Sat. 4:30pm SM
Sun. 9:00am SJ &
11:00am SM
(Mon. No Mass)
Tue. 5:30pm SM
Wed. 9:00am SJ
Thur. 9:00am SJ*
Fri. 9:00am SM

*2nd Thursdays: 10am at Schnepp Nursing Home; 3rd Thursdays: 10am at Masonic Pathways


Reconciliation Times
Sat. 3:30pm @ SMY
Sun 8:00am @ MSJ
(or by request before/after Masses, or call for appointment)

To prepare, see this Guide to Confession 


Anointing of the Sick

Contact parish if seriously ill or facing surgery.


Eucharistic Adoration
Tues. 4:30pm SM
Fri. 7:30am SM
1st Weekend of the month: 30 min. Exposition & Benediction before Masses

Visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary during office hours (8am-4pm, M-F)

(Please Check Bulletin for possible changes)


Spanish Rosary
Sat. 4:00pm SM
(Except 1st Saturday of the month)


Christian Meditation
Tues. 4:30 @ MSJ

Parish Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, I surrender my life to you. Be the center of my life. Make me holy. Help me to love You with all of my heart, mind, and strength, and to love others as You love me. Help me to experience your nativity in my heart each day, to come to know you in a personal way, and to be your disciple. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon me and upon all parishioners of Nativity of the Lord Parish. Make our parish ever more a family of love. Increase our desire to serve others, especially the poor, through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Empower us to evangelize by speaking about your love, so that many others may become your disciples. Protect our parish from the spirit of division and from any other plans of the devil. Mary, Star of Evangelization, and St. Joseph, pray for us. Amen!
Nativity of the Lord Parish was brought into creation by the official merging of St. Mary's Parish and St. Joseph's Parish.  These two communities shared many resources for many years, but remained separated in name and some traditions.  

As one parish community, parishioners enjoy the benefits that each worship site brings, and prayerfully work towards unifying traditions and goals to accomplish more than they could previous to the merger. 

May you experience the Nativity of the Lord Jesus in your heart today!
St. Mary's Church is in Alma, MI.  The St. Mary's site has Nativity of the Lord's Parish school (still called St. Mary School).  The parish offices are located across the street from the church on Prospect St.  The Rectory is attached to the church.
Mount Saint Joseph is located in St. Louis, MI.  Mount Saint Joseph has a beautiful social hall which is used for a number of Nativity of the Lord Parish events.  It also has a large amount of land making it a great place for many different types of activities.  It also hosts a large garden tended by dedicated volunteers to grow food which is given to the poor (and occasionally a few deer).
New Nativity of the Lord Directory!
To sign up for your portrait session, follow this link:

https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/nativityofthelord/index.php?page=10

Every family that has a portrait taken will receive a free 8x10 portrait and the new directory.

Sign up early and encourage others to do the same in order to reserve the time that works best for your family!


Parish Facebook Page
Please LIKE the Nativity of the Lord Parish Facebook Page to receive updates, etc.!


St. Mary Catholic School has a full time teacher opening in the combination classroom of third and fourth grades.
  • Applicants must have a State of Michigan teaching certificate valid for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  Catechetical certification and participation in the VIRTUS program will be required of anyone who is hired. 
  •  The ideal applicant should be a practicing Catholic who is enthusiastic about teaching the Roman Catholic faith. 
  • The ideal applicant will be a teacher who has a genuine passion for teaching in a Catholic school, a high comfort level in managing a classroom of fully engaged learners, a commitment to joyful collegiality, an ability to communicate effectively with parents, and a strong foundation in curriculum. 
Applicants should submit a letter of application, résumé, and three letters of reference through the U.S. Mail, or electronically.  Accepting applications until position is filled.
 

