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Christmas Mass & Parish Office Schedule
Christmas Mass Christmas Eve, Tuesday afternoon, December 24, 4 & 10 pm Christmas Day, Wednesday morning, December 25, 8:30 and 10:30AM Parish Office Schedule The Parish Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas Holiday.

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Carside Confession Times and Guidelines
Confession Times Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:30 am Thursday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Saturday: 3:00 pm  - 4:00 pm Guidelines Carside Confession is offered in our south parking lot, under the awning by the church doors. Please read and fol...

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Virtual Holy Week Retreat

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Virtual Holy Week Retreat
Virtual Holy Week Retreat, April 5-11 Dates: Sunday, April 5 – Saturday, April 11 Location: Online This week-long virtual retreat begins Palm Sunday (April 5) with Mass from the Saint Paul Seminary and culminates with the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Paul April 11. Each...

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Adoration Returning to Nativity
While the Church is open for prayer, we would like to have as many hours of Eucharistic Adoration as possible, to beseech the Lord for a swift end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the sign-up genius at https://tinyurl.com/NatBVMAdoration for the latest on which hours this will be available, an...

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Archbishop Hebda is urging all Catholic school students, families, religious education families, and parishioners at large to join in prayer daily at 11am. The Litany in Time of Need (Printable) will be prayed daily live on Relavant Radio, 1330AM. Tune in to pray along, or access the prayer to pray on your own any time. Read the Letter from the Archbishop here.

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As we all bear the cross of not being able to come together for the Holy Mass, Father Nathan will continue his fatherly care by offering the liturgy in the presence of your photographs.  Family pictures from the most recent Nativity of Mary Photo Directory will be used.  If you did not have a picture taken as part of that project, you may submit one for this virtual presence to Mary...

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Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called upon the world to join together in praying the Holy Rosary for protection for our families today at 9pm Italian Time, which is 3pm Central Daylight Time.  Please consider joining in this prayer, especially as it will be the Hour of Mercy for our time zone!  If you cannot pray at 3pm, another option would be to pray at 9pm local time, so that thro...

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Nativity of Mary and the Impact of the COVID-19 Virus
The Church is open for prayer 6:30am-4:30pm M-F and during regular Confession times. Prayer Resources Letter from Archbishop Hebda Media for Home Dear Parishioners of Nativity of Mary, Greetings in the Peace of Christ. We in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis ...

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Ways to Watch/Listen to Mass

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: General News

Ways to Watch/Listen to Mass
TV: Diocese of St. Cloud: Sundays, 11 a.m. on KSTC-TV/45 St. Olaf, Minneapolis: MCN Cable Channel 6, Sundays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at 10 a.m. EWTN: Check local cable/satellite schedule Radio: Relevant Radio 1330am: Sundays, 9 a.m. EWTN: ewtn.com/radio/listen-live ...

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Archdiocese on COVID-19: Pray and Fast - March 18th
Archbishop Hebda offers a message regarding COVID-19/coronavirus, including a special day of prayer, abstinence and fasting Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Link to video: https://youtu.be/ul9lJbcSPzQ Archbishop Bernard Hebda has dispensed "all Catholics in the territory of this Archdioces...

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FORMED

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

FORMED
Grow in faith while in the comfort of your own home, at formed.org. We are pleased to give you a free subscription to formed.org. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, and a great selection of popular ebooks - all just a click away!

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Prayer Resources

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

Prayer Resources
When one is unable to attend Mass, the practice of spiritual communion has a long tradition in our Catholic Faith. And for those who so desire, Holy Mass is available online: https://mass-online.org/daily-holy-mass-live-online/ To help the faithful pray at home, Magnificat is generously...

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Forgiven Parish Study Canceled

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

The in-person session of Forgiven scheduled for Monday, March 16th has been cancelled.  Remember you can view the video online at formed.org.  This week the entire parish is invited to log in and watch Session 3.

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Media & Meditations for at Home
With many people staying home to avoid COVID-19, the coronavirus, and in the midst of Lent, this page will contain the latest news from Nativity of Mary regarding our parish response, as well as an ever-growing list of resources to access while at home. As Nativity of Mary staff continue to create w...

