I rejoiced when they said to me. "Let us go to the house of the Lord." - Psalm 122:1

Parish History

FounadtionOn April 10, 2000, Father Richard A. Infante was assigned as Pastor of Nativity Parish. This was the beginning of a new and extremely successful era for Nativity. Father Gretz left at the end of April, 2000.

In 2000, a new courtyard was constructed in the area between the convent and the school. Some large trees were removed, the area was landscaped, and a picnic table was installed. The entire area was then enclosed with a beautiful wooden fence and gate.

Father Thomas J. Kram was in residence from July of 2001 through August of 2002. Although no longer in residence, he continued to assist by celebrating Masses on the weekends and at other times when needed.

FounadtionIn 2001, the empty convent was completely refurbished to become the new Parish Center. It now accommodates Re1iious Education Offices, a Library, Reading Room and other functional needs. That same year, Father Infante organized a spectacular flea market utilizing all three floors of the activities building. This flea market was so successful, it was held for subsequent years. .

Also, in 2001 a parish picnic was held at the Knights of Columbus Grove in Bethel Park. The picnic was free to parishioners and has continued through 2004.

A Memorial Garden was established in 2002 to honor the unborn. Blessing of Animals annually continues on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi each October. In the year 2000, the parish debt was $666,000. Under Fr. Richard's direction, the debt declined pearly and was paid off in June, 2004.

In the past few years, statues of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and St. Anthony were refinished. Nativity's religious store opened in one corner of the cafeteria.