Discipleship | What's new at Nativity

Ashes To-Go

A church here in our community (not pictured above) advertises “Ashes To-Go,” a drive-thru exercise in minimalism when it comes to approaching Lent. I am not criticizing our neighbors in the least, they are observing the season according to their own custom. I just won’t be emulating them. Lent is an ancient tradition observed throughout […]

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Evangelization | Stewardship

Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries

As a part of our current message series on “Life with Family”, we’ve acknowledged that families come in many different shapes and sizes.  They are continuously changing as seasons of life unfold.  Even nuclear families change as kids get older, go off to college, and, eventually, leave the nest to start their own families. Increasingly, […]

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Stewardship

Giving and Thanks

Let us come before the LORD with thanksgiving. Psalm 95 This week we celebrated Stewardship Sunday, reflecting on the blessing our parish is to our members and in the life of the community. As part of the celebration, we invited members and “regulars” to make a financial commitment to the parish for 2020. And I […]

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Making Church Matter | Vision

Stewardship Weekend

We usually say that “Kick-Off” weekend is the best weekend of the year, but “Stewardship” Weekend is a close second.  That’s right, one of our staff’s (and our parishioner’s) favorite weekends of the year is the weekend when we ask for money.  This coming weekend is Stewardship Weekend, the only weekend of the year that […]

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Leadership | Vision

Our Values: Hospitable

We are in the last week of a series of blog posts all about our values as a staff.  This week, hospitality. We define hospitality as “wow-ing” people with extraordinary service.  We want each guest who steps onto our campus to feel like every aspect of the experience was designed with them in mind.  Here […]

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Leadership | Vision

Our Values: Excellence

Over the past few weeks we have been using this space to reflect on the values we rely on in serving our mission as a parish. This week “Excellence.” Excellence in the church can be hard to define.  Some parishioners measure the excellence of a homily by its length (the shorter the better).  Still others […]

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