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Support Abria - Pregnancy Resource Center
Nativity is running a “Change for Life” campaign for Abria Pregnancy Resources, a local pro-life nonprofit. Through delivery and for two years after these unexpected pregnancies, the staff at Abria try to emulate the hands and feet of Christ, offering much of what a mother and her new ba...

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High school Youth Group

Posted on March 13, 2020 in: General News

High school Youth Group
The High School Youth Group will now be meeting weekly at St. Bonaventure Youth Room.  Extreme Faith Camp Saint Bonaventure Youth Ministry Are you a student, grades 8-12, seeking opportunities for friendship, faith formation, personal prayer, and fellowship? Join us every Sunday as w...

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Lunch & Learn with Sr. Fabiola

Posted on February 26, 2020 in: General News

Lunch & Learn with Sr. Fabiola
Celebrate Saint Joseph! Thursday, March 19th 11:30am Guest Speaker: Sister Fabiola Pro Eccelsia Santa Sisters Download Flyer Sr. Fabiola, of the Pro Ecclesia Sancta Sisters, is currently serving as the middle school youth minister at Our Lady of Grace, and is bringing her devotion a...

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Extreme Faith Camp

Posted on February 26, 2020 in: General News

Extreme Faith Camp
If you are finishing 6th-8th grade by the summer of 2019 you're invited to join us for a week long camp filled with EXTREME FUN! There will be outdoor games, low ropes, archery, wrist rocket range, sports, swimming, canoeing, boating, crafts, fishing, rock climbing wall, and a giant water slide....

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Steubenville Conference

Posted on February 26, 2020 in: General News

Steubenville Conference
Summer 2020 RESTORED. Psalm 80:3 Steubenville North St. Paul, MN on July 24-26. $250

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Reflections at the Foot of the Cross
You are all invited to a free Lent Soup Supper ! Friday, March 20, 2020   5PM – 6:30PM Followed by Reflections at the Foot of the Cross at 7PM Menu: Soup, salad and bread   We will be accepting non-perishable food for St. Vincent de Paul. After being nourished with good...

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8th Annual Fish Fry Festival

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: General News

8th Annual Fish Fry Festival
Friday, April 3 from 4-9pm. Proceeds benefit Nativity of Mary School and Church. Bring your friends and family to this community event! Enter the Nativity Church Entrance – 9900 Lyndale Ave South, Bloomington Proceeds benefit Nativity of Mary School and Church Presented by Nativity of Mar...

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Dead Theologians Society

Posted on February 10, 2020 in: General News

Dead Theologians Society
Download Flyer If you are in high school and looking for a deeper theological/social opportunity, all High School students are invited to join the Dead Theologian's Society (DTS) that is forming at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church.   There will be an informational meeting about t...

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Easter and Lent Schedule

Posted on February 10, 2020 in: General News

Easter and Lent Schedule
Ash Wednesday, February 26th Mass at 8:00 am, 9:45 am, & 6:30 pm. Lenten Reconciliation Services March 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm at Nativity March 29th, 4:00 pm at St. Bonaventure March 31st, 7:00 pm at St. Edward. Holy Thursday, April 9th 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration until Midnigh...

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Disciple Maker Index Survey

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

Disciple Maker Index Survey
Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute online survey. You will be able to reflect on your own spiritual growth as well as provide feedback on our Parish's efforts to help you grow spiritually. All responses will be confidential and the Parish will only receive information about the co...

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Lunch & Learn with Cy Laurent

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

Lunch & Learn with Cy Laurent
There is so much to do, and so little time! If we don’t put our hearts sufficiently into today, & live the ‘Sacrament of the Moment,’ we will certainly miss the graces we should be receiving and actualizing! Join us and be inspired to seek the Lord daily and share His Lov...

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High School Nights

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

High School Nights
Grow in faith, build community, discover God's call for your life. Guys Night: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30-8:30 pm, in the Youth Room. Ladies Night: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30-8:30 pm in the Youth Room. Join us the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm for a combined night!

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Announcing New Youth Minister

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

Announcing New Youth Minister
St. Bonaventure and Nativity of Mary are happy to announce that a new Youth Minister has been hired who will work with both parishes. Her name is Katie Kelly, and she grew up in Savage, MN and attended the Academy of Holy Angels. Katie grew up with excellent youth ministry that sparked her pass...