Lisa Seeley, Principal
St. Mary School
220 W Downie St.
Alma MI 48889
p. 989-463-4579
c. 989-620-7500
f. 989-463-8297
e. lseeley@saintmaryalma.com

http://www.saintmaryalma.com/



Nativity of the Lord Parish

Position Description for
MAINTENANCE PERSON
JOB TITLE: Maintenance Person
SUPERVISOR: Pastor/Parochial Administrator
STATUS: Part-time salary (8-10 hours/week flexible) - $5,000/yr.
I. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Maintenance Person will be the responsible for identifying tasks necessary for the 
upkeep of the parish facilities. In particular, the creation of a schedule of maintenance 
for machinery, winterizing of buildings, etc. and implementing this schedule. The 
Maintenance Person will primarily be responsible for the parish office, parish school, and 
St. Mary’s Church with a secondary responsibility for assisting with maintenance at Mt. 
St. Joseph’s Church. The maintenance person will be a key person in developing a team 
of volunteers to assist in identifying and accomplishing projects necessary for the upkeep 
or betterment of Nativity of the Lord Parish facilities.
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Keeps a record of duties performed each week and provides to pastor/parochial 
administrator.
• Maintains a list of approved contractors to contact when necessary. Performs a variety 
of duties in and around buildings and grounds of the complex to assist mechanics and 
other workers in completing their tasks. 
• Responsible for knowing and utilizing resources available when tasks need or require the 
use of a licensed professional such as electricians, plumbers, or heat/air contractors. 
• Organizes volunteers for completion of large and small projects.
• Helps to provide adequate maintenance for buildings and grounds to ensure safety to all 
persons, including staff and visitors, and to extend the life and appearance of these items. 
• Responsible for maintaining accurate records of preventive/corrective maintenance on 
equipment.
• Responsible for maintenance and preventative maintenance on all equipment, and repair 
of parish and school facilities. Performs a variety of facility and equipment maintenance 
duties including, but not limited to changing of filters, boiler upkeep, lights, etc.. 
• May perform a variety of installation, repair and renovation to buildings including but 
not limited to electrical fixtures and switches, and semi-skilled tasks in construction, 
repair and maintenance of wooden structures based on skill level and experience.
• Periodically tours buildings and grounds, examining doors, windows and gates to 
determine that they are secure and not tampered with. Checks and reports any unusual 
conditions or malfunctioning of heating, plumbing, or electrical systems.
• Practice safe work habits and safety precautions when performing maintenance tasks & 
functions.
• If available, assists in setting up tables, chairs, and other equipment as requested.
• Assists in hauling and moving items as needed 
• Reports needs/shortages of equipment and supplies
• Other occasional duties as deemed necessary by the Pastor/Parochial Administrator
III. ACCOUNTABILITY & COLLABORATIVE
RELATIONSHIPS
• This position reports directly to the Pastor/Parochial Administrator, but also accepts 
direction from the Bookkeeper.
• This position works collaboratively with a team of volunteers to maximize the 
productivity of maintenance efforts.
• It is recognized that every duty listed above cannot0 be accomplished within an 8-
10 hour week. The Maintenance person should work with the pastor/parochial 
administrator to prioritize duties and be prepared to change priorities as necessary.
IV. WORKING CONDITIONS
• Work is heavy, involving lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
• Climb ladders, balancing , stooping, kneeling, and crouching 
• Reaches for and handles tools and equipment parts.
• Stands, walks and climbs stairs while on tour of duty.
• Talking and hearing for making reports and listening for machinery malfunction.
• Field of vision to detect unauthorized persons, malfunctioning equipment or fire.
• Works inside and outside in all types of weather
• Subject to noise from machinery and electrical shock or burns from heated equipment.
• Ability to read, write and follow oral or written instructions.
• Driver’s license required.
• Cheerful personality a must.
• All around handy person (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.)
• Must be able to keep busy without supervision.
• Hours are extremely flexible, but may be called for urgent or emergency situations
• Ability to pass random drug tests
V. QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Aptitudes: 
• Mathematical skill needed to make calculations for installation and repair of equipment. 
• Motor coordination and manual dexterity are needed to handle tools and equipment 
parts. 
• Verbal and writing abilities necessary to prepare required reports and evaluations.
Temperaments:
• Able to perform a variety of changing duties as required. 
• Equipped to evaluate malfunctioning conditions against verifiable or judgmental criteria 
as shown in blueprints and installation instructions. 
• Ability to make decisions affecting installation and repair of machinery. 
• Ability to delegate and follow up on work performed by others
• Adaptability to perform repetitive duties in making tours of building and grounds. 
