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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 Mary Men’s Club.

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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 the Dead Theologians Society on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM (following the 6:00 PM Mass) in the Gathering Space at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church located at 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55420. You can read more about DTS here: https://www.deadtheologianssociety.c...

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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 Midnight at the Altar of Repose. Good Friday, April 10th 12:15 pm †  Stations of the Cross 3:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 7:00 pm †  Stations of the Cross. Saturday, April 11th Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm. Easter Sunday, April 12th Mass at 8:30 am & 10:30 am † Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7:00 pm *Special Event by Heaven Help Us on March 20th *Stations led by the 8th grade on April 3rd 

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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 community as a whole. This survey will be valuable to our Parish as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We Will receive the results this spring, at which time we will share what we have learned. Paper copies are also available at the parish offi...

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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 Love with the world. Thursday, February 20th 11:30 am Nativity of Mary Gathering Space Please bring your lunch, coffee and water will be provided.

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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 passion to be a Youth Minister. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Theology from the College of Saint Benedict in 2016, and is currently pursuing my Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry from Saint John’s School of Theology with hopes to graduate in May. Katie married her Kinder...

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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 truth about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Time: 6:30pm, Mondays during Lent Place: Gathering Space Dates: February 24th, March 2nd, March 16th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th (March 9th is the Parish Mission with Deacon Thom) Contact: Mary Do...

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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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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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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 domesticchurch.eventbrite.com.

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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! Feb. 7-9: Young Adult Retreat at Cascade Lodge & Lutsen Mountains, register by Jan 13. (Early-bird Dec. 13) Aug. 25 - Sept. 1, TURIN, ITALY: Adult Hiking Pilgrimage, in the footsteps of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati For full details and registration, go to www.idretreats.org/202...

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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. Sense the direction of the Holy Spirit lighting your path to Jesus. Apply a daily pattern of prayer and reflection that make his voice more clear. Bring your lunch, coffee & water will be provided.

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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 you so you could accomplish your unique mission for God. All high school aged youth are invited to attend a Joyfully Gifted Charism Retreat for Youth on Saturday, January 11 from Noon - 3:30. Cost is $10 per participant, including lunch. There is no charge for Core Team membe...

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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 members of Nativity Music Ministry perform in this choir, including Vocal Sparks director, Melissa Warhol who was raised in Nativity of Mary parish. Plan to attend to hear beautiful seasonal songs and a wee bit of a caroling sing-along to end the concert.

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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 Methodist Hospital. Several members of the Nativity Music Ministry perform in this choir, including Vocal Sparks director, Melissa Warhol who was raised in Nativity of Mary parish. Plan to attend to hear beautiful seasonal songs and a wee bit of a caroling sing-along to end the c...

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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 Thursday, December 12, at 7 pm, if that date and time works better for you.

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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 vintage typewriters. Give a warm Nativity welcome at the festival kiosk, share maps and entertainment schedules. Parking lot attendants are needed at our north lot to reserve it for Mass attendees, and let authorized vehicles in & out. There are a couple slots left to sell Nativity...

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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 place in this world to set roots down and encounter God. I found her articulation of this spiritual seeking for a place to rest to be something that resonated deeply within my own heart. Her article reminded me of how important it has been for me, over my many years of formatio...

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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 and minor in Theology. I had the privilege to serve with NET Ministries back in 2014-2015. That year of service taught me the beauty of community and prayer. I am humbled and honored to be joining your team. Thank you for your warm welcome and I look forward to being of service ...

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