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Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession
Forgiven communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Whether you haven’t been to Confession in a long while or you go regularly, you don’t want to miss this series. Join us to learn the beautiful t...

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New Years Day

Posted on December 23, 2019 in: General News

New Years Day
The parish offices will be closed at noon on Tuesday, December 31, and also all day Wednesday, January 1. An anticipatory Mass will be held on Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm. Mass times for the Solemnity of Mary (New Years Day) are 10:30am and 6:30pm.

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Domestic Church: The Real Presence of Christ in Our Homes
Women are invited to join Dr Kate Walsh Soucheray on January 25 for a morning of reflection and prayer. The event takes place at the Cathedral of St Paul, and includes Mass at 8 am, followed by a catered hot breakfast, seminar, prayer and fellowship. Cost is $30. Registration online at domesticchurc...

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Outdoor Adventures Infused with Theology of the Body Insight
Outdoor Adventures Infused with Theology of the Body Insight, Into the Deep is a Catholic organization that offers retreats in state and national parks for both adults and youth. Dive into the big questions of life through a combination of talks, hiking or canoeing, daily Mass, and space to pray! ...

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Help Needed

Posted on December 16, 2019 in: General News

Help Needed
We need volunteer assistants to help in the atrium for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Several slots are available. Please contact Cathie Baier at cbaier@nativitybloomington.org or 952-881-8671 X8069.

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Lunch & Learn December 19, 11:30am

Posted on December 16, 2019 in: General News

Lunch & Learn December 19, 11:30am
Join Deacon Thom Winniger on a Journey to Bethlehem! Who will you be when you meet Jesus? Discover God’s Gift within you! Find clarity in the opportunities God sends into your path so that you can recognize His Hand in your daily life. Identify your life purpose, your call, and your vocation. ...

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Joyfully Gifted Charism Retreat for Youth
Charisms are instruments that reveal Jesus to others and serve as the primary means Christ is revealed through you to others. Besides the fruits of what they do in the life of other people, they represent a call for you. Your charisms serve as a major clue to your vocation, serving as tools given to...

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Show Choir Vocal Sparks

Posted on December 16, 2019 in: General News

Show Choir Vocal Sparks
Show choir Vocal Sparks, formerly known as the Methodaires, will be giving a concert at Nativity Church this Sunday, December 15, at 2:00pm. There will be a free will offering taken at the event. Proceeds from our year are donated to the Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital. Several member...

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Vocal Sparks (Methodaires) Concert - Dec 15 2pm
Mark your calendar, Show choir Vocal Sparks, formerly known as the Methodaires, will be giving a concert in Nativity Church. Sunday, December 15 2:00pm. There will be a free-will offering taken at the event. Proceeds from our year are donated to the Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Method...

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Advent Parish Reconciliation - Wed Dec. 11th - 6:30pm
Prepare your heart for the coming of the Christ child with an encounter with the Mercy of the Father in Reconciliation. Come to this special additional time for Confession, from 6:30pm -8:00pm. We will have several priests available. St Edwards Church will also be having Reconciliations on ...

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Congratulations to John Howard Bauch - Ordained a Deacon
Congratulations to John Howard Bauch, who is a parishioner at St Bonaventure. He has been studying for five years and was ordained a deacon on December 7, at the Cathedral in St Paul. He is the son of Nativity parishioner, Judy Lyzenga.

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Time to Get Signed Up!

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: General News

Time to Get Signed Up!
The sign-up list for Nativity volunteers at Heritage Days (Sept 21) is at the Welcome Desk. There are lots of things to do and fun to be had! Sign up for a shift to sit in the History tent, talk with visitors about Nativity of Mary parish history, encourage folks to play Box Hockey or try out vintag...

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Pastor’s Note

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: General News

Pastor’s Note
Our Spiritual Home Recently a friend of mine sent me an awesome article written by Claire Dwyer, a freelance columnist for the National Catholic Register. In this article, entitled “My Father’s House,” Claire speaks about the importance of mankind’s constant search for a p...

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New Youth Minister

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: General News

New Youth Minister
St. Bonaventure and Nativity of Mary are happy to announce that we have hired a new Youth Minister who will work with both parishes. My name is Izabella Frederiksen. I am originally from California and graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota with a degree in Communications...

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