Mass Times:

Saturday
5:00 pm, Spanish Mass 7:00 pm

Sunday
8:30 am, 11:00 am & 5:00 pm

Daily Mass
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am

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Sacraments

Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace. The Church celebrates seven sacraments
Anointing of the Sick
Baptism
Confirmation
Eucharist
Holy Orders
Matrimony
Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Baptism “is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn…we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission” –Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

Infant Baptisms are held by appointment. In order to have your child baptized, the parents must attend a parent meeting. Please contact Father Kirk by phone at 615-556-6083 or  fatherkirk@nativitycatholic.net.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers us the opportunity to repair our relationship with God when we damage it with sin.  The grace offered through this post-baptismal Sacrament of Healing enables us to receive the graces of other sacraments by restoring us to a “state of grace.”

Reconciliation is available Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 pm or anytime by request. For children to receive first Penance, two parent meetings are required for parents to help their children prepare for the sacrament.

You can contact Fr. Kirk at 615-556-6083 or fatherkirk@nativitycatholic.net for an appointment.

The Eucharist is the “Source and Summit” of our faith!  Christ is truly and fully present to us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Faith formation helps prepare young people for this sacrament which is normally celebrated in the 2nd grade. Two parent meetings are also required for parents to help their children in the preparation of this sacrament.

For more information visit our Faith Formation page or contact faithformation@nativitycatholic.net

Confirmation strengthens and seals the graces of Baptism, helping us to live as disciples of Christ in the world.

Two consecutive years of faith formation are required for this sacrament which is normally celebrated in the 8th grade.  For example, beginning in the 7th grade, a child should eventually celebrate confirmation in the 8th grade. If, however, a child begins at another time (e.g., the 9d grade), he or she will celebrate confirmation after the second year of formation (e.g., the 10th grade). Those preparing to receive confirmation are required to attend regular meetings, two retreats, and three workshops on the basis of Catholic faith. It is expected that candidates attend Sunday Mass.

For students in 7th Grade – High School, please contact faithformation@nativitycatholic.net

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes meet from September to May. Private instruction is also available. Please contact Father Kirk by phone at 615-556-6083 or  fatherkirk@nativitycatholic.net.

To set a date, please contact Father Kirk by phone at 615-556-6083 or fatherkirk@nativitycatholic.net.

To obtain our Marriage Preparation Guide, please contact Kathy Conley at weddings@nativitycatholic.net.

Please contact Father Kirk by phone at 615-556-6083 or  fatherkirk@nativitycatholic.net.

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Our Mission

As parishioners of the Catholic Church of the Nativity, we are committed to carrying out the mission of Christ by:

• Proclaiming the Word of God
• Celebrating the mysteries of the faith
• Growing in the knowledge and the living
of the faith

…while loving and serving our neighbors and growing together in holiness as members of the Body of Christ.

Contact Us

Rectory: 615-556-6083
Office: 615-794-4004
e-mail: parishoffice@nativitycatholic.net

Catholic Church of the Nativity
2793 Buckner Lane
Thompson’s Station, TN 37179