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CAFÉ GENEVIEVE

The communal experience of Mass is continued downstairs in the church hall at Café Genevieve. Please come down after the 9:00 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 supervised activities are provided after the 10:30 Mass until noon each week. 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) 351-4444.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION

Registration for the next school year starting in September 2024 will be on 3 Sundays in August and 1 in September.
DO NOT CONTACT THE RECTORY FOR REGISTRATIONS
SEE THE BULLETIN IN MID JULY FOR THE DATES AND TIMES TO REGISTER
I will also be having a parent meeting for all children registered for 2024-25 CCD classes before we start in September
***Date and time will be given when you register your child

Thank you,

Donna Pietz
Religious Education Administrator
HELPING HANDS
Food Collection Helping  Families

St. Genevieve’s Helping Hands Group is seeking food and paper product donations to support local families in need. Note: If you are a person or family in need, we can help you. Please connect with one of our Priests or call the Rectory (908) 351-4444 for confidential assistance.

Donations of checks/ food gift cards also accepted. Checks payable to: St. Genevieve Helping Hands and sent to the Rectory. 

Thank you.

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 the Rectory at (908) 351-4444. Thank you!
SAFE ENVIRONMENT
The Archdiocese takes very seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform us so that we may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse. Call the Coordinator for the Office of Accompaniment in the Archdiocesan Department for the Protection of the Faithful at 201-407-3256

2025 MASS BOOK IS OPEN

The 2025 Mass Book is now open. The mass stipend remains at $10 per mass and we ask that you kindly pay by cash or check at the time of booking. Also, please be considerate of others when booking weekend masses.

Because of the large number of people who go away, or just simply don’t come to church in the summer, we have decided, on an experimental basis, to reduce the number of Sunday masses for the summer of 2025.

From Sunday, June 23, 2025 thru Labor Day there will be only 3 masses. The Saturday 5:30pm Mass will remain the same. The times of the 3 masses have not been decided. If you book Mass #1, #2, or #3—we will let you know the times as soon as they have been determined.

Thank you for your understanding and for any questions please call (908) 351-4444 between 9 and 3:30pm. 
Dear Parishioners,

One of the scourges of modern society is the prevalence of junk mail. Each day we all get piles of the stuff and sometimes we don’t know what to do with it all. Most of it eventually ends up in the trash can, and we don’t give it a second thought.

Unfortunately, many people run into problems with, what I call, religious junk mail. You know what I mean: those prayer cards, greeting cards, books, novenas, calendars, small gifts etc. that arrive unsolicited from the missions, charities, societies, usually asking for a donation in return. Many people are very uncomfortable tossing these items, and, unfortunately, they often end up on the tables at the doors of the church. I know that people mean well by doing this, but, unfortunately, I must ask you to please stop. Not everything we get in the mail, no matter how authentic it may look, carries the churches approval. Not every novena or prayer book, or devotional object is scripturally, theologically or liturgically correct. Most are written by very well meaning people, but are not appropriate for general use for various reasons.

I hate to say this, but when piles appear at our doors, they are automatically thrown out, especially if we don’t know where they have been or where they are coming from. Sadly, there is also sometimes a safety and hygiene factor involved. Please save us the trouble of doing this by simply not bringing it to church in the first place. It is perfectly correct, and not at all irreverent, to dispose of religious junk mail in any way you see fit.
 
Again, best wishes for a great summer, and please do not forget your obligations to God while you are off relaxing. God never goes away from us, we never take a vacation from God.


Fr. Armand ​