Faith Formation

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT – Religious Education Office

29 March 2020

SUNDAY MASS – Please go to our website… www.n-bvm.org and click on the Mass button to see all of our Sunday Masses and Daily Masses!  We have also included the Stations of the Cross for any who would like to follow along.  We hope you enjoy the videos.

HOMEBOUND MINISTERS – Please continue to reach out to your clients with a telephone call or even an e-mail.  Assure them of the community’s prayer for them.  Father Nathan will only anoint people in extreme emergencies during the Corona crisis.

CONFESSIONSFather Nathan will do individual confessions by appointment from 9 -12 and from 1 – 4 each weekday.  Please call 340-0420 for an appointment.

OFFERINGSPlease continue to provide your weekly offerings to the parish.  For those without electronic giving, please drop your envelope at the office or put it in the mail slot to the left of the front door. If you don’t feel comfortable going out, call Dolores at 340-0423 and she can take your offering over the phone.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Our garden is open from 9-4 each weekday for anyone who would like to pray in groups of 5 or less.  You are welcome to take your stations book home with you so that you can pray with your family.

THE STAFF at Nativity continues to work to serve you.  If there is anything we can do for you to help you through this time of the Corona Virus outbreak, please contact us.  We are praying for each of you!

CONFIRMATION  INTERVIEWS: Deacon Michael will begin the Individual interviews via telephone while we are unable to meet.  We will be contacting each of you for an appropriate time.

CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENTS DEADLINE

The requirements deadline remains Wednesday, 8 April. Please take advantage of the opportunity to complete all of your requirements while you are at home and out of school.  Deacon Michael must submit his report to the Archbishop in April. Please contact Francesca at 340-0421 or [email protected] to find out if you are missing anything.

RICE BOWLS

Don’t forget to be contributing to your rice bowls!  We will turn them in to the Faith Formation office at Easter.  The money goes to Catholic Relief services and 25% stays here in the Archdiocese to help our own. 

MINISTRY TO THE HOMEBOUND

While our homebound ministry is suspended. we are still looking for at least one more person to provide communion on Sundays when the restrictions are lifted. We would like at least one more team to fill out our requirement.  Please consider bringing our Lord to those who cannot get to Mass on Sunday!

ST THERESE SCHOOL

St Therese administration and teachers are working very hard to continue educating the children during this time of school closures and stay-at-home orders.  Rest assured that your safety is our first priority.  We will continue to bring the classroom to your homes via the internet.  This will help the children when we eventually do return to the classroom.  We thank you for your faith in us and your patience as we deal with this disruption to our normal lives.  And THANK YOU for your continued support of St Therese Catholic School.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER

This is the ONLY Catholic shelter in the city!  Because of the Corona Virus outbreak, we are not allowed to receive volunteers at this time.  We appreciate your prayers for our mission and the people we serve.  Please consider us if you would like to contribute funds.  We are always in need, as the people we serve are always in need.  Help us to make a difference in people’s lives. If you know of anyone in need of help, please call the Good Shepherd Center at 234-2527  If you would like to help out financially, please contact Deacon Michael at 340-0421.

—Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery:     6-month In-house Program:    Apply Wednesdays at 8 a.m.

—Men’s Overnight Shelter:   Check-in at 5 p.m.

—Community Meals for All: M, T, W, F  3 p.m. Sat 11:30 a.m.

—Men’s Clothing Room:       M-F from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,          M,T,W,F  from 12:45 to 1:45 a.m.

—Other Services and Referrals