Nativity of Our Lord Church
Nativity of Our Lord Church
A Stewardship Community
6 05 W es t S t r eet R o ad
W a r m i n s t er , PA 1 8 9 74
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May 29, 2016
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12:00 Noon
Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 AM
Tuesday thru Friday: 6:30 AM & 8:00 AM
First Friday: 9:00 AM (October thru June)
7:30 AM - 7:50 AM
3:30 AM - 4:30 PM
DAYTIME OFFICE HOURS~PARISH CENTER
Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 12 Noon
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
RECTORY ~ BY APPOINTMENT
Monday - Thursday : 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
6:30 PM -7:30 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Rev. Angelo R. Citino, Pastor
Rev. Msgr. William J.J. O’Donnell, Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Addisalem Mekonnen, Parochial Vicar
Ms. Roselee Maddaloni, School Principal
Mrs. Jen Boag, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Ann Marie Gervino, Dir. Adult Faith Formation
Mrs. Barbara Palo, Youth Minister
Mr. Michael Klenk, Director of Music
Mrs. Cheryl Kress, Business Manager
Mrs. Eileen Evangelista, Parish Secretary
Religious Education Office: 215-672-5316
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Second & Fourth Sunday of the month at 1:15 PM.
Parents are asked to come to the Baptismal Instruction
the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the
Parish Conference Center located behind the church.
Please call the Parish Center to register for Baptismal
We, the Parish family of Nativity of Our Lord, proclaim that by our Baptism we have received the message of
Christmas the great love God has for all people and proclaim that love to all we meet, and so to make present
the Kingdom of God on earth by service to others and by working for justice and peace.
GOD’S PLAN FOR GIVING ~ TITHING
I am happy to give you a brief introduction
of your new pastor Father Joseph G. Watson.
Father Watson is from the Lawndale
section of Philadelphia. He attended Saint
William's school and Cardinal Dougherty High
Father Watson studied
for the priesthood at St.
Seminary and was ordained
in 1992. Father has served
in parish ministry
throughout his priesthood.
He is presently the pastor of St. William Parish
I ask that you keep Father Watson in
your prayers as he prepares to leave St. William
Parish and begin his ministry to all of you here
at Nativity. I know you will give him your usual
warm welcome and your support.
Know that all of your have my prayers. I
ask that you pray for me and the people I will
serve in Port Richmond.
God bless us all!
Father Angelo R. Citino
H.O.P.E. Captain for: 5/22 - 6/11
Linda Conti @ 215-364-9172
Father Mark Cabara
May 21, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Thank you for your support! Fr. Citino
In loving memory of
Eleanor and Michael Billas
the Blessed Mother
In loving memory of my daughter
Cynthia Mayr Kirk
The Sanctuary Lamp
Burns in loving memory of
Michael J. Billas
Celebrants for MASSES
on June 4 and 5
(Subject to Change)
The Sanctuary Lamp
Holy Innocence Room
Burns in loving memory of
The Puglisi Family
Life Changing Seasons
SATURDAY, May 28, 2016
To everything there is a season
and a time for every purpose
“...a time to be loved ”
“...a time to be born ”
Scarlett Lynn Day
Zoe Catherine Hilburn
The Deal Family
SUNDAY, May 29, 2016
Sylvia and George Thesing
MONDAY, May 30, 2016
Deceased Members of U.S. Military
TUESDAY, May 31, 2016
People of the Parish
Isabella Marie Lambert
William J. Lennon
Elizabeth Rose McKevitt
WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016
James and Catherine McGeehan
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016
Loretto and Edward Dougherty
FRIDAY, June 3, 2016
John R. Delp
SATURDAY, June 4, 2016
SUNDAY, June 5, 2016
Louis and Jennie Girone
Liam Patrick Netterville
Lucas Christopher Opdyke
“...a time to be healed ”
Marie Andinolfi, Tori Araco,
James Bagdon, Mason Burton,
Sandy Clark, Norma Doyle,
Bill Koehler, Marty Maxwell,
Joseph Laskowski, Matthew McNamee,
Jeanneen Meakim, Alfred Micco,
John Mikulich, Emily Morgan,
William Mullen, Alfio Rossillo,
Frances Serago, Laurie Stahowicz,
David Suszko, Benjamin Wainstein,
Joseph Yates and
all the sick of our parish
...a time to die
Baby Nikita Alexander Candito
Msgr. Joseph Kane
THIS WEEK AT NATIVITY
MONDAY ~ May 30, 2016
TUESDAY ~ May 31, 2016
8:30 AM ~ Adoration
9:30 AM ~ Legion of Mary - PCC-K
WEDNESDAY ~ June 1, 2016
7:30 PM ~ Prayer Group - PCC
THURSDAY ~ June 2, 2016
7:00 PM ~ Evening Bible Study
FRIDAY ~ June 3, 2016
SATURDAY ~ June 4, 2016
7:00 AM ~ Saturday Morning Bible Study-H
Father Angelo Citino
Come and thank Father for all he has done for
Nativity of Our Lord Parish
Sunday, June 12th
Nativity’s Community Center
1pm to 3pm
immediately following Father’s celebration
of the 12 Noon Mass
Refreshments will be served
----------------------------------------------------------------------PLEASE HELP the planning by completing our RSVP and
Dropping it into next Sunday’s collection basket . Thank you.
