St. Eugene Messages
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
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
In an attempt to keep all safe during this time, All Church Masses, meetings, classes and programs are cancelled until further notice. The Church building will be closed as well. The Daily Mass Chapel will be open from 7am-7pm for Adoration/prayer (we have limited seating as all chairs are spaced 6 feet apart), you may come thru the Chapel doors but do not cross the barrier to the Church and the rest of the building. Also, the Parish office will be closed to visitors but staff will be available for phone calls as well as email correspondence. We thank you for your patience during this time.
Please call the parish office if you need a meal delivered or an errand to be done. We can help!
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
Faith Formation, EDGE, & SEY
Confirmation 2019 - 9/22/19
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.