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CHILDREN’S LITURGY

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.
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 JULY 8, 2018
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
PARISH RAFFLE
$10,000 CASH PRIZE
CELEBRATE WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

On Sunday, June 24th at the 9:00 Mass we as a parish would like to recognize couples celebrating 5 years and multiple of 5 years wedding Anniversaries. For example 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50+. We would like to present each couple with a Certificate of Recognition at the Mass and gather after Mass at Café Genevieve to continue the celebration. If you would like to participate, please contact the Rectory. Please sign up ASAP so we can plan.
PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL

Limited seats available,July 20-28, 2018 trip to Lisbon, Tomar and Fatima. Trip from Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside. Seven nights hotel accommodation based on rooms with private bath and four dinners. Services of a professional English speaking tour escort to accompany the Group. 

Please call Fontaine Gatti - Avenue Travel Group (908) 727-0668 or fontaine@avetravelgroup.com .

MONASTIC LIVE-IN

Looking for peace and balance in life? Benedictine Sisters of Saint Walbunga Monastery in Elizabeth invite Catholic women over 18 to live, work, and pray with the monastic community for a week beginning Sunday afternoon, July 8.

Cost for the week is $200. For information and registration, call Sr. Mariette Therese (908)352-4278 X274 or srmariette@aol.com. ​
If you need information concerning CCD registration for next semester or if you have any questions concerning our program, please call the Rectory Office at (908) 351-4444.

If you have registration forms, please drop them off at the Rectory.

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES

St. Genevieve’s Athletic Association is currently accepting signup sheets for all students that belong to our Parish interested in joining our Sports Teams for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

    Grades: 
    1st to 8th grade

    Sports:
    Boys Basketball & Girls Basketball (Winter)
    Boys Soccer & Girls Soccer (Spring)
    Baseball & Softball (Spring)
    Girls Volleyball (Fall)

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
ST. GENEVIEVE SCHOOL
“Where Everybody is Somebody”

Middle States Accredited
PreK 3 and 4 Full or Half Day
Full Day Kindergarten
Before/After Care
Year long World Language/Computers/Art/Music/Drama/
After School Enrichment programs
Virtual High School Classes
NOW ENROLLING GRADES PRE K-8
CALL 908-355-3355 to Schedule a tour
STOP BY AND MEET OUR FAMILY!
Follow us on Facebook!
Website: www.saintgenevieveschool.com
209 Princeton Road. Elizabeth .New Jersey 07208.
(908) 355-3355. Fax: (908) 355-1460
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.
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!

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

It is the season of New Life! Give new life to your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information contact Mike and Janet Turco at (973) 427-7016 / (609) 335-6880 or email mikeandjanetwwme@gmail.com 

Military families, are you getting ready to deploy? Is your family trying to reconnect after deployment? Marriage Encounter offers tools of communication that have kept many military marriages strong and happy through out the ups and downs of military service. Contact your local chaplain or call (973) 427-7016 or (609) 335-6880 for more information.
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 

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.
DIVORCED / SEPARATED 
SUPPORT GROUPS

“It’s true...there’s no such thing as a Catholic Divorce”,,,but millions of Catholics DO get civilly divorced and it affects and hurts us all. Maybe you or someone you know has suffered the breakdown of the marriage and family, or maybe they are going through it right now. No matter how long it’s been, the church IS HERE to help. The Archdiocese of Newark currently has 13 parishes who offer a support group for the separated/divorced and these groups will be starting during the next couple months. For a list of these groups, please visit our website at: www.rcan.org/separateddivorcedsupportgroups or Email Lauren.Egan@rcan.org or call the Family Life Office at 973- 497-4327.​
NEW JERSEY ADDICTION HOTLINES AND RESOURCES

OPIOID EPIDEMIC PRACTICAL TOOLKIT
hhs.gov/about/agencies/iea/partnerships/opioidtoolkit/index.html

ADDICTION SERVICES HOTLINE 844-276-2777
24/7 service providing info/referral to substance abuse treatment agencies statewide

LICENSED ADDICTION SERVICES TREATMENT DIRECTORY (available by county)
https://njsams.rutgers.edu/dastxdirectory/txdirmain.htm

NJ CONNECT FOR RECOVERY 855-652-3737
Support services from certified alcohol and drug counselors/peer specialists for both those concerned about their own opioid use and those concerned about a friend/family member.

NJ MENTALHEALTHCARES HELPLINE 866-202-4357
Directs callers to appropriate mental health care service entry points

NJ HOPE LINE 855-654-6735
24/7 peer support and suicide prevention hotline

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
24 HOUR HELPLINE: 800-992-0401 or 732-933-0462 website: NANJ.ORG - Community based nonprofit fellowship of people with opioid use disorder providing 12 step meetings and other resources

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
24 HOUR HELPLINE: 800-245-1377 or 908-687-8566
Website:NNJA.ORG 
Community based nonprofit fellowship of people with alcoholism providing 12step meetings and other resources

FAMILY ANONYMOUS
800-736-9805 
Website: FAMILIESANONYMOUS.ORG
Fellowship for friends/families of people with substance use disorder or related behavioral problems
2018 SHARING GOD’S BLESSINGS

Did you know that there is still time to support the 2018 Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal? Thank you to those parishioners who have already shown your support and generosity.

Will you join your fellow parishioners in supporting this effort which strengthens many important programs and ministries across the Archdiocese of Newark and which make our own parish, St. Genevieve’s a more vibrant place of worship? Our goal, will only be achieved through your generosity!

If you have yet to give, please pick up a pledge form at the back of the church or visit www.rcan.org/sharing. YOUR gift will truly make a difference; thank you for your prayers and support. 
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 and provided after the 10:30 Mass until noon each week, and are supervised. Please join us!

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) 289-3657.

Before heading out to your graduation parties, day trips, or summer vacations, don’t forget to SAVE THIS DATE…This year’s parish picnic is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th . Please save this date and join us for an afternoon of food, fun and family.

Also, we could use your help. If you are interested in serving on the picnic committee to help plan and organize the event, please contact Chris at (908) 289-3657.​