I / We will attend Fr. Angelo Citino’s Farewell being held in the Community Center
immediately following his celebration of the 12 Noon Mass.
I/We will be happy to help however we can. Please check one of the following:
Parish offices will be closed
Monday, May 30th.
But it changes.
It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a
sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith...It is the price
of love. Anonymous
Evening Bible Study….
...continues to study the second half of the
Gospel of Mark. Jesus is Isaiah’s Suffering
Servant Messiah atoning for our sins, for our
Nativity Grief Group meets Thursday in the school
library from 6:30 to 8 PM. Park behind the school
and follow the blue balloons.
Anyone experiencing the loss of a
loved one is welcome.
Any questions or for further information, please
call Dot Cassidy or Terri Carr at 215-675-1925
Nativity’s Evening Bible Study meets at 7:00 PM
on the first and third Thursdays of each month in the
Multi-Media Center (former school library) with a big
screen for viewing the biblical
June 2 and 16
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
September 1 and 15
in the Second Greatest
Story Ever Told”
Watch this and other Great
Catholic Content on
Available May 29th through June 12th only Mary’s
Knight (25 minutes) In the mix of people and events
surrounding the Second Greatest Story Ever Told, one
man emerges for his instrumental role in conquering
Polish hearts for Mary Immaculate, including the heart
of Pope St. John Paul II.
To get started, go to: www.formed.org. Look for the
spot to enter our parish code, which is V2RPXA. Enter
the code and hit “submit”. If you have any questions,
please contact Ann Marie at the Parish Office: 215-6751925 or e-mail [email protected]
Memories are our treasures
Open Sunday, June 5,
beginning after the
8 A.M. Mass
through 12 Noon.
In this Year of Mercy, look to the books provided by
the Neumann Library for inspirational reading. One such title, which many of you may own,
is MERCY IN THE CITY by Kerry Weber. It
How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty,
Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job. To
further give the reader an idea of the book's focus,
read the blurb on the back cover:
"Does giving half of your sandwich to a homeless
person count as 'feeding the hungry'? Does buying
an occasional coffee for a coworker count as 'giving
drink to the thirsty'? Kerry Weber--a young, single,
busy New Yorker--had done these things, but she
knew she could do more. Weber decided to commit
forty days to practicing the seven Corporal Works of
Mercy in a meaningful way. But a big question
remained: Could she do it?"
Winner of the Christopher Award for Excellence in
~~~Neumann Library Committee~~~
Nativity of Our Lord
June 21 – 25, 2016
Rides - Food - Live Music – Bingo
Mega 50/50 ~ $5.00 donation for each chance you purchase
Winner receives 50% of all monies collected.
Thank you to H.G. Pizza Plaza, Warminster, Shop Rite of Warminster, and
H.G. Warrington Pizza for their ongoing support of the Carnival.
Family Night Tuesday (6/21) & Thursday (6/23)
Ride bands are $20.00 per night, per person (6:00 PM to 10:00 PM)
MEGA PASS ~ ride all night/every night for only
$35.00 per person in advance / $40.00 at Carnival.
(During all operating hours - height and age restrictions may apply)
Be a part of the success
Volunteer to help in the food tents and games.
Mega 50/50 chances, volunteer, and mega pass
forms can be returned to the Parish Office or Rectory
Only three more weeks till carnival!!
Remember to sign up to volunteer
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word program is open to all children in grades Kindergarten through fourth.
This program generally runs from late September/October through the end of April, and allows children to
listen to and discuss the weekly readings in a way that they can better understand. A brief discussion following
the Gospel encourages children to think of ways they can apply Jesus’ teaching to their own lives.
Would you like to join this rewarding ministry? Our program relies on the faithful support
of our parish family to spread this good news to our children.
If you are 16 years of age or older, and can commit to one Sunday a month to help with our Children’s Liturgy
of the Word, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Boag at 215-672-5316, or [email protected] We will provide
materials and training. You must meet all volunteer requirements as well, which we are also happy to help you
If your child already enjoys this wonderful program each Sunday, will you consider
becoming a leader for them? We look forward to hearing from you!
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD SCHOOL
Early Education Program
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
FOR 3 YEAR OLD & FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN
A challenging academic curriculum in a loving,
faith-filled environment for your young child!
Co-curricular instruction weekly in
Physical Education, Spanish, Music and Technology!
