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200 MONMOUTH ROAD, ELIZABETH, NJ 07208 + 908-351-4444
Coat Drive - Sat. Dec 15 At the Rock in Newark
Christmas Party & Caroling - Sat. Dec 22 6:30 PM Convent
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 (Starting in November) All items collected will be distributed to the needy by our Youth Group in December. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated.
ST. GENEVIEVE’S CHURCH
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
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
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!
ADVENT PARISH MISSION
We will have an Advent Parish Mission starting next weekend at all the masses (Saturday, December 8 - 5:30pm, Sunday, December 9 - 7:30, 9, 10:30, 12 and 7pm. Monday, December 10, we will continue the mission at 7pm (no 7pm Mass). Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm the Mission continues, and end the Mission on Wednesday, December 12 with Mass at 7pm. (The Mass intention for Monday evening will be instead on Wednesday. We hope you and your family will join us as we begin this Advent Season and prepare for Christmas. Please spread our good news about our Advent Mission.
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!
Children’s Liturgy first Sunday of the month at 10:30 Mass. Children’s Liturgy of the Word third Sunday of the month 10:30 Mass.
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!
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.
The nights are getting colder. It is a good time to stock up on firewood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove. You can get well-seasoned split hardwood logs right here at St. Gen’s for half of what you pay in the supermarket. And at the same time, you will be supporting the camping program of Boy Scout Troop 23, including a campership fund. Firewood sales helped send five financially-challenged Scouts to summer camp in July. Help yourself from Webby’s Wood Shed, located behind the Rectory near the garages that face Livingston Road. Follow the directions on the envelopes provided to make a donation. Thank you for your support!
SIMBANG GABI MASS
St. Genevieve’s will be hosting the Simbang Gabi Mass on Sunday, December 23 at 7pm here in our parish. Simbang Gabi is a Filipino tradition of celebrating 9 days of Novena Masses before Christmas. This year Cardinal Tobin will join us for the Celebration. The Filipino group of St. Genevieve’s, headed by Fr. Ronnie, organized the hosting of this event. This is not only for the Filipino community, but for all who would like to be part of this Novena. After the mass, delicious Filipino food will be served in the auditorium. Everyone is invited to continue the celebration.
FOR THE SANCTUARY
We appeal to your generosity to help us in purchasing Christmas plants for our sanctuary. Your interest in the Church is appreciated. Everyone’s offering helps, no matter how little. The Christmas Flower Collection will be taken in the 2nd collection this weekend. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your continuing support in donating food to the pantry. We would not have been as successful in our mission without your generosity. Toiletry samples and products are always in need. The food is distributed to individual families. We are always in need of cereals, peanut butter, canned items, rice, noodles, tuna, soups etc. Our mission is to help out our fellow parishioners in their time of need.
If you are aware of someone in need, please call Pattie (Secretary) at the rectory or speak to one of our priests. We will prepare and pack up boxes for you to pick up through the rectory. We respect your privacy and all requests will be processed through the rectory.