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!
Faith is living and dynamic: if not fed, it grows weak; if not practiced, it grows rusty; if not shared, it grows cold; if not lived, it dies.
REMINDER: When school is cancelled due to bad weather, Fr. Dandeneau will still celebrate morning mass for the intention that has been requested. Please use your judgement as to whether or not you should drive to attend mass as our parking lot may not yet be plowed. Your safety is the most important thing! The mass will be said for the intention of the day even if no one is in the pews.
Friday Night “Breadline” – Anyone wishing to donate money towards food purchased for the Friday Night Breadline, held at the Cathedral in Providence by volunteers of St. Eugene, may do so by sending their cash or check in an envelope in the collection basket at mass or drop it off at the rectory. Checks must be made payable to “St. Eugene Church”, please note either on the bottom of the check or by a note in the envelope “BREADLINE”. Thank you for your generosity to the poor. “There but through the grace of God go I.”
Mass Intention Book Open
The 2019 Mass intention book is now open to schedule Mass intentions or the Sanctuary Lamp. Our secretary is available to do this Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Stipend for the Mass is payable at the time of scheduling or cannot be reserved. If you want particular dates, now is the time to do it. The stipend schedule established by the Bishop is as follows: • Weekday Mass $10.00 • Weekend Masses and Holyday Masses $25.00 • 14 Day Sanctuary Lamp $10.00
Our young people are enrolled with many devoted catechists volunteering their time and talent to help form future generations of believers. I want to express my profound appreciation to these parishioners for giving up their time and devoting their energy teaching the young. Our Lord warned adults not to prevent the children from coming to Him, for such as these does the Kingdom of God belong. Parents are, above all, the first and most important teachers of religion and we who teach and preach can only build on the foundation provided by parents.
In addition to bringing their children to religion classes, parents are encouraged to attend Sunday Mass with their children; for the faith to be experienced it must be enlivened spiritually with the grace of the Sacraments, especially the sharing of God’s Word and His Body and Blood, gifts given to us at each and every Mass. It is the house, that is, the life, built on the solid rock of faith rather than the shifting sands of ease and comfort that sustains in time of trial and difficulty; that trials and difficulties come is without question—that we can be sustained in the face of these depends on how well we have built, have practiced, have nurtured our faith, particularly with the living Body and Blood of Christ, the Eucharist, each and every Sunday. Faith is living and dynamic: if not fed, it grows weak; if not practiced, it grows rusty; if not shared, it grows cold; if not lived, it dies.
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 can be returned by mail, brought to the parish office, or dropped in the collection basket at any weekend mass.
Saint Eugene Church Parish Mission
March 9-13, 2019
Fr. David Mary Engo, F.F.M. (Franciscan Friars Minor)
This year it is my privilege to announce that Fr. David Mary Engo will be giving our Parish Mission for Lent. Fr. David Mary Engo, F.F.M. has been a Franciscan for 33 years and a priest for 22. He is a dynamic speaker who has spent his life as a Friar and priest setting hearts on fire for the faith. Fr. David Engo has a way of communicating the faith with humor, profound reflection and with reason. He is a popular preacher of Parish Missions, Men's Conferences and specializes in Youth Evangelization. He is currently the Chaplain at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton, TN.
Parish Mission Schedule
Saturday, March 9 @ 4:00 P.M.: Mass with Homily/Presentation
Sunday March 10 @ 8:00 A.M. & 10:15 A.M.: Mass with Homily/Presentation
Monday, March 11 @ 7:00 P.M.: Mass with Homily/Presentation
Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:00 P.M.: Liturgy of the Word Prayer Service with Homily/Presentation followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wednesday, March 13 @7:00 P.M.: Mass with Homily/Presentation
“As a nation, we have made great strides in technology, education, human rights and a higher standard of living, but we seem to have become desensitized to bad behavior and cruel language. How do we bring civility back to society?”
- * Italian Night Dinner Meeting– 9am Saturday, March 2nd in the rectory.
Ticket and basket sales for the dinner will start Feb 23rd at all masses. $15 for adults, children $8 under 10 yrs. old.
- Lent Begins Ash Wednesday March 6th Mass with distribution of ashes at 7:30 am and 7 pm
- Lenten Mission with Rev. David M. Engo, FFM March 11th, 12th and 13th
- * St. Vincent dePaul Society meets 2nd Wednesday of the month: Sept – June at 6pm in the church hall. Upcoming meeting dates are Mar 13th, Apr 10th May 8th and June 12th.
- * Mark your calendars for “Soup Night”, Sat Mar 16th after the 4pm mass.
Regular Weekly and Monthly Meetings
- – Legion of Mary – Our parish in blessed to have a brand new Praesidium of the Legion of Mary. The Legion of Mary is a wonderful spiritual organization which assists in the Church’s ministry of evangelization. The meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there.
- – CCD CLASSES
Sundays – Gr. K – 5 (8:45am – 9:50am)
Sundays – Gr. 9 –10 (11:15am- 12:30pm)
Mondays – Gr. 6 – 8 (6:30pm – 7:30pm)
- – Youth Group meets every Saturday evening at 7:00 PM in the church hall
- – Knights of Columbus meet on the Second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 7:30 PM
- – 4th Degree Knights of Columbus– Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month @7:30pm in the church hall
- – New Freedom (formerly AA) meets every Wednesday 8 PM in the church hall
- – Every Thursday Legion of Mary meeting is at 6:30 pm
- – Eucharistic Adoration Every Friday from 8am to Noon (Right after 7:30am morning mass)
Youth Group Meets Saturday Evenings at 7pm. Students in Grades 8-12 are welcome to join. Come and enjoy some time with friends. (Students who have already made their Confirmation are invited back to join us!)
FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION are two year programs. Please send in copies of Baptismal Certificates if student was not baptized at St. Eugene. Confirmation candidates should have a sponsor chosen prior to the start of classes.
Registration forms for Religious Education have been prepared and mailed. If you are new to the parish or have children who are now of an age to attend classes, please call rectory 568-5102 so that your family can be sent a registration form.
Registration Forms are available for download by clicking the Rel Ed menu option above then clicking Forms
- * Italian Night Dinner Meeting– 9am Saturday, March 2nd in the rectory.