Nativity of Our Lord Church
Nativity of Our
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 97 4
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May 22, 2016
The Most Holy Trinity
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.
On Saturday, May 20th, four men were
ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop
Chaput for the church of Philadelphia. We as a
church give thanks to God for these men and the
gift of their priesthood.
Among those ordained was Father Mark
Cavara who served here with us as an acolyte
last year. We rejoice with Fr. Cavara and his
classmates. I ask that all of you pray for our
new priests that God will give them the grace
and strength to be good and holy Priests.
I ask that you pray for all priests, for us here
at Nativity, and for the priests throughout our
Archdiocese and the world. We rely on your
prayers. We are grateful for the gift of
Priesthood and hope to be good priests as we
minister in the name of Jesus.
Please join me in congratulating Msgr.
O’Donnell as he celebrates 64 years as a priest.
Also, pray for Fr. Mekonnen as he celebrates his
first anniversary of ordination and pray for me
on my 39th anniversary.
During this month of Ordination and
Ordination anniversaries we thank and praise
God for the gift of Priesthood in our Church and
ask that He continue to call and give the grace to
respond to many more good and holy priests to
serve His people.
To all our new priests and to all our priests,
Ad Multos Annos!
God bless us all!
Father Angelo R. Citino
St. Maria Faustina on Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament: "Silent conversation, alone with You, Is to
experience what heavenly beings enjoy, And to say to
God, 'I will, I will give You my heart, O Lord,' While
You, O great and incomprehensible One, accept it
Pray for those who are struggling with memory loss in
any of its challenging forms. May God surround them
with loving and compassionate others to ease the fears.
H.O.P.E. Captain for: 5/22 - 6/11
Linda Conti @ 215-364-9172
GOD’S PLAN FOR GIVING ~ TITHING
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Thank you for your support! Fr. Citino
the Blessed Mother
and St. Joseph
In Honor of our 50th Wedding Anniversary
Joe and Elaine Vizza
The Sanctuary Lamp
in the Church
Burns in loving memory of
The Puglisi Family
Celebrants for MASSES
on May 28 and 29
(Subject to Change)
Life Changing Seasons
To everything there is a season
and a time for every purpose
“...a time to be loved ”
“...a time to be born ”
“...a time to be healed ”
Marie Andinolfi, Tori Araco,
James Bagdon, Mason Burton,
Sandy Clark, Norma Doyle, Janeen Harper,
Msgr. Joseph Kane, Bill Koehler,
Marty Maxwell, Joseph Laskowski,
Matthew McNamee, Jeanneen Meakim,
Alfred Micco, John Mikulich,
Emily Morgan, William Mullen,
Alfio Rossillo, Frances Serago,
Laurie Stahowcz, David Suszko,
Benjamin Wainstein, Joseph Yates
And all the sick of our parish
...a time to die
Msgr. John Boland
Open Sunday, June 5,
beginning after the
8 A.M. Mass
through 12 Noon.
The Library is located in the Parish Conference
Center, entrance across the back parking lot of the
Church. Look for our blue Library Flag on display
when we are open. Committee members will be
there to help you. Donating books or volunteering
your time can be discussed during your Library
The Library Bookmobile is also available in the
Church Lobby. Books, DVDs, and CDs may be
signed out in the book kept on the top shelf.
~ Neumann Library Committee ~
SATURDAY, May 21, 2016
Charles Ackley, Jr.
Joe and Elaine Vizza
SUNDAY, May 22, 2016
Marie and Francis Drulis
MONDAY, May 23, 2016
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016
Mary Jo Mullen
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016
Mary and John Coates
THURSDAY, May 26, 2016
Mary Jo Mullen
Emilio and Michael DiSandro
FRIDAY, May 27, 2016
People of the Parish
SATURDAY, May 28, 2016
The Deal Family
SUNDAY, May 29, 2016
Jill and Lou Borghi
Sylvia and George Thesing
THIS WEEK AT NATIVITY
MONDAY ~ May 23, 2016
TUESDAY ~ May 24, 2016
8:30 AM ~ Adoration
9:30 AM ~ Legion of Mary - PCC-K
WEDNESDAY ~ May 25, 2016
7:30 PM ~ Prayer Group - PCC
THURSDAY ~ May 26, 2016
7:00 PM ~ Evening Bible Study
FRIDAY ~ May 26, 2016
SATURDAY ~ May 27, 2016
7:00 AM ~ Saturday Morning Bible Study-H
9:00 AM ~ Car Show - Front Parking Lot
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Nativity of Lord Website
Spread the Word
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’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 Power Points.
