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200 MONMOUTH ROAD, ELIZABETH, NJ 07208 + 908-351-4444
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
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.
PRO-LIFE MINISTRY NEWS
Next week we celebrate Respect Life Sunday with a Call to Serve Moms in Need. We will have the opportunity to do just that though our Twenty-seventh annual Baby Shower to benefit infants and young mothers through Gateway Pregnancy Center here in Elizabeth and Mercy House in Newark. We will be collecting new “gifts,” baby supplies and good used furniture. For more information including gift suggestions, pick up a flyer at the entrances to the church.
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 adequate adult volunteers, 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 77 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 email@example.com.
I sincerely hope that all who attended the parish picnic last Saturday enjoyed themselves. It was a wonderful afternoon with delicious food and great people. words cannot express how grateful I am for all of the parishioners who stepped up to make this picnic happen; especially after I could do next to nothing after my injury.
First, to my wife Annie and all of the wonderful ladies from helping hands who organized, shopped, set-up, served, cleaned-up and everything else. You’re all incredible and
the parish is better for you.
Then, to Steve Sisco and Dan Bernier. We could never have this picnic without you guys. Without Steve there would be no food and without Dan and Troop 23, there would be no picnic grounds. You guys are the best.
To my Brother Knights from Council 253. Thank you all for helping with setup and the sound system.
Finally, to all of the other volunteers during the day. We only have a successful picnic because so many of you are willing to help. Thank you!
I hope we are back on the right picnic track and that this can
become an annual event once again.
I am very pleased to announce that, if everyone remains healthy, the Little Bethlehem Christian Woodcarvers will finally be with us next weekend, October 1-2 in the parish hall. Along with many of you, I was very disappointed that they had to cancel their planned spring visit due to illness, but they are finally able to work us into their schedule.
The Little Bethlehem Woodcarvers are a group of Christians who live in the Holy Land and make their living by hand carving beautiful figures and items out of olive wood. Because of the years of pandemic shut down, along with the ongoing troubles in the Holy Land, the number of tourists has dropped dramatically. No tourists means no customers; no customers means severe hardships for our brothers and sisters in faith who walk the very land Jesus himself walked.
Even if you have no intention of purchasing something, please take a moment after mass next weekend and go downstairs to admire the quality of their artwork. Speaking as someone who can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, I am always amazed at what they do . Besides, its never too early to start your Christmas shopping!
On Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am we will gather to celebrate the Blessing of Pets in honor of the Feast of St. Francis. Weather permitting we will gather at the front steps of the church. In case of rain, please come to the parish hall. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult All pets with properly leashed owners are welcome to attend. Please, no ashes of deceased pets. Thank You.
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.
Donations of checks/ food gift cards also accepted. Checks payable to: St. Genevieve Helping Hands and sent to the Rectory.
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!
We need your help! If you could spare an hour or two a month to help wash and iron our church linens please call the rectory at (908)351-4444. You would be put on a rotating schedule. We thank you for volunteering your time and talents!
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON
The Post Office has advised us that due to severe personnel shortages, they cannot guarantee regular mail delivery to the rectory for the short-term future.
Therefore, if you are sending anything to us via mail, please allow much more time for it to arrive. Secondly, if you are sending anything important, (checks for Mass offerings, Sunday donations, requests for Sacramental Records, etc.) please call the rectory to inquire if we have actually received your letter. This is for both of our protection.
I am sorry for this inconvenience, but there is really nothing we can do about it. This is one of those situations that is completely out of our control; we need to simply deal with it as best we can. Thank you for your understanding.