Welcome to the parish website for St. Eugene’s Church. “The Church of Saint Eugene is a community of believers seeking to grow in the faith of Jesus Christ through His Eucharist and by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church of Saint Eugene welcomes all God’s people through liturgy, sacraments, outreach to our neighbors in need, and by following the example of Jesus Christ. Through works and actions we strive to meet the spiritual, physical and temporal needs of all generations, especially our young. By encouraging one another, we grow in faith and we demonstrate our life in the Holy Trinity by sharing the Good News of Jesus and by being an active voice in our society. With God’s help, we remain a community united in Faith, Hope and Charity.” Please visit these pages to learn more about our vibrant faith community!
News & Events
St Eugene Parish held its annual Wine Tasting Dinner at Chester's Restaurant with the generous support of Kevin Kitson of Christy's Liquor. Each of the five courses of the wonderful meal was paired with a wine that complimented the food. Wines included one from our own local winery, Mulberry Vineyards. The evening ran from 4 pm till well after 6 pm and needless to say, everyone had a wonderful time.
St Eugene Church Parish held its annual 20 Week Club Dinner/Dance on October 17th at the Village Haven Restaurant in Slatersville. After an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Pasta dinner, guests enjoyed dancing to music provided by Back Beat Sounds. Basket raffles, a scratch ticket money tree, and a 50/50 drawing added to the excitement that led up to the Grand Prize drawings that totaled over $2,000.00! A good time was had by all! (CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE)
2015 CATHOLIC CHARITY APPEAL"Faith and Good Works" The start of the 2015 Catholic Charity Appeal is fast approaching. Some of our parishioners received a mailing from Bishop Tobin asking for support of the 2015 Appeal. For your convenience, a pledge card was enclosed with this mailing. Please be assured that your parish will receive credit for the gift that you make through the mail. Your gift to the 2015 Appeal reaches out to countless people in need throughout our diocese. No matter where you turn, you find someone who will benefit from your kindness. The general phase of the Catholic Charity Appeal takes place February 28 — March 1 at St. Eugene’s.Please give generously to the 2015 Catholic Charity Appeal.
Italian Night Dinner
Please join your friends and fellow parishioners for our Italian Festival on Saturday, March 28th at 5:30 pm. The menu includes: salad, pasta, meatballs, sausage, Italian cookies &assorted beverages and more… There will be music and raffles. Tickets are $15 per person and will be available at all Masses. Last day to get tickets is Wednesday, March 25th by calling rectory 568-5102. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.
Operation Rice Bowl
Almsgiving Rice bowls are available at the doors of the Church. Please take one home and place it on your kitchen table or in some other prominent place in your home. The Rice Bowl serves as a daily reminder that millions of people are starving in the world today and we must help them. Place your daily or weekly sacrificial money offerings in the rice bowl and watch it grow. Rice Bowl offerings will be collected during the second collection at all Masses on Palm Sunday. Please take a Home Calendar Guide and Rice Bowl for your family and follow the suggested activities during Lent.
A SIGN OF PEACE
During this season of colds and flu, remember if you aren't feeling well, please refrain from shaking hands at the Sign of Peace. A polite nod or bow will be understood as a reasonable substitute.
Nursing Home MinistryWould you like to help? Can you spare an hour for our Greenville Health Care Nursing Home Ministry? This ministry serves the spiritual needs of the residents of Greenville Health Care Nursing Home with a communion service each Sunday and the distribution of Holy Communion by Eucharistic ministers. New volunteers are needed and are always welcome!
Schedules for all the classes are located at the front entrance of the Church. Grade K – 5: meets on Sunday mornings from 8:45 – 9:50AM The Religious Education Mass for Grades K–5 is on Sept. 14th, at 8:00AM. Soon after the Mass the parents will remain in the church for a meeting. For First Communion students, weekly Mass is mandatory and there will be sign-in sheets for students at the entrance of the Church. Grades 6 - 8: meets Monday Evenings from 6:30 – 7:30PM Your class begins on September 15th, 2014 in the basement of the Church. Grades 9 – 10: meets Sunday following the 10:15 AM Mass Please call Cheryl Previte for grades K – 5, and Michael Gardiner or Fr. Varghese for grades 6 – 10 or if you need more information call the rectory.
2015 Mass Book Open If you want to schedule Masses for 2015, please call or visit the rectory, Monday through Friday between 9AM–3PM. Weekend and Holyday Masses $25.00 and Weekday Masses and Candle are $10.00.
St. Eugene Church is now using a new service called Parish Giving that will allow parishioners to have their weekly contributions deducted from their checking account or credit card. The link is: www.sainteugeneschurch.com/parish-giving/
Upcoming MeetingsFirst Comm. Retreat: Sat., April 18, 9 AM First Communion: Sun., May 3, 11:30AM Confirmation Retreat: Sat., March 7, 12PM Confirmation: Sunday, May 3, 4:00PM Confirmation I & II Parent meeting Sunday, March 1st at 11:00AM in the Church. One parent must attend this meeting.
- - Sun. Mar 29th Rel Ed Classes K-5 & 9-10
- - Mon. Mar 30th Rel Ed Classes 6-8 (Hall)
- - Tues Mar 31st Bible Study 7 PM
- - Wed April 1st 8 PM AA (Hall)
- - Sun. April 5th Rel Ed Classes K-5 & 9-10
- - Mon. April 6th Rel Ed Classes 6-8 (Hall)
* SPECIAL EVENTS *
Stations of the Cross: 7:00 PM Fridays during Lent
Holy Week As Lent draws to a close.........(Read more)
Join Our Parish
Welcome to St. Eugene Parish, a Roman Catholic community committed to the Gospels. Please call the parish rectory at (401) 568-5102 to register with the parish or to receive budgets. If you are moving out of the parish, please call us so we may update our records. If you have a question for the pastor, please call Father Varghese at the rectory or see him after any Mass.
Register by downloading a parish registration form. Completed registration forms (click here) can be returned by mail, brought to the parish office, or dropped in the collection basket at any weekend mass.