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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!

If any organization, family or group of friends would like to host Café Genevieve two or three times each year, please contact Dan Bernier at 908-451-1948 and he will fit you into the schedule.

We’re Scouting for Boys...
 and maybe a few girls as well!

If your child is anywhere between a Kindergartener and a high school senior, please think about getting in on the fun of Scouting. The Scouting program instills character, good citizenship and physical fitness in youth through outdoor activities such as campouts and hikes, involvement in community activities, and just plain FUN!

Cub Scouting provides activities and training for boys in Kindergarten through the fifth grade. Boy Scouting is for boys who are at least 11 years old or graduated from the fifth grade. And if there is sufficient interest and at least one adult volunteer, girls will now be able to join the Cub Scouting program at St. Genevieve’s parish!

New members are welcome at any time, all year round. Cub Scout den meetings are held on most Wednesday evenings in the St. Genevieve’s Church hall, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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 60 years. These units have earned hundreds of awards on the local and national level, have produced 80 Eagle Scouts, and have leaders who are well-known and widely respected by other Scout leaders across the country.

For more details, please contact Dan Bernier, Scoutmaster, at (908) 451-1948 or

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!
Dear Friends,

After a long quiet summer, life begins to return again to our parish. People we haven’t seen in a while have returned from vacations, today our Religious Education Program resumes again, our Scouts are meeting again and shortly Café Gens’ and Karen’s Corner will resume after our Sunday masses. Our Helping Hands group is already brainstorming fun, and often, fattening activities for us this year and even our dogs, cats and other critters will shortly be having their annual moment as well.

There are plenty of opportunities for you and your entire family to feel more deeply connected to our parish. I know that we are all torn in many different directions in life, but please save a little time for us. Church is more than just an hour (and we get upset if it goes that long) commitment on Sunday morning. To come to church helps us to be church with and for one another. As you see things advertised this year, or hear them announced, please make an effort to join us. Add your presence and get involved. We will all be grateful that you did.

Speaking of our four legged, finned and feathered friends, please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7th when we will again have our traditional blessing of pets. It will take place at 11:00 am sharp in the front plaza of the church, weather permitting. In case of rain we will hold it downstairs in the parish hall. More information will be forthcoming, but please save the date. This is a great event for your entire family.

As I said earlier, today our CCD program resumes meeting. I want to publicly thank all those dedicated volunteers who are, once again, giving so much of themselves to hand on faith to our young people. Having taught for more years than I care to count, I can honestly tell you that although there are occasionally “those days” there few ministries in the church that bring such satisfaction and joy as the ministry of catechist. To see a child grow in their love for God and their knowledge of the faith is truly something special.

Again a genuine “thank you” to our director, teachers and volunteers.

Fr. Armand

Food Collection to Help Local Families

St. Genevieve’s Helping Hands Group is seeking food and paper product donations to support local families in need. Through your ongoing and generous efforts we are now supporting multiple families.

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. 

Thank you.

Donations of checks/ food gift cards also accepted. Checks payable to: St. Genevieve Helping Hands and sent to the Rectory.
Please support the Knights of Columbus Council #253’s annual Golf Outing at Galloping Hill Golf Club on September 29th. Shotgun start at 9am. Sign in and Continental Breakfast begins at 7:30am. BBQ lunch follows. Cost is $160. A $50 deposit is due by Sept 8th. 

Our annual Crab Fest will be held on October 1st, from 2—6pm. The cost is $50 per person and must be paid in advance. This includes all the crabs you can eat, homemade clam chowder, hot dogs, draft beer and soda. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and our annual lobster raffle. Tickets will only be sold in advance. For more info or tickets call (908)355-2253.


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.

Attention families of 8th grade students planning to attend Catholic High School in Fall 2024! The High School Placement Test (HSPT) administered as part of the Cooperative Admissions Exam Program for Catholic High Schools will be given on Friday, November 10, 2023. Registration for the HSPT exam is available
online at beginning September 1st .

For more information about the Cooperative Admissions Program, go to Additionally, the Catholic High Schools are holding their annual HS Expo Night. Parents and students are invited to meet with representatives from many Archdiocesan High Schools from 7:00-8:30 pm on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, September 19th at St. Thomas the Apostle School, 50 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield

Tuesday, September 26th at Academy of St. Paul, 187 Wycoff Avenue, Ramsey

Wednesday, September 27th at St. Peter’s Preparatory School, 144 Grand Street, Jersey City

Thursday, September 28th at St. John the Apostle School, 541 Valley Road, Clark.

For directions and more information, call 973-497-4260 or visit