Nativity of Mary Church and School 
Church 10017 E. 36th Terrace Independence, MO 64052  (816)353-2184  Fax (816) 358-4155   School 10021 E. 36th Terrace Independence, MO 64052 (816) 353-0284  Fax (816) 356-0286
Church 10017 E 36th Terrace Independence, MO 64052 (816)353-2184 Fax (816)358-4155
School 10021 E 36th Terrace Independence, MO 64052 (816)353-0284 Fax (816)356-0286
Extended Care - (816) 516-4893
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My attitude must be Christ's.
Philippians 2:5




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DCCW Shoebox Shower

Our Middle School Students will be participating, again this year, in the annual
DCCW Lenten Project. We will be collecting personal hygiene items for women and children, i.e. shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, tooth brushes, hair brushes, deodorant, socks, lip balm, etc., which will be given to several Women’s Shelters. We will also be collecting crayons, coloring books, and cards games for the children. 
The shelters have requested that we put the items in large closeable plastic bags or unwrapped, but tied, shoe boxes.
 Please bring the filled shoeboxes/bags to church or the Ministry Center by, Monday, March 30th. Your generosity is appreciated!


Faithful Family Parish Mission
March 28 & March 29
6:30-8:00 PM

Nativity of Mary invites all parishioners of all ages to come and hear
Bob Perron's perfect blend of standup and storytelling.
The two evenings will celebrate three essentials to growing along
our faith journey: TRUST, COMMUNITY and COURAGE
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$5 per person or $20 per family per night.
Each evening will be different.

A simple supper will be offered on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Please R.S.V.P. for the meal 816-353-2184


Reflections of Italy
October 28 - Nov 6, 2015

Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena,
Florence, Chianti Winery, Venice, Murano Island, Milan

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Fish Fry - Feb 20 - March 27th   5-7:30   Parish Hall 

Nativity of Mary March 8th 3:00 p.m.
St. Mark’s March 22nd 3:00 p.m.
Nativity School March 25th 1:30 p.m.
St. Ann’s March 25th 7:00 p.m.


1. Ash Wednesday (February 18th) and Good Friday(April 3rd) are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed; no solid food between meals. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs but they together should not equal another full meal.

2. The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at fourteen years of age.

4. The obligation to fast commences at eighteen years of age and ends at fifty-nine years of age.

5. Although the faithful enjoy freedom in conscience to excuse themselves for a just cause from these mitigated laws of fast and abstinence, the obligation to do penance is a serious one and no Catholic should lightly excuse himself/herself from this obligation in the Lenten season.Practices of Lenten penances and acts of mortification, increased devotion and prayer, and acts of mercy and charity are worthy elements of our Lenten tradition.

Catholics should avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation,receive Holy Communion worthily, and renew their commitment to live a life of integrity in fidelity to the Church's teachings and disciplines. We pray for and make sacrifices for those who are preparing to enter the Church at Easter.