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
We welcome to the parish these families who have come to join our community of faith. May you find much happiness and peace among us, and be sure to share your gifts, talents, and interests with us!
Kathleen Clark, Karen Pimental, Cynthia
DeStefano, Jeannine Shaw, Barbara Gieseke,
Adrianna Cukon-Kroon, M/M Patrick
Heaney, Lori Conti, M/M Patrick
Prendergast, M/M Jason Ratto and Denise
"In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night. An angel of the Lord stood over
them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said "Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is Christ the,Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favors."
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Parishioners gathered on December 3rd to celebrate the lighting of the manger and Christmas trees in front of St Eugene Church. The church choir along with members of the parish sang carols while children from our CCD classes acted out a live manger scene. Afterward all gathered in the church hall for hot chocolate, deserts and good company. St Eugene's Council Knights of Columbus sponsored the Keep Christ in Christmas event.
Thank you to all those who adopted families or donated to our Annual Giving Tree. The generous outpouring of gifts and food allowed us to provide Christmas dinner, presents and a little happiness to many, many families this year. Thanks also to those who set up the tree, sorted the gifts and transported them.
You have brightened the Christmas of many!
St Eugene's Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus with lots of help from members of the CCD class and generous parishioner donations, filled Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for the needy of our community. Each basket contained more than enough food for a holiday meal including Turkey gift certificates. (click any photo to enlarge)
ALTAR SERVERS are needed for all masses especially the 4 PM Saturday mass.
Boys & Girls grade 3 & up…. would you like to become an Altar Server? If interested
please see Father Varghese after Mass or call the rectory at 568-5102.
St. Eugene's Parish held its annual wine tasting dinner At Chester's Restaurant this afternoon. The event was sponsored by Christy's Liquor in Chepachet, Ryan Lavoie of MS Walker, Dave Wright of Mulberry Vineyards Chepachet, andthe family and staff of Chester's Restaurant. The annual event is very popular, affording parishioners with a gourmet meal matching different wines to a 5 course meal.
Fr. Varghese blessed a variety of pets this Saturday while on horse back in the church parking lot. (click to see photos)
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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/
-Sunday AM March 2nd Religious Ed K-5 & 9-10 (hall)
-Monday March 3rd Religious Ed 6-8 (hall)
- Tues March 4th Bible Study 7:00 PM
- Tues March 4th SVdP 7:00 PM
- Wednesday March 5th 7:30 PM AA Meeting (hall)
* SPECIAL EVENTS *
Italian Night Dinner Please join your friends and fellow parishioners for our Italian Festival on Saturday, April 12th at 5:30 pm. The menu includes Italian salad, family style pasta, meatballs, sausage, and more…plus assorted beverages, Italian cookies and coffee. There will be music and raffles. Tickets are $15 per person (children 10 & under $8.00). Please purchase your tickets early as tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.
ASH WEDNESDAY March 5, 2014 is Ash Wednesday. Masses with distribution of Ashes are at 7:30am and 7:00pm.
Catholic Charities CATHOLIC CHARITY FUND APPEAL will begin on the weekend of March 15 & 16 with our in pew solicitation. The Diocese has set our goal at $32,550.00
Sacramental Schedule:First Comm. Retreat: Sat., April 26, 9 AMFirst Communion: Sun., May 4, 11:30AMConfirmation Retreat: Sat., March 22, 12PMConfirmation: Sunday, May 11, 11:30AM
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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 T.J. 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.
Diocese of Providence
St. Eugene Parish is part of the Diocese of Providence. To visit the Diocese of Providence website click here
To visit the Vatican's web site, The Holy See(click here)