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!

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Q: How long does it take to become a priest? This Saturday morning we were blessed in our diocese to have two good men ordained to the priesthood, Fr. Nathan Ricci and Fr. Jorge Rocha. Many people have asked me how long it takes to become a priest. For most men who are called to the Catholic priesthood, it will take 6 to 8 years. Every priest must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college first, then they must do 4 years of theological studies before they are ordained a priest. Young men who enter seminary right out of high school, or later in life with no college education, must complete all the coursework that is required to earn a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. This usually takes four years. These men are usually referred to as College Seminarians. Men who enter the seminary already having a bachelor's degree, like myself, must take certain courses in Philosophy before they can study Theology, and this usually takes two years. I did my two years of philosophy studies at Providence College while living at Our Lady of Providence Seminary. These men are usually referred to as Pre-Theologians. Once the Philosophy requirements are met, whether coming from pre-theology or from college, the man begins four years of theological studies and is referred to as a Theologian, which I am one now. After four years of studying theology, as well as the spiritual and human formation that goes along with it, a man is typically ordained a priest by the bishop of his diocese.

CONGRATULATIONS to Stephen &
Jennifer Almonte who celebrated the
sacrament of marriage here on June 10. May
God bless you as you begin your new life
together!

The faithful of St Eugene Parish venerate the Body of Christ with a procession around the church grounds.

 

 

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Tickets are now on sale for St Eugene’s 2016 20 Week Club

$1,000.00 GRAND PRIZE! 26 DRAWINGS $1,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!

WEEKLY DRAWINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 21ST
Donations for tickets are $60 per person and can be paid at once or as little as $3 per week. Sign up sheets are available at the back of the church. You can sign up and pay by dropping your sign up sheet in the collection basket or mailing to the rectory. Only members who are paid up to date will be eligible for the following:
¨ 20 weekly drawings of $30
¨ Grand Prize drawings of $1,000.00, $200.00, $100.00, $50.00 and $50.00
¨ Dinner Dance on Friday, October 21st at The Village Haven Restaurant in Slatersville featuring a Family Style Chicken Banquet, Cocktail Hour, Disk Jockey, Raffles and cash bar.
The 20 Week Club is an important fund raiser that allows us to continue the wonderful improvements that have been made to our church. Questions, call the rectory at 568-5102.