Saint Genevieve Catholic Church
1225 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Matz, Pastor
Rev. Carl F. Janicki, In Residence
Rev. Joseph W. Bongard, Weekend Assistant
Deacon Joseph L. Nines
Deacon Michael G. Conroy
Lori Miller, Pastoral Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Maurnie Sava, Business Manager
Catherine Petrella, Secretary
Parish Services Director
Deacon Michael G. Conroy,
Saturday Vigil - 5:00 P.M. St. Genevieve School
Sunday Masses - 7:30, 10:00 & 11:45 A.M. Sr. Theresa Maugle, SSJ, Principal
Sunday Mass at Worship Site 9:00 A.M. Mrs. Trish Murray, Secretary
Weekday Mass - 6:30 A.M. Tues-Wed.(Sept.-June) 215-836-5644 www.stgens.com
8:00 A.M. Monday -Friday
Holy Days - Vigil Mass - 5:30 P.M. Coordinator of Religious Education
6:30 & 8:00 A.M. Mrs. Andy Dougherty
Holy Day Mass at Worship Site 7:00 P.M.
215-836-1994, Email: email@example.com
(Worship Site 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor)
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Youth Minister
First & Third Sunday of the month at 12:45 P.M. – Deacon Joseph L. Nines
Parents, please call Parish office to begin preparation for 215-836-0107, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism. Pre Jordan classes are on the last Tuesday of
the month in Delaney Hall at 7:00 p.m. Music Director
Dr. Ted Latham, 610-688-2691
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION DEVOTIONS
Saturday 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. and by appointment. Adoration: Wednesday from the 8:00 a.m. Mass
Reposition: 7:00 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Miraculous Medal Novena: Mon. after 8 a.m. Mass
Couples planning marriage, please contact parish priest, Rosary: Weekdays after the 8 a.m. Mass
at least six months prior to the intended date to begin
Tuesday Evening at 7:30 p.m.
Liturgy of the Hours: Weekdays:
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK Morning Prayer 7:40
Please keep us informed, that we might minister to those
who are ill at home, in the hospital or nursing home.
A warm welcome is extended to those who are new
COMMUNION CALLS in the parish neighborhood. We invite you to stop
Our Eucharistic Ministers will gladly bring Eucharist to in the Parish Office to register to become
those unable to attend Mass regularly because of parishioners of St. Genevieve Church.
sickness or infirmities. Please call the Parish Office to
make arrangements. WELCOME TO ALL OF OUR VISITORS
January 11, 2009 Baptism of the Lord
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2009
MASS FOR THE PARISHIONERS
will be offered:
MONDAY, JANUARY 12 With joy, we welcome four new members into our
8:00 Anthony and Elizabeth Guld community through Baptism:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 Adam Gregory Gillespie
6:30 Kristina Vanech Son of Adam and Kristen
8:00 Joseph Michael and Ann Elizabeth Keogh
Baptized on December 28, 2008 by
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 Deacon Michael G. Conroy
6:30 Mary Dixon Brooks
8:00 Annalyse Morgan Bunting
Daughter of William and Beth Ann
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15
8:00 James and Elizabeth Rigney Emily Nicole Braca
Daughter of Tony and Joan
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
8:00 Maria Gering Addison Rose Braca
Daughter of Tony and Joan
PLEASE PRAY for the sick, those in hospitals, Baptized on January 13, 2008
nursing homes and especially for: by Deacon Joe Nines
Eleanor Dwyer Mary Treacy Daniel McCoy
Sylvia Ritter Thomas Fanning Jim Garrity WELCOME TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
Denise Lederer P.J. Lawn Tom Heleniak
Lorraine Kelly Michael Brown David Osten
Sandy Buono John Walters Bill Green CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
Jason Asterito Mary Integlia Robert Knox
Tony Fauerbach Rebecca Baum Marian Affilani I would like to take this opportunity to
Hugh Duncan Mary Anne Swift Joseph Horger thank you for your generosity in the
John Schoudler Catherine Murray Ann Tobin
2008 Christmas collection, which
Damon Giancola Susan Dascher Carolyn Lawn
Martin Smilowitz Frank Fitzpatrick Georgina O’Connell amounted to $38,370. The spirit of
Tracy Speed Pat Friel Peggy Tilson giving, which is at the heart of the
Ethne McAndrew Thomas Galante Joseph Griffin celebration of Christmas, is certainly
Catherine Faulkner Eliz. McDermott Mark Searforce evident in the kindness and support
Paul Murray Dawn Reinhart Phylis Smith shown by all of you toward your
Bill Yarnell Michaelene Lapuszanski parish. God’s blessing in the New Year, and, once
again, thank you!!!
PLEASE PRAY for those who have died, those of our Msgr. Matz
family and friends, especially:
Alice Ramsay and Louis Colussi
CYO MASS If you need a year-end tax receipt for your contributions
JANUARY 15, 2009 at 7:00pm this year, please call the rectory during the business
All Athletes, Coaches, Manager and Parents Please hours. (Mon-Fri 8:30 – 5:00) 215-836-2828.
join us for St. Genevieve Annual CYO Mass,
Thursday January 15, 2009 at 7:00pm.
