Week of April 19, 2015
Nativity of Our Lord Church
A Stewardship Community
6 0 5 We s t S t r e e t R o a d , Wa r m i n s te r, PA 1 8 9 7 4
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April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday Vigil:5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00, 10:00 & 12:00 Noon
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 AM & 8:00 AM
First Friday 9:00 AM (October thru June)
Saturday: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 7:30 - 7:50 AM & 3:30 - 4:30 PM
DAYTIME OFFICE HOURS~PARISH CENTER
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - Noon
& 1:00 - 4:00 PM
RECTORY ~ BY APPOINTMENT
Monday - Thursday : 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
& 6:30-7:30 PM
Friday - NO RECTORY HOURS
Saturday:& Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rev. Angelo R. Citino, Pastor
Rev. Msgr. William J.J. O’Donnell, Pastor Emeritus
Rev. John P. Masson, Parochial Vicar
Ms. Roselee Maddaloni, School Principal
Mrs. Jen Boag, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Ann Marie Gervino, Director Adult Faith Formation
Mrs. Barbara Palo, Youth Minister
Michael Klenk, Director of Music
Mrs. Cheryl Kress, Business Manager
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 the Baptismal Instruction.
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.
During this Easter season we celebrate
God’s unconditional love for us. God is the person
of Jesus became man and suffered and died so that
our sins could be forgiven and we could inherit
I hope all of us take the opportunity to reflect on this act of love given to us by God. Our
lives and our faith are much more meaningful
when we realize that God loves us, not just all, but
each and everyone of us.
Do you realize and believe in God’s love
for you? Do you believe you are forgiven, redeemed and destined to live on in eternity with
The way we respond to such questions determines the way we live our lives in the joy and
sorrows. It determines how we return the love to
God and others. It brings hope, peace and joy to
our very beings.
The Easter season lasts for fifty days until
the feast of Pentecost. During this time allow the
mystery of God’s love for you to permeate your
very being. If you do you will understand why this
season is celebrated with Alleluia!
God bless us all!
Father Angelo R. Citino
Prayer to our Blessed Mother
Take my hand, O Blessed Mother. Hold me firmly, lest
I fall. I grow nervous while walking, and humbly on
Thee call. Guide me over every crossing. Watch me
when I’m on the stairs. Let me know that you’re beside me. Listen to my fervent prayers. Bring me to my
destination safely along the way. Bless my every undertaking and my duties for the day. And when evening creeps upon us, I’ll never fear to be alone. Once
again, O Blessed Mother, take my hand and lead me
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30;
Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a,
17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20;
Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59
1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17;
Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28,
29;1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18
GOD’S PLAN FOR GIVING ~ TITHING
Sunday April 12, 2015
Easter Collection (to date)
Thank You for your support! Fr. Citino
Captain for the week of 04/18 - 05/09
is Linda Conti, 215-364-9172 or 215817-9276
WEEKLY FAITH SHARING
Question of the Week
WHOM DO YOU SEE WITNESSING TO
Our Parish Family is asked to pray:
for all pregnant women. May God bless
them with a safe delivery and healthy baby.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
279. What are the essential and necessary ele-
ments for celebrating the Eucharist?
The essential elements are wheat bread and grape
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Third Sunday of Easter
Wednesday: Administrative Professionals Day;
Thursday: St. George; St. Adalbert
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen;
National Arbor Day
Saturday: St. Mark
GOSPEL FOR ALL AGES:
3rd Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2015
Sunday Readings: Acts 3.13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2.1-5;
Question from Life: What is an experience that remains
important enough for you to tell the story often?
