From The Pastor’s Desk – November 3, 2019

Seniors, Here We Go!

As hoped, the response to organizing a St. Gen’s Seniors group was tremendous. Narthex signups of men and women seniors and retirees quickly reached Page 2 and we now look forward to the first organizational idea meeting on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11am in Delaney Hall (lower rectory entrance).

It’s important to note that this is a co-ed seniors group, so men, don’t hesitate to sign up. Single seniors as well as husbands attending with your wives. All seniors are welcome, and bring a friend too, along with your ideas! 

            See you on Nov. 11! Barbara Hasson has excitedly offered to help get our Seniors Group running, so please see her or Fr. Kevin with any questions.

Ashley Garecht Receives Weak Apology

Special thanks to Rosemarie McCabe, Joe Manta and our Respect Life Committee and all who attended our Respect Life Month “Speaker Series” appearance of Ashley Garecht, the mom who was harassed by Phila. State Rep Brian Sims as she and her daughters prayed outside Planned Parenthood.

Since her St. Gen’s talk, Mrs. Garecht received a long overdue pressured apology from Sims, yet he chose to do it privately, via the mail, which disappointed the Garecht family. “While we are glad that Brian Sims has started to take responsibility for his actions, we are disappointed that his apology was not made publicly so that it reached as wide an audience as the videos Rep. Sims posted on YouTube, attempting to dox our daughters,” Joe Garecht, Ashley’s husband told Fox News.

The Garechts added that they had long ago forgiven Sims. “Our family forgave Mr. Sims many months ago, and we extend that forgiveness now,” Ashley Garecht said in a statement about the card they received from Sims. “We take Mr. Sims at his word that ‘he has learned a great deal’ from the response to his filmed harassment and intimidation, and so he now bears the responsibility of showing by his actions that dangerous and threatening behavior toward others he disagrees with has no place in our society.”

Thank you again, to all the Garechts for your witness to life and for spreading the Good News of Life!

High School CYO Leaders Needed

We continue to seek leaders to help us organize a High School CYO. Please add your name to the list in the narthex so we can offer our teenagers a true high school CYO to stay connected to classmates, have fun and be an active part of the St. Gen’s community.

God Bless you all, as we pray in remembrance of our beloved deceased!

— Father Kevin

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