Parish News

Food Pantry – The Food Pantry is open for business. The Nativity Youth Group and Knights of Columbus welcome your donations to the Food Pantry.  We are especially in need of canned proteins (meat, fish, peanut butter, etc.), cereals and other breakfast foods, and grains (rice, pasta, etc.).  Donations can be left in the collection bins in the vestibules.  Also, if you know of a family in need of food, please contact the rectory at 202-726-6262 so that they can be served.
Free Home Care Assistance- A Parishoner is willing to provide free home care assistance to the elderly members, disabled members, or those members with special needs in Nativity Parish. This service is primarily offered for those Nativity members in dire need of these services. Contact McEachin (202)-664-9835.

Nativity Creates Ministry to Support Women’s Shelter - A ministry has been created to support the Catholic Charities Women's Shelter currently located in our former convent. 1) To address the many needs of the homeless women who sleep there during the night but cannot have permanent lodging there; and 2) To be a Nativity focus group for interacting with the staff at the shelter.  Lynne Coleman will lead this Nativity Women's Shelter Ministry.  To volunteer, please contact her at

Housing Those in Need – Friendship Place and the Catholic Charities are committed to end homelessness in DC by creating housing for individuals.  We are looking for landlords and property owners who are willing to rent rooms or apartments to our participants.  If you are interested, please call Sal Corbin of the Home Now program at Friendship Place at 202.997-1666.

Volunteers Needed – Little Sisters of the Poor is a long-term care facility for the elderly poor. We are looking for some loving volunteers that can assist with transportation or clerical work.  We are located at 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC  20017.  For additional information, please visit our website at or contact Martinique Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at 202-269-1831 or by email at

Liturgy of the Word for Children (LWC) needs volunteers. If you love teaching the children, come assist our team for one Sunday per month during the 10:00am Mass. For further information, please contact Malaika Campbell at 202.491.3019 or by email at

Catholic Singles of Greater Washington is an organization for single Catholics, ages 21 to 65-plus, enjoying each other’s company in a wide variety of social, religious, and cultural settings. To find out more call Tricia at 301-460-9195 or visit:

Sing & Pray Twice!  Can you sing? Don't bury your talent! Nativity is looking for more voices to help our Choir and to help Cantor. Do you play an instrument? Let us know. To audition and or sign up contact Patrick Edwards, Choir Director at Subject: Nativity Choir.

SOME - So Others Might Eat. SOME is a non-profit organization established to aid homeless, destitute people in Washington, DC. They are in desperate need of new underwear and socks for men and women. You can visit  Amazon wish list at (case sensitive) to get an idea of what they need. If you order from Amazon your donations will be shipped directly, or you can drop donations off at 71 O St NW Monday through Friday from 8:00am -4:00pm or on the weekends from 8:00am-2:00pm. If you have any questions, please email

The Social Outreach Committee will be collecting school supplies (notebooks, backpacks, pencils, paper, computer memory sticks, folders, etc.) for children in the Parish beginning Sunday, July 23rd until Sunday August 20th and distributing them on Sunday August 20th after the 10:00 and 1:00 pm masses in the Church Lounge. Those in need of school supplies should fill out one of the forms on the table in the church vestibule. Drop the bottom part in the collection basket at Mass before August 20th.  You do not need to put your name on the form.

You're invited to a church clean-up,!  Our church needs some TLC throughout its entire campus.  Join us in front of our Youth Center on SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 at 10 am and help us with some much-needed yard work and other outdoor maintenance.  Volunteers should bring their own rakes, brooms, and gloves.  We will provide grilled hot dogs, brats, potato chips, drinks, and nutritional bars.  For additional information, please contact Amado Alvarez  at 240-381-9276 or

Saint John Paul II National Shrine invites you, on Tuesday, August 22nd to an Evening with Merciful Jesus, Sister Gaudia will be speaking about “The Wound We Are Born With” Schedule: 7:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration with praise and worship, opportunity for confession. Followed by Sister Gaudia talk.  At 8:30 pm there will be a group discussion and refreshments.  Location: 3900 Harewood Road NW. Washington, DSC 20017

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Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.  A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this.  It could save their lives!!

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