Question from the Gospel: What do you remember most
THIS WEEK AT NATIVITY
SUNDAY ~ April 19, 2015
8:00 AM ~ Parish Art Show - Hall
MONDAY ~ April 20, 2015
7:00 PM ~ Pro-Life - PCC-K
TUESDAY ~ April 21, 2015
8:30 AM ~ Adoration
9:30 AM ~ Legion of Mary - PCC-K
7:30 PM ~ World Meeting of Families - PCC
WEDNESDAY ~ April 22, 2015
6:00 PM ~ PREP
7:30 PM ~ Prayer Group - PCC
THURSDAY ~ April 23, 2015
6:30 PM ~ Grief Support - MMC
7:00 PM ~ Penn Foundation - Hall
SATURDAY ~ April 25, 2015
7:00 AM ~ Saturday Morning Bible Study-H
Church Memorial Fund
A donation has been made…
In Loving Memory of:
J. Elaine Young
SATURDAY April 18, 2015
8:00 AM Doris Mooney
5:00 PM William & Anna Lennon
SUNDAY April 19, 2015
8:00 AM Marie A. Lambert ~ 23rd Anniversary
10:00 AM Frank McGorry ~ 4th Anniversary
12:00 PM Elaine Banholzer
MONDAY April 20, 2015
6:30 AM NO
8:00 AM Bernard Finn
TUESDAY April 21, 2015
6:30 AM Mary Miksis ~ 1st Anniversary
8:00 AM Ted Mark
WEDNESDAY April 22, 2015
6:30 AM Kenneth Pers
8:00 AM Margaret Wisniewski ~ 1st Anniversary
THURSDAY April 23, 2015
6:30 AM Gloria Giarratana
8:00 AM Anthony Gable Jr.~ 1st Anniversary
FRIDAY April 24, 2015
6:30 AM People of the Parish
8:00 AM Stella Spinosa .~ 1st Anniversary
SATURDAY April 25, 2015
8:00 AM Jill Borghi
5:00 PM Robert Dee
SUNDAY April 26, 2015
8:00 AM Patrick Polio
10:00 AM Dennis B. Kelly
12:00 PM Rita Sabatelli
Prayer Requests ~ 9AM - 11AM
MOTHER’S DAY SPIRITUAL BOUQUET CARDS are available at the Parish Office Center, Rectory,
and at the doors of the church. The names of those enrolled through these cards will be placed on the altar
during the month of May. A free-will offering is requested.
"A support group is a healthy, safe place for you who are grieving to bring yourselves, your stories, your anger, and your bewilderment, and to know that it's likely that others will have been
there and will recognize in your story, their story. And it is possible that something in your
story will encourage another griever in the group". Harold Ivan Smith
Nativity Grief Group Spring Session is open to any adult dealing with the loss of a loved one. We meet on
Thursday evenings, in the school media room from 6:30 to 8 PM. Enter from the back of the school and follow the blue balloons.
April 23 Coping with Isolation and Loneliness
May 7 Spiritual Aspects of Grief and HealingMay 21 Surviving Stress as We Grieve
June 4 Memories are Our Treasures
For further information and/or questions, please call Dot Cassidy (215) 672-8230 or Terri Carr (215)
Please join us for
Nativity’s Parish Art Show
Sunday April 19 artwork available
to view in the Hall beginning after
the 8:00a.m. Mass until 2:30:
Reception in the Hall after 12 noon Mass:
Several members of our parish community will have
works on display. Please join us! Meet the artists
and enjoy refreshments! No charge for admission,
but a free-will offering would be appreciated.
Our Parish May Procession
will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at
7:00 PM in the Church.
Our school & Prep students
will participate in the May Procession. We invite all of
our Parish Ministries & organizations to process with
their banners. We invite all of our Parishioners to join
us in this beautiful tribute to our Blessed Mother.
All those who wish to process with us are
asked to meet in the church hall at 6:40 PM on Tuesday, May 12th.
Divorced and Separated Support
Group. Our parish will begin a monthly support
group to offer friendship and encouragement for those
experiencing the pain of separation or divorce. The group
will meet the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in
Nativity’s Parish Hall starting May 7th. For further information, please contact Nativity Parish Center: 215-675-1925.
Learn the New Testament
Nativity’s Bible Study will hear about Jesus through
Paul’s early Thessalonian Letter, Mark’s first written
Gospel, and John’s concluding Apocalypse. Experience
the heights of revelation with us as we get to know Jesus
more fully. We meet at 7PM in the Parish Conference
Nativity’s Evening Bible Study Schedule:
May 7 & 21
June 4 & 18
July 2 & 16
Aug. 6 & 20
Sept. 3 & 17
Oct. 1 & 15
Nov. 5 & 19
Fathers and Sons Evening of Prayer at
St. Charles Seminary April 26, 2015
Nativity of Our Lord Fathers and Sons are invited to join the seminarians of St. Charles Seminary for
Solemn Sunday Evening Prayer. Evening Prayer is part
of the Liturgy of the Hours, the daily prayer of the
Church, marking the hours of each day, sanctifying the
day with prayer. Sunday Evening Prayer has been a long
standing beautiful tradition of St. Charles that many
priests and visitors hold in their hearts.
