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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
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!
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.
2019 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 2019. This anniversary liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:
- April 28 / 3pm / 50 years (all counties)
- June 2 / 3pm / 5 years & 25 years (all counties)
For more information and to register please call the Rectory (908) 351-4444.
FAMILY PAINT SUNDAY
Join us for an exciting family themed painting event! Local art teacher, Miss Hahn, will walk you through a fun themed painting that is yours to keep. Hosted by St. Gen’s Unity Committee!
Sunday, March 3rd from 12 to 2pm
St. Gen’s Auditorium - $10 per person (prepaid)
For Tickets contact: Donnam(908) 313-1760,Deborah (917) 881-5212 or the Rectory (908) 351-4444.
Brushes, paint, canvases supplied. No Talent Required!
2019 SHARING GOD’S BLESSINGS ANNUAL APPEAL
This campaign provides the necessary resources to sustain Archdiocesan programs and ministries. Our parish goal this year is $44,000. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you for any help you can provide. If you choose to donate online, please visit www.rcan.org/sharing.
If you are a boy who is anywhere between 1st grade and a high school senior, please think about getting in on the fun of Scouting. Cub Scouting provides activities and training for boys in the first through fifth grades. Boy Scouting is for boys who are at least 11 years old or graduated from the fifth grade. The Scouting program instills character, good citizenship and physical fitness in boys and young men through outdoor activities such as campouts and hikes, involvement in community activities, and just plain FUN! Recently, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts held their Winter Fun Weekend in northwest New Jersey, with camping in a cabin heated by a wood stove, sledding on snow-covered hills and sliding on a frozen lake. This month the Boy Scouts will compete against other Scouts from throughout eastern Union County in the annual Klondike Derby, and the Cub Scouts will make race cars out of blocks of wood and race them on a 30-foot long track in the exciting Pinewood Derby. Twelve Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 23 are getting ready for a 56 mile long, 12 day backpacking trip in New Mexico in July.
New members are welcome at any time, all year round. The Boy Scouts meet in the Church hall every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. Cub Scout Pack 23 and Boy Scout Troop 23 have served the youth of St. Genevieve’s parish and the surrounding area for over 50 years. These units have earned hundreds of awards on the local and national level, have produced 76 Eagle Scouts, and have leaders who are wellknown and widely respected by other Scout leaders across the country.
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.
ROSELLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
“St. Patrick’s Day Dance”
Saturday, March 3, 7pm - 11pm
Featuring: Willie Lynch, Irish Dancers & Gaelic Pipe Band
Corned Beef Sandwiches, Irish Soda Bread, Beer & Soda
Tickets: $40 or $45 at door
For tickets or to reserve a table call (908) 245-2350