Dear Nativity Community –
As our state starts the process of reopening, the parish staff and I are looking at what that will mean for Nativity. When we reopen, things will not return to the way they were prior to March 13. While we don’t know exactly what will change, but we know things will. This virus though has given us the opportunity to find new ways to be the church.
I hope you have taken time to give your prayers and intentions to St. Joseph. To help us in opening our hearts to St. Joseph the following are offered:
- Fill out the enclosed prayer intention sheet and place in the enclosed envelope. You may either mail the envelope back to us or bring your intention sheet to church and place it in the basket in front of St. Joseph. Spend time in prayer with St. Joseph before the Blessed Sacrament in church.
- As you leave church, please take an Easter candle for your prayer at home. (Home Easter candles are available on the tables in the back of church). If you would like to have one, but cannot get to church to pick it up, please give us a call or email us and we will be sure to get one delivered to you. (513) 531-3164 email@example.com
- Pray the Prayer of St. Joseph
- Pray the Litany of St. Joseph
This weeks Weekly Encounter with the Risen Christ is Mary Magdalene Encounters the Risen Lord John 20:11-18, and can be found on the website at https://www.nativity-cincinnati.org/updates/weekly-encounters/.
Finally today is a special #givingTuesday, while our parish is blessed with reserves that have allowed us to continue paying all staff, not needing to furlough any employees, and move forward on maintenance on our buildings, I encourage you to continue to support the parish and setup automatic giving on our website if you have not.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our response to the coronavirus.
As the angelus rings at 6:00 am, noon, and 6:00 pm, please pray the following prayer
Prayer for a Time of Public Health Concerns
Since the moments of our life unfold, O God,
according to your good pleasure,
receive the prayers and sacrificial offerings
by which we implore your mercy
for our brothers and sisters who are ill,
that, having been anxious for them in their danger,
we may rejoice at their recovery of health.
For scientists, health professionals, public officials,
and all who are serving the common good in this
difficult and uncertain time, may they be
filled with wisdom and understanding.
Pray: Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory Be