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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 vegetblesm, yams, white potatoes, gravy, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, corn and cereal. 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

2019 - 2020 CCD CALENDAR
CCD Class
There won’t be class on the following dates. Please mark your calendars.
12-6-20 Beginning of Catholic Schools Week
2-09-20 St. Genevieve’s 100th year celebration

Confirmation Class
2-02-20 this is the last class for our Confirmation program
Please make sure you attend and you’re 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
100th ANNIVERSARY NEWS

100th Anniversary Mass celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin
Please join your fellow parishioners as we celebrate St. Genevieve’s Church 100th Anniversary on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the 12:00 Noon Mass! There will be special performances for the music portion of our Mass, including a 30 member choir and a guest singer. Your presence will help make this day truly special. All are welcome!

Seeking Photos of former St. Gen's Pastors and other memorabilia
Do you have a photo of our former Parish priests from 1920 through 1950? If so, please consider sharing them with our Historical Committee. Also, if you have artifacts or other memorabilia that you can share, please let us know! Direct comments or questions to our Historical Committee Chair, Tom Deckert at Tomd71@optonline.net

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Follow “St Genevieve RC Church” on Facebook for current
updates for 100th anniversary events, photos from past events, and more! It’s a great way to stay connected!

Questions about the 100th Anniversary?
Please send an email to our Co-Chairs, Ed and Ginny Biggins: 100SaintGens@gmail.com  
UNITY COMMITTEE BINGO

Our Bingo night is scheduled for 2-22-20. Please mark your calendars and join us then. Thank you.

Come join us for the FUN and GREAT prizes!! Bring your friends!​
CHILDREN'S ROOM

The “Crying Room” is now the Children’s Room In the vestibule of our Church, the small room is meant to serve as a place of reflection or to help calm a young child. Thanks to Fred Frick, Chair of the Alumni Committee, the 100th Anniversary Committee, and CCD, four small chairs (that were originally the from St. Genevieve School) and boxes of child-friendly, religious books and soft toys have been added to the room. We hope with the addition of small chairs and books, parents or guardians will have an opportunity to continue to engage in worship, while their child enjoys the books and soft toys. ​
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.​
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.

Sunday, February 2 Super Bowl Party. $45 Per person in advance, $50 at the door. Includes hot/cold buffet and open bar throughout the game.

Saturday, Feb 8 Chili Contest/Trivia Night. $10 to enter chili (cash prizes), $5 to taste/judge, Chili contest begins 5 PM, trivia contest begins 7:30 PM

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. 
he 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!