Nativity Parish Mission Statement:

We, the people of Nativity Parish, commit to proclaiming Jesus’ Kingdom
by learning and teaching His Word,
adoring his presence, and serving the needs of all people.

 

News & Events

Watch here for News and Upcoming Events 

The Christmas Giving Tree will be set up in the entrance to the church on the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Please choose an ornament (or two), purchase the gift, wrap it, and return it (with the tag) to the front of church by Monday Dec. 16. We appreciate the generous response of Nativity parishioners to this mission in the past.

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Good Neighbor Scholarship Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa is offering a two-year scholarship for area high school graduates interested in pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Theology & Religious Studies, Intercultural Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies. The scholarship is open to all ages and covers the entire cost of tuition, books and college fees (minus any Pell Grant for which the student qualifies). Scholarship recipients may begin as early as January 2020 or in any subsequent semester. For details, go to www.dwci.edu or contact Len Uhal at 563-876-3332 or [email protected].

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Click here to view photos of the 2019 Equivalency Dinner

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Registration is Now Open for the 47th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot  The 2019 Turkey Trot will take place on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. at Wahlert Catholic High School.  Participants may choose between a two-and-a-half-mile or five-mile course. Registration is $10 and long-sleeved t-shirts are available for purchase ($20). A certificate for a frozen turkey will be awarded to the first-place finisher in each age division.  Register online at holyfamilydbq.org/turkeytrot

 

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Parish Breakfast & Raffle is November 24. Please deliver your basket to the office by Tuesday,  November 12. Ticket sales will begin November 16. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets after Masses, donate food items, set up, serve and clean up for the breakfast on Nov. 24. Please call Kim Halton 590-0071 or the parish office with questions.  

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 Please keep our young people in your prayers as they prepare for the National Catholic Youth Conference. NCYC will take place November 21-23 in Indianapolis, IN. 13 youth and 3 adults from St. Anthony and Nativity parishes are attending.  

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Don't forget!!!!!    Daylight Savings time ends Nov 2!!!!

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Ministers are needed! Please consider becoming a sacristan or a lector. You will be put on a monthly rotation. 

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The Holy Family Early Childhood Earn & Learn program is expanding and is seeking energetic and dependable candidates to join our staff for a fun and challenging career in early childhood! We are partnering with the child care certificate program at Northeast Iowa Community College to provide paid, classroom and on-the-job training for entry-level associates. Highlights include: Paid ($10/hr.) initial classroom training at the NICC Dubuque center, free child care, for children 12 and under during their time in the program (during on-site class hours if needed).  After successful completion of this short 3-week training, you will be employed at one of our centers. Upon graduation from the program with the child care certificate, participants will be eligible to receive supplemental daycare assistance for up to ONE year in conjunction with the Department of Human Services funding assistance. Participants will have the 1:1 support of an individual success coach. Benefits available to our full-time employees: tuition remission for K-12 programming, benefit dollars, paid time-off, system-paid life insurance and long-term disability. Group insurance plans  available. To learn more contact Joann O’Connell at [email protected] or call 563-582-1246.

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“Surrendering the Secret” Bible study for those who have experienced abortion. Sunday evenings October 27~ December 15. 6-8pm. Contact Teresa at Dubuque County Right to Life 563-556-5960

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There will be an ALTAR SERVER training after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, November 17th. This is for ALL  altar servers. There will also be training for  anyone who would like to become an Eucharistic Minister.

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We need volunteers to help maintain the shrubs around the church grounds. Please contact the office for your willingness to help! 582-1839  Many hands...

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School year Religious Education is right around the corner! Register now for students heading into grades K-10! Sessions start on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 PM. To register, visit http://www.stanthony-dubuque.org/2019-2020-school-year-religious-education-registration or call the Faith Formation Office at 582-0377.

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Volunteer Opportunity Only a couple of hours of your time each month can bring joy to one of God’s special children in the Spiritual Enrichment Program at the Hills & Dales Development Center. Training will be provided. Email: [email protected]  Thank you.

