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Daily Masses are now in the CHAPEL
Watch Mass On Our Facebook Page Here or see below
12:10pm Monday to Saturday followed by the Rosary
Mass also Monday evenings at 7:30pm
Followed by the Family Rosary


Cardinal Tobin’s Rejoice in the Lord Newsletter
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Nativity Picnic – September 17th
What a great picnic yesterday evening. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a wonder time. Jeannie, Nick and his crew who cooked, the confirmation and pre-confirmation kids, the parents who also came out!


Nativity Golf Outing
September 27th at Black Bear Golf Course

Sign Up Form Here

Meals that Heal
Sunday September 25th.
Helpers, water and desert donations, people to hand out food at the location
Contact the rectory office to help


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Fr. Peter’s First Mass at Nativity



Crowning of Mary 2022


Confirmation 2022

Congratulations to all of our young people. Thank you Bishop Saporito for conferring the Sacrament


Congratulations to Anthony, Juan and Erik

Confirmed in the Holy Spirit


Prayer of Consecration of Ukraine and Russia
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Decree and the Prayer can be found here.

Please continue to prayer this prayer during the war in Ukraine.
Our Lady who loves Ukraine and us will hear and respond!


Donate HERE to assist those suffering

and displaced by the war in Ukraine

Lent – Season of Fasting for Peace

“Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God’s weapons, with prayer and fasting.

I invite everyone to make March 2,

and all Lent, a season of Fasting for Peace.

I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.”

Pope Francis, General Audience, February 23, 2022


 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
Watch and Donate Today
Thank you!


Thanks to everyone who donated to the Giving Tree

We were able to get the cards and gifts to the families at the Nurturing Center at the York Street Project




Religious Education has started…

our students received their new bags and a blessing!



Thanks to everyone who came out and all those who helped to make it a great day!



The St. Francis Closet has been helping the Mercy House, Newark for over 3 years.  The Mercy House is a a resource and referral center that supports all those in need.  It is supported by the Archdiocese Respect Life Office and in October they will be opening a new location in Holy Trinity Convent in Hackensack.  We have committed our donations to help support this mission.  They will be able to offer support and healing in Catholic environment and offer love and assistant.  Their needs will include food, clothing, baby supplies, furniture and referrals for jobs and housing.  Cheryl Riley has specifically asked us to donate toiletries for men and women.  This includes but not limited to toothbrushes, toothpaste and other oral care, hair brushes, shampoo and conditioner, razors, soap, deodorant, lotion, and feminine products.  

In addition we will be collecting coats for the upcoming cold season.  

Thank you for your continued support.

Collection takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at O’Connell Hall and on October 2nd from 9-12pm



(Online Giving and Electronic Payments for Religious Education and Donations (click here)


There is lots going on…at Nativity

Monday Night Rosary

Every Monday Evening at 8:00PM in the Chapel

Monday to Saturday – Daily Mass at 12:10PM – in the Chapel

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Friday from 11:00AM to 12Noon – in the Chapel


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Door Ambassador Schedule * Sign up here
Rosary LIVE each Friday schedule * Sign up here
Congratulations to our
First Communion
They participated last Sunday in the passing of the
light of faith candle.
They will receive their First Communions on May 8th!

It was a beautiful day Sunday at
Mass for the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Blessing!


NEW Liturgical Directives – May 25, 2021

Click to read the NEW directives


Statement of the New Jersey Bishops Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass

click to see the letter



If you received an email supposedly from Fr. George asking for any type ‘cards’ or money; DO NOT RESPOND and BLOCK, SEND TO SPAM that email.


With the Apostolic Letter, “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.

Thanks to Jeff Smith All Seasons Tree Service for their excellent work to cut down a rotting tree near a neighbor’s property which was damaged from a previous storm in the area.

That means

free firewood soon



Click here for Annual Appeal informatio


My name is Alexander Birchwale (but call me Alex!) and I’m so excited to be joining the music ministry team at Nativity as your Music Director and Organist. I have 17 years of experience playing piano, as well as having trained under many Broadway conductors and pianists.

There have been four different parishes in New Jersey and New York where I played and have been lucky enough to train under some incredible choirmasters and organists.

I hope to gradually bring a new sound to Nativity. I love the traditional music that many churches embrace, but have witnessed first-hand the way that modern church music energizes the choir/congregation in a new way, and can be a tangibly effective avenue into your faith.

I hope to blend the two styles in a way that can spark interest in bringing a younger audience to the church, while at the same time still speak to the people who I know are young at heart.

Thank you.

Nativity’s New Organist


NEW ANNOUNCEMENT on Attendance Limits – February 22, 2021

On behalf of Cardinal Joseph Tobin, please be aware that today, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the State has revised the current restrictions on the capacity limits for Houses of Worship. 

Effective immediately, religious services and celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, funerals, and memorial services that involve a religious service, will be able to operate at 50% capacity of the room in which they are held, with no cap on the number of individuals permitted to attend.  Services were previously limited to 35% room capacity or up to 150 individuals, whichever was less.  

Individuals attending services will still be required to wear masks and sit six feet apart from those outside of their household group.



  *NEW*  Cardinal Joseph Tobin  *NEW*

Returning to Grace: A Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist



Cardinal Tobin’s Rejoice in the Lord Newsletter

We are OPEN for Mass
Registration NOT necessary
Just show up to pray together!
Watch Mass LIVE here
and on our Facebook!
Join us LIVE to pray the ROSARY each Friday at 3:00PM
Join us and be one of our Rosary Praying Guests, call the rectory and ask for Fr. Jason.



