The Rebuilt Parish Association provides Resources, Events and Advice to help Catholic parishes thrive


Inside the RPA, you will gain unlimited access to effective and proven ministry materials developed and utilized at Church of the Nativity. Homily transcripts and videos - lots of them. Small Group videos and questions for discussion to guide your groups. Student and Children’s Ministry lesson plans, power point slides and leader talks as delivered. All organized around the weekly Message Series concept that is easy to follow and brings your whole parish together around the same idea. You also get ministry manuals and field guides to help your team plan and prepare. Sample Resources are available by clicking on the boxes to the right.

“We based our homilies over several weeks on the RPA’s Expect Miracles message series. Never in 23 years of preaching have I had so many people talking about the effects the homilies had on their lives.”

Fr. Brian Mason, St. Mary Parish, Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Please click each resource below to learn more.

The homilies provided inside the RPA follow the lectionary in a given liturgical year and are grouped into "Message Series.” Series dive into a central topic over the course of 4-6 weeks. For each series, you receive the series synopsis, notes that link the topic to the scripture for each specific week, the FULL transcript for EACH week and a video of each and every homily as preached at Nativity. Use them in full or craft to suit your specific needs. The homilies alone are a huge value to your parish.

View Sample Message Series Resources

Small Groups

Small groups are generally comprised of 8 to 12 people and meet during the week for fellowship and faith growth. Small Group materials inside the RPA track the Message Series. We provide a 10 minute video for each week which dives deeper into that week’s Message Series topic and complements the homily. There are also questions for discussion which facilitate small group conversation. RPA Members have access to all of the materials - video files and small group questions - to post on your own website and makes it easier for your parish to establish and grow a small group ministry.

View Sample Small Group Resources

Kid's Programs

Children's materials are divided into two areas - Kids Small Groups and Time Travelers.

Kids Small Groups is Nativity’s Religious Ed program for grades 1-5. It helps children learn the Word of God in a small group setting with their peers. KSG Resources available to RPA Members include a series synopsis that follows the message given at Mass, along with lesson plans that provide your Religious Ed leaders great material and clear direction.

Time Travelers is the name Nativity uses for our Children’s Liturgy of the Word program. It is more than a Bible story - it’s an EVENT. Inside the RPA, you will find minute by minute lesson plans created for each specific week in the Liturgical Calendar, as well as a sample Time Travelers video to give you an idea of how Time Travelers is presented to children who leave Mass for C.L.O.W.

View Sample Kids Small Groups Resources

View Sample Time Travelers Resources

Student Programs

Student Materials inside the RPA are specifically for Middle and High School student programs that are held outside of Mass. The topics follow the Homilies given at Mass, and are geared toward the next generation - applying it to their lives. You will have access to message transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and Small Group questions that dive deeper into the message.

View Sample Student Resources

Live Webcasts

All Members of the RPA are invited to Live Webinars given by members of the staff of Church of the Nativity. Topics include every area of parish life - from creating a message series, to growing a small group ministry, to getting people out of the pews and start serving. Webcasts always allow ample time for questions at the end of each session. Live Webcasts are hosted every 6-8 weeks, and will be posted in the members area after the conclusion.

Other Resources

In addition to the great Resources and the Forum, members have access to Ministry Manuals, Forms, and Field Guides for all parish activities. Members also participate in regular Ministry Webcasts and Bi-Weekly Podcasts on all aspects of Parish life, plus you receive discounts to attend the annual Matter Conference.

Join The Community

Members of the Rebuilt Parish Association are part of something bigger than themselves. A strong sense of community is cultivated inside the RPA. Our Community Forum is the place for idea sharing, to get encouragement and to post questions or suggestions to other members. Parishes provide Profiles which enable you to find similar profiles and connect and build relationships and grow together. A member Map illustrates where "Rebuilt" churches can be found.

"Since joining the RPA, our parish has been transformed! The RPA/Nativity team has been amazing in passing on their vision of renewal. I encourage any pastor and parish staff seriously interested in revitalizing their church to join the Rebuilt Parish Association.”

Fr. Mike Jones, Pastor of St. Pius X Church in Bowie Maryland

Join The Movement

The result of the work of the RPA is a community of like-minded parishes, seeking to grow disciples of Jesus. Our members strive to serve their local faith community in an effective way - by delivering the Good News of the gospel through Mass and a broader weekend experience which is relevant and impactful on the spiritual lives of their parishioners, while also compelling and attractive to the un-churched of their community.

Make Mass the best hour of your parishioners week! Grow your attendance! Grow your offertory! Grow DISCIPLESHIP!

"Being part of The Rebuilt Parish Association gives us strength to continue the mission. Thanks for all you are doing to help us make disciples with your fantastic resources. Thank You!”

Dottie Connelly, Communications Coordinator, Church of the Holy Eucharist, Tabernacle, NJ

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