Reasonable tuition + Before/After Care program = Significant savings over
traditional child care facilities!
Call us to find out more!!!
215-675-2820, option 5
WORLD YOUTH DAY
Help Mike Merritt from our parish travel to World Youth Day this Summer,
in Krakow, Poland July 25 – 31, 2016.
An opportunity has been offered to him to attend this amazing event with other Catholic
youth/young adults around the world. In order to make this
happen, we are asking your support.
The Charitable Exchange, the company offering this opportunity, is offering to match any
donations dollar for dollar. Please be assured that 100% of all contributions are being used
for this opportunity. The TCE supports many charitable organizations that you may be
familiar with. Please go to: http:/www.charitableexchange.org and look for the
Philadelphia Parishes and proceed to make your contribution. Please help our parish
participate in this wonderful opportunity.
CYO End of Year Banquet
Next Sunday, June 5th
to all who participated in the
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
held on Wednesday, May 18th.
Spring Mill Manor
Immediately following the
8 AM CYO Closing Mass
Stocks Pound Cake Fundraiser - $13
This yummy fundraiser is back!!
Order Deadline: Thursday, June 9
or until we are sold out!
Orders may be picked up at:
La Fogata located in
Center Point Shopping Center
768 W. Street Road, Warminster
Pick up dates:
ADOPT A STUDENT PROGRAM
You are asked to prayerfully consider making a donation in any amount which will go towards a students trip expenses. We expect the cost of the conference and mission trip this year to be about $450
per student. You will be assigned a student and they
will pray for you and share their experience of the
weekend with you when they return.
Please fill out the slip below and return to the parish
office in an envelope marked Steubenville. Checks
can be made to Nativity Teen Ministry. Questions
can be directed to Fr. Mekonnen or Barbara Palo.
ADOPT A STUDENT PROGRAM
Friday, June 17 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Please call Elena Shields at 215-275-1853 with any
Download the form at www.nativitycyo.org and
send it into school with your student or mail it into
the Parish office noting “CYO Stock’s Fundraiser”
on the envelope: CYO Stock’s Fundraiser,
625 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974.
Please consider volunteering for our events this
year. A little of your time goes a long way to
create lasting memories for our children.
Volunteer forms are available
on the CYO website.
The teen ministry thanks you for your generosity
and support, and God bless you!
Please continue to visit our website for
event updates and information.
Please register on the website for all
important related emails at
HAPPENING OUTSIDE NATIVITY
HOLY HOUR FOR PRIESTS
St. Catherine of Siena—Chapel
321 Witmer Rd., Horsham
1st & 3rd Sunday every month at 7PM
June 5th and 19th
July 3rd and 17th
August 7th and 21st
A Weekend of
A Lifetime of Love!
Our Lady of Czestochowa
If you enjoy the warmth of summer, why not sign up
for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
and bring some more warmth and intimacy to your
The next Worldwide Encounter Weekend is
July 8-10, 2016. Early registration is highly
recommended. For more information visit our
website at: www.wwme-philly.org or
Holy Hours of Mercy
for the Jubilee Year of Mercy
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, take time out to rest in
front of Jesus in the Eucharist and experience his
mercy! Holy Hours of Mercy are taking place all over the
greater Philadelphia area so that all of us have an opportunity to live the Jubilee and experience the tender
mercy of God. To find a Holy Hour of Mercy near you,
Upcoming Holy Hours of Mercy:
• Fri, June 3 at 7pm: Sacred Heart Parish, Royersford (on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a
special feast during the Jubilee Year of Mercy)
August 4 at 7pm: Our Lady of Ransom Parish,
Philadelphia (Feast of St. John Vianney)
August 8, 7-9pm: Santa Misa y Hora Santa (en
español)/Mass and Holy Hour of Mercy (in Spanish),
Annunciation BVM, Philadelphia
Pastoral Care Volunteers Needed
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Won’t you consider becoming a Pastoral Care
volunteer at Abington Hospital?
Receive special training in basic spiritual
♦ Provide supportive care in a multicultural
and interfaith setting
♦ Experience the rewards and challenges of this
very important work
Please contact the Abington Hospital Volunteer
Resources Department at 215-48/1-2490 to
request an application.
HOLY MASS FOR PRIESTS
St. Catherine of Siena Church
321 Witmer Rd., Horsham
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Mass will be offered for all the priests of
the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
NORTHEAST CATHOLIC High School
CLASS OF 1966 - 50TH Reunion
Friday, June 10, 2016
6 PM—Emerald Room
Contact - l [email protected]
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is sponsoring a
Pilgrimage to Fatima/Lourdes and Paris
Catholic Pilgrimage to Fatima/Lourdes and Paris,
September 12 – 22, 2016
Daily Mass, Breakfast and Dinner Daily
For a flyer of more info call
Cathie or Mike Milano at 1-800-773-2660.