 

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We are excited to announce that a Holy Family Catholic Schools account has been created at the newly opened “Stuff Etc” at 2095 Holliday Drive. The phone number is 563-239-1464. Please consider donating items you previously would have donated to Second Changes to this account, and Holy Family Catholic Schools will receive 40% of the sale price. We appreciate the continued support!    

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Scam Alert!!! Given the many unwanted and unsolicited phone calls that we may receive each day many of these are scams trying to obtain your private information including credit card, social security numbers & insurance information. They like to prey on the most vulnerable especially the elderly. It has come to my attention one of our elderly parishioners responded to one of these scams and is now receiving multiple boxes of expensive medical supplies that is being billed to her Medicare and secondary insurance. The family is having a difficult time stopping the arrival of these boxes each day. Be alert and be cautious.   Becky ~ Parish Nurse. 

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 Come celebrate Dubuque’s history through song! Join the Dubuque Chorale, their chamber choir Cadenza, and the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir for Singing Dubuque’s History, a musical exploration of our city’s storied past. This concert will be performed on Saturday, October 26th, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 27th, at 2:00 pm, at Five Flags Center, Tickets are $15.

 

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  Do you like to dig in the dirt? Help is needed to maintain the existing flower gardens by weeding and watering this summer. Any time you can help is very appreciated. Thank you. Contact Becky for details 563-599-9139.   

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 The archdiocese has received reports of fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from pastors. They are part of an international scheme that has emerged over the past few years. Scammers are trying to trick parishioners-believing that their pastor is requesting money or gift cards for various parish needs through email messages. Again, these are fraudulent emails. Official archdiocesan priest email addresses end in @dbqarch.org. These emails come from different addresses, often disguised to look like personal Gmail or Yahoo accounts. The body of these messages are generic and include phrases like "Are you in the office now?" and "How are you? Please contact me." Neither Fr. Miller nor any of the staff would ask for money or gift cards by email, so please ignore such an email if you receive one.

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Host an International Student! We are seeking host families for the 2019-2020 school year.  Holy Family Catholic Schools has gained a reputation for excellence, and we routinely receive requests from international students looking to enroll at our schools. We currently have interest from students in China, Israel, Spain and Taiwan who wish to enroll at Wahlert Catholic High School next school year. If you are interested in hosting one of these students as well as providing an expanded worldview for your own children, please contact Rebecca Mueller, director of enrollment, at 582-5456, ext. 289 or [email protected].   

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  From the Parish Nurse desk…..Please call the office (582-1839) if you have/know a fellow parishioner/family member, neighbor, or yourself that could use my services. Becky  


 Well Wishes - Let us know 

Please let us know if you or someone you know will be in the hospital. If someone on the parish staff is not visiting you it is because we do not know that you are there.

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Italian Student Seeking a Host Family for 19-20 Academic Year Wahlert Catholic High School has received the profile of a young man from Italy who is interested in enrolling at Wahlert Catholic next year. Matteo will be a senior and would like to graduate from Wahlert in 2020. He is a hard-working student who is interested in participating in swimming. In addition to the benefits of hosting someone from another country, we are also offering a significant tuition credit to the host family. Contact [email protected].

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Mass Times

Weekdays:
Monday - Friday 6:30am
Saturday 8:00 am

Weekend:
Saturday 4:15 pm,
Sunday 6:30 & 9:30 am

Confession Times

Monday - Friday   7:00am
First Saturday       7:15am
Saturday               3:00-3:45pm

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Blog Summary

December 8, 2019 Second Sunday in Advent Fr Andy Upah

Second Sunday of Advent Reading 1 IS 11:1-10   Responsorial Psalm PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, ... Read More »

December 1, 2019 1st Sunday of Advent Fr Andrew Marr

First Sunday of Advent

Reading 1 IS 2:1-5

Responsorial Psalm PS 122: 1-2, 3-4, ... Read More »

November 29, 2019 Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 

Reading 1 2 ... Read More »

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