Service and Social
Service & Social is a group of ministries dedicated to the practical application of the Gospel in society and are dedicated to fostering a sense of community within our parish. The individual ministries provide opportunities for Nativity parishioners to offer their time, talents and treasures to interact with and help others.
The Giving Tree Committee
As part of parish outreach, this group works with the youth of the parish to provide Christmas presents for children and families living in poverty in the Buffalo area. Contact 716.632.8838, ext. 420
St. Vincent DePaul
Nativity’s St. Vincent DePaul group works to provide for the needs of the poor both locally and overseas. The group also ministers to residents of nursing homes through visits and gifts. Do you know of someone who is need of emergency living assistance? Contact at 716-632-8838 ext. 420 for a referral. All calls are confidential
Youth and adults have many opportunities to participate in team sports at Nativity. Contact Rob Hammer firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Molitor at email@example.com or 716-632-8838 Ext. 401 regarding Calendar information.Calendar_Room_Request_Form.pdf
Nativity Gala - Proceeds to benefit Nativity of Mary School
The Gala is Nativity School's largest fundraiser. We are always looking for volunteers in several areas to support the school's major fundraiser. If you have any donations from local business or contacts with employer or vendor, please Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or contact Erik Hoertz, Gala Chair at 716.408.6167 to become a sponsor or volunteer.
Ministry which reaches out to individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one or other significant loss. The group provides emotional and spiritual support as requested. Contact Deacon Thomas Friedman at 716-632-8838, ext. 403.
Catholic Charities Committee
The Nativity Catholic Charities Committee promotes the participation of every parishioner in achieving the diocesan goals for funding charities and counseling services. Contact Rectory
Girl Scout troops are available through Nativity School. The groups strive to teach girls Christian faith and the Girl Scout Law through social interaction and community service projects. Contact Patricia Downing at 716-633-7441 for referral to the various troop leaders.
Habitat for Humanity
Nativity is a Partner Church with Habitat for Humanity. As such, Nativity’s group works to mobilize the parish resources by offering prayer, financial and manpower support to Habitat for Humanity Buffalo and Habitat for Humanity International. Contact Kathy Visciano at 716-631-3690.
Home School Association
Nativity’s Home School Association provides the means for mutual cooperation of its members to best ensure the educational and spiritual growth and development of Nativity students. The group also secures and allocates resources to support the goals of Catholic education. Contact Todd Spear and Heather Schieder, the current HSA president, at email@example.com
The outreach staff (pastoral associates) and trained volunteers respond to the needs and welfare of all parishioners, as well as diocesan and community groups. Contact rectory 716-632-8838, ext. 403. Current outreach activites include: Bissonette House, Hearts and Hands, Family Promise, St. Lawrence Food Pantry, and Habit for Humanity. Look for more information about these activities under News.
A group of volunteers plan, organizes and coordinates an annual parish picnic for all parishioners.
Rosary/Prayer Shawl Service
Called -"Praying Needles & Beads", this ministry is an informal group of women and men that meet once a month to knit (or crochet) prayer shawls and/or make rosaries. Shawls are distributed to individuals who are in need of prayerful support. The rosaries are for local and mission use. Contact Annette Youngs at 716-633-8639.
Normal shopping provides funds for Nativity’s school through the purchase of SCRIP cards that are redeemable at a variety of participating vendors. Nativity School at 716-633-7441.
The Social Justice Ministry strives to learn the Catholic position on matters of social justice and advocate for the victims of unjust treatment. Contact rectory, 716-632-8838, ext. 403 for more information.
The Respect Life Committee
As part of the Social Justice Ministry, it is an organization focused on promoting and protecting the value and dignity of human life. Contact Gene and Arlene Mendryza at 716-634-8997 or the Diocese of Buffalo Office of Pro-Life Activites
795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-2205 | Fax: (716) 847-2206
Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Office of Pro-Life Activities, Buffalo Diocese - Telephone Hotline Numbers