As the first teachers of their children, fathers are
called on to teach them how to pray and have a relationship with God. This is a great for opportunity for Fathers
and Sons to pray together alongside the men of St.
Charles Borromeo Seminary. Come out to see the beautiful Seminary campus and experience the solemn prayer
of its residents. All ages welcome.
Meet at Nativity at 3:45 and Carpool will leave
from Nativity Parking Lot at 4:00. Dinner will be provided after Evening Prayer. If interested in coming
please contact Fr. John ASAP at: [email protected] or
Join us for a Day of Reflection at the IHM Spirituality Center in Immaculata, PA on April 25, 2015
from 9AM to 3PM. With the assistance of Sr.
Patricia Mengel, IHM, participants will explore
“Cinema Divina: Praying Through Film.” Cost for
the day is $35 and this includes morning hospitality and lunch. Registration Deadline: Friday,
April 17, 2015.
For more information and/or registration, contact
Sr. Barbara Cook at 610-647-4136
[email protected] or visit our website:
Joyous Celebration of the
Feast Day of Saint Gianna
Join in the joyous celebration of the
Feast Day honoring Saint Gianna
Beretta Molla. On Tuesday, April 28th
at 7PM. Mass will be celebrated in
honor of St. Gianna here at Nativity of
Our Lord Church. The Holy Rosary
with prayers of St. Gianna will be prayed at 6:30PM.
Rev. Dennis Gill will be the main celebrant. Venerate
her relics after Mass. Join us afterward for fellowship
and refreshments in the church hall. There will also be
many beautiful St. Gianna items on sale at that time.
Bring a friend!! Everyone is Welcome!
Mothers of Children with Disabilities
Retreat: Monday, May 4, 2015 at Malvern Retreat
House, Bishop Timothy Senior will direct a retreat
for mothers who are raising children with disabilities and also those who have adult children with
disabilities. There will be time to pray, reflect, and
chat with other mothers. To register contact Malvern Retreat House at 610-644-0400
or [email protected] For more information
contact the Office for Persons with Disabilities
at [email protected]
Protecting Our Children Joining Together to Prevent
Substance Abuse in Our Community Nativity of
Our Lord has partnered with Penn Foundation to
offer education, awareness, and prevention strategies to address substance abuse in our community.
Presenter Gordon Hornig, MSW, LSW, has over
20 years of experience working in the addiction
field. As Director of Penn Foundation’s Mobile Engagement Services, Gordon meets with individuals
& families in the community to engage them in
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Wedding Anniversary Mass
Saturday, May 2, 2015
5:15 P.M. Vigil Mass
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
The annual Wedding Anniversary Mass is celebrated
in May to pray for and with married couples in the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are newlyweds,
who have been married 25 years or more or who
have married 50 years or more. Mass will be celebrated at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul,
18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For more
information please contact the Office for Life &
Family at 215-587-0500.
NO PRIOR REGISTRATION REQUIRED
To everything there is a season and a time
for every purpose under heaven.
“...a time to be born…”
Jackson Lee Frey
Cole Matthew Hauser
Lorenzo James Marcelline
Dominic John Murtha
Jack Aidan Wiercinski
“...a time to be healed…”
Helene Alexander, Leticia Alfredo, Oakley Amerman,
Genevieve Arber, Ann Best, Lou Borghi, Shane Boyle,
Craig Brennan, Joseph Carr, Ann Campbell, Michael
Christiansen, David Chubb, William Chubb, Harry Citrino, Connie Dasconio, John Delaney, Alfonso DeLuca,
Lucille Deissler, Christina Davis DiDomenico, Janice
Dockery, Angelo & Caroline Fanelli, Krissy Farabee,
Jamie Ferrari, Sister Marie Fidelis, RSM, Jim Fuges,
Mickey Heston, Betty Huf, Joseph Jenkins, Howard
Kaness, Anna King, Joseph Jenkins, Robert Lawler, Ed
Little, Mary Lucci, Joe Maceyko, Leon Machulski, Ann
Mackey, Dan Maffei, Julia Maher, Christopher Maiorino,
Virginia Mallatratt, Frank Maransky, Anne Marcinkevich, Herb Martin, Sister, Mary Martin, IHM, Dot Mayr,
Ann McCloskey, Joan McDonald, John & Jinny McIntyre, Matthew McKinney, John Mikulich, Bill Miller,
Bill Mulholland, Ellen O’Donnell, Mae O’Donnell,
Macallen O’Leary, Lauren Pastore, Ann Marie Pearson,
Lois Peck, John Pemrick, Carol Pero, Dolores Pers,
Louise Pfau, Patricia Plant, Sara Reguera, Kathleen &
Joseph Reichart, Barbara Renk, Lt. Col. Mark Reynolds,
Jim Reilly, Margie Sarsfield, Bob Schaefer, Loretta
Schmid, Dolores Selvey, Teresa Snyder, Kevin Stewart,
Richard Sweeney, Johnny Tate, Frank Thomas, Kathy
Tellado, Robert Tully, Bea Verbinski, ,Carol Woltemate,
Miriam Yochim, Babby Cater Zimmerman & Nicole
Zimmerman, Mary Zuccarelli, & all the sick of the parish.
