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)
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS GIFT
Christmas and Year-End Giving is not only a Catholic tradition, but Christmas marks the beginning of the ultimate gift— God’s gift of His only Son, Jesus Christ. Christmas, of course, celebrates the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. The tradition holds that the Three Kings followed the star to bring gifts to the newborn King, beginning a tradition of gift-giving to the Christmas season we enjoy every year. What about the many gifts that God has bestowed upon every one of us during the year and throughout our lifetimes? We are merely stewards of these gifts. This Christmas Season is a spiritual opportunity to make a return to God for His many blessings by our extra generosity in the Christmas Collection on December 25th and the Year-end Collection on January 6th. Our thanks go out to all those who faithfully and so generously continue to support the parish throughout the year by the weekly budget envelopes and our fund raising events!
2015 Religious Calendars
Religious Calendars were a gift to the parish by Tucker Quinn Funeral Home and Chester's Restaurant. We thank them for their generous sponsorship of the 2015 calendars. Remember to make each day holy during the 2014 calendar year.
ANNUAL COLLECTION: A sincere thank you to all parishioners who have sent in their contribution to our ANNUAL COLLECTION. The Annual collection is vital for the fiscal stability and viability of our parish. I hope and pray that all parishioners generously respond to this call for support. I am very aware that during these tough economic times it is a sacrifice for many, so please know how grateful I am for your continued support. I thank you in advance for your generous contributions to this collection.
Nursing Home Ministry
Would 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/
- Sun. Dec 21st Rel Ed Classes K-5 & 9-10
- Mon. Dec 22nd Rel Ed Classes 6-8 (Hall)
- Tuesday Dec 23rd Choir Practice 6 PM
- Tuesday Dec 23rd Bible Study 7 PM
- Sun. Dec 28th NO Rel Ed Classes K-5 & 9-10
- Mon. Dec 29th NO Rel Ed Classes 6-8 (Hall)
* SPECIAL EVENTS *
Parish Christmas Concert: All are invited to attend our annual concert and pageant Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the church. Proceeds benefit the “St. Eugene Food Pantry.”
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve – 4:00 PM & 10:00 PM
Christmas Day – 9:00AM
New Year Vigil Mass December 31st at
4:00PM and New Year Day at 9:00AM
Italian Night: Saturday, March 28, 2015Confirmation II: We have been notified by the diocese that our Confirmation this spring will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 4:00PM. Most Reverend Robert E. Evans, D.D., will preside.
A week left until Christmas, I want to urge you to take some quiet time to pray and reflect on the mystery we celebrate........(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.