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

Our Seminarian/parishioner Ebuka Mbnude will make his first vows on Nov. 4th at The Mount. (Not an ordination). This Rite and Mass is called the Rite of Candidacy where he vows to obey The Church and takes
an oath, it is also required by the Seminary to affirm that he is preparing well for his Deacon Ordination God-willing in the summer of 2018. Please keep him in prayer. The Parish will send a delegation to this Mass with Fr. Evans. If you would like to send him a donation or card of encouragement please call the Rectory. His father Edwin is ill in Nigeria. Please keep him in prayer as well.

25th International week of prayer and fasting unites with the Marian Fathers, Legion of Mary and Priest for Life.  October 1 – 9, 2017.  For more information or to register call 703-707-0799 or go online to:

Gospel Concert!  Holy Comforter/St. Cyprian parish on Capitol Hill under the direction of George Stewart (Director of Music) will offer a concert celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Choir on Oct. 22nd at 4pm. Theme is "Just a Little Prayer and Faith" and will feature Youth Ensemble and Anniversary Choir including past HCSC choir members. TICKETS: $20. purchase online or at the Church. Visit for information on placing a sponsorship or ad in the program.

Sing/Play: Do you sing, can you read music? Do you plan an instrument? Nativity is looking for volunteers for our 10am Mass and also our Mass in Spanish at 1pm. Male voices in particular are needed. All may apply. Contact Fr. Evans, Patrick Edwards, or Alfonso Antonio Avelar.

Do you have a priest heart?  Here are some signs:  Personal relationship with God in prayer; Thirst for a deeper knowledge of the faith; devotion to the Holy Eucharist.  Join the Men’s discernment Events!  On October 29, Mass an Dinner with Cardinal Wuerl at Saint Peter’s on Capitol Hill 4:00 to 8:00 pm. More information or to register please visit or contact Fr. Mark Ivany at 202-636-9020, or call Fr. Evans.

Our Seminarian/parishioner Ebuka Mbnude will make his first vows on Friday Nov. 17th at The Mount. (Not an ordination). This Rite and Mass is called the Rite of Candidacy where he vows to obey the Church and takes an oath, it is also required by the Seminary to affirm that he is preparing well for his Deacon Ordination God-willing in the summer of 2018. Please keep him in prayer.  The Parish will send a delegation of twenty (20) to this Mass with Fr. Evans.  DEPARTURE: 9:00 am SHARP from Nativity Catholic Church RETURN: 9:00 pm.  DESTINATION: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Emmitsburg, Md.  We will make a stop at the National Shrine Grotto (bring walking shoes for this stop) COST: $45.00 per person – Roundtrip bus fare (private Chartered bus). *Knights of Columbus are co-sponsoring the bus. **meals not included; bring extra spending money (Cafeteria on Campus) SEATING IS LIMITED – The first twenty (20) people and their checks payable to Nativity Church.  For additional Information, please contact: Rainey Carter or Laura Juarez at the Rectory. If sponsorship is needed, please contact Fr. Evans.

Centro Maria will have its annual food festival and garage sale on Saturday, October 28 from noon to 6:00 pm Proceeds will go to the mission’s houses of the Religious of Mary Immaculate.  Centro Maria is located at 650 Jackson St., NE. Washington, DC 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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