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Faith Formation

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT – Religious Education Office

15 May 2022

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Catechism is over!  BUT, once again, Nativity will be hosting Vacation Bible School from 6 – 10 June for Pr-K4 through 5th grade. Classes will run from 8 am – 12 noon daily, including Mass.  The Theme this year is “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness!”  We invite all children to join us for one of our favorite events for the entire year!  Please register your kids NOW with Francesca!  The registration fee this year is only $25 per child!  If your family cannot afford the fee, please register them anyway.  Generous parishioners have offered scholarships for this event.  We will be limiting attendance to 75 kids, so don’t wait too long.  Call Francesca at 505-340-0421 or e-mail her at [email protected] .

CATECHISM REGISTRATION: Our fall registration has begun!  We are inviting all children from 4 years old to high school confirmation age to join us.  There are Sunday and Wednesday sessions available.  THERE IS NO FEE FOR CATECHISM! Register on our website, www.n-bvm.org or e-mail Francesca at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!

WEBSITE: HELP US to produce a top quality website that provides for the needs of our people!  PLEASE review our parish website at www.n-bvm.org for incorrect information or ideas as to how to make our website better.  We are constantly updating the website and may from time to time make a mistake.  If you see something that does not seem right to you, please notify Deacon Michael at [email protected] .

SUPPORT FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY: We are Live Streaming ASL interpreted Masses at Nativity of the Blesses Virgin Mary Church on Sundays at 7:30 am and 10:45 am Masses and the first Saturday of the Month at 4 pm Mass.  To join:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81174709814 .  Masses are also posted on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOBXwKiarEAB_m_q6y6EmRQ 

VIRTUS TRAINING: If you would like to perform a ministry at Nativity, please complete the Virtus training at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ and send the completion certificate to Deacon Michael.

ARE YOU MARRIED IN THE CHURCH?  If you have been married by a judge, at a chapel in Las Vegas or by any other means outside the Church, we invite you to contact us.  We will do everything we can to help you get your marriage blessed by the Church in a special ceremony known as a convalidation.  It is a lot less work than you might expect. Contact Deacon Michael at [email protected] for more information.

CONFESSIONS: Individual confessions are in the church at 3 pm on Saturdays. Simply come in the front door and join the line. All are welcome.

BAPTISMS: If you have a child who needs to be baptized, contact Francesca at 340-0421 and she will arrange the time and date. BAPTISM CLASS in English is the second Sunday of the month in the Pastoral Center and the third Sunday of the month in Spanish. (THIS MONTH our Spanish class will be on Sunday, 24 April because of Easter on our normal day). Please come to the Pastoral Center at 9 am on those days if you need a baptism class.

MARRIAGE: Contact Deacon Michael if you would like to be married in the Church.  That includes convalidations (having your marriage blessed).  He can be reached at [email protected] or 340-0421

ANNULMENTS: Anyone in need of an annulment should contact Fr Nathan at 898-5253 ext 7 or Deacon Michael at 340-0421.