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If you need information concerning CCD registration for this semester or if you have any questions concerning our program, please call the Office at (908) 351-4444.


***Mandatory meeting for all parents/guardians of children receiving First Holy Communion - Tuesday, September 25 @ 7pm in the Church Auditorium..

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!

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.
PRO-LIFE MINISTRY NEWS
October is Respect Life Month

“The care of human life and happiness - and not their destruction - is the first and only legitimate object of good government” ……..Thomas Jefferson

“The right to life is the first among human rights” ….. Pope Francis

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. Thanks to Ms. Wilkes, and Ms. Ritter and the 8th grade students for their enthusiasm and help with this project.

Proclaim your support by displaying one of the free pro-life bumper stickers available at the entrances to the church.
YOUTH GROUP HAPPENINGS

OCTOBER

Youth Mass: Sunday, October 21 - 5pm in Convent
Meeting/make candy: Friday October 26 - 6:30 in Convent
Café Gens: Sunday, October 28
$10,000 RAFFLE

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
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.
STOCK UP NOW ON FIREWOOD

Autumn has arrived, and 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!
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!

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.
BOY SCOUTS

The Scouts are having fun! Are you? If you are a boy who is anywhere between 1st grade and a high school senior, please think about getting in on the fun of Scouting. Cub Scouting provides activities and training for boys in the first through fifth grades. Boy Scouting is for boys who are at least 11 years old or graduated from the fifth grade. The Scouting program instills character, good citizenship and physical fitness in boys and young men through outdoor activities such as campouts and hikes, involvement in community activities, and just plain FUN! In the next month, the Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 23 will press apples into cider and serve it to visitors at the Four Centuries in a Weekend program at the Deserted Village of Feltville. They will also camp at the Deserted Village and serve on the cast and crew of the Haunted Hayrides there. The Cub Scouts will go on the Haunted Hayride, have a Halloween party and go to a Christmas fire engine parade.
New members are welcome at any time, all year round. The first Cub Scout Pack meeting is on Friday, October 12, in the St. Genevieve’s Church hall, beginning at 7pm. The Boy Scouts meet in the Church hall every Wednesday from 7 to 8:45 pm. Cub Scout Pack 23 and Boy Scout Troop 23 have served the youth of St. Genevieve’s parish and the surrounding area for over 55 years. These units have earned hundreds of awards on the local and national level, have produced 75 Eagle Scouts, and have leaders who are well-known and widely respected by other Scout leaders across the country. For more details, please contact Dan Bernier, Scoutmaster, at (908) 451-1948 or homeinthepark1@comcast.net.

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!
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.
ALL SOULS DAY

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