“...a time to die…”
Lois Peck, Joan DiBiase, &
Sister Frances Maureen
To enter into the mystery' means the ability to wonder, to
contemplate; the ability to listen to the silence and to hear
the tiny whisper amid great silence by which God speaks
to us (cf 1 Kings 19:12) . . . we need to adore. Without
adoration, we cannot enter into the mystery." (Pope Francis, April 5, 2015, homily). Join us this Tuesday in Adoration of Our Eucharistic Lord. All are welcome!
From the Religious Education Office:
Registration for the 2015-2016 PREP year is now open.
The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) runs on
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM for levels
K-6. We also have a teen group for levels 7-12 that
meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
For more information please contact the Religious Education Office at 215-672-5316, or visit www.noolp.org >
PREP for detailed directions and registration forms.
Faith: The Next Generation – Pass It On!
Boldly go where many have gone before and pass on the
Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith. The
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is actively
seeking volunteers. We provide all of the training, materials, and support. We are looking for volunteers to serve
as catechists, assistants, and safety monitors. We are sure
to have a position to meet your comfort level. It truly is
an enriching experience that is a reward in itself. This
program runs on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:00
PM. If interested or for more information, please contact
Jen Boag at 215-672-5316 or [email protected] Also
feel free to visit and explore our website at
PREP Student of the Month for March
We would like to recognize and congratulate our PREP
students who received the Gift of the Holy Spirit Award
for Reverence in the month of March. Students exemplifying the gift of Reverence have a deep respect for God
and for all of creation. These students try to see the true
value of every person. The gift of Reverence shows itself
in gentleness, tenderness, protectiveness, and concern.
Martie Corcoran, Mackenzie
George Robles, Sophia
Weissman, Kendell Goetz
Jenna Mitros, Morgan Dolan,
Connor Kelly, AJ Dayton
Megan Miller, Kelly Marie
Welsh, Katelyn Barbour
Bridget Gottschall, Mackenzie
Earl, Nicholas Polymenakos
Nativity of Our Lord CYO FUNraiser
BYOB GIRLS NIGHT OUT!
(must be 21 or older)
1414 Old York Road, Suite B
Warminster, PA 18974
May 14, 2015 (Thursday)
7:00pm-9:30pm / $35.00 PP
Please visit website to register:
Relax, unwind & uncork your inner artist today – No
experience necessary! Grab your Wine and Come
Paint With Us! Your painting will bring smiles for
years to come! We will be painting “Summer Sunflower.” Feel free to BYOB…and a snack/appetizer
Please call Elena Shields at 215-275-1853
with any questions!!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING
NATIVITY’S CYO PROGRAM!
Enrollment has begun for
September, 2015 in all grades
for new students!!
Call now to schedule a tour or appointment to register—-215-675-2820, option 5
(Enrollment Office). Please consult the Admission
Information page on the school website for complete
directions on the documents required for admission.
