Nativity of Our Lord

Roman Catholic Parish Community

in the village of Orchard Park, NY. 

 WELCOME BACK! 

Churches are now allowed to return to indoor services, and our Diocese has given us the greenlight.
We can’t wait to see you all, but please know that if you do not feel comfortable returning to Mass just yet, the faithful are still dispensed from the Sunday obligation.
MASS TIMES
Saturday 4:30pm and 7pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12 noon
Weekday Masses
Mon-Thur –  7am and 9am
Fri –  7am and 8:30am
Confessions will resume on Saturday, June 20 from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Confession will not take place in the confessionals. 

If you do join us in person, things will be a little different:

1.  You must wear a mask the entire time you are in the church.
2.  Communion will be distributed in the hand only. Please hold your hand flat and take care not to touch the person giving you communion. You of course may lower your mask WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE, then immediately return the mask to its correct position.
3.  Please always maintain a social distance of 6 feet between others (except those in your household). Every third pew will be available for seating. Please carefully follow the instructions given by the ushers.
4.  The congregation is asked not to participate in the singing of hymns as this may be more likely to cause the spread of COVID-19.
5.  As hard as it may be, please no socializing. I know we will all be so happy to see each other, but please do not gather in the narthex or at any entrances. Please do not gather with others in the church. Smile and wave from a distance.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES!

On Tuesday, June 23, our Nativity eighth grade graduates celebrated their graduation with a wonderful evening at Nativity.

Congratulations to our Nativity alum:

Addison Ann Barth, Patrick Benzer, Norah Emily Carlsen, Theodore Ciancio, Kevin Anthony Cosgrove, Grace Elizabeth Cullinan, Cole Scott Dancy, Peyton M. Dotton, Brandt D. Dubey, Rory Clare Etheridge, Charles Edward Graber, Hailee Alexis Johnson, Anna C. Marusza, Jack Patrick Miranda, Lexi Morgan, Jack Morreale, Sam Morreale, Monica Dorothy Noonan, Aidan Patrick Pacholec, Andrew Matthew Reeb, Genevieve Lillian Ricci, Ella Grace Sabio, Sienna Rose Gabriella Schlee, Sydney Schoen, Ryan Seereiter, Nicholas James Szpylman, Caroline S. Tucker, Avery Victoria Walker, Amelia Kay Wannemacher.

To watch the full graduation ceremony, click here.

 

VOLUNTEER TIME!

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF BEAUTIFYING OUR FLOWER BEDS AROUND THE NATIVITY PROPERTY!

A GROUP FROM CHESTERTON ACADEMY SPENT THEIR TIME WEEDING, LAYING DOWN MULCH, AND MAKING SURE GOD’S HOUSE IS NICELY MAINTAINED.

THANK YOU TO THE UPDIKE FAMLY WHO ORGANIZED THIS VENTURE!

 Pictured from left: John Paul Updike, Mary Updike, Luke Updike (kneeling), Jonah Kawado, Rev. Peter Bassey, Mrs. Lauri Hahn, Joey Hahn (kneeling), Dr. Paul Updike, Jillian Hahn, Sr. Lindsay Jones, and photographer Mrs. Theresa Updike (not pictured).

 

LIVE STREAMS

Click here to watch.

Sunday, July 5 – Sunday Mass 9am

Friday, July 10 – First Friday Adoration/Evening Prayer at 6pm

Sunday, July 12 – Solemn Vespers at 6pm

Nativity Parish office open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We ask that if your business can be conducted by phone or email, please continue to do so. If you must come in person, please call 662-9339 to make an appointment. Only one person (or family) will be allowed at the secretary’s office door at one time. No one other than staff is allowed inside the office.

Please wear a mask when entering the building.

 

“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”
– Pope Francis, 9/16/13

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.