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Statements Sent Out

We mailed out contributions statements to all parish households on Wednesday, January 29th. If you have not yet received your statement, please contact the parish office. Thank you for your continued support of your parish through your donations of time and talent as well as your treasure.

Pastoral Council for 2013:

Fr. Kevin Boucher, Fr. Chris Markman, Duane J. Koble, Terry Thorp, Melissa Mehlisch, Tom Hanson, Ryan Roshau, Lydia Carlson, Anne Stoll, Pat Kautzman, Brenda Lang, Joe Miranowski, Eric Krueger, Anne Moynihan, Wendy Paulson, Dale Craft, Laura Alderman, and Don Schott.

JPII TRIP CARDS – (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)

The TRIP program revolves around using gift cards to do your shopping at participating businesses in the community and nationwide.

Basically, when you purchase TRIP gift cards from JPII Catholic Schools to take care of everyday needs, like groceries and gas, the church and the school get to keep between 2.5% and 10% of your gift card purchases, depending on the business’ contribution.

How about an easy example: You will need to buy groceries this week, and your favorite grocery store participates in the TRIP program with a 5% donation. The JPII Catholic Schools has purchased the $100 gift cards at the discounted rate of $95.You purchase the grocery card through the TRIP program (your $100 equals a full $100), and off to the to the grocery store you go. Nativity Parish and the JPII Catholic Schools get to keep $5.00 from the discount/contribution.

The list of participating businesses stretches coast to coast and includes gas, grocery stores, clothing and home good stores and restaurants.

TRIP is available after the 5:00, 9:15 and 10:45 masses. TRIP is also available on Monday and Friday mornings at all JPII Catholic Schools from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.

If you would need further information, please feel free to contact Janelle Pederson, Coordinator, janelle.pederson@fdjp2.k12.nd.us or 893-3278.

Pastoral Council Updates

We updated the Pastoral Council page. See our current members, latest council meeting minutes, as well as the updated Constitution and Bylaws.

Construction Fence

We will begin construction on May 29th. To help protect parishioners and guests, we will be placing a construction fence around the work areas.

This means our main entrances to the church and the school will be closed until the construction is complete. However, the other entrances will be available for use. Also, our south west entrance (cafeteria) will be the only door with power assisted doors.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we work to improve our campus!

 

NATIVITY ASBESTOS ANNUAL NOTIFICATION

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires all private and public schools to identify Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) in their school buildings and take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers. Upon confirmation of the presence of ACBM, an Asbestos Management Plan was developed for Nativity Church of Fargo – dba- Nativity Elementary School by an asbestos management planner, accredited by the State of North Dakota. The Asbestos Management Plan includes a description of the measures currently being taken to ensure that the ACBM remaining in our school building are maintained in a condition that will not pose a threat to the health of our students and employees. The plan describes past response actions taken to abate ACBM, as well as response actions planned for the future. Information is provided on the periodical monitoring of the condition of ACBM remaining in our school buildings through semiannual and triennial re- inspections. In addition, asbestos awareness training is provided for all maintenance and custodial staff to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the office of Mr. Duane J. Koble, Nativity Church of Fargo, Director of Administration. Please direct all inquiries regarding the Asbestos Management Plan to Mr. Koble at telephone 701-232-2414 x 134 or e-mail at duanek@nativitycatholicchurch.net  Thank you.

Parish Council Minutes

We have updated the Parish Council page. You can download the latest parish council minutes, view bylaws, and see who serves our parish through the parish council. http://www.nativitycatholicchurch.net/admin/parish-council/

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTION DEADLINES

Please keep in mind the following deadlines for contributions credited to the 2011 tax year.

Investment Securities Transfers:  Transfer completed by midnight on December 31, 2011.

Cash & check contributions-delivered:  Received at the office no later than Noon on December 30, 2011 or placed in the December 31, 2011 5:00 PM mass collection. (There are no office hours on December 31st.)

Cash & check contributions-mailed:  Postmarked no later than midnight on December 31, 2011.

Credit Card contributions: Requests for processing must be received at the office no later than Noon on December  30, 2011. (The IRS requires that transactions must be completed by December 31, 2011.  (Because of holiday office hours, we have set the December 30th noon deadline.)

Remember, dropping contributions into the offering plate on Sunday, January 1, 2012 with a 12/31/11 date on the check DOES NOT  qualify. The IRS is very firm about this. It is important that we follow the IRS rules in order to maintain our tax exempt status.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, contact Renelda Hushka, CPA, Accounting & Payroll Manager, at (701)232-2414 or Reneldah@nativitycatholicchurch.net.