Congratulations to Korrie Lee Spikes and Jerianne Dorothy Geraldine Griffin, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the hands of Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv. on Ascension Thursday, May 29, 2014. Jerianne and Korrie were prepared for confirmation by catechists Jeff Spratt and Fr. Bob. Our liturgy volunteers, choir, reception committee and the whole parish helped make it an excellent celebration for the whole parish. Thank you to Bishop Gregory for celebrating with us!
The Holy oils with which parishioners Jerianne Griffin and Korrie Spikes will be confirmed on May 29 were blessed in the so called Chrism Mass on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15, 2014 by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer in the Cathedral of St. John in Savannah, Georgia. Here is the diocese's own transmission of that Mass:
We welcome the newest member of our parish community: Adelina Kenzie Nesiah Bosque. Adelina was born May 1, 2014, the daughter of Scarlett and Luis Bosque of Darien. She was baptized at Nativity of Our Lady on Friday, May 23. God bless Adelina!
If you want to know more about baptism at Nativity Catholic Church, read this page or call the parish office at (912) 437-4750 Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00 - 4:00.
On Sunday, May 11, 2014 the First Communion Class will crown the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven. This "May Crowning" has been done in many lands in different ways for many centuries.
In 1965, Pope Paul VI asked Catholics the world over to add a new layer of meaning to the Month of Mary. In the document "The Month of May", published during the last session of the Second Vatican Council, the Pope asked that the May Crownings and the gift of flowers to the Virgin Mary be an opportunity for increased prayer
1) for the effectiveness of Vatican II in renewing the whole Church, and
2) for peace throughout the world.
When the Council is finished, wrote the Pope, it must still be implemented. This requires that it be understood, accepted and bear "tangible, salutary fruit." It is a "weighty proposition," the Pope wrote, for the Catholic Church to renew itself, and the Council's implementation will determine the history of the Church. Without the intercession of Mary, Queen of Heaven, it is hard to imagine the Council's reforms succeeding.
We have survived two World Wars, wrote the Pope, but this has not led to world peace. Instead, new wars seem to threaten every day. We need the intercession of the Queen of Peace to help people turn away from sin and take the path of justice which alone leads to peace.
"You should know that we are particularly relying on the prayers of children," Pope Paul added, not only because they are the Church of tomorrow, but because even today their innocence is the voice of truth and "their pleas have special power to penetrate heaven and soften God's justice."
All committee reports for tomorrow's Annual Meeting were submitted as MS PowerPoint presentations. Here is the combined report, including reports submitted by
Nativity's Liturgy Commission looked at our celebrations from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost. Here are some coming liturgies:
In other business, the Liturgy Commission welcomed Lily Collado as a new member. Lily is a long time parishioner and member of the choir.
At it's January meeting (Jan. 25, 2014) the Liturgy Commission also continued it's reading of the book, "The Liturgy Committee Handbook". We evaluated our celebration of Advent and Christmas, and briefly looked at our Masses during ordinary time. Our next meeting will be on April 26 (right after Easter).
The Nativity Liturgy Commission is a representative group of parishioners appointed by the Pastoral Council and Pastoral Administrator (Fr. Bob) to guide liturgical policy, coordinate big feasts and ensure a liturgy at Nativity that is worthy, proper, celebratory and reflective of our community. (mandate)
Nativity's Pastoral Council met on January 9, 2014. We hereby invoke a Nativity Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - that is, after the 5:00 Mass - in the Parish Hall. This will serve as our general assembly or annual meeting.
The Parish Town Hall Meeting is a chance for the whole parish to hear what's going on, to contribute ideas, to make constructive criticism and to ask critical questions. The 5 central committees of the parish (Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Liturgical Commission, Building Committee and Catechist Group) will account for their stewardship in 2013. Future plans will be revealed and several big proposals will be laid on the table. You definitely do not want to miss this! (The agenda will be published at this link)
Here are some other highlights from the January meeting:
Our brother in Christ OTTO JOHN KLAWITTER (1943-2013) was called in death on Monday, December 16, 2013.
Visitation is Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. in Nativity Chuch. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church, 1000 North Way, Darien GA (directions). Interment will be at Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a reception afterwards in Nativity Parish Hall. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
John Klawitter was born in Suring, Wisconsin in 1943. He worked many years as a paralegal. He and his wife lived in Darien since 2000, always active members of Nativity. John was a past Grand Knight of K of C Council 1939.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, Heartland Hospice, or Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church.
The people of Nativity Catholic Church express their condolences to John's wife of 13 years Jean French Klawitter, to John's children Jonathan, Ingrid, Robert, Michael, Cindi and Karen, to John's siblings Herman, Mike, Edna and Sally, and to all John's grandchildren, nephews, nieces, family members and friends.
Full obituary and guest book
There's lots of things going on! Here is an overview of this week's events at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church:
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The online parish bulletin and message board of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church, Darien, Georgia, USA