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221 Daly Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
United States

(805) 544-2357

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Upcoming Events

Sep
12
to Oct 30

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Interested in becoming a Catholic? Or maybe completing the sacraments of Confirmation or Holy Communion as an adult? Then this process might be for you. Learn more about RCIA…

Come by the church on Thursdays at 7 PM, beginning September 12.  We meet in Room 8. There's no commitment, just come and learn more, ask questions, and make some new friends. 

If you want to know more about RCIA, contact Deacon Tom at the church office: 805-544-2357 or email him at tom.obrien@NativitySLO.org

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Remembering the Faithful Departed
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Remembering the Faithful Departed

On Nov 2, the Feast of All Souls, we remember those who have gone before us to be with the Lord in heaven. This feast dates back to 988 in our church history. Rather than schedule a special Mass on Saturday morning, we will offer a time during our regularly scheduled weekend masses to bring forward a photo, image or symbol of someone you love who has passed into the next life. This is a way we can communally honor our deceased friends and family. It’s also a time to finally put to rest conflicts that have gone unresolved. Let the Holy Spirit release you and bring you comfort and healing. 

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Advent Wreath Making
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Advent Wreath Making

Stay after the 8 AM or 11 AM Mass for a fun family time of Advent wreath making. We'll supply all the items needed. Watch here for more details and suggested donation. Please RSVP after masses in November or call the church office: 805-544-2357. A modest donation to cover costs is appreciated.

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11:00 AM Christmas Day Mass
Dec
25
11:00 AM11:00

11:00 AM Christmas Day Mass

"Joy to the World!" ... Come celebrate Christmas day with us at this joyful Mass for the whole family. Plenty of seating and plenty of parking, great music and a heart-warming Christmas homily to remind you why you got out of bed to come to church in the first place!

Note: this is our only Mass on Christmas Day.

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The Triduum: One Big Liturgy over Three Days!
Apr
9
to Apr 11

The Triduum: One Big Liturgy over Three Days!

Come celebrate the Holy Week Triduum with us... one big liturgy celebrated over three days

  • Holy Thursday, April 9 7 PM: Mass of the Lord's Supper. We gather to celebrate the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the "Last Supper" and as Jesus did for his disciples, we wash one another's feet in an act of humility.

  • Good Friday, April 10 at noon: Celebration of the Lord's Passion. We gather to hear the story of our Lord's passion and death as recounted in the Gospel of John. We kneel before the cross and lay our burdens at the foot of Jesus. We remember that "he was wounded for our transgressions..." (Isaiah 53:5). Although this is the one day of the year when no Mass is celebrated, Communion will be served.

  • Holy Saturday, April 11 at 8 PM: The Great Easter Vigil. We gather at night around a fire. We hear the stories from Hebrew Scriptures of how our ancestors met the One, True God and how they, and we have been called and delivered to be God's own people. We light up the darkness with a new pascal candle. We celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We witness the baptism of the Elect in a giant pool of water. They are anointed and sealed in the Holy Spirit in Confirmation and they share for the first time in the Holy Eucharist. It is the most wonderful of liturgies with light, music, water and oil. It is the Mother of all Vigils!

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Caregiver Support Group
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Caregiver Support Group

This group meets every other Monday at 2 PM and is open to anyone who is providing care to a loved one. It offers educational, emotional and social support, and provides an opportunity to share challenges, camaraderie, and information with others who share in similar experiences.

Check the church calendar for the next scheduled meetings.

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Prayer Shawl & Blanket Ministry
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Prayer Shawl & Blanket Ministry

If you are person who enjoys the calming activity of knitting, while at the same time providing an act of love and service, we invite you to consider offering your time and talents to this Prayer Shawl and Blanket Ministry. This is a former, prayerful ministry of Nativity, now being revived through the efforts of the Companions of Our Lady, for the benefit of foster children in San Luis Obispo county (through CASA), as well as for other members of our community experiencing a particularly difficult time and are in need of prayer.  

