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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 Rae through the Rectory at 908-351-4444. Thank you!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
COUNCIL 253
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) 289-3657.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

2019 - 2020 CCD CALENDAR
CAFÉ GENEVIEVE
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

The communal experience of Mass is continued each week downstairs in the church hall at Café Genevieve. Please come down after the 9 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 activities are provided after the 10:30 Mass until noon each week, and are supervised. Please join us!

THE UNITY COMMITTEE

The Unity Committee will have the following events coming up:

**PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY (908) 351-4444 TO REGISTER FOR THESE EVENTS**

FAMILY PAINT SUNDAY Sunday 11-17-19 / 12 PM to 2 PM

$10/person (prepaid) $15/person (at the door)
For Tickets Contact : St. Gen’s Rectory (908) 351-4444
Join us for a fun filled afternoon with your family!

PICS / PIZZA WITH SANTA Sunday 12-8-19 / 12 PM to 2 PM
PETS PICS WITH SANTA Sunday 12-8-19 / 2 PM to 3 PM

More information can be found on Facebook, Nextdoor website and flyers at church. 
ST GENEVIEVE SCHOOL
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
www.stgensalumni.org
Fred Frick ~ fredfrick@verizon.net
PARISH MEMBERSHIP

It is a great joy for us to welcome new members to our parish community. Please take the time to register at the Rectory office (fill out a Census Card.) Registration is our only means of recognizing anyone as a supporting and practicing member of our parish. It is also important for sponsorship certificates for the sacraments. Please notify the Rectory office of any change of address or phone number.
ST. GENEVIEVE’S CHURCH
PARISH RAFFLE
ONLY 750 TICKETS SOLD

GRAND PRIZE OF $10,000
2ND PRIZE OF $1,000
3RD PRIZE OF $500

DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 16 AT 11:30 AM IN CHURCH AUDITORIUM
Winner need not be present
Tickets are $30 each and forms are available in the back of Church or at the Rectory
FREE HELP IS AVAILABLE

If you are caring for someone 60 years of age or older and you feel stressed, frustrated, or overwhelmed, there is help available. Catholic Charities offers confidential counseling sessions for caregivers of Union County residents. Our counselor can meet with you at 505 South Avenue East, Cranford, or in your own home for your convenience. Please call (908) 497-3900 to make an appointment. You don’t have to do it all on your own!

HELPING HANDS

Helping Hands is a church-based service organization that depends on the generosity and loyalty of our parishioners and other organizations to help stock our food pantry with food items and toiletries. We thank you for your donations. Our mission is to distribute those food and toiletry items to people who need help in maintaining sustenance, both parishioners and non-parishioners of this parish. Currently we have need for the following items: cereals, rice, beans (pinto, lima, etc.), condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc.), canned fruits, jelly, pancake mix and syrup, macaroni and cheese. These items may change from month to month, depending on demand. If you are aware of someone in need, please contact Pattie (Secretary) at 908-351-4444 or speak to one of our priests. Food packages will be prepared and packed up in boxes to be picked up at the Rectory. We respect your privacy and all requests will be processed through the rectory and held in the upmost confidentiality. Again, thank you for your continued support.
COAT DRIVE

The Youth Group will hold its annual Coat Drive during the month of November. Gently worn coats and clothing are welcome. You may leave your donations in the boxes placed at the front and side doors. All items collected will be distributed to the needy by our Youth Group in December. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated.
St. Gen’s 100th Anniversary Mass and Celebration: FAQ

We are so happy about our upcoming 100th Anniversary Mass and Celebration on February 9, 2020, and even happier about the outpouring show of support! Here are some “Frequently Asked Questions” and answers about this wonderful celebration!

Q: How can I get involved in the 100th Anniversary Mass?
A: Great question! We want to involve as many people as possible! Please send an email to 100SaintGens@gmail.com and you will receive a list of volunteer opportunities available.

Q: Why are we having the celebration in the Church auditorium instead of at a catering hall?
A: Having a celebration that many parishioners can attend was our first priority. This event is for the parishioners to celebrate our beautiful church and community and what better way to celebrate than having it on Church grounds!

Q: Will there be other events to commemorate the 100th in the coming year?
A: Yes! Please check the Church Bulletin or Church announcements for future events!

Q: I have lots of ideas (and questions), who can I talk to about them?
A: Ed and Ginny Biggins are the 100th Anniversary Co-Chairs. They are easily accessible by sending an email to 100SaintGens@gmail.com or by phone at 908-351-4444

Reminder: On Sunday, November 10, following the 10:30 AM Mass there will be a meeting for all interested volunteers. The meeting will be held in the Church auditorium.
Share what St. Genevieve's means to you!

We are collecting stories and special memories about St. Genevieve’s from our parishioners’ perspective. If you have a story or special memory, please share it with us! We will be compiling them over the next few months to incorporate into the 100th Anniversary Mass and Celebration. (Say it in 50 words or less, please.)

You can fill out the form in the bulletin and drop it at the Rectory, or send an email to 100StGens@gmail.com. Please print clearly.(50 words or less, please)

Special thanks to Parishioner Paul Pierra who offered this suggestion!​
ST. GENEVIEVE BLOOD DRIVE

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: St. Genevieve Church (auditorium), 
200 Monmouth Rd.
Phone: 9083514444

To give blood, you must be in general good health, weigh 110 pounds of more and be at least 17 years of age or 16 years of age with parental consent. Please give the gift of life! People can’t live without it!!