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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: jelly, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, hot cereals (farina oatmeal, etc.), & condiments. 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.
Save the Date
Fr. Ronnie will be celebrating 25 years of Priesthood! We will have a special Mass on Sunday, May 31st at 12 noon. Then we will continue the celebration in the auditorium with a light lunch and Filipino specialties. We hope you will save the date and join us for this very special occasion. 
ST GENEVIEVE SCHOOL
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
www.stgensalumni.org
Fred Frick ~ fredfrick@verizon.net
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!

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.
2021 MASS BOOK IS OPEN

The 2021 Mass book is now open. All Masses must be paid for at the time they are booked Mass stipends are $10 each. The 7am Mass on Saturday mornings and the 7am Mass on Holydays will be a Mass for the People of the Parish. While weekday Masses are unlimited. Please be considerate when booking your weekend Masses. Thank you.
2020 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASSES

The Archdiocese of Newark is preparing the annual tradition of honoring all couples in the Archdiocese who will be celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian marriage in the year 2020. This anniversary liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:

April 19 - 3 PM - 5 years & 25 years
 May 3 - 3 PM - 50 years

It is our desire that every couple in the Archdiocese deserving of such recognition be present at the appropriate liturgy. The presence of a large number of couples will be a tender witness to the strength and stability of Christian marriage in today’s society.

For more information and to register please call the Rectory (908)351-4444. 
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.
Lent 2020

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK
2020 Lenten Regulations

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday Night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.

On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.

On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.

2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole, is a serious obligation.

3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020 to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 7, 2020.

*Canon 920,§ 1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. 
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.​
CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Lent is a time of sacrifice in order to bring us closer to Christ. As we move closer to Christ, we become more charitable.

Would you be willing to sacrifice your time and efforts to go through your closet and donate any unwanted clothing, shoes, small appliances, linens, sheets, towels, stuffed animals, knickknacks, toys, and children’s books for the Catholic Charities Donation bin? If you do, you have made the connection.
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 celebrating 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. There are four levels to choose from. Please pick up a flyer in Church or call the Rectory.

  • A Gold Leaf $1,000
  • Acorn $2,000
  • A Foundation Stone $5,000 
  • A Mini-Tree $10,000
STATIONS OF THE CROSS 
FRIDAYS DURING LENT AT 7:00 PM