We Are All Called to Serve

Nativity parish stands in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable both locally and globally.  During the Covid-19 global pandemic, Nativity continues to look for ways to serve our brothers and sisters.

Our former pastor, Fr. Martin, would always say, we were generous to the poor around the world and across the street.

Make Rosaries!

Please, join the Nativity Rosary Ministry in making rosaries for the foreign mission and for our parish. Last year we made over 9,000 rosaries. Our mission is to encourage praying the rosary in our families, our community and our world. Now, there is even a greater need for prayer for our families and for our country.

There are rosary makers who are looking forward to teaching you how to safely make mission rosaries today!

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ECHO

ECHO continues to need donations of every kind of food and hygiene item. We especially need canned fruit, canned tomato products, canned meats, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies, but all new, unopened foods and personal supplies are welcome and appreciated, though giant sizes are difficult to use.

ECHO is still unable to accept donations of clothing or household goods at this time. We are only, but gratefully, accepting food and financial donations. ECHO is currently closed on Wednesday evenings, but is open to receive donations on weekdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00. Donors do not even have to get out of their cars, or bring bags or boxes to the door. Volunteers will come to your vehicle to get the donated foods.

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St. Lucy

With the current shelter-in-place, the Arlington Diocese’s St. Lucy Food Bank is struggling to meet the demands of caring for those families in the Diocese who are in need. They need our help.  Please consider donating to the St. Lucy Project.

  • You can make donations online.  You can then designate “St. Lucy Food Project” under Gift Designation.
  • You can mail a check to the St. Lucy Project at: Catholic Charities Arlington Diocese,  8426 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110
  • Food Drive at St. Bernadette’s on August 21

Please make checks out to “Catholic Charities Arlington Diocese” or “CCDA”, and write “St Lucy Project” in the memo line.

If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]

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Laundry Love

We have reached out to our laundromat community in Falls Church and are mailing swipe cards that have been pre-filled with cash to allow the families we serve to continue to have clean clothing.   Laundromats are considered essential businesses, and many of our community members have lost their modest sources of income during this difficult time.  They really need this ministry more than ever, and we are so thankful that we can continue to help, even from a distance.

Anyone interested in making a monetary donation to the Nativity Laundry Love Team can do so online or by mailing it directly to the Parish Office, indicating Laundry Love in the memo line.  We can be reached at [email protected], or by calling 703-672-0753.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is continuing to serve the poor throughout the 21 counties and seven cities of the diocese while being attentive to our top priority: to keep our clients, volunteers and staff safe while addressing the needs of families and individuals during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Catholic Charities is issuing an urgent plea to parishes, parishioners, and members of the community for material and financial donations, as well as volunteers who are safely able to serve in social distancing settings, with limited public contact.

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No Hands But Yours

We continue to help the homeless indigent and needy.  We need boiled eggs, sandwiches, chicken, fruits like bananas, snacks, gloves, soap and toiletries as well as new underwear or gently used men, women and children clothes, tents, sleeping bags, scarfs, pants, shoes, socks, water bottles and rain coats and blankets.

Contact: Manuel Ponciano at 703-913-5494 or [email protected]

Help Your Neighbors

We are all in this together.  Some are more affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than others. There are many ways you can help (if you’re healthy and observing the precautions suggested by the CDC).   Today, some of your next-door neighbors are self-isolating due to age, auto-immune issues, newborn babies, or just out of caution.  Consider using the form below to leave on their door and see how you can help!

Here To Help Form

Offertory Tithing

Although public Masses are limited and many continue to worship at  home during this time, Nativity is still open and needs your support.  Thank you to those that are continuing to financially support Nativity, we are so thankful.  We humbly ask for the continued financial support of all our parishioners.  You can either mail us your envelopes or signup to donate online!  We understand that this may be a difficult time for many of our families, please know that you are in our prayers.

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