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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 ldccorpi@gmail.com

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 www.littlesistersofthepoorwashingtondc.org or contact Martinique Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at 202-269-1831 or by email at volwashington@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

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  myangel_mdc@comcast.net.

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: dcsinglecatholicpro.org

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  Pat88keys2@verizon.net Subject: Nativity Choir.

National Black Catholic Congress 2017: Orlando July 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency. Talks, music, fun, prayer and inspiration. Cardinal Wuerl has asked all parishes with large African-American membership to send a delegation and youth. Early Registration is open. Fr. Evans is attending and will sponsor some youth to go. Early bird registration ends April 7.

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 bit.ly/SOMEwishlist (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 donations@some.org.

Phantom Bake-Less Sale: The Sacred Heart League’s annual fund raising drive will begin Sunday April 23, 2017 through Friday June 30, 2017.  Donations are welcome. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart League Nativity Church. Proceeds will help support Nativity Catholic Church.  Donations may be placed in our brown envelopes attached to flyer and dropped in the collection baskets.

The Sacred Heart League’s annual fund raising drive from Sunday April 23, 2017 through Friday June 30, 2017.  Donations are welcome. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart League Nativity Church. Proceeds will help support Nativity Catholic Church.  Donations may be placed in our brown envelopes attached to flyer and dropped in the collection baskets.

Saint Gabriel Youth Program.
Summer Enrichment Program 2017 for Grades K-8.
June 26th – August 4th.
Camp interest forms located at the Church entrances.

Nativity Sodality, new cook book! Submission forms are located at Church entrances. The cook book will be published July 30th.  All funds collected will benefit Nativity Parish.

The Legionaries of Christ will run the program - (Our Lady of Bethesda center) 1 Priest, 1 Brother, 1 Lay Youth Missionary; and 6 High School volunteers, Chaperones and other helpers are welcome.
Cost $20 per person (for food/drinks and material expenses) -Funding available for those in need, contact Father Evans.

Guests to Nativity!
Nativity welcomes Ohio Catholic Boy Scout Troop No. 50 from Marion Ohio June 26-June 30th! The Scouts will stay with us as they visit the Federal City and historic sites.  Welcome Scouts! 

National Black Catholic Congress 2017. Orlando, Florida. July 6 – 9 at the Hyatt Regency. Talks, music, fun, prayer and inspiration. Information at: www.nbccongress.org.

Holy Land Festival. Experience the culture and life of Christians in the Holy Land at the 4th Annual Holy Land Festival, July 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Enjoy authentic Arabic food, dancing, exhibits, vendors, speakers and free tours of the monastery shrines and gardens. The sponsors are the Archdiocese of Washington, Franciscan Monastery, Bethlehem University Foundation, Holy Family Hospital Foundation and Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation. Admission and parking are free; Brookland/CUA Metro or H6 bus. Learn more: myfranciscan.org/holylandfestival or 202-526-6800.
Holy Land Festival.

9th Annual Quo Vadis Camp for high school men will be held at Mount Saint Mary Seminary July 16 – 19, 2017. More information and registration is available at: dcpriest.org

Fiat Days for young women in high school from June 29 – July 2, 2017 at Mount Saint Mary’s
Additional information and registration is available at:
bmorevocations.org/events/fiat-qv-camps/fiat/

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HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

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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