Dear Nativity Community –

As we enter this most holy of weeks, I hope you are doing well and continue to practice social distancing and are staying at home. Based on the data it looks like Ohio has been doing a good job overall of flattening the curve.  As you are home it is important to take care of yourself and your family. We have posted several resources on the website to help you and your family cope during this challenging time. I encourage everyone to take time for themselves and to check on others in our community. Starting this week we have also included in this newsletter our prayer list to make it easier for everyone to access and pray for those in our community in need of prayer.

We will be posting information you can use at home for Holy Week on our website at www.nativity-cincinnati.org/updates/holy-week. Information will include suggested liturgies for home, as well as information about live streams that you and your family can watch. I hope these resources will help you and your family participate in Holy Week since we are unable to be together. I also encourage you to post pictures of your family celebrating these holy days on our new Nativity Parish Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/856207348200007  

The Church is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm as well as 9:00 am until noon on Sunday. Should you visit for prayer please make sure you are practicing proper social distancing, so that we can continue to keep the church open. We have provided candles in the back of church for you to take home for use in your Easter prayers.

We are continuing to post updates about Nativity’s response to the Coronavirus in the Update Center on our website at www.nativity-cincinnati.org/updates you can also contact Rudy Gruenke, Director of Systems & Special Projects at (513) 531-3164 or rudy.gruenke@nativity-cincinnati.org if you have any questions.

Please continue to pray for all those afflicted by illness and those who are working to prevent the spread. This won’t last forever; we will get through this. 

Sincerely, 

Fr. Paul