Our Lenten Journey 2012

Mardi Gras:Fat Tuesday will be celebrated with a talent show and some
delicious, tantalizing desserts made by our parishioners. Come and enjoy tasty treats and laughter before our Lenten journey begins! Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 pm, Nativity Gym.

Ash Wednesday Masses are 7am, 8am,1:30pm and 6:30pm.

Daily Reflections for Lent: “Not by Bread Alone” by Robert F. Morneau
Two hundred pocket-sized booklets will be gifted to the members of Nativity by the Nativity Knights of Columbus. These carry- along books contain a scripture reading, a reflection, a meditation and a prayer. Another option is to download these meditations to your iPhone, iPad or Android for $0.99 www.litpress.org

Lenten Prayers for Hungry People
Lenten Prayers for Hungry People will be available as table tents on the cafeteria tables during Lent. Unfolded table tents would be available for taking home while supplies last. The table tents are created and donated by Bread for the World.

Christian Simplicity , Lent 4.5
Lent 4.5 is a formation program for Lent exploring Christian simplicity. The Social Justice group will invite all to explore different topics through a weekly handout, as well as, to receive daily Lenten emails or participate in an online blog.

Make a World of Difference. The Heifer Project is a yearly endeavor at Nativity Parish. If you are looking to make a real difference for a needy family this Lent, here’s a great starting point. Cut back on family spending and save up enough to buy a goat, chickens, or even a cow for villagers in a developing country. Fifth graders from our parish Faith Formation are heading up this Lenten project. (heifer.org)

Stations of the Cross: Many varied expressions of “walking with Jesus on his last week on earth” will be offered each Friday during Lent at 6:30 pm in the worship space. Everyone welcome for this time of reflection and prayer. *On Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm in the worship space, our junior high youth group, W.O.W., will be acting out “The Living Stations of the Cross” so stations will not be offered March 30. All are welcome.

Christ Renews His Parish: The Men’s Retreat will be held the first weekend of Lent and then both men’s and women’s groups will continue with formation.

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass:Understanding what we say and do in the Liturgy
by Dr. Edward Sri: Join with others in a biblical walk through of The Mass. A video and discussion is sure to renew your faith this Lent and deepen your love and devotion to the Eucharist.

Communal Lenten Sacrament of Reconciliation:This sacrament of God’s unending love and Forgiveness will be celebrated as a parish on Thursday, March 29, 7:00 pm in the worship space. All invited.

Palm Weaving Instruction on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion


The Knights News

The Baby Bottle Campaign

The Nativity Knights of Columbus Council is again teaming up with First Choice Clinic to raise funds in support of the clinic’s parenting education programs. The Baby Bottle campaign is under way! Families are asked to stop by the Fireside Room to pick up one or more baby bottles to fill with your extra change. The bottles will be available in a basket on the ledge. Families can take a bottle home for one month, filling it with change until the next parish breakfast on March 18 where the filled bottles will be collected. All proceeds will support the First Choice Clinic. For more information, contact the council’s Pro-Life Couple, Mike & Casinda Langseth at (701) 388-2835. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the unborn.

Parish and community Lenten Dinners sponsored by the Nativity Knights of Columbus

During Lent this year, our parish will enjoy a traditional and simple soup and fish dinner on Fridays from February 24 to March 23. Meal service is from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Prices are: Adult $8.00, Age 12 & Under $4.00, and Family $20.00.All parishioners are encouraged to bring their entire family to this community meal and then stay to walk the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm with your Christian family.