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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!

ST. GENEVIEVE’S CHURCH
 100TH ANNIVERSARY
 TREE OF LIFE
 COMMITMENT TO OUR FUTURE

In 1920 St. Genevieve’s Parish was formed and people of faith gathered to worship on the present grounds. We are now about to celebrate our 100th Anniversary as a parish. Looking to our next hundred years we have begun our Tree of Life Program. The tree is located in the front foyer of the church. By remembering our roots and honoring our loved ones we can keep our parish strong into the future.

 Who Said Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees…
Proceeds restricted to the upkeep and maintenance of St. Genevieve’s Church.

The procedure is simple. Fill out the form in the bulletin. There are four levels to choose from:

A Gold Leaf $1,000
Acorn $2,000
A Foundation Stone $5,000
A Mini-Tree $10,000
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!

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES

St. Genevieve’s Athletic Association is currently gearing up for our Winter Basketball season for students and children that belong to our Parish.

Boys & Girls Basketball: Grades 1-8
Registration Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 16th at School 21 (132 Shelley Ave, Elizabeth) from 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 23rd at School 21 (132 Shelley Ave, Elizabeth) from 5:30-6:30 PM

We are also looking for parents and volunteers who are interested in coaching one or more of our teams. Anyone interested in receiving more information or a sign up form, please contact Felice Salvatore at (908) 803-1776 or email us at stgensports@gmail.com
SCOUTING NEWS
We’re Scouting for Boys...
and maybe a few girls as well!

If your child is anywhere between a Kindergartener and a high school senior, please think about getting in on the fun of Scouting. The Scouting program instills character, good citizenship and physical fitness in youth through outdoor activities such as campouts and hikes, involvement in community activities, and just plain FUN!

Cub Scouting provides activities and training for boys in the first through fifth grades. And for the first time ever at St. Genevieve’s parish, the Cub Scouting program has been expanded to include boys and girls who are in Kindergarten! 

The Boy Scouts meet in the Church hall every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. Please contact Dan (908) 4511948 or homeinthepark1@comcast.net.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT
ST. GENEVIEVE’S SCHOOL

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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
PRO-LIFE MINISTRY NEWS

October is Respect Life Month! May we always treat each person with merciful love and respect that affirms the gift of his or her life!

Our school students are proclaiming their respect for life by wearing pro-life bracelets for the month. Bracelets were provided by the parish pro-life ministry for the 5th through 8th graders; respect life balloons were provided to the lower grades.

Proclaim your support by displaying one of the free pro-life bumper stickers available at the entrances to the church.
ALL SOULS DAY

All Souls Day is Saturday, November 2nd and Masses for that day will be 7:00, 8:00 and 5:30pm. We will remember all those whose Funeral Mass was held in St. Genevieve’s Church this past year at the 5:30pm Mass.

Envelopes for you to remember your deceased loved ones may be found in your envelope package or in the back of church. These envelopes will remain on the altar for the month of November. Kindly fill out the envelope and drop it off at the rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.
First Holy Communion Enrollment Mass - Sunday, October 27th at 10:30 Mass

All students from CCD and St. Genevieve’s school that will be receiving First Holy Communion this 2019-2020 School year should attend this mass with their parents.
THE UNITY COMMITTEE 

SIP & BINGO/Great prizes!!
Come and relax, laugh and socialize for a few hours Admission is $5 (includes 1 card for each of 12 games) Additional cards for games can be purchased at $1 each Beverages and snacks will be available to purchase. You can register at the rectory (908) 351-4444.

Please leave your name and phone#....you can pay at the door.

Hope to see you there!​
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.
HELPING HANDS BAKE SALE

Saturday October 19th 5:30 PM and
Sunday October 20th 7:30 , 9:00, 10:30, 12 Noon

Helping Hands is Saint Genevieve's own group of volunteers that does community outreach. We provide food to the needy as well as support to various charitable organizations in our area. Funds raised will help us help others. Sale will be located in the auditorium of the church. Come support Helping Hands and get some delicious goodies!
RC OPEN HOUSE

Roselle Catholic High School's Open House!
Place: Roselle Catholic High School
Date: October 20th
Time: 1 PM

Please join us for a fun day! If you have any questions or would like to RSVP please contact Mishell Arizaga at marizaga@rosellecatholic.org or call 908-445-7900.
2nd ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Saturday, November 9 at 8pm
The Midtown Men Stars from the original Broadway cast of
Jersey Boys

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR HOMELESS
Enjoy a great night of classic 1960’s music while supporting a
very worthy cause. 100% of ticket sales benefit the homeless!
Union County Performing Arts Center/Rahway
For Tickets, Visit UCPAC.ORG
Or call 732-499-8226​