service/Adoration and Reconciliation schedule. The on-line Mass continues along with 6:30 Communion service on Wed. mornings and Eucharist at the Rosary Walk at 12:00 noon on Wed. (weather permitting)

If you need to meet with Fr. Jerry, please arrange an appointment. As usual, contact Fr. Jerry for emergency situations. 

Our in-person Faith Formation students will be contacted with information to continue studies at home. We continue to encourage those Faith Formation students who are home schooling to be persistent in their work.

 

 

The next gathering for the 18 and over, singles and married group is now set for December 6th, and we are going to go bowling at Ten Pin in Columbia after the Sunday evening Mass.

 

Nativity Homeschool Enrichment Coop is sponsoring a Jesse Tree Ornament Exchange. For more information or to sign up, please visit the display in the narthex after mass November 14-15. You may also email Heather Leak ([email protected]) with questions or to sign up.
 
The Jesse Tree is a beautiful, simple, and prayerful way to celebrate the Advent season with your family!

Important Dates: 
Signups: November 13-15
Ornament Drop Off in narthex: November 20-25
Family Box Pickup in narthex: November 28 - December 1

The Catholic Church of the Nativity, Knights of Columbus Council #16604 will be selling Haitian Coffee and Chocolate Online for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They Make Great Gifts!

We have a large selection from Decaf, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, Dark Premium, and Premium Excellence Roast coffee. Available in Ground, Whole Bean and K-Cups. We have a new Medium Roast Haitian Honey that we think you will like.

We also have a variety of Chocolate Bars for you Chocolate Lovers. Plain, Coffee, Cranberry, Sea Salt Nibs and Peppermint.

Go to https://my-site-108333-103673.square.site/ and start shopping. We will bring your order straight to your house.

The proceeds of the sale will continue to support the Haitian Farmers, Middle Tennessee Pregnancy Center, the Youth of our Parish, Seminarians and other efforts in the parish community.

We, Thank You for your continued support!

 

Book Club will not be meeting in November. Our next meeting will be December 10th, at 6:30. 

We will be discussing 

“One for the Blackbird, one for the Crow” 

by Olivia Hawker. 

Hope to see you there!

 

This is a group for parents with young children to enjoy fellowship while their children  play. 

Our group meets every other Thursday evening from 6-7 pm in the church nursery (or parking lot to accommodate social distancing). 

Please contact Jen Magochy 
@ 615-400-5625 if you are interested in joining!

 

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest.  This program encourages youth to engage their creative talent and imagination while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.

All children ages 5-12 are invited to participate.

Posters must include the slogan reflecting the topic - Keep Christ in Christmas and be an original work.  See full list of rules on entry form.  A $25 prize will be awarded to the winner of each age group.  All posters must be turned in by 6:30 p.m. on December 13​th​.

Contest information and a poster drop box can be found in the Narthex.

Consecration to the Holy Family will be December 26​th​ & 27​th​.  The purpose of this special mass is to strengthen families. The Knights of Columbus invite each family in the parish to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family and to devote themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

In preparation for this celebration, Holy Family Prayer cards will be handed out by a member of the Knights of Columbus following masses on December 19-20.

During the week leading up to the consecration masses, families should pray the prayer on the Holy Family Prayer Card together each day.  In this prayer, we ask for the aid or intercession of the perfect son Jesus Christ, Mary the perfect mother and Joseph, who is a model for every father.

In addition, you are encouraged to fast from something that would normally be consumed and attend confession.

Consecration to the Holy Family is not a single event. It is choosing a way of life for your family. Through this consecration, each participant is consciously choosing to be a beacon of God’s love through his Church.

 
 
 

Catholic Youth Citizenship Essay Contest 

 
$50 Prize to the Council’s winner at each grade level 

Deadline: Must be turned in by 6:30PM on Dec 20, 2021 

(In a box to be designated in the Narthex)  

All Catholic students in public, private and parochial school grades 8-12, are invited to participate in the 2020-2021 Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. Students are encouraged to write a 500 to 750-word essay on the following theme... 

                   How trusting in God can help you through difficult times 

Parishioner Candy DeJohn is continuing the weekly Rosary at 7pm on Sundays.  If you'd like to join, see the directions below.  If you'd like to lead a decade, please call in 5 minutes before so they can be assigned.
 
How to dial in:
  • Dial the toll-free number (800) 662-6992 
  • Enter the access code (1336245).
  • Press #.
  • You will either be placed on hold until prayer is started or,
    if prayer is already started, you will enter directly into the group call.
    _______________________________________________________
    Here are some useful options while in the group call:
    - Press *6 to mute your line.
    - Press *7 to un-mute your line.

 

 

 


Attention Parents!!!

If your child is in 3rd through 8th grade and has NOT received their First Reconciliation (Confession) and/or First Communion, it’s not too late.  We will be offering “Catch Up” classes on Monday evenings starting January 25th. 
 
Please sign up for this Out of Sequence Faith Formation class by emailing your child’s name, grade and which sacraments they need to [email protected] to reserve their spot. 
 
*This is in addition to the regular Faith Formation classes on Sundays. Your child must be registered for Faith Formation to participate.