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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.
HELPING HANDS

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: jelly, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, hot cereals (farina oatmeal, etc.), & condiments. 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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
To all parents of the children that will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on May 2nd, 2020 from St. Genevieve’s School and CCD, your children will also be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the following date. Please mark your calendar. Thank you.

Date for Reconciliation - Saturday, February 22nd, 1:00 PM
**We will meet in St. Genevieve’s Church at 12:45 PM**
**PLEASE BE ON TIME**

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 are provided after the 10:30 Mass until noon each week, and are supervised. Please join us!

ST GENEVIEVE SCHOOL
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
www.stgensalumni.org
Fred Frick ~ fredfrick@verizon.net
2019 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

If you would like to request a copy of your 2019 contributions to the Church, kindly call (908) 351-4444 or email stgens@optonline.net. We will be happy to mail it to you. Please note if you made a donation to the “Tree of Life” that donation has a posting date of 12/31/19 and is listed under the fund of “Special Donation”. Thank you. 
The Unity Committee will be hosting SIP / BINGO
February 22nd / 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Admission $5.00
Come join us for a night full of fun and great prizes!
Hope to see you there 
PASTA DINNER

Cub Scout Pack 23 will be hosting a Pasta Dinner fundraiser in the church hall on Saturday, March 21, beginning at 6:30 PM. Please save the date. Tickets will be available starting on March 8. Watch the Church Bulletin for more details.
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!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
COUNCIL 253
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.
The Elizabeth Knights of Columbus, Council 253, will host the following events during the month of February. All are welcome.

Friday, Feb 28 First Lenten Fish Fry. $15 per adult, $5 children children under 5 free.

Please Call the Council with any questions or for additional information 908 355-2253.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
COUNCIL 253
LEISURE GROUP NEWS

It’s party time! Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day
celebration at The Westwood at 438 North 
Ave, Garwood, NJ on Wednesday, March 
11, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

The cost is $36 per person and includes a choice of Corned Beef and Cabbage, Chicken Marsala, or Tilapia. They are also providing soup and salad to start and apple crisp ala mode for dessert. There will be bottles of red and white wine and pitchers of soda for each table. Please make checks payable to the St. Genevieve’s Leisure Group and include your choice of entrée. Please mail your check to :
Bernadette Henninger 1194 Edgewood Pkwy., Union NJ 07083

All are welcome!! Hope to see you there.​
STOCK UP NOW ON FIREWOOD
2020 WEDDING 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 2020. This anniversary liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:

April 19 - 3 PM - 5 years & 25 years
 May 3 - 3 PM - 50 years

It is our desire that every couple in the Archdiocese deserving of such recognition be present at the appropriate liturgy. The presence of a large number of couples will be a tender witness to the strength and stability of Christian marriage in today’s society.

For more information and to register please call the Rectory (908)351-4444. 
The cold weather has arrived! You can stock up on firewood now 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 that helps send financially challenged Scouts to summer camp. 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!
MARDI GRAS

Attention all parishioners! St. Genevieve HSA will be hosting our Annual “Mardi Gras Celebration” on Friday, 2/28/2020 from 7:00 10:00 pm in our School’s Auditorium. Fun for all ages !!!! Music, games and activities, 50/50 raffle, special prizes, arts & crafts. Tickets are available in our main office. $10.00 in advance ($15.00 at the door) Purchase of ticket includes entry, light buffet, theme mask and beads and 2 raffle tickets.

For more information or to volunteer to assist with event, please contact Megan Malone at megmalone317@gmail.com
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. GEN'S 100 CELEBRATION
100-Year Anniversary Celebrations Continue!
St. Gen’s Marches in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

In January we celebrated the Three Kings Day and Volunteer Mass; in February the 100-Year Anniversary Mass; NOW is the time to represent St. Gen’s in the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14th! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We would love to show our Church’s rich cultural heritage and the diversity that makes our Parish great! In addition, we are hoping to be paired up with our award-winning Boy and Cub Scout Troops and our Knights of Columbus Council 253! There is NO cost to join! Continue to be part of a memorable year for our 100th
anniversary!!! More information will be shared shortly. Interested? Please contact Ginny & Ed Biggins at 100saintgens@gmail.com
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.