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EVERY CHRISTIAN’S “JOB DESCRIPTION” (see Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 4:14-21)

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Service and Event Updates

THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2020:  REMINDER: FISH FRY is still happening and it will be TAKE OUT ONLY.  The Knights of Columbus have worked out a drive through like system to order your Fish Fry and then drive up and pick it up from the people helping take your order.  Please follow the signs that are directing you to the drive thru lane.

TUESDAY MARCH 24, 2020:  In light of the new Stay Home executive order, the NOTL offices will be remotely staffed.  There will be at least 1 person at the office to keep the doors open for those who would like to do private prayer in the St. Mary Chapel.   If you do come to the Chapel for prayer, please keep the social distancing guideline of 6 feet.  Maximum of 10 people allowed at any one time in the Chapel.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 2020:  The Diocese is hosting daily Masses that are Live Streamed at 8am Monday – Saturday.  Then the Sunday Live Stream at 10am on Sunday.   You can watch these daily Masses at this link  https://saginaw.org/cathedral-live.   Learn how to watch here: https://saginaw.org/how-watch-live-video-cathedral-mary-assumption

MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020:  It is amazing how much things change in a few hours.  We have received the following communication from the Bishop’s Office.  Below is a summary from the Bishop.

“What I write to you today is very difficult news to bear. But in a greater abundance of caution and from what I have heard from the local healthcare professionals, I believe it is in the best interest given these ‘extraordinary’ times. Therefore, beginning tomorrow March 17 through Sunday, April 5, I am temporarily suspending all public Masses throughout the Diocese of Saginaw. This action of suspending all public Masses flows from the Catholic Church’s essential belief in the preciousness of every human life.”

With this new information from the Bishop the following will also be cancelled at Nativity of the Lord Parish

  • Word and Communion Services on Noon Tuesday
  • Mass at 9am on Wednesday’s morning
  • Masses on the weekend (6:30pm Saturday and 10:00am Sunday)
  • Lenten Communal Penance service on Thursday April 2nd
  • Taize Prayer Service on Sunday Mar 22nd (which was to be held at St. Vincent de Paul, Shepherd)
  • Saturday Euchre night’s
  • All parish meeting (Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Christian Service, Worship)
  • The following were already communicated as being cancelled
    • Faith Formation, including Youth Ministry, are suspended
    • Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evening are cancelled
    • Coffee and Donuts are cancelled until after Easter
    • Fish Fry will be take out only – but please refer to the Knights of Columbus for any updated communication

I ask that we all take a little more time to pray each day for an end (or stabilization) of this COVID-19 crisis.


Deacon Rick

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Job Posting for Coordinator of Faith Formation

The current Coordinator of Faith Formation will be stepping down from this position at the end of May.  See the attached job description for more details.

Interested parties email letter of intent, resume and list of references to:
Nativity of the Lord Parish
Attn: Deacon Rick Warner
501 N Prospect Ave.
Alma, MI  48801
or via email to: deaconrick@nativityparish.net
Questions can be directed to Deacon Rick via above email or phone: 989-463-5370

Parish Vision:

Through the hard work, cooperation and commitment of ALL members, Nativity of the Lord will become a Christ-centered stewardship parish that welcomes, worships, teaches, serves and evangelizes.

School Mission:

St. Mary Catholic School, a ministry of Nativity of the Lord Parish is committed to academic excellence and forms children into life-long disciples of Christ and responsible stewards of the parish, the community and the world.



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).

St. Mary School 
See this link for info about our Catholic School: St. Mary School

Parish Center
The parish offices are located in the Parish Center across the street from the church at 510 N. Prospect St., Alma, MI 48801

Our mission is to do what Jesus commissions every Catholic to do: “…make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt 28:19-20)


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