Welcome to Nativity School and Parish! I am very excited to embark on this faith-filled journey with the Lord and with all of you this year. I arrived here at Nativity in July this past summer, and with great excitement, I look forward to growing in Christ with this blessed community of faith.
Before coming to Nativity, I have always believed in the importance of Catholic Schools and their role in forming young men and women of faith. But especially here in the inner city, the Mission of Catholic Schools becomes more evident as we strive to provide a space where learning and faith become a sign of HOPE and PROMISE to the betterment of our community truly building the Kingdom of God in our midst.
We continue to make every effort to make Nativity School a place of deep love for the Catholic Faith, of deep appreciation for learning, and of deep respect for all of God’s children. We are equally committed to our outreach to the community at large. We are extremely grateful to all of our parents, teachers, and benefactors who generously give with great sacrifice so much of their resources allowing Nativity School to continue its mission of being a light for our neighborhood and for the many children who attend here by spreading the Faith, Hope and Love of Christ.
May God continue to bless you all and fill you with His abundant blessings.
In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. Ever Quintero
The parish dedicated to the Nativity of our Blessed Lord was established in the autumn of 1920 by the Most Reverend John J. Cantwell, Bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles.
Father Edward J. Riordan was appointed pastor, and Holy Mass was celebrated for the first time on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1920, in the residence of one of the parishioners. Within a few months property was purchased on the corner of 57th Street and Vermont Avenue, and construction was started on the new church building.
Within the first two years Nativity Parish witnessed a large increase in the number of parishioners. In order to provide for the full development of the parish, additional land was purchased and a parish school was opened in 1925.
Today, Nativity Church has 350 registered families in the parish and over 10 active ministries. Nativity Church offers daily bilingual Masses, 1 Sunday Mass in English, and 3 Spanish Sunday Masses to serve the large Latino population that comprises much of the Nativity Church community.