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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!
ST. GEN’S UNITY COMMITTEE
Bingo Night - June 29 at 6:30pm
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 JUNE 30
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
Time for the S'Mores
As the days are getting longer and warmer, you may be looking forward to sitting around a chiminea in your backyard or roasting marshmallows for S'mores in a campfire pit. It is a good time to stock up on firewood. 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 last 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!
American Flag Retirement Ceremony
Boy Scout Troop 23 and Cub Scout Pack 23 invite all members of St. Genevieve’s Parish to join them as they retire worn out or damaged American flags on Flag Day, June 14. The ceremony, in which flags are properly retired by burning, will occur behind the Convent on Princeton Road, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Prior to June 14, old flags can be left in the container next to Webby’s Woodshed, located behind the St. Genevieve’s Rectory, near the garages that face Livingston Road.
BLOCK WATCH MEETING
Councilman Kiniery will be holding the last Third Ward Block Watch meeting of the season on Thursday, June 13th at 7pm. Join us to get neighborhood updates, ask questions and enjoy light refreshments hope to see you and a friend at the meeting.
2019-2020 CCD REGISTRATION
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. Also, if you need registration forms, please pick them up in the back of church or at the Rectory.
ACTIVE & RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT
We would like to invite you to participate in a meeting in the Church on Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm, to share input on security and safety in St. Gen’s Church. For the past few years we have tried to be pro-active in terms of the safety of all worshiping here. In light of the Good Friday incident during the 3pm service, we saw how important awareness and preparation truly is. We are blessed to have so many retired and active law enforcement personnel here at St. Genevieve’s Church.
Fundraiser for West Virginia Retreat
Dear Friends,Our sincere “Thanks” for your generous donations to our West Virginia Mission trip this year. We are leaving on Sunday, June 23 and return June 28th. Please pray for the success of our mission and our safe travel. Thank you again and God Bless.
~ Fr. Ronnie
Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Boy Scout Troop 23 proudly announces the convening of a Court of Honor to present Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle Scout award, to four of its Scouts: Christopher T. Albuquerque, Ryan F. Agostinho, Thomas J. Bernier and Matthew C. Turner. Achievement of the Eagle Scout award is an accomplishment realized by only four percent of all the boys who join Scouting. You can surely understand then our pride in this achievement and the importance of this occasion to our troop and to these Scouts. The presentation of the Eagle Scout award will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 during a service in St. Genevieve’s Church, beginning at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. All members of the parish are invited to help us honor our new Eagle Scouts.
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.
A PARISHIONER'S ORDINATION!
The Diocese of Metuchen has informed us that the Reverend Mr. Michael Tabernero, a member of St. Genevieve’s Parish, will be ordained on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi in Metuchen. We ask that you remember him in your prayers on his journey to priesthood.
ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES
St. Genevieve’s Athletic Association is currently accepting sign-up sheets for our Fall Sports for all students and children that belong to our Parish Sports:
- Boys & Girls Soccer: 5th to 8th graders
- Girls Volleyball: 5th to 8th graders
- Boys & Girls Cross Country: 3rd-8th graders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRO-LIFE MINISTRY NEWS
On this special day, let us pray for blessings on all fathers-to-be who may be intimidated by the prospect of fatherhood. Pick up a special prayer card, “The joy and blessings of Fatherhood” available at the Pro-Life Literature displays.
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.
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!
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.
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: cereals, rice, beans (pinto, lima, etc.), condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc.), canned fruits, jelly, pancake mix and syrup, macaroni and cheese. 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.