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VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK BAPTISM OF THE LORD
National Vocation Awareness Week begins on Saturday,
January 11 to Sunday, January 18th. The theme this year Today, we celebrate the
is “Proclaim Good News” Baptism of the Lord, and
bring to a close the Christmas
The Catholic Standard and Times will have as an insert season. With his Baptism, Jesus begins his public
this week a Prayer Poster of our Philadelphia
Seminarians. Please keep it in your home as a reminder
to pray for them throughout the year.
Why did Jesus allow himself to be baptized? John
All Young Men of the Archdiocese are invited to an was offering a baptism of repentance. What need
Evening at St. Charles Seminary. This event will include did Jesus have for repentance? One theologian has
a meeting with Bishop Thomas, Eucharistic Adoration, this to say:
Procession and Social on Friday, January 16, 2009 at St.
Charles Borromeo Seminary from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. It is not only a special irony. It is a
central image of the redemptive mystery.
NOVENA OF PRAYER FOR PRIESTLY Jesus enters into radical solidarity with
VOCATIONS all men and women, taking upon him-
Please join us in our Novena of Prayers for Priestly
self even the condition of our sinfulness,
Vocations by saying the following prayer every day
through January 18th. himself having not sinned. The “one
Lord Jesus, bless the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with more powerful” assumes the position
priests after your heart. May the young men of our of weakness. It is precisely in this that
parishes whom You are calling to be priests, respond he is beloved. And it is from the baptism
generously. Give them the courage and the insight to sign that he is sent.
discern your invitation, by speaking with a trusted
priest or friend We can see from this that Jesus’ Baptism is at the
very heart of his mission to heal us. Because of
We pray as well for the young women of our parishes what Jesus accomplishes in his public ministry, and
to consider the consecrated life. May their prayer be in his death on the cross and Resurrection, we are
that of Mary – to proclaim the greatness of the Lord –
transformed – we are made anew!
through a life of service as consecrated religious
Most Holy Trinity – Father, son and Holy Spirit – we Jesus makes himself one with us in this very
are confident that you will hear our prayer and send beautiful act of being baptized, and his Father
good priests and consecrated religious to guide us. confirms this action with the words: “You are my
Amen beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Jesus
We will have a Holy Hour for priestly vocations this begins to fulfill the very reason for his incarnation:
Wednesday, Jan. 14th from 5:30 to 6:30 before evening to save us from our sins – to give us hope in the
prayer and Benediction. new life promised us. The cross will be an even
more powerful sign of his solidarity with us. He
allowed himself to die like a criminal, although he
PRAYER POWER committed no crime. All of this done for the love of
Prayer Power will resume on Wednesday, January us and to save us. Today our hope is renewed and
28 at the 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by adoration. we are reminded of how much we are loved and
Prayer Power whose purpose is to pray for religious protected by our saving Lord.
vocations will be held each 4th Wednesday through
May at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are invited to come. SUNDAY CONTRIBUTIONS
Collection for January 4, 2009: $10,662.00
We gratefully acknowledge your generous and consistent
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NEXT WEEKEND SECOND COLLECTION
Catholic Relief Services
January 17 & 18, 2009
The following is a letter from Cardinal Justin Rigali
concerning the Catholic Relief Services Collection.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The annual Catholic Relief Services Collection
challenges American Catholics to see “Jesus in SGS CELEBRATES
disguise” in the faces of our brothers and sisters in CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
drought-affected Ethiopia, families in storm-affected In two weeks, we'll begin our Catholic Schools
communities such as Haiti, refugees in Lebanon and the Week observance, the annual celebration of
hundred of thousands of families affected by the global Catholic education and its role in making the world
food crisis in many parts of our world. a better place. See next week's bulletin for the
schedule of events!
Catholic Relief Services gives active witness to the
This year's theme, Catholic Schools Celebrate
mandate of Jesus Christ to respond to the needs of the
human family. The collection supports agencies that Service, has been adapted to include our school
build the international social ministry of the Catholic theme: SGS Celebrates Service in the Faces of the
Church Ministries include relief and resettlement Nation, Parents, Students and Faculty.
services, development programs to improve the living
conditions of the poor, peacemaking and advocacy for a
more just and peaceful world.
The collection will be taken up in the parishes of the MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Archdiocese of Philadelphia the weekend of January 17 Saint Genevieve Beef and Beer fundraiser will be held
& 18, 2009. The American Catholic community, and in on Saturday, February 28th, at 7:00 p.m. in Lorenz Hall.
particular, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, have always Great food, draft beer and entertainment await!
responded generously to this annual collection. Admission tickets and 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold
after Mass (5:00p.m., 10:00 and 11:45 a.m. at St.
I am grateful to you for your charitable response to this Genevieve and 9:00 a.m. at Seven Dolors) on Saturday
request. May you be blessed for your faithfulness to the and Sunday, January 17th and 18th. Tickets are $40/ticket.
Gospel and in recognizing Jesus in those who are in For more information, contact Isabella Douglas 215-
Sincerely in Christ
Cardinal Justin Rigali ******************************************
Archbishop of Phila.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
MARCH FOR LIFE 2009 If you missed the truck here at St.
The 36TH Annual March for Life will be held on Genevieve this weekend, the Society
January 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. Join Cardinal of St. Vincent DePaul will be at
Rigali in this peaceful demonstration bearing Holy Martyrs parking lot on:
witness to the dignity of human life from
conception to natural death. Thursday, February 5, 2009
Call the Diocesan Respect Life office at 215-587- 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3703 for more information. Donations of usable men’s, women’s and children’s
clothing and shoes are needed. We count on your