SODALITY MISSION STATEMENT

The main objective of the Sodality is to promote a greater glory of Jesus through    devotion to His Blessed Mother, and to provide a medium through which Sodalists may speak as a unit for a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of the principles and ideals in religion, education, and civic affairs in the world today. Special concern is given to the development of the spirit of the community and the fostering of unity without destroying diversity. The Sodality assists its members to fulfill personal vocations, and to be outstanding witnesses to Christ by example and use of their energies and talents on behalf of the Church, the community, and mankind.

The aim of this organization is to develop all who feel the need to unite their life in its entirety with the fullness of their Christian faith.  To infuse a Christian spirit into the temporal order of every day life, and to foster in its members an ardent devotion, reverence, and love for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The spirituality of the Sodality is nurtured from the Sacred Scriptures and God's revelation of   Himself in the needs of our time, spiritual exercise of St. Ignatius as a specific source, and the characteristic of our spirituality.

Sodality  Officers
  Lue Barnes..........................................................................................................Prefect
  Carrie Colella..............................................................................................Vice Prefect
  Cathy Borris- Hale.........................................................................................Recording          Linda Howard..................................................................................................Treasurer
  Helena Valentine...................................................................................Telephone Tree
 
  Moderator-Fr. Blake Evans, M.Div.
DIRECTORY
NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH
The Sodality of Our Blessed Mother of the Church of the Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ , Washington, DC.

                                           " To Jesus through Mary "

Sodalities trace their roots as far as the 16 th Century. 

The Sodality of the Nativity Church is the oldest Parish and oldest lay organization.

Each Sodality is autonomous , although in the Archdiocese of Washington, the various Sodalities have formed a " Sodality Union".  

Sodality Concerns and Missions

             - Concern  for the Apostolic Life - the Sodality gives its members opportunities to be involved as committed Christians - promoting a Culture of Life addressing the Needs of the elderly, the homeless, promoting education, various legislative issues, working against illegal drugs, AIDS , and more.

             - Concern for the Spiritual Life - the Sodality fosters growth and depth in the Spiritual life for the members.  By incorporating prayers in their monthly meetings, sponsoring special moments of prayer during the year, pilgrimages, and  retreats and By encouraging the members to deepen their personal life. The Sodality makes Spiritual Life one of its key point of focus .

Catholic men and women 18 years or older are welcome to join the Sodality at Nativity.

The Sodality meets normally on the First Sunday of each month after the 8:00am Mass.