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BECOMING CATHOLIC

If you (or someone you know) is interested in joining the Catholic Church, or was baptized Catholic but never received Confirmation or First Communion and would like to find out how, please contact the Rectory at (908) 351-4444. Thank you!
HELPING HANDS
Food Collection to Help Local Families

St. Genevieve’s Helping Hands Group is seeking food and paper product donations to support local families in need. Through your ongoing and generous efforts we are now supporting multiple families.

Note: If you are a person or family in need, we can help  you. Please connect with one of our Priests or call the Rectory (908) 351-4444 for confidential assistance. 

Thank you.

Donations of checks/ food gift cards also accepted. Checks payable to: St. Genevieve Helping Hands and sent to the Rectory.
CONTRIBUTION STATMENTS

If you would like to request a copy of your 2022 contributions to the Church kindly call (908) 351-4444 or send an email stgens@optonline.net . Please give us two business days notice to have this ready for you. We will be happy to mail it to you. Please note if you made a donation to the “Tree of Life” in the year 2022, that donation has a posting date of 12/31/22 and is listed under the fund of “Special Donation.” Thank you​
SAVE THE DATE!!
SOUP STROLL
FEBRUARY 5, 2023
AFTER 10:30 MASS
IN THE AUDITORIUM
MORE INFO TO FOLLOW​
Dear Friends,

In just a few weeks time the Church will enter into the holy season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is February 22. Some of you may already be thinking of what Lenten sacrifice you will be doing this year. May I make a suggestion? Would you like to do something that will truly benefit many other people while at the same time making you feel very good about doing it? A pledge to the Annual Appeal is your answer!

By making a truly sacrificial donation to the Appeal you are helping to guarantee that the work of the Church of Newark goes on so that we can bring the Gospel of Jesus to as many people as possible: the sick, the imprisoned, children, future priests, retired priests, the hungry, the homeless, and the list goes on. No other event in the life of our Archdiocese goes further, and does more, to help others than the Appeal, and your participation in it helps to ensure that our parish does its part in the overall success of this important program.

Wasn’t it wonderful to hear me say last year that we had reached our goal? I know that it made me very happy to announce that so many people in our parish care about others. And, of course, by pledging to the Appeal you are directly helping our own parish. 

And so with Lent fast approaching, know that there is something that does not involve chocolate bars or potato chips. A truly sacrificial offering to the Annual Appeal will make you feel so much better, and help make the lives of our brothers and sisters a bit easier.

Fr. Armand​
CAFÉ GENEVIEVE

The communal experience of Mass is continued downstairs in the church hall at Café Genevieve. Please come down after the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses to enjoy coffee, tea or juice and a bagel, roll or pastry with your family, friends, and future friends.

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy games, puzzles, coloring pages, craft projects and other activities during Café Genevieve in Karen’s Corner. These supervised activities are provided after the 10:30 Mass until noon each week. Please join us!

If any organization, family or group of friends would like to host Café Genevieve two or three times each year, please contact Dan Bernier at 908-451-1948 and he will fit you into the schedule.


SCOUTING NEWS
The Scouts are having fun! Are you?

If your child is anywhere between 5 and 18 years old, please think about getting them in on the fun of Scouting. Cub Scouting provides activities and training for boys and girls in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Boy Scouting is for boys who are at least 11 years old or graduated from the fifth grade. The Scouting program instills character, good citizenship and physical fitness in boys and young men through outdoor activities such as campouts and hikes, involvement in community activities, and just plain FUN!

Recently, the Boy Scouts held their Winter Fun Weekend in northwest New Jersey, with camping in a cabin and a hike to Indian Cliffs. This month the Boy Scouts will compete against other Scouts from throughout Union County in the annual Klondike Derby, and the Cub Scouts will make race cars out of blocks of wood and race them on a 30-foot long track in the exciting Pinewood Derby. New members are welcome at any time, all year round. The Scouts meet in the Church hall every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.

Cub Scout Pack 23 and Boy Scout Troop 23 have served the youth of St. Genevieve’s parish and the surrounding area for over 60 years. These units have earned hundreds of awards on the local and national level, have produced 80 Eagle Scouts, and have leaders who are well-known and widely respected by other Scout leaders across the country.

For more details, please contact Dan Bernier, Scoutmaster, at (908) 451-1948 or webfoottroop@gmail.com.​
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men. All men of the parish are invited to join. For information please contact : Council 253 at (908) 355-2253 or Chris at (908) 351-4444.
The Elizabeth Knights of Columbus Council 253 will hold two Fish Frys during Lent. The first will be on Friday, February 24th and the second will be on Friday, March 31. They both will be from 5:30—8pm. Fish dinners will be $15. and will be available to eat in or take out. Please call the Council at 908-355-2253 with questions or to place a take out order. ​
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY

We are happy to announce that we are once again preparing the annual tradition of honoring those couples in the Archdiocese who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of valid marriage for the Catholic faithful in 2023!

These anniversary liturgies will be held in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark . The 50th will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin. The 5th & 25th will be celebrated by Bishop Gregory Studerus.
 

April 16 - 3:00PM - 50 years
 May 7 - 3:00PM - 5 & 25 years

It is our desire that every couple in the Archdiocese deserving of such recognition be present at the appropriate liturgy. The presence of these couples will be a tender witness to the strength and stability of Christian marriage in today’s society. To register please call the Rectory at 908-351-4444.