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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.
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.
The St. Gen’s Picnic is back!!! 
Before heading out to your graduation parties, barbeques or summer vacations, please put the following on your calendar:

Saint Gens Family Picnic
Saturday September 17 from 12 to 5 PM
Food, Family and Fun!!
SCOUTS CELEBRATE 60th ANNIVERSARY

Over 1,000 boys have grown into responsible and involved young men through their participation in the Scouting program at St. Genevieve’s Church, Elizabeth, since Boy Scout Troop 23 was first chartered in July, 1962. Seventy-seven of them earned the prestigious Eagle Scout award.

Boy Scout Troop 23 and Cub Scout Pack 23 will have their 60th Anniversary recognized on Saturday, September 17 during the annual St. Genevieve’s Church Parish Picnic, on the lawn of the church.

To receive more details about the anniversary celebration, email webfoottroop@gmail.com and write ANNIVERSARY on the subject line, or contact Dan Bernier, Scoutmaster, at (908) 451-1948.

SUNDAY CCD CLASSES /
 CONFIRMATION PROGRAM
 REGISTRATION DATES

*Please DO NOT contact the rectory for registrations*

Registrations will be taken in the auditorium from 9:00 AM  to 12:00 noon on the following Sunday’s only:

August 14th / August 21st / September 11th

The first day for Sunday morning class will be September 18th

**NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS**

The first Sunday class for our Confirmation Program will be October 2nd from 1pm to 3pm in the auditorium.

**Parent and candidate will need to attend a mandatory meeting at the end of September. Date and time will be given at time of registration.

September 25th will be the last day registrations will be accepted
 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Thank you,
Donna Pietz
Religious Education Administrator
(from the August 14th bulletin...)

Dear Parishioners,

Welcome to August! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day and here we are almost done with the summer.

Because of the way the calendar falls this year, we are again faced with one of those strange “is it, or is it not a holyday” situations.

August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Normally I would announce that it is a Holyday of Obligation. However, this year, because it falls on a Monday, the obligation to attend Mass is lifted. If you come to Mass tomorrow, we will certainly celebrate the feast day, but, this year, there is no sin incurred if you do not come. Anytime a holyday falls on a Saturday or a Monday, the obligation is removed.

Because of this, we will celebrate only our regularly scheduled Masses: 7 and 8 am and the normal Monday 7pm Mass. There will be no extra liturgies added tomorrow. If you have any questions, please ask.

May I also draw your attention to the information about CCD registration, which is now beginning. Please take a moment and register your children. This year, we will charge a late fee for anyone who misses the scheduled deadlines. 

I remind all those parents whose children celebrated 1st Communion last year that the policy of the Archdiocese of Newark, and of this parish, is that ongoing Religious Education is required to celebrate Confirmation. You cannot stop after 2nd grade and then simply return in 8th just to be Confirmed. All the grades in between are mandatory. If you are unsure about any of this, please see either myself or Ms. Pietz at your earliest convenience.

Fr. Armand