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Welcome To The Parish of St. Eugene - Asheville, NC


OUR MISSION

As Catholic Christians, we come together to form an intergenerational parish community that is diverse, hospitable and inclusive; assumes its baptismal call to ministry and service within the parish and beyond its boundaries; values music, art and education; embraces Christ's teachings of peace, faith, hope and love; respects the Eucharist as the source and summit of parish life.

St. Eugene Catholic Church

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

January 20, 2022

Dear Parishioners,

After a couple beautiful snowy days I'd like to remind you of a few important items:

1) The regular weekend Mass and faith formation schedule is back (Saturday 4pm Confessions, 5:30pm/Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:30am - Faith Formation meets 10:15-11:15am in the school)

2) Given the spike we're going through we strongly recommend you mask while indoors, (even though it is not required). Nearly everyone is masked while indoors here and hopefully that will continue these next couple of weeks until the Covid infection rate goes back down. There is a comfort in following the County guidelines whenever it's reasonable. Our Faith Formation classes continue to be mask required.

3) We have the livestream option. Given the fear of the Covid omicron variant you are reminded of the dispensation from attending mass in person under these circumstances. If you are in any way shape or form unable to take the risk to gather in a group - or in the least bit vulnerable - please stay safe at home and livestream! Obviously it's not the same as coming together and physically receiving the Lord in Eucharist, but at least it connects us as the Body of Christ. If you need a virtual option for faith formation please contact Tracy: mailto:[email protected] 

4) Thank you. We couldn't possibly be able to keep St Eugene Parish going without your loyalty and support. This week we've had quite a few sick calls requesting communion, the anointing of the sick, and last rites. Please continue to keep me and Father Doug and all who minister in the parish in your prayers as we continue to provide the sacraments. We missed last weekend's collection due to weather so we will keep you in the loop on how we're doing financially during these crazy times. Be on the lookout for the constant scams and hackers trying to get your information. We never are soliciting for anything via email so please ignore and report those fake email accounts to the parish office and the authorities. As always, stay safe and thank you for keeping our parish strong and healthy.

In Christ,
~Father Pat

St. Eugene

Asheville Catholic School

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Mass Times

REGULAR SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil: 5:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am (Spanish) and 9:00am & 11:30am
Monday: 8:00am
Tuesday: 8:00am
Wednesday: 8:00am - Communion Service
Thursday: 8:00am
Friday: 9:00am
RECONCILIATION
Saturdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT ASSISTANCE

 

Assisting Refugees from Afganistan

Two local agencies are currently managing the resettlement of refugees from Afganistan

Catholic Charities Western Regional Office, Asheville has been assisting around 45 refugees with the last arriving in January.  Some are families but most are single men whose families are still in Afganistan.   There are several ways you can help in this in this ongoing effort,  Catholic Charities is accepting gift cards and monetary donations. Private housing and help with transportation are also needed.   

You can put the gift card  (for food and clothing - Aldi, Ingles, Walmart, Amazon) with the receipt or note for the dollar amount in the Sunday collection basket or drop them off at the church office.  If you would like to give a money donation, please write a check to Catholic Charities Asheville with "for Asheville Afgan Refugees" in the memo line.  mail to 50 Orange St. Asheville NC 28801.  Checks can also be dropped off at the church office or in the Sunday collection basket. 

For other ways of assisting click  here or to volunteer contact Maddie Rhinehart  [email protected]

Lutheran Services Carolinas. LSC, Asheville has begun to resettle about 40 families (100 people) from Afganistan.   Donation of household and personal items as well as gift cards and monetary donations are being accepted.  LCS is also developing volunteer teams to assist with a variety of needs including transportation, coordinating donations, and circles of welcome.  For more information click  here

For those who are interested in English tutoring, please contact Literacy Together:   lit-together.org   828 254-3442

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

 

SOUND & TECHNOLOGY

Contact: Frank Dosier; [email protected]; 828-252-1249

This ministry benefits everyone that attends St. Eugene's services and events. We have a state-of-the-art sound system as well as the finest inductive loop system in Western NC, serving those with hearing loss. People can receive audio transmitted directly to the T-Coil-enabled hearing aids. Those without T-Coils may use wireless body packs, available from one of the Hospitality Ministers. 

In addition, due to the pandemic, this ministry has played a bigger role through the live-streaming of masses and other events. We reach individual and families in our community and throughout the country. We welcome people with experience or interest in audio, video, recording, webcasting, or wireless networking to join our group. We provide training, and the commitment per week is minimal. We would love to train the next group of sound engineers in this vital, ever-growing ministry. 

Staff

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