Cardinal Tobin’s newsletter to the Archdiocese:

‘Rejoice in the Lord.’

Read and download it here: Rejoice in the Lord

The Church is Open
10:00am to 2:00pm. 
(with social distance and mask restrictions)

You can also listen and pray with us on our Facebook Page.

The Mass Book is OPEN!
Please send us your intentions for a Mass by phone or email or in person.


Statement of Cardinal Tobin on the Release of the Holy See’s McCarrick Report


Blessing of the Animals – Oct. 4th

Thanks to everyone who came out!
Nativity Golf Outing Photos 2021
Thanks to all who participated!
Mass on the Grass 2020
It was great Mass, well attended and fun!
Thanks to our Confirmation Candidates
for helping in the distribution of the food after the Mass
Mass Cards Available at in Church After Mass.
Bishop Michael Saporito’s Visit to Nativity Church

Welcome Back!


Parish Office and Mass Cards


The Parish Office is open, just ring the doorbell!!.

But we are always available. Please call and leave a message.

For Mass Cards or other questions please call the parish office

Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm

(201) 444-6362

You may also order Mass Cards by phone or online

and mail your check in.


Welcome Back!

We are entering Phase II of our Church Reopening

Starting Monday, June 15th

We will celebrate Daily Mass

in our Church at 12:10 PM each weekday


While we are excited to see you, your safety is our top priority.

A general dispensation given by Cardinal Tobin

from the Sunday obligation will remain until further notice.

We will continue to live stream Mass on our website and Facebook

Sunday 10:15 am; Monday to Saturday 12:10 am.


Guidelines for Returning to Daily Mass (Phase II)


Masks must be worn from the time when you exit your car.


Please enter through one main entrance.


Please bring hand sanitizer to use as you enter the building.


The pews are arranged in the worship space a safe distance apart and you will be directed to a seat based on the number of people in your family.


The Communion line will be at a safe distance and with masks.

Please obey the directions of the ushers/volunteers. 

The pace will be slow and reverential.


By Monday, June 15th we hope to have the church open from

10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The worship space will be closed after 2:00pm for proper cleaning.  


Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm You may also choose a different time for confession

by contacting one of the priests at the parish office.


Funerals can be arranged starting Monday, June 15th.

At this point they will be limited to 50 people. Please call the parish office for more information (201)444-6362.


It is wonderful to welcome you back but we must warn you that even with best health practices and strict social distancing, anyone who enters a public space should recognize there is a risk of contracting the coronavirus.

We will be increasing our cleaning in Church, but no one should expect that they will be any safer from germs than in other public spaces.

The chapel is closed at this time.

In order to maintain social distancing,

attendance at each Sunday Mass will be limited and 

Pre-registration for Sunday Mass will be required.

Please go to our website (www.nativitynj.org) to register online to attend a Sunday Mass.

You may also register by telephone or email.


Mass times will be Saturday at 5:00 pm; 

Sunday at 8:00 am, 10:15 am; 12:00 pm.

The Sunday 10:15 am Mass will be live streamed

on our on our website and Facebook

All recordings may be accessed either at the time they are being live streamed or after.


Confession time will return to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 20th.


Baptisms and weddings will be scheduled,

please speak with Fr. George. 

Currently, they will be limited to one family at a time

with a max of 50 family members each. 

Please call the parish office for more information and to schedule (201)444-16362.


Please check our website periodically and sign up for our weekly email (Crib Notes©) at our website (www.nativitynj.org).

You will receive an email with more details on signing up for Sunday Mass and the protocols.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented time.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Although we have been separated physically you have been in our hearts and prayers!


Parish Office and Mass Cards


The Parish Office is closed to the public at this time.

But we are always available. Please call and leave a message.

For Mass Cards or other questions please call the parish office

Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm

(201) 444-6362

You may also order Mass Cards by phone or online

and mail your check in.

The only accessible areas will be the worship space, reconciliation area, and the restrooms
It is wonderful to welcome you back but we must warn you that even with best health practices and strict social distancing, anyone who enters a public space should recognize there is a risk of contracting the coronavirus. We will be increasing our cleaning in The church , but no one should expect that they will be any safer from germs than in other public spaces.
We continue to offer opportunities to worship virtually through:
Sunday Mass at 10:15AM
Daily Mass (Monday to Saturday) at 12:10AM
Please see our website for details: nativitynj.org



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An Easter Message from Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R.



Coronavirus Update from the Archdiocese of Newark


The Archdiocese of Newark’s Coronavirus Task Force continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic situation and to aggregate guiding information from federal, state and local officials.  Based on the latest information shared publicly, the following are the new directives issued by Cardinal Tobin for the Archdiocese of Newark and a reminder of his prior directives still in effect.

NEW DIRECTIVES effective March 25, 2020:

  • Wakes and funerals must be postponed until further notice. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group. Burials may take place with only the priest.
  • All baptisms must be postponed until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.
  • All weddings are postponed until further notice.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is suspended until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.
  • All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until further notice. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until further notice.
  • Parish offices must be closed until further notice.  Employees who provide essential services should be limited and on staggered schedules.
  • Pastors should see that the Blessed Sacrament is renewed in tabernacles regularly from celebrations of private Masses.

 For more click here

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