Fritz's Sticky bun sale after all Masses on
Sunday, April 26th
There will be plain, cream cheese, raisin and
walnut available at the low price of $8/ half
dozen or 1 dozen for $15
don't miss out on these yummy treats......
the teen ministry thanks you for your support
World Meeting of Families Study Group
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Parish Conference Center
April 21 Chapter 10
Chapter 6: All Love Bears Fruit “Love is our mission” for everyone – not just those who are married. Catholic
marriage is a beautiful sacrament, but it is not necessary for a fully human life. In any society, many will be marginalized if marriage is seen as mandatory, as if one needs a sexual partner in order to be complete. Celibacy in the
Church resists this misleading idea, insisting that life outside of marriage is also meant to be beautiful, social, and
sacramental. Catholic celibacy and marriage have the same inner rationale, for in both cases, love commits us to
service and joins us to the cross. A life of celibacy may be lay or ordained. Celibacy can be chosen, as in vowed
religious life, or the result of being unable to marry, due to disability or circumstance. There are many ways of being celibate, each with important distinctions, but to be fruitful, they all require a similar internal motion of soul,
an offering of our heart to the Lord. Wise, mature celibates and spouses practice many of the same spiritual skills.
Celibacy and marriage both proclaim that sexual intimacy cannot be a temporary experiment or conditional audition. Both celibacy and marriage create solidarity between the sexes, rejecting sex in the context of what Pope
Francis called the “throwaway culture.” To create communities where unmarried men and women experience joy
and live their mission is something Christians need to do for one another. These teachings have further implications for family and parish life – see chapter six in “Love Is Our Mission” for details. - Christopher C. Roberts
NEUMANN ADULT SPIRITUALITY MINISTRY R E T R E A T D AY
C RANALE ITH S PI R ITUAL C E NTE R
13475 Proctor Road Somerton PA ~ M A Y 1 3, 2 0 1 5 9:30 A.M. ~ 2:00 P.M.
Retreat Director; Sister Maria DiBello, Sister of Mercy
Theme: MARY, UNTIER OF KNOTS
This is one of Pope Francis’ favorite titles for the Blessed Mother and has implications for
our personal conversion as well as the mercy that heals our relationships.
Cost: $50 (Includes continental breakfast, lunch and presenter)
Please detach and mail to: Cathy Krzywicki, 679 Stratford Road, Warminster, PA 18974
You will receive a call to confirm your reservation.
Make checks payable to: Neumann Adult Spirituality Ministry
Due to a number of issues with our paper recycling program, we will no
longer be recycling paper here at Nativity. The recycling bins have been
removed. The dark red bins on the property are our trash removal bins.
Please DO NOT place your paper recycling in the trash removal bins.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Messenger of Divine Mercy
A Live Multimedia Drama with a Modern Message of Mercy
Saturday, May 16, 8:00 p.m.
Nativity of Our Lord Church
Performed by Maria Vargo—Directed by Leonardo DeFilippis
Admission $12—Suitable for Ages 13 and Up
(Groups of 10 or more--$10 per ticket)
Tickets available after all of the Masses.
Tickets may be reserved by calling the parish office:215-675-1925 or
by e-mailing: [email protected]
Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal
encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy.
This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes
Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today.
The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater and runs 90 minutes.
For more information about the drama visit www.DivineMercyDrama.com
ARCHBISHOP WOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Wood High School is looking to fill
the position of Office Manager/Secretary. This is a
full time twelve month position with benefits. To
apply for this position, please send your resume to
Archbishop Wood High School, Office of the
President, 655 York Road, Warminster, PA 18974.
Deadline for resumes is Friday, April 24, 2015.
Archbishop Wood High School is still accepting
registrations for the Class of 2019. For information, contact the Director of Admissions, Ms.
Patricia Roschetz, at 215-672-5050, extension 268.
June 22nd-26th 2015
9:00am-3:00pm; June 26th 9:00-am12pm
Archbishop Wood HS 665 York Road
Current 3rd-8th grade boys
$135 Early Bird by June 1
$125 additional sibling
$150 after June 2
Each camper will receive a camp shirt, evaluation, and
Registration Info: To register for this camp, please contact Matt Funk at [email protected] to receive a flyer
with detailed information about how to register for camp.
Hope to see you there!
Little Flower Alums, Family and Friends come
celebrate the school’s 75th Anniversary on Sunday, April
26th 1 – 5 pm for an Open House and Re-Dedication of
the school to St. Therese.
SISTER HELEN PREJEAN
Monday, May 4, 2015
Bestselling author of Dead Man Walking comes to Doylestown to talk
about life, death, and social justice.
Don’t miss it!
Monday, May 4, 2015
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
235 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Book Signing and Refreshments
Contacts: Fran Lorie 215-489-4039;
Rosemary Ramil 215-340-0238
Sponsored by OLMC Peace and