St. Eugene Messages
July 15, 2020
Dear Parish Family,
This pandemic has presented many challenges to the way that St. Eugene’s has been able to worship as a community. Although we have Mass inside our church with a limited number of parishioners and many more attending by Livestreaming, we still miss being able to receive Holy Eucharist as usual.
We recognize that many of our Parish Family are not willing, able or comfortable coming back to the Church building at this time. We are organizing the Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and the Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound to be able to bring Holy Eucharist to those who are not coming to Mass.
Please call (254-5193) or email Mechelle in the Parish Office ([email protected]) with your name, address, and phone number if you wish to have Holy Eucharist brought to you. As we are just in the process of organizing, it may be a few weeks before you are contacted.
Please be assured that we are together in Spirit and prayer, if not in person, at this unusual time.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Pat/Deacon Mike/Liturgy Commission
June 1, 2020
Greetings and Peace, St Eugene Parish!
We are looking forward to worshiping together this weekend of June 6/7! Please see the attached memo in the event we reach maximum capacity. Thanks for your patience and cooperation. I will not be physically distributing Holy Communion this weekend as I want to see how many people are coming and ease into gathering together. Out of kindness to everyone attending mass, please 1) Wear a Mask (they will be provided if you forget yours) 2) Wait six feet apart (you will see clear signage and tape on the floors and pews to remind you) 3) Wash you hands regularly (please bring your own hand sanitizer and we will have some available if you forget yours). Please read carefully the “Re-opening Memo” and perhaps check out my YouTube videos on “re-opening.”
Per the bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte: the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended, so there is no sin for not attending mass physically. We hope you’ll join us on our YouTube channel as we begin live-streaming the Masses this weekend (5:30pm Saturday Vigil, Sunday 7:30am (Spanish), and 9:00am).
God Bless You! ~frpat
Faith Formation, EDGE, & SEY
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am in Spanish and 9:00am in English
Masks will be required.
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration is available from our parking lot. The Host of the Blessed Sacrament is in the window of the All Saint's Chapel. There are about 10-15 spots available to come, park and pray. Please follow the guidelines of the CDC's Social Distancing requirements. Photo Credit: Luisa Leon
Today I had the privilege of participating in an African American clergy prayer service and march in downtown Asheville. Thank you to our young people in the parish who have inspired and urged me as their pastor to represent them and our St. Eugene Parish family. Today’s prayer gathering called for and end to racism and violence and a call for justice and peace! ~frpat
Care of Creation
Dear St. Eugene Family,
Please watch this short video from Pope Francis as he renews his urgent plea to care for the environment. Think of actions we can each take, even during these difficult times.
Blessings for the Earth,
Your Care of Creation Team
LOOKING FOR A MASS WHILE AWAY?
MINISTRY OF THE WEEK
MINISTRY OF THE WEEK
FUNERAL PALL STITCHERS
Chair: Chris Cicotello; 828-275-6270, [email protected]
The Lord assures us we are called by name. The funeral pall and memorial cloths include the names of St. Eugene parishioners from the founding of the parish until the present who have been called from this life to the next. The pall is used at most funerals and it along with the memorial cloths are displayed in the sanctuary during the month of November. The funeral pall stitchers periodically gather to stitch the names of recently deceased parishioners. We acknowledge how much our human hearts miss our family and friends who have left this world. Yet, our heavenly hearts know that they abide in the comfort of God’s presence. We welcome all those who love to do needlework to join us in this humbling ministry.