Women of Nativity | WON

About Us

Our mission is to help the parish attain its goals and missions by promoting a sense of belonging to this Christian community, and to provide opportunities for evangelization and spiritual growth through service and events within the Church as well as surrounding communities.

ONLY because our parishioners generously give to each project can we give so much. We partner with our church and many other caring groups in the Metro area that help our brothers and sisters in need throughout the year. There is a lot of planning that goes into the projects and the more hands that share the workload, the better. Look below to learn more about our projects!

The Women of Nativity enjoy camaraderie and give thanks in June and December with a social. Election of new officers is held in May and Board Members meet in July. All women are invited to attend!

Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month (September – December, and February – June)
7:00 pm meet & greet, 7:30 pm meeting
Location: Fr. Ready Room

For more information or if you would like to join, please email Angela Coghlan at [email protected]

White House Ornaments

This is WON’s only fundraiser. Proceeds cover WON’s annual operating costs and emerging needs. A generous portion of the proceeds are distributed in May to organizations in need within our parish and the local community based on the approval of the membership. The list changes from year to year.

Ornaments will be on sale September 14, 15, 21 and 22 in the Church Narthex!

 

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Back to School Supplies

The Women of Nativity held their annual School Supplies Drive in August.

The collection of these school supplies filled many backpacks and were distributed to Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, ECHO, Lorton Community Action Center, Carpenter Shelter. and for several children attending Nativity Catholic School.

 

 

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Baby Shower

The Women of Nativity held their annual Baby Shower in June.

MaRiah Center, Birthright, A Women’s Choice, Hope House, Stella Marina, Catholic Charities, EHCO, Lorton Community Action Center, and Divine Mercy Center all help people at various stages of the family process. Among the organizations, assistance is given to women before the birth of their child so they realize they have a choice, and continues over the early year in the child’s life so that he/she is clothed, nurtured and cared for. The families serviced have the same needs that all families do.  Your contributions make it possible for these wonderful organizations to help others! Most of these organizations operate almost exclusively with volunteers.

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Easter Gift Bags

The collection of candy, stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons and toys fill approximately 400 bags each year and bring joy to children serviced by many of the same organizations supported by the Back to School Supply drive which include: Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, ECHO, Lorton Community Action Center, and Carpenter Shelter.

Birthing Kits

The Women of Nativity gathered recently to put together birthing kits for Stella Marina. Stella Marina, supports Operation Starfish by creating birthing kits which contain basic supplies to be used by midwives for the safe delivery of babies by Haitian moms.

Stella Marina

Advent Giving Tree

During the season of Advent, the WON ministry works to help those in need have a joyful Christmas by collecting donations for various local organizations.  This past year, we had over 1,500 ornaments that served many people.

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