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the Church of 
St. Genevieve


The Church of St. Genevieve's was founded as a parish of the Archdiocese of St. Paul in 1853. 

As disciples of Jesus Christ, parishioners are called to worship God, to participate in life-long faith formation and to serve God in our communities.

Welcome!

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

I share with you today a story by Mike Jordan Laskey that  I read in the December 29, 2016 National Catholic Reporter:

In  a recently aired episode of the radio show "This American Life," writer Jack Hitt tells a story about explaining Christmas to his 4-year-old daughter. One day, when she asked him what the holiday was about, he told her about the birth of Jesus, which piqued her curiosity. They bought a children's Bible, and she learned about Jesus's birth and his teachings, including that old-fashioned-sounding phrase, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

    One day, they drove past a big church with an enormous crucifix out front. "Who is that?" she asked. Hitt realized he had never told her that part of the story.

    "So I had this sort of, 'Yeah, oh, well, that's Jesus. And I forgot to tell you the ending. Yeah, well, he ran afoul of the Roman government,' " Hitt recalls. "This message that he had was so radical and unnerving to the prevailing authorities of the time that they had to kill him. They came to the conclusion that he would have to die. That message was too troublesome."

    A few weeks after that Christmas, her preschool was closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so Hitt skipped work and took her out to lunch. At their restaurant table was the arts section of the local newspaper, which featured a huge drawing of Martin Luther King by a local kid.

    "Who's that?" she asked.

    He tells her King was a preacher who said, "You should treat everybody the same no matter what they look like."

    She thought about that for a moment. "Well, that's what Jesus said," she replied.

    Hitt says he had never thought of it this way, but yeah, that's pretty much what "Do unto others" is all about.

    She thought for another moment, then looked up at her father and said, "Did they kill him, too?"


 Yours in Christ,
 
Fr. Greg 



UPCOMING EVENTS



Scott Bakke Benefit

January 21 Noon to 4pm
Vannellis by the Lake, Forest Lake



Home and Personal Products Shower

Bring personal care, home cleaning products
to Mass through the end of January.
Items will be distributed to area food shelves.

Hunger Banquet
Wednesday Evening, February 22



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St. Genevieve: 

Telephone 651.429.7937  |  FAX 651.653.0071

In Case of Emergency: 651.426.5085 Deacon Dan Kirchoffner

Parish Office Hours: Hours
7:30-4:00 Monday-Thursday
7:30-11:00 Friday

Email:
St. Gens: info@stgens.org

Website: www.stgens.org 

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses

Saturday 

   4:30 pm at St. Genevieve Parish 

             Center

Sunday 

   8:30 am at St. John's Site

 10:30 am at St. Genevieve
        Parish Center


Daily Mass
 

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am

     St. Genevieve Church

Daily Readings

Holy Day Masses
   8:00 am at St. Genevieve
   7:00 pm at St. John's Site

  

Reconciliation

Saturdays 3:30 - 4:00 pm at 

     St. Genevieve Church

St. Genevieve Church Office at 7087 Goiffon Rd., Centerville, MN 55038
St. Genevieve Parish Community Center at 6995 Centerville Rd.,
Centerville, MN 55038 651.429.7937 

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