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200 MONMOUTH ROAD, ELIZABETH, NJ 07208 + 908-351-4444
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
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.
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!
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.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
sponsored by the Youth Group
Saturday Feb. 23, 2019 / 6:30 to 10:30 in Church Auditorium
Enjoy music, dancing, karaoke and food Bring a POTLUCK DINNER to share with all. Tickets on sale after Masses in February or at the Rectory.
Tickets: $2.00 per person / $5.00 per family
PRO-LIFE MINISTRY NEWS
January 20th is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday It was first proclaimed so in January 1984 by President Ronald Reagan and celebrated on the Sunday prior to January 22nd which is the anniversary of the supreme court decision that made abortion legal in the US. Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday in January as an opportunity to speak up for the rights of the unborn.
Fittingly, today at all Masses St. Genevieve Church will take part in the statewide Protect Viable Babies Postcard Campaign We will be presenting an opportunity for signing three postcards to our State Representatives (one NJ State Senator and two Assembly members) urging them to support legislation which would protect the human rights of babies in the womb after the 20th week. Information has been available for the past two weeks, but if you are undecided pick up a flyer at the pro-life literature displays at the entrances to the church or see a ministry representative. If you have someone at home that would like to participate, pick up a post card sheet and return it next week. Special collection boxes will remain at the entrances to the church through next weekend. DO NOT SEPARATE THE CARDS. Sign each card, fill in name and address, and check the “contact me” box. The parish pro-life ministry will fill in the legislators’ addresses and affix the postage. You may direct any questions to John & Mary Ann Trotter 908-355-7686
This Tuesday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion and include special Masses of the day. .
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!
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.
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!
ST GENEVIEVE SCHOOL
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.