• Alertness in making decisions in an emergency
Nativity of the Lord Parish
Position Description for
MAINTENANCE PERSON
JOB TITLE: Maintenance Person
SUPERVISOR: Pastor/Parochial Administrator
STATUS: Part-time salary (8-10 hours/week flexible) - $5,000/yr.
I. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Maintenance Person will be the responsible for identifying tasks necessary for the 
upkeep of the parish facilities. In particular, the creation of a schedule of maintenance 
for machinery, winterizing of buildings, etc. and implementing this schedule. The 
Maintenance Person will primarily be responsible for the parish office, parish school, and 
St. Mary’s Church with a secondary responsibility for assisting with maintenance at Mt. 
St. Joseph’s Church. The maintenance person will be a key person in developing a team 
of volunteers to assist in identifying and accomplishing projects necessary for the upkeep 
or betterment of Nativity of the Lord Parish facilities.
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Keeps a record of duties performed each week and provides to pastor/parochial 
administrator.
• Maintains a list of approved contractors to contact when necessary. Performs a variety 
of duties in and around buildings and grounds of the complex to assist mechanics and 
other workers in completing their tasks. 
• Responsible for knowing and utilizing resources available when tasks need or require the 
use of a licensed professional such as electricians, plumbers, or heat/air contractors. 
• Organizes volunteers for completion of large and small projects.
• Helps to provide adequate maintenance for buildings and grounds to ensure safety to all 
persons, including staff and visitors, and to extend the life and appearance of these items. 
• Responsible for maintaining accurate records of preventive/corrective maintenance on 
equipment.
• Responsible for maintenance and preventative maintenance on all equipment, and repair 
of parish and school facilities. Performs a variety of facility and equipment maintenance 
duties including, but not limited to changing of filters, boiler upkeep, lights, etc.. 
• May perform a variety of installation, repair and renovation to buildings including but 
not limited to electrical fixtures and switches, and semi-skilled tasks in construction, 
repair and maintenance of wooden structures based on skill level and experience.
• Periodically tours buildings and grounds, examining doors, windows and gates to 
determine that they are secure and not tampered with. Checks and reports any unusual 
conditions or malfunctioning of heating, plumbing, or electrical systems.
• Practice safe work habits and safety precautions when performing maintenance tasks & 
functions.
• If available, assists in setting up tables, chairs, and other equipment as requested.
• Assists in hauling and moving items as needed 
• Reports needs/shortages of equipment and supplies
• Other occasional duties as deemed necessary by the Pastor/Parochial Administrator
III. ACCOUNTABILITY & COLLABORATIVE
RELATIONSHIPS
• This position reports directly to the Pastor/Parochial Administrator, but also accepts 
direction from the Bookkeeper.
• This position works collaboratively with a team of volunteers to maximize the 
productivity of maintenance efforts.
• It is recognized that every duty listed above cannot0 be accomplished within an 8-
10 hour week. The Maintenance person should work with the pastor/parochial 
administrator to prioritize duties and be prepared to change priorities as necessary.
IV. WORKING CONDITIONS
• Work is heavy, involving lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
• Climb ladders, balancing , stooping, kneeling, and crouching 
• Reaches for and handles tools and equipment parts.
• Stands, walks and climbs stairs while on tour of duty.
• Talking and hearing for making reports and listening for machinery malfunction.
• Field of vision to detect unauthorized persons, malfunctioning equipment or fire.
• Works inside and outside in all types of weather
• Subject to noise from machinery and electrical shock or burns from heated equipment.
• Ability to read, write and follow oral or written instructions.
• Driver’s license required.
• Cheerful personality a must.
• All around handy person (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.)
• Must be able to keep busy without supervision.
• Hours are extremely flexible, but may be called for urgent or emergency situations
• Ability to pass random drug tests
V. QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Aptitudes: 
• Mathematical skill needed to make calculations for installation and repair of equipment. 
• Motor coordination and manual dexterity are needed to handle tools and equipment 
parts. 
• Verbal and writing abilities necessary to prepare required reports and evaluations.
Temperaments:
• Able to perform a variety of changing duties as required. 
• Equipped to evaluate malfunctioning conditions against verifiable or judgmental criteria 
as shown in blueprints and installation instructions. 
• Ability to make decisions affecting installation and repair of machinery. 
• Ability to delegate and follow up on work performed by others
• Adaptability to perform repetitive duties in making tours of building and grounds. 
• Alertness in making decisions in an emergency

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