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Habitat for Humanity – November 8th

04 Dec 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED 12/5/18:

Habitat for Humanity and Nativity of Our Lord need volunteers to work on rebuilding a Buffalo home on Saturday, December 8th from 9am -3 pm.  Volunteers should be 16 or older.  No experience is necessary!  Go here to sign up –Habitat Volunteer  (Search for the project on December 8th located at 75 Poultney, Buffalo)

Contact Dennis Wolbert at 308-7858 with any questions.

 

St Vincent DePaul Coat Drive

04 Dec 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED 12/4/18:

There are 2 barrels in the narthex to collect gently used, clean winter coats, gloves, sweaters, and scarves for the poor.  The barrels will be there for the month of December.

Lackawana Food Pantry

25 Oct 2018 | 0 comments

We are still looking for a person or group of people who might be able to donate their cooking skills and time to prepare a meal at the Lackawana Food Pantry. Dinners are typically once a month and serve anywhere from 50-80 people.

If you are being called to serve the hungry in our community, please call Melissa for more information.  662-9339 x 145 or mpotzler@nativityschool.net

 

Park Parsons Food Drive

25 Oct 2018 | 0 comments

November 4 – 8:00am-12pm

Park Parsons, an ecumenical group of Christian clergy in Orchard Park, is having its annual food drive.  Bags are available in the back of church.  Fill one up with non perishables to be shared with local food pantries.

Lackawana Soup Kitchen Cook Needed

31 Aug 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED: August 31, 2018

The first of the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy – Feed the hungry.

Our parishioner, Dan Barone,  was instrumental in setting up Nativity’s monthly meal service at the Lackawana Food Pantry.  He is also a fantastic chef and acted as head cook for the monthly meals, providing healthy meals for those in need.

As Dan’s commitments have recently changed, we are now in need of a cook!

If you have any interest in helping or ideas on how our parish can continue this important ministry to the poor, please contact Melissa at 662-9339 ext 145 or mpotzler@nativityschool.net

 

Thank you to Dan Barone for many years of cooking for and feeding the community at the Lackawana Food Pantry.

 

Seeds of Change

05 Jun 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED:  June 5, 2018

Let’s help Olivia Larson, the founder of Seeds of Change, fill 25 backpacks for the children at Gerard Place!

Gerard Place provides housing and supportive programs for homeless, single-parent families. They strengthen the community by empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency via community education and outreach.

Items needed are:  glue sticks, folders, colored pencils, pencils, pens, binders, kids scissors, dry erase markers, lined paper, dividers, sticky notes, highlighters, index cards, tissues, and flash drives.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.  Items can be placed in the box in the Narthex.

After learning about the shocking childhood poverty rate of forty-four percent in the city of Buffalo, Olivia Larson, a sophomore at Mount Mercy Academy, decided she would like to do something to combat childhood poverty and its effects in our community. Her idea is a project called Seeds of Change. With the help of Nativity of Our Lord parishioners, donations will be collected for Gerard Place and Western New York Family Promise.

Read more about the good work they are doing at St. Gerard Place here.

 

Catholic Charities

30 May 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED: May 30, 2018

Expand Your Impact on Catholic Charities’ Day of Giving – June 8

Catholic Charities is in critical need of your help to meet its 2018 Appeal goal. With one month remaining, the Appeal is short $1.25 million of its $11 million goal. On June 8, Catholic Charities — with the support of a generous anonymous donor — will be matching all new Appeal gifts, dollar for dollar up to $50,000. This means a $10 contribution to the Appeal becomes $20. A $50 gift becomes $100. Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes to feed the multitudes, this is your chance to feed and bless our neighbors in need. Consider this: The population of the eight counties of WNY is just over 1.5 million people. Last year, Catholic Charities of Buffalo served 152,919 who were suffering and vulnerable. That equates to 1 out of every 10 people! If EVERY HOUSEHOLD in the parish would give just $5 each on June 8, we could achieve our goal and continue our critical work to serve those most at risk throughout the diocese!

You can help by making an individual contribution online on June 8 by visiting: www.ccwny.org/donation.   

St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Needs

11 May 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED: May 10, 2018

Welcome Spring! We are in the process of rotating the winter and summer clothing and taking inventory of our needs.

In the meantime, the following items are in VERY LOW SUPPLY.
1. diapers –sizes 1 and 5
2. baby wash and lotion
3. wipes
4.bottles
5. girls bibs
6. girls onesies- size newborn and 0-3 months
7. receiving blankets
8. bins, clean used or new (about 18 gallon size).

I know they are not as exciting to shop for compared to sweet
little outfits, but these basic items are so important for the care
of the babies!

Items can be placed in the wooden bins at the foot of the crucifix
in the narthex of the church. Also, items such as strollers, pack
n plays, walkers, etc are always welcome. We ask that you
please clean and prepare the items for immediate use as there are
no laundry facilities or space to clean items at the center.
If you have any questions, please call me…Kathy Vukovich 667-
3173

Call for Eucharistic Ministers

02 May 2018 | 0 comments

POSTED:  May 30, 2018

LECTORS FOR JUNE – click here for schedule

 

POSTED:  May 2, 2018

We are deeply in need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  If you would like to learn more about serving in this capacity, please call Melissa at 662-9339 ext 145 or email her at mpotzler@nativityschool.net

 

Special Haiti Collection

02 May 2018 | 0 comments

Healthcare at Our Twin Haitian Parish

POSTED: May 2, 2018

Currently, Nativity has only enough money to fund the clinic through the end of May. Please help the clinic continue to provide critical care to the people of Coq Chante. Please be as generous as possible again this year in the Haiti collection the weekend of May 19 and 20.

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Since 2003, Nativity of Our Lord and St. George’s have supported the medical clinic that provides healthcare access to all the people in the area of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Coq Chante, Haiti. The medical clinic is open five days a week throughout the entire year and is staffed by a doctor, nurses, a pharmacist and a health aide. Approximately 400 patients a month receive medical exams and medicines.

The medical clinic is among the most important programs we support at our twin parish. Since its beginning, the clinic has greatly improved the health of the people of Coq Chante through health education, preventive measures and timely treatment

Having a community clinic ensures that the people of Coq Chante receive prompt care for malaria, typhoid, parasites, infections, burns and many other ailments. Without the clinic, people in need of treatment have to travel at least an hour only to discover that the care available might well be unaffordable.

On behalf of the people of St Michael, thank you for your generous support.

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