“Women of the Word” starts September 14 at 9:00am

We are excited to invite you to an enriching Bible Study and Faith Sharing Group in 2016-2017.

Our Bible Study will be “James: Pearls for Wise Living”
by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer
James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. This study offers “pearls for wise living” by applying the wisdom of James to the present day. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.

We will also be using the book, “The Grace of Yes – Eight Virtues for Generous Living for study and faith sharing.

Our group is informal and relaxed! There is NO homework, just 2 hours each week to walk with other women on their journey of faith!

All Women are welcome! Please join us Wednesday mornings starting September 14 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Free Childcare will be provided by reservation!

Bring a friend – we welcome women from any parish!

For more information email Mary Kay Schott – marykayschott@hotmail.com or call Chris Steffan at Nativity 232-2414.


The One Thing is Three Study begins August 28 at 1:00 in the Nazareth Room

The One Thing Is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything

Ever wish for a key to unlock the mysteries of the  Catholic Faith? Join Nativity’s study of The One Thing is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything, Sundays at 1:00 beginning August 28 in the Nazareth Room. The author of this study,  Fr. Michael Gaitley, has written The One Thing is Three, to explore relationship within the Trinity and thus within the body of Christ. By developing an understanding of the Most Holy Trinity, we begin to understand what the Holy Spirit is showing us about our Catholic Faith. Contact Chris Steffan at Nativity 701-232-2414 or email at chriss@nativitycatholicchurch.net  if you are interested in joining the study group. The study group runs Sundays from August 28 to October 30. The cost of the class is the cost of materials.


Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body


Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Perhaps you have heard the term “theology of the body” but do not know what it is about.  Or perhaps you have some idea but have never read the words of John Paul II.  In a course of 11 seminars, we will explore together this theology of the body.  It is much more than something about sex and marriage.  It is a vision of who we are as human beings created in the image of God.  John Paul II will bring us into this vision.  Through his profound interpretation of sacred scripture, John Paul II will guide us into the depths of our own hearts where we will find great hope that we can become who we are.  Monday evenings, 7 pm beginning September 12 at Nativity.  For more information, call Paul Opperman at 503-702-8537.




Prophets and Apostles Bible Study Begins August 16

“Come and See” Bible Study on Prophets and Apostles to be offered beginning on Tuesday, August 16. Choose a sessions :
9:00 am–10:30am in the Bethlehem Room or 6:45 pm –8:30 pm
off site. This 22 session study covers books from the Old and New Testaments. “Come and See” includes James, Galatians, Micah, Joel, and many more. You will need the study book, a Catechism of the Catholic Church, and an open heart.  Duane and Gayle Noraker will facilitate this study.

Please call Chris Steffan at Nativity  (701-232-2414) or email to   register or sign up in Mercy Hall at the information center. The study guide can be ordered online, Holy Family Book Store or Hurley’s. There will be no homework for the session on August 16th. Just have your materials with you.



Journey to the Origins of Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Join us Monday morning, June 20, at 9 am in the Nazareth room for a journey to the heart of France where Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque received visions and messages from our Lord which shaped our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Paul Opperman will be our guide on this hour-long photo tour.  We will meet Ignatius of Loyola, Frances de Sales, Jane de Chantal, and Claude de la Columbiere, saints who prepared the garden where Margaret Mary would bloom. We will time travel from the age of martyrs to the death of Margaret Mary, from Lyon to Cluny to Paray-le-Monial, all in the heart of France.



Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever ToldExperience the history of Divine Mercy Devotion on Thursdays at 9:00 am in the Nazareth Room. Beginning June 23,  a 10 part video series, Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told,  will be shown throughout the summer.

The group will gather to watch and discuss Fr. Michael Gaitley’s  series that will explore how the Divine Mercy message has been brought to us by  St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximillian Kolbe, and St John Paul II . You will see how this powerful devotion comes to life, and experience a new understanding of the devotion.

Please join us Thursdays at 9:00 in the Nazareth Room for 10 consecutive sessions. Come when you can. You do not need to pre-register to attend.