From the Pastor’s Desk – April 22, 2018

Join in “Family Week” “Family Week” is coming to St. Genevieve to highlight a busy spring calendar that offers something for everyone in our parish community. There are plenty of “Save the Dates” for your upcoming calendars ! What better day to begin “Family Week” than on Mother’s Day, May 13, as we celebrate motherhood, family and life together as a parish. Roses For Life will be given (free will donation appreciated) to all Moms after Masses, and our First Communion children will again lead the procession into Church.

Next up on the “Family Week” events list, on Wed., May 16 will be our School May Procession at 1 pm, highlighted by the Crowning of the Blessed Mother by our eighth-grade May Queen and her court, which will join the entire school and our First Communion and Confirmation classes in procession around the block and into church for the crowing of Mary.

There’s more: On Friday, May 18, Movie Night returns with the warm weather in our Mary Courtyard, with popcorn, goodies and a popular movie for all ages. We had hoped to resume Movie Night in a warm April, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, so May will launch a fun summer of Friday Nights at the St. Gen’s “Under the Stars” Movie Theatre that was a huge success bringing families together for a fun night out last fall. Stay tuned for details in the weeks ahead!

Anchoring “Family Week” on Sunday, May 20 will be a special Eucharistic Ministers Recognition Mass at the 12 noon Mass, in gratitude for our parish ministers of the Eucharist. New Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist also will be formally instituted at the Mass.

That is just one featured special week on the upcoming calendar. I hope to see you at the events that will keep us all extremely busy and fulfilled in the weeks to come, right through June, with graduations and the last day of school on June 15!

Let us join in prayer this week for our 82 First Communion children (and their teachers/catechists!) who receive Jesus next Saturday in Masses at 10 am and 1 pm.

More trumpets! Our newly-formed St. Gen’s Men’s Group will have its first get-together Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. Any men who did not previously sign up are welcome!

Attention, all newly registered 2018 parishioners: Invitations are on the way, but mark Sunday June 3 on your calendars for a “Meet n Greet” reception after the 10:30 Mass so we all start getting to know each other!

Happy and Blessed Spring, everyone!                                      –Father Kevin