Weekly Mass

Reopening for Public Mass

Nativity will reopen for public Mass this Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 10 am.

We appreciate your patience as we completed the restroom upgrades in church. The new Men’s Room and ADA Family Bathroom were delayed due to issues getting materials related to COVID-19 but are now complete and are a much-needed enhancement to our church.

Before you attend Mass please note that Mass will be limited to 100 people on Sunday. You do not need a reservation, everyone who attends Mass must wear a mask and follow the guidelines listed below.

We will continue to post Mass online on Sundays as we have the last few weeks for those who can not attend.

If you have any questions please contact Rudy Gruenke, Director of Systems and Special Projects at rudy.gruenke@nativity-cincinnati.org or (513) 531-0209.

DISPENSATION 

The Catholic faithful who reside in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and all other Catholics in the archdiocese continue to be dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. Those who are at risk or fearful that they or their family might become sick are encouraged to stay home and join the Church by viewing live-streamed Masses.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Check your temperature: if you have one, please do not come to church.

 

Stay home if you are ill.

 

Make sure you have a face covering to bring and wear.

 

Bring hand sanitizer with you if available. We will have some for use as well.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

Enter only in marked doorways at the main entrance.

 

Please stop by the greeter for any necessary directions.

 

Keep your face covering or mask on at all times except for receiving Communion.

 

Sanitize your hands as directed by greeter.

 

Observe social distancing at all times (look for marks on
the floor).

 

Ushers will direct you to pews , starting in the front and working towards the back of church.

 

Since there will be no passing of baskets for your offering please mail your contribution or submit it online.

DURING THE SERVICE

Do not change seats during a service.

 

There will be no passing of offering baskets.

 

No physical sign of peace will be exchanged during Mass.

 

Follow instructions for Communion:

• Leave your seat only when directed by usher or greeter.
• Maintain six feet social distancing in the Communion line – look for marks on the floor.
• When 12 feet or two people away from the priest/distributor, sanitize your hands using the sanitizer from the usher. After sanitizing do not touch any surfaces.
• Approach the priest/distributor only after you are called forward. DO NOT remove your face covering.
• Extend a single hand to receive the Host.
• After moving six feet to the right or left, remove your mask and consume the Host.
• Replace your face covering or mask.
• Follow instructions to return to your pew.

AFTER THE SERVICE

Worship aids you may have brought with you.

 

You will be dismissed by pew or seating area.

 

Follow the instructions of the greeter or usher.
Use only the designated exit doors.

 

Do not congregate outside the church doors.

 

Continue to wear your face covering or mask until you leave the area where worshipers are.

Mass – Sunday, June 14, 2020

Due to audio issues in church Fr. Paul is hard to hear at times. We have identified the issue and it will be resolved for next week. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

This Weeks Readings

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ – Lectionary: 167

Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a

Moses said to the people:
“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,
has directed all your journeying in the desert,
so as to test you by affliction
and find out whether or not it was your intention
to keep his commandments.
He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,
and then fed you with manna,
a food unknown to you and your fathers,
in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD.

“Do not forget the LORD, your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
that place of slavery;
who guided you through the vast and terrible desert
with its saraph serpents and scorpions,
its parched and waterless ground;
who brought forth water for you from the flinty rock
and fed you in the desert with manna,
a food unknown to your fathers.”

Reading 2 1 Cor 10:16-17

Brothers and sisters:
The cup of blessing that we bless,
is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?
The bread that we break,
is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Because the loaf of bread is one,
we, though many, are one body,
for we all partake of the one loaf.

Gospel Jn 6:51-58

Jesus said to the Jewish crowds:
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world.”

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me
and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

USCCB Bible Readings

Mass – Sunday, June 7, 2020

This Weeks Readings

Reading 1 – EX 34:4B-6, 8-9

Early in the morning Moses went up Mount Sinai
as the LORD had commanded him,
taking along the two stone tablets.

Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with Moses there
and proclaimed his name, “LORD.”
Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out,
“The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God,
slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.”
Moses at once bowed down to the ground in worship.
Then he said, “If I find favor with you, O Lord,
do come along in our company.
This is indeed a stiff-necked people; yet pardon our wickedness and sins,
and receive us as your own.”

Reading 2 – 2 COR 13:11-13

Brothers and sisters, rejoice.
Mend your ways, encourage one another,
agree with one another, live in peace,
and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the holy ones greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Gospel – JN 3:16-18

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

USCCB Bible Readings

Church Access

The church building will be open each day for private prayer. Please practice proper social distancing of 6 feet per person in all directions.

  • Monday-Friday 7:30 am-2:30 pm
  • Sunday 9:00 am to Noon

 

Coronavirus Updates

For the latest information on Nativity’s response to the Coronavirus please visit the update center.