Happy New Year! We’ve had the excitement of the Advent and Christmas seasons and now transition into Ordinary Time. To reduce risk of the virus spreading, I am cancelling the 11:30am Mass effective this Sunday January 17th. It is always a bummer to reduce the sacramental life of the parish, but this is a way of strongly encouraging you to attend via the live-stream we offer over these next few weeks before Lent. Of course, you are most welcome to attend in person at the 5:30pm of Saturday, 7:30am Sunday (Spanish) or 9:00am Sunday (All Three Masses are live-streamed). We also will continue with the 8:00am public/open Mass on Monday’s and Thursday’s and confessions every Wednesday and Saturday from 4:00-5:00pm. All Mass intentions WILL BE HONORED for the 11:30am, but the Mass itself will not be a public celebration. This is a tough decision but is hopefully our proactive way to deal with increasing numbers of people getting sick. Thankfully, we have been able to be continuously open since the first weekend of June, 2020 and even had to add Masses but now is an important time to increase safety measures and our commitment to each other’s health and well-being. May God grant us a peaceful Ordinary Time liturgical season these next five weeks. We pray He helps us properly order our lives according to the love of God and neighbor following to the mind and heart of Jesus.
¡Feliz año nuevo! Hemos pasado por la emoción de las temporadas de Adviento y Navidad y ahora hacemos la transición al Tiempo Ordinario. Efectivo este domingo 17 de enero, para reducir el riesgo de la propagación del virus, estoy cancelando la Misa de las 11:30am. Siempre es una pena reducir la vida sacramental de la parroquia, pero de esta manera encarecidamente los motivamos a asistir a la transmisión en vivo que ofreceremos durante las próximas semanas antes de la Cuaresma. Por supuesto, son bienvenidos a atender en persona a las Misas de las 5:30pm del sábado, a las 7:30am del domingo (español) o a las 9:00am del domingo (las tres Misas se transmiten en vivo). También continuaremos con la Misa abierta al público de las 8:00am los lunes y jueves y las confesiones todos los miércoles y sábados de 4:00 a 5:00pm. SERÁN HONRADAS todas las intenciones de la Misa de las 11:30am, pero la misa en sí no será una celebración pública. Esta es una decisión difícil, pero esperamos que sea nuestra forma proactiva de lidiar con un número cada vez mayor de personas enfermándose. Afortunada e ininterrumpidamente, desde el primer fin de semana de junio del 2020 pudimos estar abiertos e incluso añadimos misas, pero ahora es un momento importante para aumentar las medidas de seguridad y nuestro compromiso con la salud y el bienestar de los demás. Que durante las próximas cinco semanas del Tiempo Ordinario Dios nos conceda un tiempo litúrgico pacífico. Oramos para que siguiendo la mente y el corazón de Jesús nos ayude a ordenar adecuadamente nuestras vidas de acuerdo con el amor a Dios y al prójimo.
Faith Formation, EDGE, & SEY
It is about time for our faith formation programs to begin again. Things will look a little different this year due to Covid-19. We have decided to run our programs virtually until the first of the year. We will reevaluate the situation at that time a decide if it will be safe for us to come back and meet in person. Below will outline what the program will look like. I am still in the process of working on some of the final details for our Sacrament programs, middle and high school programs. It is very important when you register your child for faith formation classes, that you sign up for the text notifications and give me a working email address. This will be my main way to communicate with you as we navigate our new normal. I will be holding registration for Pre-K through 12th grade Sunday, Aug. 23 and 30 after the 7:30 am and 9:00 am Masses. We will also hold registration on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Registration will be held behind the SEY House.
- For our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes the only option will be for parents to homeschool their own children. You can download the class materials from a website. Info will be given out at registration. Materials will be available to download by September 13 and can be taught at home any day of the week.
- For grades 1-5 the program will be set up as a virtual classroom. You will be able to watch a virtual catechist lead a lesson where your child will have the opportunity to answer questions by typing the answers in on the device, they are watching it on. Classes will be available to watch by Sept 13 and can be watched any day of the week. I will have access to the website that will allow me to track who has been logging on and doing the work. Instructions and usernames will be given out at the time of registration.
- First Reconciliation and First Communion Prep will either be homeschooled by parents or we will meet virtually on a weeknight where the lesson will be led by one of our Catechist. I am still working on the final details for this program. Classes will begin mid-October for the Sacrament classes.
- Confirmation classes will begin in January 2021. Hopefully, we will be able to teach in person by then.
- Edge (middle school) and SEY (high school) will be led virtually. We will be using the Life Teen video series. Life Teen is still work on the release of these materials. They should be available by mid-September.
Please remember that it is important to sign up for text notifications and fill in an email address on your child’s registration form. This will allow me to communicate more details about the classes as it becomes available.
To sign up for text notifications text:
(sign up for all classes that your child will be in)
Sunday School (Pre-K through 5th grade) Text @ffavl to 81010
Edge (6th-8th grade) Text @edgeavl to 81010
SEY (9th-12th grade) Text @seylt to 81010
First Communion (class of 2020-2021) Text @firste21 to 81010
Confirmation (class of 2020-2021) Text @confm21 to 81010
Please let me know if for any reason you cannot make it to one of the registration times. We will work out a different way for you to register.
St. Eugene Archives
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
Parish Phishing Scam
We have received many calls from parishioners who have received a text or email from "Father Pat". Please know that the email or text was NOT from Father Pat. If you look at the email which sent the message, you will also notice it is NOT Father Pat's email.
Please read this article which explains the scam and disregard the messages received.
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
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 SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
Extraordinary Ministers to the sick and homebound meet semi-annually. Please check the weekly bulletin for dates and times of meetings. Service is a profound truth that “the call” is an expression of the search for God and not just of the desire to bring about individual or social change. Joy and gratitude are the qualities of the heart by which we recognize those who are committed to service as Euchartistic Ministers to the Homebound. On-going formation in the appreciation of the Eucharist in our daily lives is essential; hence, quarterly sessions are held to help us to grow in gratitude for the gifts the ministry brings to us personally.