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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!
 
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 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!

PARISH RAFFLE
$10,000 CASH PRIZE
MOTHERS DAY REMEMBRANCE

This Mother’s Day you may have your Mother, or any other special woman, living or deceased remembered in all the Masses said in St. Genevieve’s Church on May 13. These envelopes will remain on the altar and remembered in all mass intentions for 9 days.

Kindly take one of the envelopes and write the names you would like remembered on the Mother’s Day envelope and return it to the rectory or in the collection basket at mass. 
LEGACY SOCIETY RECEPTION

On Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2pm the Archdiocese of Newark will hold its annual Legacy Society Tea honoring all parishioners who have included their parish or the Archdiocese of Newark in their Will, or who have made some other type of planned gift. The event begins with a Prayer Service in the Cathedral Basilica and is followed by a reception hosted by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. in the Residence. If you have named the parish in your Will or are considering doing so, you are eligible for membership in the Legacy Society. Please contact Theresa Lynch (973) 497-4042 for further information. We would love to see you there. 
2019 MASS BOOK IS OPEN

All Masses must be paid for at the time they are booked Masses are $10 each. The 7am Mass on Saturday morning and the 7am Mass on Holydays will be a Mass for the People of the Parish. Although there is no limit on weekday masses we ask that you please be considerate when booking weekend masses. Thank you.
ROSARY NEWS​

The Rosary Society is holding their annual bake sale the weekend of April 21/22. Tickets for the Rosary Society Communion Breakfast on May 6th can be purchased that day also. Tickets are $20 each. 

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.
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.​
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 .

The 31st Annual Liturgy
for Parents Whose Child Has Died 
will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Notre Dame RC Church, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ. All parents who have suffered the death of a child of any age  are invited to attend with their families and friends. The mass includes a personal witness and the reading of each child’s name.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

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, tuan, 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.