June 2 and 16
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 18
September 1 and 15
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Coming soon for your younger children—
Precious Friends of
Compassionate care for your children
6 weeks old through age 4
“Now accepting enrollment
For more information, please contact
Donna Ludovico, Director
215-773-8399, or by
email: [email protected]
SAVE THE DATE!!
NATIVITY 2016 CAR SHOW IS COMING
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
(Rain Date – June 4, 2016)
9 AM – 3 PM
York and Street Roads
Warminster, PA 18974
Registration 9 AM – Noon
Participant Judging Noon – 1:30 P M
Awards for Top 3 in each class – 3 PM
Dash Plaques for first 150 registered vehicles
FOOD – MUSIC – DOOR PRIZES –
GOODY BAGS – FLEA MARKET –
Registration Fee - $15.00
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
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
Checks Payable to: Nativity of Our Lord
MAIL TO: Joe Fite
453 N. Warminster Road
Hatboro PA 19040
For More Info: Contact Joe at 215-675-1338
or Dan Reiniger at 215-441-8914
E-mail Joe: [email protected]
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL, NO DRUGS,
SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO SEMINARY
...Offers a variety of learning opportunities for lay men
and women. While the seminary provides formation for
future priests, some may be surprised that the seminary
has an entire division dedicated to providing faith
formation to the laity. The “School of Theological
Studies” welcomes students of all ages to pursue
undergraduate and graduate courses in theology. For
the first time, students will be able to pursue a “Master
of Arts in Philosophical Studies.” For more information
about the many programs that are available, please
School of Theological Studies
Managing stress as We Grieve
Memories are our treasures
Watch on FORMED.ORG
in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told”
Watch this and other Great Catholic Content on
Available May 22nd through
June 5th only God’s Master Plan
(23 minutes) Through Pope St.
John Paul II and the triumph he
helps inaugurate, God reveals a
beautiful plan that amazes and
blesses the whole world.
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: 215-675-1925 or
e-mail [email protected]
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
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 five more weeks till carnival!!
Remember to sign up to volunteer
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
Parish Religious Education Volunteers Needed
Our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is seeking to expand its already wonderful base of
volunteers. Would you be willing to share your faith with our parish children? Does your child attend PREP
already? What better way to share in your child’s Religious Education than to volunteer your own time and
talent to our program? No experience necessary.
If you come with a faithful heart, we will provide all of the necessary training and encouragement. We
welcome all volunteers to join our program; however, we are in immediate need of a level 2 catechist. If you
are interested in volunteering with our program, or if you would like more information, please contact Mrs.
Jennifer Boag at 215-672-5316 or [email protected]
PREP registration for 2016-2017 is currently open.
PREP is open to all children entering grades Kindergarten – 12th. We meet on Wednesday evenings from
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. If you are new to our parish, please feel free to contact our office directly for more
specific information. You may also visit our website at www.noolp.org/PREP for information. If you are a
returning family, please submit your re-registration information soon so as to help us ensure the proper class
sizes and amount of supplies for our new year.
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
The teen ministry thanks you for your generosity
and support, and God bless you!
SAVE THE DATE
CYO’s End of Year Banquet
Please consider volunteering for our events this
year. A little of your time goes a long way to
create lasting memories for our children.
Sunday, June 5th, a breakfast buffet at Spring
Mill Manor, Immediately following the 8 AM
CYO Closing Mass at Nativity.
Volunteer forms are available
on the CYO website.
Stocks Pound Cake Fundraiser - $13 - This yummy fundraiser is back!!
Orders will be taken up to 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 date: Friday, June 17
from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AND Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Please call Elena Shields at 215-275-1853 with any questions.
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 continue to visit our website for event updates and information.
Please register on the website for all
important related emails at www.nativitycyo.org.
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
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA
ON A PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY
for the Jubilee Year of Mercy and
Blessed Mother Teresa’s Canonization
September 1 – September 10, 2016
*Registration is due May 27th*
For Pricing and More Information go to:
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.
Enjoy a fun, relaxing way
to meet new friends,
learn new skills, and enjoy
Saint Mary by-the-Sea
at Cape May Point!
The Women's Wellness Weekend (offered June
3rd-5th) hosted by The Sisters of Saint Joseph
offers a range of workshops for physical, emotional,
and spiritual well-being. This year workshops
include Aromatherapy, Art, Line Dancing, and
Meditation. The cost for the weekend is $395 which
includes room, meals, workshops, and evening
socials. An early registration price of $375 is also
available before May 12th.
Visit our website for more information:
or call: 1-800-482-6510