An introductory, light breakfast meeting will be held on Friday, October 10 at 10:00am in the Parish Hall, where more information will be provided.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  Please contact the office at 805-544-2357, x202 with any questions.

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First Friday Spirituality: Hospitality: The Heart of Human Experiences and Ministry
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

First Friday Spirituality: Hospitality: The Heart of Human Experiences and Ministry

Please join us Friday, October 4th, for 9:00 AM Mass followed by a light brunch in the Hall. At about 10:00 AM, parishioner, Dr. Edward M. Smink PhD, author, coach and speaker will be our guest speaker. The topic is “Hospitality, The Heart of Human Experiences and Ministry”. His talk will trace the different ancient spiritual traditions, their archetypal underpinnings, and the challenges living out the virtue of Hospitality presented to us as followers of Jesus.

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Annual Parish Jubilee
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Parish Jubilee

Come join us for a Mass and BBQ under the big tent to celebrate our Feast Day, the Nativity of Mary, the mother of God. Fun for the whole family! You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet parishioners, neighbors and have a great food. Please note: this is the ONLY mass this weekend! So come for the 11 AM Mass.

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Lent Book Club: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Lent Book Club: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Book Club: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
Join us for discussion of the book and a lively discussion of this incredible book: The Screwtape Letters by C.S.  Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. 
Order from Barnes & Noble: (805) 781-8334 or Amazon.com

Come at either 10:00 AM (after the 9 AM Mass) or at 7:00 PM.

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Thanksgiving Day Mass
Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving Day Mass is a wonderful time of celebration and thanksgiving for all that God has given to us. What a great way to start a beautiful day, gathering with friends and family in giving thanks to the Creator and Giver of all that is good!

Bring with you to Mass some canned food to have blessed and to be given to the homeless shelter. 

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Mass of Feast of All Souls
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Mass of Feast of All Souls

On Nov 2, the Feast of All Souls, we remember those who have gone before us to be with the Lord in heaven. This feast dates back to 988 in our church history. I invite you to come to our special Mass of All Souls on November 2 at 9 AM and 6 PM. Bring with you a photo, image or symbol of someone you love who has passed into the next life. This is a way we can communally honor our deceased friends and family. It’s also a time to finally put to rest conflicts that have gone unresolved. Let the Holy Spirit release you and bring you comfort and healing. 

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Lenten Reflection with Father Larry Gosselin, OFM
Mar
7
6:00 AM06:00

Lenten Reflection with Father Larry Gosselin, OFM

9 AM Mass followed by 10 AM Reflection
7 PM Evening of Reflection

Come to either one or both!

Fr. Larry Gosselin, OFM is a Franciscan Friar of the Province of Saint Barbara and is the author of two books of religious poetry: "Hidden Sweetness" and "Unshadowed Light." Fr. Larry invites you to share his deep passion and love for poetry and a loving appreciation for the beauty of the inspired Word. He hopes that these written words may help to illuminate the light of Christ in your soul and senses and to "Taste the hidden sweetness that lies within your heart."

Note: March 7 is the revised date for this event.

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Nativity Kids Night Out
Dec
15
2:30 PM14:30

Nativity Kids Night Out

Dear Nativity Parents - Enjoy a peaceful night out or at home alone, while the children are cared for in a safe and enriching environment. Children will have the opportunity to participate in Christmas themed activities, enjoy a movie with popcorn and have fun with friends! DINNER IS INCLUDED!  This event is open to all parish families with children age 3 - 13.  All children must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian.  Event is free of charge, donations encouraged. If you have questions, please contact Angela Schroeter at schroeters617@gmail.com.

 

Space is limited.  Reservations required.  Please sign-up online at the link below:

http://signup.com/go/HAmYFSr

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Living Rosary for Peace and Healing
Oct
15
6:30 AM06:30

Living Rosary for Peace and Healing

Come gather with us in the church on Sunday, October 15 at 9:30 AM as we pray for peace and healing for world and for all those affected by violence and destruction.  We'll pray the rosary together and form a human chain of beads as we stand together for peace. All are invited! No need for you to speak any parts...just come and pray with us!

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Jubilee 2017 @ 11:00 am
Sep
10
8:00 AM08:00

Jubilee 2017 @ 11:00 am

Each year Nativity of Our Lady celebrates our feast day -- the Nativity of Our Lady -- in early September. On that weekend, we have only one Mass. Come Sunday at 11:00 AM and join us under the big tent for wonderful liturgy, music and prayer, followed by a fantastic BBQ, raffles and games for children. 

BBQ and raffle tickets are available in advance by coming to the office from 9:30 to 1 PM Tuesday thru Friday, or at the event. 

We hope to see you there!

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Mar
20
to Mar 22

LENTEN PARISH RETREAT with Professor William Dohar

 

Come join us for a three day Lenten parish retreat with Professor William Dohar from Monday, March 20 thru March 22, 2017. Each day will feature a morning and evening component, each of which stands on its own.

Mornings: Monday - Wed each morning, March 20 - 22, 2017

  • 9 AM Mass
  • Refreshments after Mass
  • 10:00 AM Breaking Open the Word

Evenings: Monday - Wed each evening, March 20 - 22, 2017

  • 7 PM, Monday March 20: Evening Prayer with Ritual
  • 7 PM, Tuesday March 21: Evening Prayer with Ritual
  • 7 PM, Wednesday March 22: Reconciliation Service with Individual Confession
William Dohar

William Dohar

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Mar
3
6:00 AM06:00

Rediscovering Beauty: Poems to Inspire Prayer & Contemplation During Lent

Rediscovering Beauty: Poems to Inspire Prayer & Contemplation During Lent

Please join us for a reading by our speaker, English professor and writer Rebecca Board Liljenstolpe.  After the 9:00 AM Mass, we will enjoy a light snack in the hall, followed by a brief talk on the poetry in The Book of Psalms and a reading of beloved mystic and contemporary poems from the likes of St Teresa of Avila, Rumi and Hafiz, Mary Oliver and more.  Come rediscover how the beauty of language can nourish us in times of uncertainty, drawing us closer to God and one another. 

Rebecca Board Liljenstolpe

Rebecca Board Liljenstolpe

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Feb
9
4:00 PM16:00

The Mass Demystified

Father Matt will be giving the second part of his very informative and entertaining talk on the Mass at RCIA on Thursday, Feb 9. We are opening up this talk to the entire parish and will meet in the church from 7 to 9 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to increase your knowledge of your Catholic roots and to get to know some of the members of this year's RCIA group. 

This will be a 2-part talk, focusing on:

  • The Jewish traditions in the Mass
  • How the Mass was celebrated in the very early church
  • How architecture affected the Liturgy of the Mass
  • Why we do certain actions and responses in the Mass: posture, music, greeting one another, etc.
  • Some of the theology regarding the Mass.

Everyone is welcome to come. Light refreshments will follow in the hall.

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Feb
3
6:00 AM06:00

First Friday Spirituality: Integrative and Functional Nutrition

Join us on Friday, February 3 for Mass at nativity at 9 AM followed by a light brunch and presentation by Mary Pat Lynch, RN, RD. She will be sharing her knowledge of the Integrative and Functional Nutritional (IFN) approach to good health. Mary Pat has been a Registered Dietitian for 32 years, and a Registered Nurse for 7 years.

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First Friday Spirituality Group: Canonization Process
Dec
2
6:00 AM06:00

First Friday Spirituality Group: Canonization Process

Nativity of Our Lady will host its First Friday Spirituality meeting, Friday December 2. Join us for 9 AM Mass, followed by a light brunch after which Deacon Tom O'Brien will give a presentation on the process of canonization of saints. He will discuss the development of the process of canonization over history and some of the more recent unprecedented causes for canonization. Nativity of Our Lady is at 221 Daly Avenue, San Luis Obispo. 

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